Personal information

The Business Council of Canada (“the Council”) respects your privacy, whether you are a Council member or associate member, one of our members’ assistants, a visitor to our website, an individual who has opted to receive our email updates, or an individual who has been invited to attend one of our events. We are committed to protecting your privacy through our compliance with this policy.  The use of personal information collected through our services shall be limited to the purpose of providing the service for which you have engaged with us.

The Council will not disclose, sell, or rent any of your identifiable personal information to any third party, unless approved by you, or required by law.

The Council may offer you access to certain information by email, and may distribute your e-mail address and name to external service providers who would manage this process for us. These service providers have agreed not to sell or distribute your information to any other party.  We use Mailchimp to distribute some of our email communications. You can view their privacy policy here.

By subscribing to the Council’s email list, you agree to receive email messages and publications from us from time to time.  You can unsubscribe from this list at any time here.  Instructions to unsubscribe also will be included in each email message. 

If you are a journalist who has signed up for our media distribution list, you can unsubscribe from the list at any time by emailing media@thebusinesscouncil.ca

We sometimes use Typeform to create fillable forms on our site. You can view their privacy policy here.

Our podcast uses Simplecast to distribute our audio files.  You can view their privacy policy here.

Use of Cookies

We use Google Analytics, a website analysis service.  Google Analytics uses cookies to provide us with information about how our website is being used.  We use that information to make improvements to our site.  The information about your use of the Council website is collected and stored by Google.  You can prevent Google’s processing and storing of information about your use our website by using this opt-out tool.  If you would like more information about how Google Analytics works, you can view that here.

We also use the plug-in WPML which uses cookies to identify the language preference of those who visit our website.  An explanation of how they are used can be viewed here.

Links to other sites

This website contains links to other sites. When you enter these other sites using links from this application, you are entering a site for which the Council has no responsibility. The Council does not control these other sites and cannot guarantee their practices regarding data privacy and security. We recommend that you read the privacy policies of those sites, which may differ from the policy of this application.

Security

The Council uses a variety of security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, including the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption, when it transmits your personal information over the Internet.

While the Council consistently strives to protect your privacy, no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure and you should ensure that you have taken all necessary means to protect your personal or sensitive information.

Legal disclaimer

The Business Council of Canada, as opposed to any of its officers, employees, or individual corporate members, is solely responsible for any and all content and information that it shares via this application or on its website.

The Business Council of Canada exercises due diligence in ensuring that information on this website is timely and as accurate as possible.  However, use of this information is at your own risk and the Council does not accept liability for misuse of, or reliance on, any data or information contained herein.

By submitting your information, you agree that the use of that information will be governed by this privacy policy.

Questions/comments

If you have any questions or comments about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us: info@thebusinesscouncil.ca or by mail at:

Business Council of Canada
99 Bank Street, Suite 1001
Ottawa, ON K2K 0A6

Attn: Meagan Lachance