Scope and Application of this Policy

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) applies to any individual who accesses a website or other digital platform (“digital platforms”) owned or operated by the Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights (“FAIR Canada”), including without limitation, the website located at

It is FAIR Canada’s policy to comply with applicable privacy laws and regulations within each jurisdiction in which we operate. 

What is Personal Information?

“Personal information” is defined by Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and means any information about an identifiable individual.

Excluded from this definition is an individual’s business title or business contact information when used for the purpose of communicating or facilitating communication with the individual in relation to their employment, business or profession.

What Personal Information Do We Collect?

We collect the minimum amount of personal information needed for the uses specified in this Policy.  The personal information that FAIR Canada collects may include your:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number
  • Donation amount
  • Banking or credit card information
  • IP address (the number associated with your Internet router assigned by your Internet service provider.

We handle all such personal information in accordance with this Policy.

How Do We Use Your Personal Information?

Your personal information may be used for one or more of the following purposes:

  • Distributing our newsletter to you if you have subscribed to receive it.
  • Processing or recognizing your donation.
  • Registering your participation in a conference or other event.
  • Responding to your information requests.
  • Monitoring and enhancing the performance of our digital platforms.

Your personal information will not be shared with third parties unless sharing it is:

  • Authorized by you;
  • Necessary to establish, maintain or manage our relationship with you, including to process a donation;
  • Necessary to monitor and enhance the performance of our digital platforms; or
  • Required by applicable laws or regulations.

FAIR Canada will not sell or rent your personal information.

We will retain your personal information only for as long as necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy and as may be required to comply with applicable laws or regulations.

How is Your Personal Information Protected?

FAIR Canada is committed to maintaining physical, technical, and procedural safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information in question. These safeguards are designed to prevent your personal information from loss, unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

Donations to FAIR Canada are processed by a third-party provider which uses industry standard secure payment services for transactions.

Remember that no method of data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information you transmit to us. Once we receive your information, we make reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.

Your Consent

By using our digital platforms and supplying us with your personal information, you have consented to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as explained in this Policy.

You may change or withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us at

Use of Cookies

Our digital platforms may use “cookies” (small files containing information to track a visit) to enhance your ability to use these platforms.  Your browser can be set so that it does not accept cookies.

Links to Other Websites

Our digital platforms may contain links to websites and digital platforms owned or operated by third parties that may be subject to different privacy standards.  FAIR Canada is not responsible for how such third parties collect, use, or disclose your personal information.

Access to Your Personal Information

You have the right to access and update your personal information. To do this, contact

Policy Updates

This policy may change or be updated from time to time, and it would always be posted here.