RM of Kelvington No. 366 ratepayers now have the option to receive municipal notices by email rather than by regular mail.
Transmitting information by e-mail has a number of risks that ratepayers should be aware of. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
· E-mail can be circulated, forwarded, and stored in numerous paper and electronic files.
· E-mail can be immediately broadcast worldwide and be received by many intended and unintended recipients.
· E-mail senders can easily misaddress an email.
· E-mail is easier to falsify than handwritten or signed documents.
· Backup copies of e-mail may exist even after the sender or the recipient has deleted their copy.
· E-mail can be intercepted, altered, forwarded, or used without authorization or detection.
· E-mail can be used to introduce viruses into computer systems.
· E-mail can be used as evidence in court.
The RM of Kelvington will use reasonable means to protect the security and confidentiality of e-mail information sent and received. However, because of the risks outlined above, the municipality cannot guarantee the security and confidentiality of email communication and will not be liable for improper disclosure of confidential information. For this reason, the customer must consent to the use of e-mail for delivery of municipal notices.