1. User Agreement
By using this website, you signify your consent to and agreement to be bound by these terms, practices and policy.
This policy applies to the fraserinstitute.org websites only.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the privacy practice on
this website please address them in writing to the Director of
Communications by Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Fraser Institute, 4th Floor, 1770 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 3G7.
The FRASER INSTITUTE only collects personal information from users if
that user voluntarily provides us with such information by subscribing
to our Email updates, registering for events, purchasing a publication,
becoming a member of the Fraser Institute, or by submitting a question
or comment to the FRASER INSTITUTE. Users are under no obligation to
provide us with this information and may access our website without
providing any personal information. By volunteering this information
users agree to its collection for the purposes stated below.
The FRASER INSTITUTE uses the personal information collected for the following purposes:
- To provide users with Email updates (if requested) of events, new research, and activities of the Fraser Institute.
- To keep aggregate information on website use.
- To obtain user feedback on the website.
6. Collection of Information
When a user subscribes to receive Email updates from the FRASER
INSTITUTE we may collect some (or all) of the following personal
- Email address
When a user purchases a copy of a FRASER INSTITUTE publication,
registers for an event, or joins the Institute, some (or all) of the
following personal information is collected:
- Postal Code
- Email address
- Credit Card Number, Type and Expiry Date
When submitting a comment by email to the FRASER INSTITUTE'S general mailbox email@example.com the following personal information is collected:
The FRASER INSTITUTE also collects non-personally identifiable
information that becomes available as a result of a user's visit to the
FRASER INSTITUTE'S website. This information includes the following:
- The user's IP address (A number automatically assigned to
your computer when you visit the website. Our server logs the user's IP
- The user's Internet Service Provider (ISP)
- The user's Web browser.
information about a user's visiting habits MAY also be automatically
collected through the use of "cookies." Cookies are computer files that
are placed in a user's hard drive to remember any preferences the user
may have when surfing the web. They can also tell us how often
particular pages are visited.
7. Limiting Use, Disclosure & Retention
An individual's personal information is only used in connection with
the purposes identified in paragraph 4 of this policy. Individual
information collected by the FRASER INSTITUTE will not be sold or made
available to third parties. The retention periods for personal
information collected by the FRASER INSTITUTE are as follows:
- Information collected for the purpose of providing Email
updates is retained until the user requests to be removed from our
- Information collected pursuant to the sale of
publications, event registrations, and memberships is retained as long
as required by the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency for tax and audit
8. Ensuring Accuracy
Users can subscribe or to receive Email updates from the FRASER INSTITUTE and unsubscribe to be removed from the FRASER INSTITUTE'S Email updates list at any time.
To ensure the protection of personal information collected by us, the
FRASER INSTITUTE employs the following physical, organizational and
technological security safeguards:
- Access is restricted to the FRASER INSTITUTE offices to employees and authorized individuals of the FRASER INSTITUTE only.
to the FRASER INSTITUTE server containing personal information is
limited to designated employees of the FRASER INSTITUTE, our web site
development company, and ISP and is accessed by use of a password.
- The FRASER INSTITUTE server contains firewall
protection. Further, all the FRASER INSTITUTE employees are made aware
of the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of our users'
The FRASER INSTITUTE is committed to making readily available to individuals information on our policies and practices.
11. Individual Access
To review your personal information collected by the FRASER INSTITUTE,
please direct your request in writing to the Director of Communications
by Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Fraser Institute, 4th Floor, 1770 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 3G7.
12. Challenging the FRASER INSTITUTE'S Compliance
If you wish to challenge the FRASER INSTITUTE'S compliance with the
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act please
address your concerns in writing to the Director of Communications by
Email at email@example.com
or by mail to Fraser Institute, 4th Floor, 1770 Burrard Street,
Vancouver, BC, V6J 3G7. If you are not satisfied with our response to
your challenge, you may submit a complaint to the Federal Privacy
Commissioner within six months. Appeals from decisions of the Federal
Privacy Commissioner may be made to the Federal Court of Canada within
45 days after the Commissioner's report is sent.