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Privacy Policy and Data Collection/Use

CDES Canada is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its staff, administration, volunteers, members, customers, and other stakeholders. We value the trust of those we deal with, and of the public, and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that you choose to share with us.

During the course of our various projects and activities, CDES Canada frequently gathers and uses related information. Anyone from whom we collect such information should expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use of, or other dealing with, this information is subject to a specific purpose/implied consent. CDES Canada’s privacy practices are designed to achieve this.

Defining personal information

Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. We gather this information from various mediums such as social media, online web search engine,  public body or its website, direct or indirect communication with CDES or it’s stakeholder(s), public 411-like listings and other reliable sources. This information can include an individual’s opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about, or related to, the individual. Exceptions: business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories, are not considered personal information.

Information in the public domain is not subject to privacy legislation and as such is not included in this policy.

Where CDES Canada customers and clients use their home contact information as business contact information, CDES Canada considers that the contact information provided is business contact information, and is not therefore subject to protection as personal information.

CDES Canada observes the following practices when collecting, maintaining and using personal information:


Consent can be either express or implied and can be provided directly by the individual or by an authorized representative. Express consent can be given orally, electronically or in writing. Implied consent is consent that can reasonably be inferred from an individual’s action or inaction. An individual’s consent is required before confidential information is released to outside parties.


CDES Canada’s websites use persistent cookies within visiting browsers to enable the functions of the website and for tracking performance. Specifically, cookies are used the following ways:

  • Preserving and expiring visitor sessions on the site (e.g., preserving data between steps of a process; and ending the session after a period of inactivity)
  • Storing font size preferences on the site
  • Enabling web analytic tools (such as Google Analytics, Clicktale, and iPerceptions  – see below)

Cookies are used anonymously and without storing personally identifiable information (PII). Visitors that wish to opt out of cookies should review the help documentation for their browser software to decline or selectively decline cookies. Note that declining cookies may adversely impact site performance.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to track performance. Google Analytics uses persistent cookies to track visitor sessions, visitors across multiple sessions, and referral sources to our sites. We also track the performance of promotional links to our site using Google Analytics. In compliance with the Google Analytics Terms of Service, at no time is personally identifiable information (PII) passed to Google Analytics. Note that Google Analytics stores its data within the United States of America and is subject to US laws.  We use this data to understand site performance to serve you better.  Those wishing to opt out of Google Analytics data collection should use the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Limited Collection

The collection of personal information is limited to that which is relevant and necessary to our programs. CDES Canada shall not make unwarranted or intrusive inquiries into history or personal life. CDES Canada attributes all data that it collects.

Limited Use, Disclosure and Retention

Personal information shall not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law. Personal information shall be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.


Personal information shall be as complete, accurate and up-to-date as possible. Individuals are encouraged to review, correct and update personal information directly by logging into their profile from our website option, “edit profile menu.”

Security Safeguards

Personal information gathered by CDES Canada shall be kept in confidence. CDES Canada personnel shall be authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with the information for the reason(s) for which it was obtained.

Appropriate physical and electronic measures shall be used to ensure personal information is secure.

If for any reason, you wish your name to be removed from our mailing list or data base, you have the following two options:

  • You may select an option to "unsubscribe" from a button available at the bottom of the email messages received from time to time.
  • Or you may send us an email with your full name and email address and we will manually apply your request. 

CDES Career Development Education Services Cantre

A Federally registered Canadian NPO. Established in 2015. 

CDES has served Canadian licensed professionals from various fields to satisfy their ongoing educational requirements. Since 2015, CDES has offered CPD programs in accounting, financial and legal areas.

CDES’s head office is in BC, with a branch office in Ontario.

Effective October 2018, CDES has expanded its programs to the members of Law Society of Ontario.

Our mission is to create and support programs for education promotion for Canadian professionals. 

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