About CMPA

Privacy Policy

The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) is committed to respecting your right to privacy and protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy sets out the CMPA's policy with respect to the collection, use and disclosure of such information. “Personal information” means information that can be used to identify you, but does not include information that is publicly available or your business contact information, such as your position name or title, work address, work telephone number, work fax number or work email address.

Collection of Personal Information

In your dealings with the CMPA, you may be asked to provide us with personal information about yourself, for example, when subscribing to our newsletter, applying for membership or when you authorize us to collect such information from another source.  

In addition, the following information may be automatically collected and stored when you access or browse our website:

  • The Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, which is a number automatically   assigned to your computer by your own Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • The IP address of your ISP
  • Your browser and platform type
  • The date and time you accessed our website
  • The sections of the website you visited; and
  • The content that you downloaded from the website.

It is our policy not to link this information collected while accessing our website to any information that can identify you.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

The CMPA will only use your personal information in order to better understand and meet your needs and preferences, to assist us in developing new and enhanced existing service and product offerings and to help us manage and develop our business and operations. Only designated employees and service providers of the CMPA have access to your personal information for these purposes.  All service providers of the CMPA are bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy.

We will provide your personal information to third parties where it is required for tax reporting and other legal and regulatory purposes that may arise. Your name, productions and status as a member of the CMPA will be disclosed to users of our website and to the public upon request.

We will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to any third party without your prior consent other than in the case of the sale of some or all of our assets as a going concern. However, the CMPA may use and disclose aggregated information, which may include some of your personal information, provided that such aggregated information does not or cannot be used to identify you or any other specific individual.  

We use the information collected from website usage to help diagnose problems with our server and for systems administration purposes. We may also use session ID cookies to track usage patterns and deliver customized content to users. Your IP address may be used in an aggregate manner to gather broad demographic information so that we may improve the site to better suit users’ needs.

Security and Retention of Your Personal Information

The CMPA retains your personal information only as long as it is required for the reasons it was collected. We use all reasonable commercial efforts, including implementing security measures on our website and in our offices, to protect your personal information from loss, unauthorized use, access, alteration or disclosure of the personal information under our control.

Withdrawal of Consent

You have the right to access all personal information that we have collected from you that we retain on file. You may choose to update, modify or delete this information at any time by contacting our Privacy Officer. There is no fee for you to access your personal information.

Except as required or permitted by law, we will not use or disclose your personal information for any purpose for which you refuse or later withdraw your consent. If you withdraw consent, you agree that notwithstanding such withdrawal, we may continue to use any personal information previously provided to us to the extent required to enforce any contractual obligations that you may still have to CMPA.

You also understand that the CMPA will require personal information about you for some services, including those that require payment or involve an ongoing relationship with CMPA or our partners. If you refuse to provide us with the personal information that we require or later withdraw your consent to use and disclose such information, we may no longer be able to provide you with these services.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The CMPA may need to update this Privacy Policy in order to enable us to collect, use and disclose personal information as may be required to better serve you or to reflect changes to privacy legislation. We encourage you to periodically review our Privacy Policy so that you are properly informed as to how CMPA is protecting and dealing with your personal information.

Comments and Contact Information

The CMPA welcomes your comments regarding our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy or if you believe that we have not adhered to our Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer by e-mail to info@cmpa.ca with the subject line “Privacy” and we will respond within five business days.

Updated: February 2017