Privacy Policy

Last Updated: October 28, 2021

Before using our sites, please read this privacy policy carefully.

The Marcel A. Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law, (“The Centre”, “us”, “we”, or “our”) operates (the “site”). This page informs you of our privacy policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we receive from users of the site (our “Privacy Policy”).

The Centre is committed to providing a safe website for visitors of all ages and has implemented this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. The Company complies with Canadian federal and provincial privacy laws and corresponding regulations, most notably the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.

We use your personal information only for providing and improving the site. By using the site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Web Links

There may be links from our site to other websites. Please note that our Privacy Policy applies only to our site and not to websites of other companies or organizations to which our site may be linked. Please check on any linked sites for the specific privacy policy that applies to that site and/or make any necessary inquiries in respect of that operative privacy policy with the operator of the linked site. These links to third party websites are provided as a convenience and are for informational purposes only. The Centre does not endorse, and is not responsible for, any linked websites.


Although you are not required to register to access our site, you may be asked to provide us with personal information when you visit certain sections of the site. Your use of our site signifies your acknowledgement and consent to our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not continue to use our site. Your continued use of the site signifies your acceptance of these terms and any changes in effect at the time of use.

Information Collection and Use

While using our site, we may ask you to provide us with certain Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”), which may be used to contact or identify you. PII is defined as any information that permits identification of the individual to whom the information applies, by either direct or indirect means. This might include your name, telephone number, or email address—or less obvious identifiers like geographic location, birth date, or gender, used in combination with other data elements.

Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”).

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address,
browser type, browser version, the pages of our site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other relevant statistics. In addition, we may sometimes use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor, and analyze Log Data.


We may use your PII to contact you with newsletters, marketing, promotional materials, or other information that improves your experience on our site. We will never send you communications without your consent. The Centre recognizes the harmful effects of spam and complies with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). If you receive communications by error, you will always have the option to unsubscribe. To learn more about how we can fight spam together please visit the Government of Canada’s website:


Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier.
Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our site.


We have put in place physical electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. The Centre applies security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information, such as retaining information in secure facilities and making personal information accessible only to authorized employees on a need-to-know basis. Be advised that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your PII, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Personally Identifiable Information

This site contains forms which permit users to share PII. The Centre will not disclose personal information that you provide on its site to any third parties except:

  1. in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy, or
  2. to comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, warrant, subpoena or court order, and/or
  3. if you are reporting an adverse event/side effect, in which case the Centre may be required to disclose such information to bodies such as, but not limited to, Canadian and/or international regulatory authorities.

Please note that any of these disclosures may involve the storage or processing of personal information outside of Canada and may therefore be subject to different privacy laws than those applicable in Canada, including laws that require the disclosure of PII to governmental authorities under circumstances that are different than those that apply in Canada.

Storage of Information:

Personal information you share with us is stored on GreenGeeks’ Servers. Please review their Privacy Policy for more information:

Protection of Children Online

The Centre considers the protection of children’s privacy, especially online, to be of the utmost importance. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children, nor do we allow them to become registered users of, or to request information through, our site or help-seeking information lines.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of October 28, 2021 and will remain in effect going forward. Any changes to this policy will be posted on this page, and will take effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of our site after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we alter our Privacy Policy, any changes will be posted on this page of our site so that you are always informed of the information we collect about you, how we use it, and the circumstances under which we may disclose it.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.