Thank you for visiting www.cad.ca and for reviewing our privacy policy. By visiting the Canadian Association of the Deaf – Association des Sourds du Canada online at www.cad.ca you are accepting the practices described in this privacy notice.

The Canadian Association of the Deaf – Association des Sourds du Canada reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Our privacy policy will be kept up-to-date and posted on our website.

Information we collect and how we use it

Two types of information are collected from our website:

  1. Personal or “individually identifiable” information you provide to us.
  2. Aggregate information regarding overall website traffic patterns. Normally, web servers collect this type of standard web server/visitor traffic information as part of their web log processes. We do not report on individual user sessions.
  1. Personal information: You do not need to give personal information to receive information from this site.There are instances online, however, when the Canadian Association of the Deaf – Association des Sourds du Canada requests individually identifiable information from you. Please note that we do give our web visitors options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
    • Opting not to provide certain personal information when completing donation or registration features.
    • Opting not to receive further communications from the Canadian Association of the Deaf – Association des Sourds du Canada.
  2. Online donations: When you choose to make an online donation through the Canadian Association of the Deaf – Association des Sourds du Canada website, we may request the following information: first and last name, street address, city, province or state, postal or zip code, country, telephone number, e-mail address and other contact information.
  3. Contact information: first and last name, street address, city, province or state, postal or zip code, country, telephone number, e-mail address and other contact information.This information is used to process your donation and your tax receipt.
  4. Credit card information: for donations to any province, we process standard credit card information (card number, card type and expiration date) via a secure, 128-bit encrypted Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) session. SSL is the proven standard for secure web transactions.This information is only used to process the payment of your donation. We do not store credit card information.
  5. In Memoriam and In Honour contributions: in the case of memorial contributions and honour contributions, a personalized acknowledgement card is sent to a designated recipient, usually the family member of the deceased or the honouree. Therefore, we will request the name, address, city, province or state, postal or zip code, country and telephone number for your designated acknowledgement card recipient.This information is only used for the purpose of sending the acknowledgement card.
  1. Contact information: first and last name, street address, city, province or state, postal or zip code, country, telephone number, e-mail address and other contact information.This information is used to process your volunteer application.
  2. Personal account information: in order to use our online registration application, you will need to provide your e-mail address and a password. This information will remain confidential.Your personal account information will provide you will access to information about your personal registration details as well as information about your pledge status. Your password is store in our database and you may change it at any time by logging in to your account.
  3. Membership section: Participants who have registered online have the option through our online registration application, to send e-mail to family, friends and co-workers to invite them to join a team or pledge them for the event. In this case, you are asked to provide e-mail addresses for your contacts.This information is used only for the purpose of sending the e-mail invitations. We do not store these e-mail addresses.
  4. Credit card information: we process standard credit card information (card number, card type and expiration date) via a secure, 128-bit encrypted Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) session. SSL is the proven standard for secure web transactions.This information is used to process your financial transaction only and is not stored.

E-mail inquiries

Our website contains several e-mail links that allow web visitors to easily send an e-mail inquiry or feedback to the Canadian Association of the Deaf – Association des Sourds du Canada. Examples include e-mail inquiries to the associations Information service or to specific staff or members of our Board of Directors in specific provinces across the country. When you use the e-mail links, your e-mail address and the subject of your inquiry are provided to the Association.

We only use this information to respond to your inquiries and track the service we provide. This information helps us improve our website, provide more relevant information to our site visitors and update our site as need be.

Canada Customs and Revenue Agency requirements relating to donations

In order to satisfy the requirements of the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA), we maintain records of all contributions to the
Canadian Association of the Deaf – Association des Sourds du Canada. Personal information is private and confidential. Additionally, all information is stored in a secure location accessible only by authorized staff and volunteers.
Donors may be contacted by mail, telephone or e-mail. If you do not wish to be contacted, we will honour this request. Simply contact us at:

Canadian Association of the Deaf – Association des Sourds du Canada
303-251 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1X3
Phone : (613) 565-2882

Links to other sites

The Canadian Association of the Deaf – Association des Sourds du Canada has links to other websites that are not under its control. The Canadian Association of the Deaf – Association des Sourds du Canada is not responsible for the contents of any linked website, any link contained in a linked website or any changes or updates to such websites. The inclusion of any link does not mean that the Canadian Association of the Deaf endorses that website.

Please be aware that the Canadian Association of the Deaf – Association des Sourds du Canada is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites that we link to. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that requests personal information from you.

This privacy policy is subject to change.