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The Canadian Institute of Marketing/ L’Institut Canadien du Marketing will provide specific notice before collecting any of your personal information (details that can identify you as an individual such as your name or address). We will explain what information is being collected and how it will be used. You have the right to decline to have this information collected or transferred for marketing purposes. We collect no personal information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us. We do not use techniques that collect personal information about you without your knowledge. Any personally identifiable data about our customers or web site visitors is stored securely. You can withdraw consent at any time. If we wish to use the information for some other purpose other than the original consent, we would seek consent for the new purpose.
Purpose for Collection of Data
You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
How We Use Non-Personal Information (Web site)
We use this information for statistical analysis, to help us make our site more useful to visitors. We may disclose this non-personalized information to third parties such as sponsors, clients or advertisers and/or use it for auditing purposes. This tracking system does not record personal information about individuals or link this information to any personal data collected.
We may use “cookies” that identify you as a return visitor. A cookie is a piece of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store the cookie on your hard drive. So, when you come back to visit us again, we can tailor information to suit your individual preferences. The goal is to save you time and provide you with a more meaningful visit and to measure Web site activity. Cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. Browsers such as Microsoft Explorer allow you to disable cookie collection if you wish, or inform you when a cookie is being stored on your hard drive.
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, CInst.M never collects or maintains information on our Web site from those we know are under 13, and no part of our Web site is structured to attract anyone under 13.
We do not send unsolicited email. If you add your name to an email subscriber’s list on our Web site, you authorize CInst.M to send you personalized messages from time to time. At no time does CInst.M’s advertisers, partners or third parties have access to your confidential information. You may cancel your subscription to these email messages at any time.
This policy discloses the privacy practices for our Web site. However, our Web site contains links to other sites. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of the new site. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of all Web sites you visit, especially if you share any personal information.
Use of Data (why data is required)
We may disclose your details to carefully selected and strictly controlled partners enabling them to provide you with products or services we feel will support your business activities, your career and personal development.
In some cases, student members’ examination grades will be shared with CIM’s Accredited Study Centre (the Chartered Institute of Marketing ‘CIM’ Program at Georgian College, or elsewhere).
CInst.M communications are an integral part of keeping you informed, and may include interesting and relevant business information from third parties that we think might be relevant and interesting.
Your personal information is retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes required by the CInst.M. We do not keep your personal information if it is no longer needed for the purposes required. If communications has ceased with a member for a period of three years, the member’s file will be destroyed. Only the member’s life-long membership number will be stored as an archive.
As a full, associate, graduate, student or affiliated member of the CInst.M, you would always be entitled to opt out of any of the above communications by contacting our General Manager.
You may choose not to receive CInst.M communications by writing to our General Manager at:
As a marketing driven organization, we may use the information you provide to assist us with database profiling, aimed at improving the quality of products and services offered to you.
In some circumstances, we may be unable to provide you with your personal data if it compromises the confidentiality of a third party (e.g. we are unable to provide candidates with copies of their marked examination scripts. However CInst.M offers a comprehensive examination feedback service (for details contact our General Manager).
Publication of Personal Data
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