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Privacy Statement


The Institute of Public Administration of Canada

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy for our web site users and our membership. The following paragraphs disclose our information gathering and dissemination practices. The privacy statement may change at any time; any changes will be posted on this page. The following topics describe how the Institute of Public Administration of Canada uses your information voluntarily submitted by its members and other visitors to this site:

E-Mail Privacy
Your e-mail address will only be used within IPAC and its regional groups. We do not sell or rent e-mail addresses to anyone outside IPAC. If you do not wish to receive e-mail correspondence, please call the national office at 416-924-8787 or e-mail your request to [email protected].

Use of Cookies and IP addresses
We may track IP addresses of visitors to our Web sites to help diagnose problems with our web site and/or server and for our own security and protection purposes. We may use cookies to maintain user session identity, and, in some non-member areas, to store your username and password locally for ease of access. "Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. PLEASE NOTE: In order to use IPAC's on-line registration system, your browser must be enabled to accept cookies.

IPAC.CA Site/Membership Registration Forms
 Our site's secured registration forms require users to give us contact information (like name, mailing address and email address), method of payment, and demographic information. We use customer contact information from the registration forms to send the user information about the Institute. The customer's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Information regarding method of payment is collected for member enrolment, registration and to process orders for products and services. External Links IPAC.CA contains links to other external web sites that do not fall under the IPAC.CA domain. IPAC.CA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external web sites. If you choose to follow such links to external websites, you do so at your own risk.

E-Commerce for Conference Registration/Publications Sales/Institute, News & Commentary Subscriptions
Our site uses a secure order form for members and others to register for conferences, request information, purchase products, and services. We collect visitor's contact information (like name, mailing address and email address) and method of payment. Contact information from the order form is used to process orders and to send information about our association. User payment information that is collected is used to check the users' qualifications and bill the user for products and services. This information is transmitted via a secure channel. Surveys Our online secure surveys ask respondents for contact information (like email address) and demographic information (like postal code, age range). We also may use contact data from our surveys to send information about our association. Public Forums This site will eventually make chat rooms, forums, e-mail lists and message boards available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Although IPAC.CA tries to protect your personal information when using these public forums, IPAC.CA cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Security This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.