Terms, Conditions and Privacy

Effective January 1, 2004, Colleges and Institutes Canada (“CICan”) is required to comply with federal privacy legislation entitled the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”). CICan operates careerlauncher.collegesinstitutes.ca and lancementcarriere.collegesinstituts.ca (the “Websites”) and places a high priority on protecting your privacy. CICan is committed to respecting your privacy regarding any information collected through its Websites.

This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate CICan’s firm commitment to the privacy of its website users. This policy explains what types of information is collected by CICan’s Websites, careerlauncher.collegesinstitutes.ca and lancementcarriere.collegesinstituts.ca, and how this information is used.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, CICan collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.

CICan’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how CICan’s visitors use its Websites. From time to time, CICan may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its Websites.

CICan also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. CICan treats logged in user and IP addresses as personally-identifying information (as such treatment is described below).

Collection of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to CICan’s Websites choose to interact with CICan in ways that require CICan to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that CICan gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with CICan are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, CICan collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with CICan. CICan does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Protection of Personally-Identifying Information

CICan discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on CICan’s behalf or for the purposes of providing services available on CICan’s Websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose this information to non-authorized persons.

CICan’s will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, CICan shall only discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, when CICan believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of CICan, third parties or the public at large and such communication is permitted under the terms of PIPEDA. CICan takes all appropriate measures to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

How Your Information May Be Used

CICan uses the personal information that you submit to CICan to provide personalized services, to send e-mail alerts to its members and to answer member requests. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease all communications from CICan. CICan may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its Websites but shall not disclose personally-identifying information.

Email Privacy

CICan does not provide, sell, or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization.

Emails and any attachments are being transmitted in confidence for the use of the individual(s) or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is confidential, privileged, proprietary or exempt from disclosure. Any use not in accordance with its purpose, any distribution or any copying by persons other than the intended recipient(s) is prohibited. If you received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete the material.

External Links

The Websites, careerlauncher.collegesinstitutes.ca and lancementcarriere.collegesinstituts.ca, include links to external websites. These links do not fall under the collegesinstitutes.ca and collegesinstituts.ca domain and are not under the control of CICan. CICan is not responsible for the privacy practices nor the accuracy or reliability of the content of these external websites. CICan does not offer any guarantee and are not responsible for the information found through these links. In addition, CICan does not endorse these sites or their content. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. CICan may use cookies to help CICan identify and track visitors, their usage of CICan Websites, and their website access preferences. CICan visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using CICan’s Websites, with the drawback that certain features of CICan’s Websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Terms, Conditions and Privacy Policy Changes

CICan may change its Terms, Conditions and Privacy Policy from time to time, and in CICan’s sole discretion. CICan encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Terms, Conditions and Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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