The Chamber of Marine Commerce (“CMC”) is committed to protecting the privacy of all those who provide their personal information to CMC. Personal information is considered any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. By using the CMC websites or services, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the following terms and conditions.
When you visit the CMC website, the CMC server automatically logs the IP address and standard information about your operating system and browser this information is provided by your web browser. CMC may analyze the IP address data for trends and statistics about web traffic to its website. CMC can also use this data to help diagnose any problems with its server and to administer the website.
If you attend a CMC event or provide personal information by any electronic means for any purpose, then CMC may collect such personal information that you submitted. The CMC website does not enable its visitors to communicate directly with any other website users or to post information that will be accessed by others.
CMC may use your personal information to contact you directly in response to your query feedback and/or for other purposes. For example, if you provide CMC with an email address, then you may receive periodic communications from CMC, which may include an electronic newsletter bulletins, press releases, notices etc. If you want to be taken off a CMC email list or have any questions about the names of third parties to which your personal information has been disclosed, please contact the CMC Privacy Officer as indicated below.
CMC reserves the right to disclose your personal information if doing so complies with any applicable law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order that legally requires or authorizes CMC to do so.
CMC collects personal information about you only when you voluntarily provide it, such as by submitting an online nomination form for an Award of Excellence. Typically, CMC will seek consent for the use or disclosure of your personal information at the time of collection. In certain circumstances, consent may be sought after the information has been collected but before it is used for example, when CMC may want to use information for a purpose not previously identified.
The form of consent that CMC may seek, including whether it is express or implied, will largely depend on the sensitivity of the personal information and the reasonable expectations of the individual in the particular circumstances.
You may withdraw consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonability. If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, please contact the CMC Privacy Officer as indicated below. In so doing, CMC will inform you of the implications of withdrawing consent. Further, CMC will not, as a condition of the supply of service, require you to consent to the collection, use or disclosure of information beyond that required to fulfill the specified and legitimate purposes for which the information is being provided. To be clear, CMC limits the amount and type of information collected to only the personal information that is required to provide you with the requested information, product, or service.
Personal information may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of Canada. By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. CMC operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection. This protection applies in relation to information stored in both electronic and hard copy form. However, CMC cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.
You may inform CMC of any changes in your personal information CMC will then update or delete your personal information accordingly. If your request for a copy of your personal information is refused, the reasons for refusal and means for recourse will be provided. Any access request may be subject to an administration fee to meet the costs in providing you with details of the personal information CMC may hold about you. If a fee is applicable, you will be advised of any charges in advance.
CMC Privacy Officer:
Bruce R. Burrows
Chamber of Marine Commerce
300 Sparks Street, Suite 340, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 7S3
Last updated September 2019