Website Policy

This statement describes how we collect information from you or about you, why we collect this information, how we will use or disclose this information and how you can update or delete personally identifiable information collected about you from our records.

The privacy of personal information is important to our Organizational Members and to the CDAA. We will collect, use and disclose personal information responsibly and only when necessary in providing services. The CDAA makes every reasonable effort to be open and transparent as to what personal information we collect, how it is handled, and to whom it is disclosed. Our privacy policy complies with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

Automated Data Collection

The operating system for the CDAA website ( may automatically record some general information about your visit, such as:

  • The Internet domain for your Internet service provider, such as “” or “” and the IP address of the computer accessing the website, such as “ppp-55”
  • The type of browser (such as “Netscape version x” or “Internet Explorer version x”) you are using
  • The type of operating system you are using (such as Macintosh, Unix, or Windows)
  • The date and time you visit our site and the web pages that you visit on our site, along with the address of the previous website you were visiting, if you linked to us from another website
  • If you are logged into this site, your user name will be recorded along with the date and time of your visit, which pages you viewed, etc.

We will disclose this information in aggregate only to third parties such as sponsors, clients or advertisers and/or use it for auditing purposes.  CDAA uses this information for statistical analysis, to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

The CDAA website may use “cookies” that identify you as a return visitor. A cookie is a piece of data that a website can send to your browser for storage on your hard drive. This data is useful to tailor information to suit your preferences when you visit CDAA’s website again. The goal is to save you time, provide you with a more meaningful visit and to measure website activity. Most browsers allow you to disable cookie collection if you wish, or inform you when a cookie is being stored on your hard drive.

Registration Information

We also collect personal information that you choose to share with us in the registration and interactive portions of this website. This information may include personal information, e-mail addresses and your answers to questions. This information is only collected with your permission. We collect this information, should you decide to provide it to us, to provide you with the services and information being offered in accordance with the CDAA’s Privacy Policy.

E-mail Communications, Newsletters and Related Services

We may occasionally send you informational e-mails or surveys. These e-mails may include links to CDAA’s web site. To enable CDAA to tailor our communications to your interests, we may track the web links that you click on. This tracked information will only be used to analyze your interest in our communications, and in keeping with CDAA’s Privacy Policy, will not be shared with any other organizations. Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can access the web pages referenced in those e-mails by visiting CDAA’s Web site and your visit will not be tracked.

In accordance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), to stop receiving e-mail communications, e-mail your request to unsubscribe to:

Information for E-commerce Transactions

Some areas of the web site may allow you to conduct e-commerce transactions. In connection with these transactions, we securely collect data necessary to complete the transaction that is furnished by you. This information may be furnished to a third party under contractual privacy obligations to CDAA, such as a financial institution, in order to facilitate the transaction.

Aggregate Information

We use general traffic, site usage, and length of stay information in reports to advertisers and firms with which we have a business relationship. This sort of information is shared only on an aggregated basis and does not personally identify you.

Children’s Privacy

We do not permit registration by, nor do we collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know to be under the age of 18.

Changing or Deleting Information

CDAA would be pleased to inform you of the existence, use and disclosure of personally identifying information and provide you with access to that personal information, within 30 days of a receipt of a written request by fax or mail to CDAA. To request a change or delete information that has previously been provided to CDAA, request in writing — by mail ONLY — to CDAA at 440 Laurier Ave, West, Suite 200 Street, Ottawa, ON K1R 7X6 with the details of your request.

Other Sites

Our privacy policies apply only to your use of this web site ( The web site contains links to other sites, including sites that may indicate a special relationship with us. While we do not disclose personably identifiable information to those operating these linked sites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.

Changes to Our Privacy Policies

We may change the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policies at any time by posting revisions on the Web site. You agree to review the Privacy Policies each time you use the Web site so that you are aware of any modifications made to these policies. By accessing or using the Web site, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of the Terms of Use as posted on the Web site at the time of your access or use, including the Privacy Policies then in effect.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CDAA’s practices, please contact CDAA by regular mail, by e-mail using the contact information listed below.


Suite 200, 440 Laurier Avenue West,

Ottawa, Ontario  K1R  7X6
613-521-5495 ext. 100 / 1-800-345-5137