Privacy Policy

The Canadian Energy Executive Association (“CEEA”), is committed to protecting the privacy of users of CEEA Sites and complying with applicable privacy legislation. We intend to give you as much control as possible over your personal information, including registration data. As part of the normal operation of the CEEA Sites, we collect information from you. This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect about you and how that information may be used.

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, we consider personal information to be any information that describes you as an identifiable individual, other than your business title or business contact information when used or disclosed for the purpose of business communications.

Information Gathered through the CEEA Sites
By using the CEEA Sites or the services offered therein, we assume that you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as explained in this Privacy Policy.

In addition, you may change or withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice, by contacting us at [·].  In some circumstances, a change in or withdrawal of consent may severely limit or even prevent our ability to provide products or services to you.  All communications with respect to such withdrawal or variation of consent should be in writing and addressed to [·].

CEEA will track the domains from which people visit the our sites in order to gain aggregate data that may be analyzed for trends and statistics. Subject to the provisions of this Privacy Statement, CEEA may use accumulated aggregate data for several purposes including, but not limited to, marketing analysis, evaluation of our services, and business planning.

You can visit the CEEA Sites without directly telling us who you are. However, it is important to note that our web server collects information related to your visit to the Site or the Services, including the IP address and domain used to access the Site or the Services, the type and version of your browser, the website you came from to access the Site or the Services, the page you entered and exited at, any pages that are viewed by that IP address and the country from which you accessed the site.

We use this information to monitor the performance of the CEEA Sites and the services therein (such as number of visits, average time spent per page, number of page views), to determine interest in the CEEA Sites, and for business purposes, such as working to continually upgrade our offerings to meet user needs.

In addition, we may collect the personal information that you submit to us, such as your name, address and any other contact or other information that you choose to provide by:

  • registering as a member/subscriber on the CEEA Sites;
  • using your membership or subscriber account to access the CEEA Sites;
  • contributing an article, photo, video, comment, data, or preferences to the Site or the Services;
  • corresponding with us via e-mail using the hyperlinks created for that purpose; or
  • through other communication methods.

Your personal information may also be collected when you participate in surveys or polls, or respond to special offers, give-aways or promotions on the Site. In addition, the Site may store your electronic chat and other communications, which are necessarily incidental to the transmission and delivery of those communications and to prevent misuse of our Site and Services.

Other, more fulsome information, such as your account status and preferences is created and maintained by the CEEA Sites and through our third party providers (each with their own privacy policies) in the normal course of providing services to our members/subscribers and other users. This includes the tracking of time spent within the CEEA Sites.

This information is collected and aggregated with the information of other users in order to gain an understanding of the usage habits and preferences of our members/subscribers and to assist us with the selection and adjustment of future content and features for the Services.

Aggregated and anonymized information may also be shared with third parties for a variety of purposes, including without limitation in order to permit us to improve the CEEA Sites or our services, to engage in marketing or similar activities, or otherwise for business purposes.  This information is aggregated across all members/subscribers in order to protect the usage habits of individual members/subscribers.

We collect personal information from you for a variety of purposes, including to:

  • establish, maintain and manage our relationship with you;
  • enforce our Terms of Use, including investigating user conduct and, in some cases, banning a user temporarily or permanently from the Site or Services if that user engages in inappropriate conduct;
  • review and improve the products and services that we provide to you;
  • comply with your requests;
  • notify you of products or services in which you may be interested;
  • protect us against error, fraud, theft and damage to our goods and property; and
  • comply with applicable law or regulatory requirements.

Additionally, we collect personal information for specific purposes that we may advise you of at or before the time that we collect such personal information

CEEA may conduct surveys or other studies of its user base and usage for marketing and planning purposes. Participation in such surveys is at the user’s option, but CEEA does reserve the right to conduct mandatory surveys in the future. With respect to information collected from such surveys or studies, and in the event that responses are to be publicly disclosed, users will be notified at the time they take the survey and CEEA will disclose only aggregate information regarding its users and not personal information identifying any specific individual. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in cases where surveys allow users to submit written comments, and where CEEA advises users of the possibility of such disclosure at the time they take the survey, CEEA reserves the right to disclose text information provided by any user through such a survey, provided that no personal information identifying that user is disclosed. Circumstances under which CEEA would publicly disclose aggregate information include, but are not limited to, sharing survey results with the site population, providing data to CEEA advertisers on user preferences and/or demographics, business planning, and publicizing overall usage data in press communications.

Cookies
CEEA employs “cookies” to provide users with tailored information. A “cookie” is an element of data that a Web site, when visited by a user, sends to that user’s browser which, in turn, may store that element on the user’s hard drive or memory. CEEA uses cookies to better serve users of our CEEA Sites; any cookies sent by CEEA will be marked so that they will be accessible only by CEEA Sites subject to this Privacy Statement. However, at his or her option and at his or her sole expense and responsibility, any user may block or delete our cookies from his or her hard drive. However, by disabling cookies, certain site features and functionality may no longer work properly, or at all.

Other Notification
In order to implement or enforce the Terms, CEEA may use user-provided e-mail addresses to contact users on an individual basis. At no time, unless such disclosure is required by law, a governmental agency, or specifically authorized by the user, will CEEA disclose individual user personal information to unrelated third parties that is not publicly available.

Links with other sites
The CEEA Sites contain links to other Web sites, whether owned or controlled by CEEA affiliates, or unrelated third parties. Please note that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from those of the CEEA Sites. CEEA is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of any linked Web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statement of any Web site you may visit.

Choice
“Opt-in” e-mails: Users may “opt-in” to receive site notifications, newsletters, or other information via e-mail. Users may remove themselves from such services at their discretion. Any e-mail sent to an “opt-in” list will include directions for how a user may remove himself or herself from the list, or a URL where the user may find such directions.

Profile Display
In some cases, users’ personal information may be publicly available through a user’s profile display. In such cases, users have the option to opt out of publicly displaying their personal information, including e-mail addresses. Users may also enlist this technique when posing comments on certain CEEA Sites. In cases where site profiles allow users to display optional information publicly, such entry and display is at the user’s discretion and may be changed at any time by the user.

E-mail Display
In some cases, users may have the opportunity to use an CEEA Site to send electronic mail to another user or e-mail list. In such cases, a user’s valid e-mail address and real name will be included with such messages. In order to prevent abuse, users may not opt-out of such a display, but may choose to refrain from using such CEEA Site to transmit an e-mail message.

Access and Updates
It is important that the information contained in our records is both accurate and current.  If your personal information happens to change during the course of our relationship, please keep us informed of such changes.

In some circumstances, we may not agree with your request to change your personal information and will instead append an alternative text to the record in question.

On certain CEEA Sites, users can view their data on their personal profile page. When technically feasible, users are permitted to update their personal information directly through CEEA. When such updating service is not technically feasible, CEEA will make reasonable efforts to assist users in updating their personal information.  Please contact us at [●] if you require further assistance.

Security
To secure site integrity, CEEA employs reasonable and industry standard measures, including but not limited to security audits, use of encryption tools and software, and other reasonable security measures and procedures. Internal access to users’ private and nonpublic personal information is restricted to site administrators and individuals on a need-to-know basis.

Enforcement
In the event that CEEA becomes aware that site security is compromised or nonpublic user information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including but not limited to external security attacks, CEEA shall take reasonable measures which it deems appropriate, including but not limited to internal investigation and reporting, and notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities, notwithstanding other provisions of this Privacy Statement.  CEEA complies with all mandatory breach notification provisions under applicable privacy law.

If CEEA becomes aware that a user’s personal information provided to CEEA has been disclosed in a manner not in accordance with this Privacy Statement, CEEA shall make reasonable efforts to notify the affected user, as soon as reasonably possible and as permitted by law, of what information has been disclosed, to the extent that CEEA knows this information.

No Guarantees For Factors Beyond CEEA’s Control
While this Privacy Statement expresses CEEA’s standards for maintenance of private data, it is not in a position to guarantee that the standards will always be met. There may be factors beyond CEEA’s control (e.g.,unauthorized access to CEEA’s computer systems) that may result in disclosure of data. As a consequence, CEEA disclaims any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of private information

From time to time, we may make changes to this privacy policy to reflect changes in our legal or regulatory obligations or in the manner in which we deal with your personal information.  We will post any revised version of this privacy policy on the Site and we encourage you to refer back to it on a regular basis.  This privacy policy was last updated on .