Privacy Policy's Privacy Policy is a formal statement of principles and guidelines that we have adopted for the protection of personal information, ("PI). Our objective in developing this Privacy Policy is to promote responsible practices in the management of PI in accordance with the provisions of the PI Protection and Electronic Documents Act, ("PIPEDA"). This policy is organized according to the principles of the Canadian Standard's Associations Model Code, which forms the basis of that law.

1. Privacy Policy recognizes the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of PI. We understand that we have an obligation to keep confidential all PI we receive from our members. We are committed to protecting any PI we hold. This Privacy Policy outlines how we manage your PI and safeguard your privacy.

2. Your Privacy Rights From January 1, 2004, all organizations engaged in commercial activities must comply with the PI Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of PI which it incorporates. These obligations extend to The Act gives you rights concerning the privacy of your PI. is responsible for the PI we collect and hold. To ensure this accountability, we have developed this policy, and trained our support staff about our policies and practices.

3. What PI do we collect? PI is any information that identifies you, or by which your identity could be deduced. If we did not collect and use your PI we could not provide you with our services.

PI that we collect includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following:

4. How do we collect your PI? We collect information only by lawful and fair means and not in an unreasonably intrusive way. Wherever possible we collect your PI directly from you via email, or online forms.

5. Consent In most cases, we shall ask you to specifically consent, if we collect, use, or disclose your PI. Normally, we ask for your consent in writing but in some circumstances, we may accept your oral consent. Sometimes, your consent may be implied through your conduct with us, for example when you provide us with PI when completing online forms.

6. Use of Your Information We use your PI to provide our services to you. We also may use it for marketing activities such as notification of up-coming events, courses, seminars, conferences, etc. If you tell us that you no longer wish to receive information about our services, seminars or about new developments in the law, we will not send any further material. does not disclose your PI to any third party, to enable them to market their products and services. For example, we do not provide our client mailing lists to other organizations or businesses.

7. Disclosure of your PI Under certain circumstances, will disclose your PI:

In these instances we will only disclose such PI as is required in the circumstances.

10. Updating Your Information Since we use your PI to provide our services to you, it is important that the information be accurate and up-to-date.

11. Is My PI Secure? takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that your PI is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. Among the steps taken to protect your information are:

If we use the services of any third parties to process or store PI, we will enter into an agreement which requires them to protect this PI in a manner acceptable to us. In entering into these agreements, we do not transfer any interest in this PI to them. This is done to ensure that the PI delivered to third parties is maintained at a level equivalent to that provided for under this Privacy Policy.

12. Access to Your PI You may ask for access to any PI we hold about you.

Summary information is available on request. More detailed requests which require archive or other retrieval costs may be subject to a reasonable fee.

We also reserve the right to confirm the identity of the person seeking access to PI before complying with any access requests. Please submit your access request in writing or e-mail to our privacy officer as identified in paragraph 18.

13. Correcting Errors If holds information about you and you can establish that it is not accurate, complete and up-to-date, and we will take reasonable steps to correct it.

14. Can I be Denied Access to My PI? In most cases you will have access to the PI we store about you. However, there may be rare occasions when your rights to access your PI are denied, for example the PIPEDA indicates that:

If we deny your request for access to, or refuse a request to correct information, we will endeavor to explain why.

15. Can I request anonymity Whenever it is legal and practicable, we may offer the opportunity to deal with general inquiries without providing your name (for example, by accessing general information on our website).

16. Communicating with Us By E-Mail and/or Fax You should be aware that e-mail and fax are not a 100% secure medium, and you should be aware of this when contacting us to send personal or confidential information or requesting us to respond to you by e-mail.

17. Changes to this Privacy Policy Since regularly reviews all of its policies and procedures, we may change our Privacy Policy from time to time. These changes will be posted to our web-site as soon as is practical.

18. Requests for Information Access and/or Corrections If you have any questions, or wish to access your PI, please write to us at:
Tel: 416.979.5000 ext. 4569

If you are not satisfied with our response, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada can be reached at:

112 Kent Street Ottawa Ontario, K1A 1H3 1-800-282-1376.

We may seek external advice, where appropriate, before providing a final response to individual complaints.

19. Web Site Our website contains links to other sites, which are not governed by this Privacy Policy.

On our website, like most other commercial websites, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information in order to optimize our web service. We may provide aggregated information to third parties, but these statistics do not include any identifiable PI.

Thank you for taking the time to review our Privacy Policy.