Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) respects your privacy and is committed to protect the information you share with us. This online privacy statement describes how we use that information.
Personal information, as defined in private sector privacy legislation, refers to information about an identifiable individual. It generally does not include information about legal persons such as corporations, partnerships or associations or the business contact information of those employed by such legal persons.
We do not automatically collect your business information. We do, however, log your IP address (the internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which parts of our website you visit and how long you spend there. Like many other commercial websites, this website may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the site. Please go to “Cookies and Tracking Information” below for more information. CME collects the information you provide when you register for services or purchase goods from this site.
How we use the information collected
CME uses information for several general purposes: to fulfill your requests for services and products, to personalize your experience on our website, to keep you up-to-date on the latest news, events, current issues, announcements, special offers or other information we think you would like to hear about either from us or from our business partners, and to better understand your needs and provide you with better services. We may also use your information to send you, or to have our business partners send you, direct marketing information or contact you for market research.
Information sharing and disclosure
Within CME, data is stored in controlled servers with limited access and retention of your information will be limited to such timeframe as required by legal or business reasons.
Except under the conditions explained below, your information is never shared outside CME without your permission.
CME may send your information to other companies or people under any of the following circumstances: (1) when we have your consent to share information; (2) when we need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested; or (3) when we want to keep you up-to-date on the latest news, events, current issues, announcements, special offers or other information we think you would like to hear about either from us or from our business partners.
CME also reserves the right to use or disclose your information where required or permitted by law to do so, in order to satisfy any regulation or legal request, to protect the integrity of this site, to cooperate in any law enforcement investigation or an investigation on a matter of public safety, in urgent circumstances or to protect personal safety, the public or our websites in general.
Review and delete account and information
CME safeguards the security of the data you send us with physical, electronic, and managerial procedures. In certain areas of our website, CME uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to enhance the security of data transmissions. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit to us, and so we urge you to take every precaution to protect your information data when you are on the internet. We recommend you change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure browser.
Children and privacy
Our website does not target and is not intended to attract children under the age of 13. CME does not knowingly solicit information, personal or otherwise, from children under the age of 13 or send them requests for personal information.
CME’s registration website may contain links to other sites not operated by CME. Some of these third party sites may be co-branded with a CME logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by CME. Although we choose our business partners carefully, if you visit one of these sites, you should review their privacy policies as we are not responsible for their policies and practices.
How to contact us
If we are unable to resolve your concerns to your satisfaction, we will provide you with contact information with the appropriate privacy authorities in Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec. If you live in a province other than Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec, you may contact the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.