Protecting the privacy and the confidentiality of personal information over the Internet, on the telephone, or through our offices, has always been fundamental to the way the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (Pimex) conducts its affairs.  Pimex operates on the basis of a Privacy Policy and related procedures that guide the handling of the personal information collected.  This privacy statement has been created to demonstrate Pimex’s firm commitment to protecting the privacy of its members, partners and potential Web site visitors.

This policy and related procedures are consistent with the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information (herein ‘CSA Model Code”) and applicable privacy legislation.






Pimex seeks consent for all personal information it collects, uses and discloses through information provided to individuals prior to collection, or at the time of collection. For information which is considered to be more sensitive, for example credit card numbers, Pimex will ask for a signature as a sign of consent. If information is voluntarily provided, this is interpreted as consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personally identifiable information as described in this Privacy Policy. As required by the CSA Model Code, Pimex will not use personal information for any purpose other than that for which consent has been provided. Should Pimex require use of personal information for a new purpose, consent will be sought for that new use.


Limits for Collecting, Using, Disclosing and Keeping Personal Information Pimex does not collect, use or disclose personal information of individuals except when individuals give consent and provide the information on a voluntary basis. There may be occasions where more specific personal information is necessary for Pimex to proceed with a request for information, or provide a product or service. In such cases, Pimex will describe the information required. In all such cases, Pimex limits the amount and type of information collected to only the personal information that is required to provide the individual with the requested information, product, or service.  Pimex collects only information that is voluntarily provided by the individual and undertakes that such information will be kept strictly confidential.



Pimex may disclose personal information collected by it without the knowledge or consent of the individual, for example to its lawyers; for purposes relating to an investigation under, the enforcement of or the administration of a law or where required by law to disclose the information. Pimex will not use or disclose personal information without the knowledge or consent of the individual except as authorized by applicable law.


Pimex retains personal information only as long as is necessary to provide the individual with the requested product, service or information. For example, if personal information is given to register for an event, the personal information will only be used for this event and will then be deleted or destroyed. In some cases, however, legal reporting or retention requirements necessitate that Pimex retains information for a specific amount of time. In general, Pimex retains personal information for a period not longer than seven years, in secure storage.



Pimex does not sell or trade any personal information with third parties. Information may be transferred to third parties where information processing is outsourced by Pimex in the course of its activities or administrative procedures in specific cases. Where personal information is transferred to a service provider for processing, Pimex requires service providers to respect this Privacy Policy. Service providers are restricted from using or disclosing personal information  transferred