We’re committed to protecting your privacy by keeping your personal information and your personal health information accurate, confidential and secure. The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) and The Drivers and Vehicles Act (DVA) set the rules for how we and our Autopac agents may collect, use and share your information, and how it must be safeguarded.
These statutes also set out your rights to:
Personal information is recorded information about you, including your name, home address, home telephone or fax number, age, gender and any identifying number such as your driver’s licence number. It also includes electronic scans of your signature and photo.
Personal health information is recorded information about your health or health care, or payment for your health care. This includes your Personal Health Identification Number (PHIN).
For driver licensing and vehicle registration, we collect this information to:
For our insurance programs, including claims handling and underwriting, we collect this information to:
For the Manitoba Identification Card program, we collect information to:
MPI is permitted to collect your personal information for these purposes under the authority of The Drivers and Vehicles Act section 150.5 (basic identification card) and of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act section 36(1)(a) (information collection authorized under an enactment) and (b) (information relates directly to and is necessary for a program operated by Manitoba Public Insurance).
MPI cannot use or disclose your personal information for purposes other than those stated above unless you consent, or unless Manitoba Public Insurance is authorized to do so by The Drivers and Vehicles Act, the regulations under that Act, or The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
If you have questions about the collection and handling of your personal information, please contact the Manitoba Public Insurance Access and Privacy Coordinator at 204-985-8770 ext. 7384, or by mail at 702–234 Donald Street, Box 6300, Winnipeg MB, R3C 4A4.
Only our employees who need your information to provide a driver or vehicle service or to manage one of our programs may access it. Our adjusters are able to access driver’s licence and vehicle registration information required to handle claims. If we’re considering any other uses of your information, we’ll ask you beforehand for your written consent.
In most cases, you must give us written permission before we can disclose your information to another person or organization. However, under Manitoba’s privacy legislation and The Drivers and Vehicles Act, there are some situations in which we can disclose your information without your consent.
Without your consent, we can share your information with:
We occasionally share information with researchers whose research could help promote road safety. In each case, we enter into a formal review process and a written agreement with the researcher to protect your information.
We also share your information with the War Amps. Manitoba has a formal agreement with the War Amps to provide the names and addresses of licensed Manitoba drivers each year. This helps them provide a valuable public service.
To have your name removed from the War Amps list, contact:
Manitoba Public InsuranceVehicle Registration InformationBox 6300Winnipeg, MB R3C 4A4Phone: 204-985-1999Facsimile: 204-953-4999
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