The ten privacy principles of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) comply with the provisions of Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Although the CCES is not directly subject to the Act, the legislation establishes best practices widely observed in the business and service communities. 

Principle 1: Accountability

We are responsible for maintaining and protecting the information we have about you.

Principle 2: Identifying Purposes

The purpose for which your information is being collected will be explained to you either before or when it is collected. In summary, we collect contact information of subscribers for the purpose of delivering CCES related content and information.

Principle 3: Consent

We will obtain your consent to collect, hold, use and disclose your information. This will be done by providing you with a Privacy Protection Notice when you provide personal information to the CCES or by providing it to you in a separate communication. We provide you with a Privacy Protection Notice at the time you submit personal information or otherwise contact us electronically. The Privacy Protection Notice may also be sent to you in a separate communication. The Privacy Protection Notice explains how we collect, hold, use and disclose your information. By signing an application form and/or continuing to do business with us, you are consenting to the use of your information.

Principle 4: Limiting Collection

We will limit the information we collect to what is needed for those purposes the CCES has identified (news distribution list and medication inquiries).

Principle 5: Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention

We will use and disclose your information only for the purposes we have identified, or when it is required or permitted by law. We retain your information only for as long as is necessary for the fulfillment of these purposes.

Principle 6: Accuracy

We keep your information as accurate, complete and up to date as is necessary for these purposes.

Principle 7: Safeguards

We protect your information with appropriate safeguards and security measures. Our employees and service providers have access to your information provided the information is required for the identified purposes and access is permitted only to the extent necessary for such purposes. In addition, we have taken several measures to protect your information, such as restricting physical access to our offices and using computer passwords and file encryption for on-line activities.

Principle 8: Openness

Upon your request, we will provide you with specific details about our information handling policies and procedures. Contact the CCES.

Principle 9: Access

We will give you access to the information we have about you. You may check the accuracy of your information and amend it as appropriate. Except in limited circumstances, we can provide you with the information we have about you so you may verify and amend it. We will provide you with requested information within 20 days of receipt of your request, unless prohibited by law. Please note that we may not be able to provide you with your information in the following circumstances:

  • if it contains references to other persons and the references are subject to legal privilege;
  • if it contains confidential information proprietary to the CCES;
  • if it relates to an investigation or contravention of laws; or
  • if it cannot be disclosed for other legal reasons.

Accuracy is important to us. Please inform us of any errors in our information about you as soon as you are aware of them so that we may immediately correct our records. If the accuracy of information is in dispute, we will note it in our records.

Principle 10: Challenging Our Compliance

We will investigate and respond to your concerns about any aspect of our handling of your information. Contact the CCES.

Acceptance of Terms

This is an offer made by the CCES to you under which you are invited to browse, peruse and interact with the content of the Club Excellence website for the purposes of your own personal education, information, entertainment and/or communication with the CCES. This offer is expressly conditional on your acceptance of these terms and conditions. This agreement represents the entire agreement between you and the CCES concerning access to the Club Excellence website and takes precedence over all such existing communications and/or agreements.

Limitation of Liability

You acknowledge that while every effort is made to ensure that all information contained in the Club Excellence website is accurate and up-to-date, the CCES makes no warranty as to its accuracy. You accept that any and all use of information contained on the Club Excellence website is at your own risk. The CCES shall not be liable for any direct or consequential loss arising from your access to and/or use of or inability to access and/or use the Club Excellence website, or any erroneous or omitted information contained on the Club Excellence website.  If necessary, you are asked to contact the CCES about any information that you find, or do not find, on this website.

Third Party Content

Throughout the Club Excellence website, there are many opportunities for third party contribution to the information available to readers. This material does not necessarily reflect the views or the positions of the CCES on any given topic in question but, merely presents an opportunity to highlight a variety of opinions in the hopes of sparking a discussion within the sport community.

Copyright and Trademarks

You accept that the entire content of the Club Excellence website is protected by copyright and that the CCES is either the proprietor or licensee of all copyright in the material contained on the Club Excellence website.  The CCES reserves all its rights as copyright proprietor of the CCES website and prohibits without limitation distribution, exhibition, copying, adaptation, reposting, modification of and dealing in any copyright material contained therein save as expressly provided herein without the express written authorization of the Club Excellence website.

You acknowledge that the CCES reserves all its rights as proprietor of all its trademarks and logos.

You are advised that any and all images of people and/or places and/or events are lawfully used by the CCES and that any misuse of these images by you is prohibited. You are further reminded that any such misuses of images may be a violation of copyright law, trade mark law, rights of privacy, publicity and personality, laws of defamation and/or obscenity, communications regulations and other legal provisions.

The CCES reminds you that they police and enforce their rights vigorously to the maximum extent available under the law.