Privacy Policy

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer website privacy policy
Background and purpose

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (“the Partnership”) is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. The Partnership is committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of users of its website.

The Partnership’s website privacy policy explains how we collect, use and disclose personal information you provide to the Partnership through this website. Personal information means any information that identifies you.

This privacy policy applies solely to personal information collected on the website.

The Partnership’s Privacy and Security Framework

The Privacy and Security Framework forms the basis of the Partnership’s robust information security program, encompassing a broad array of information technology standards and policies.  All of the Partnership’s information technology and Information management standards and policies are modelled after industry standards and are designed to inform and guide a broad range of IT security related activities across the portfolio of work at the Partnership.  The information security program positively impacts the entire organization, with systems security activities and operational guidance that support daily and strategic business operations, as well as consultation, technical, and policy oversight to various project activities that leverage the Partnership’s corporate information systems.


Consent to collect your personal information

You are not required to provide any personal information browse the website. If you choose to subscribe to newsletters or electronic updates, we will ask for your email address and language preference. In addition, when you receive and open electronic updates from the Partnership, this information may be recorded by us.

You may withdraw your consent to the use of your personal information at any time by unsubscribing from newsletters and electronic updates via our website or by contacting our privacy officer at the address provided below.

All personal information collected by the Partnership is stored in Ontario.

Use and disclosure of your personal information by the Partnership

We will use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To administer your account for receiving the newsletter and electronic updates;
  • To evaluate and plan our electronic communications program;
  • To process access requests.

We will retain your personal information as long as it is required to provide services to you.

Other than limited access by the Partnership and contracted suppliers to perform the functions described above, the email address you provide is not shared with others.

The Partnership may be required to disclose your personal information as permitted or required by law, in the following situations:

  • To government institution, law enforcement or other authority that has lawful authority to obtain the information;
  • To comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person or entity with jurisdiction to compel the production of information;
  • In urgent circumstances to protect the life, health or security of any person; or
  • To comply with court rules regarding the production of records and information.
Access and Release of Personal Information Request

Access and release of personal information (to third parties) will be facilitated via an Access and Release of Personal Information Request Form.  This form is in compliance with The Partnership’s Access and Release of Personal Information Policy.



We have adopted reasonable security measures in an effort to protect personal information from loss, misuse or alteration while it is under our custody and control.

Links to third-party websites

The Partnership website may contain links to other websites that operate independently of the Partnership and are not under our control. We provide links to other websites solely for your convenience and information. Other websites may have their own privacy notices, which we suggest you review if you visit any linked websites. The Partnership is not responsible for the privacy practices of the organizations operating those websites or for the information that is collected through those websites or for any other use or disclosure of information by the operators of those websites.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Partnership’s website and to read the privacy statements of websites that collect personally identifiable information.

Access and update your personal information

You may update, review or correct your email address or language preference at any time through our website or by contacting our privacy officer as specified below.

A note on session cookies

When you visit our website we collect certain information from your browser using “cookies.” Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer. We may use cookies to save user settings and streamline the user experience. Your browser software allows you to disable and delete cookies.

Disabling or deleting cookies will not restrict your use of the website. Disabling cookies may mean that your personal settings, such as language preference, are not saved and you may need to enter them each time you visit. You will still be able to access all information and services.

Changes to the privacy policy

The Partnership regularly reviews all of its policies and procedures and we may change our privacy policy from time to time without notice. The date of the latest privacy policy update will appear at the bottom of the page. If we change our practices for processing personal information, the change will be reflected in the “last updated” date at the bottom of this policy. This way you will always know what information we collect, how we use it and who it is shared with. Your continued use of this website after the effective date of any changes to this privacy policy constitutes your acceptance of all such changes.

Contact us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our privacy policy, please contact our privacy officer at:

Privacy Officer
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
1 University Avenue, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M5J 2P1
Tel: 416-915-9222

Last revision: May 13, 2014