Protection of Personal Information

Canadian law governs the collection, use, disclosure and other handling of personal information in a manner that recognizes individuals’ right of privacy with respect to their personal information. 

The federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (\"PIPEDA\") sets out rules and principles for the management of personal information by organizations in the course of commercial activities. 

The type of personal information that is protected by law includes almost any information about an identifiable individual, such as your name, address, telephone number, age, sex, marital status and nationality but may exclude certain types of business or employment related information such as the name, title, business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization when used in relation to their employment. 

What Information do we Collect

We limit the collection of your personal information to that which is required or permitted by law. We collect such personal information as is required for the purposes identified by us in this Privacy Policy or identified by us at the time that we collect the information from you. 

For example, when you register for one of our conferences, webinars or publications, you may be requested to supply certain registration information (\"Registration Information\"), including without limitation your name, email address, occupation, title or other employment information, mailing address, and telephone number, so we can register you for and provide the applicable activity to you. 

Our Consent

We do not collect, use or disclose your personal information without your consent except where required or permitted by law. 

For example, we may disclose personal information without your knowledge or consent to a lawyer or other advisor representing us, to collect a debt, to comply with a subpoena, warrant or other court order or rules, or as required for the investigation or enforcement of laws. Where a request for personal information is made by an organization claiming lawful authority for the request, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that the requesting party properly identifies its legal authority.  

We will generally obtain your consent electronically on our Site. However, it may also be obtained in writing or verbally. In determining the appropriate form of consent, we will consider the sensitivity of and reasonable expectations regarding the personal information. 

Disclosure of Information

We will not sell, trade, rent or license personal information that you provide to us.  

We may use third party service providers to process credit card transactions and to provide certain services on our behalf, such as to handle our bulk mailings. Third party service providers are required to comply with privacy laws and principles comparable to ours. All credit card transactions are completed using secure electronic encryption.