Privacy Policy

CSSE Privacy Policy & Website Disclaimer

Last updated: September 2014


CSSE Website Privacy Policy

The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) is committed to protecting the privacy of members. The CSSE website is operated in accordance with this same set of values. All personal information collected by CSSE via this website or otherwise is done so in accordance with the following privacy policy.


Protecting Your Personal Information

Certain processes available on this website are used to collect personal information such as "Become a Member", "Update Your Profile", "Course or Conference Registration", etc. CSSE collects no personal information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us. Any personally identifiable data about customers or website visitors is stored securely and used only for the purpose for which it is provided to us.


Payment Data Collected

Your registration via the Online Registration Service indicates your acknowledgment and acceptance of the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

All credit card information is collected securely. CSSE uses the information only for the purpose supplied and does not maintain or store credit card information for each individual member.


Sharing your Personal Information

CSSE do not sell, trade, or rent personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, sponsors, potential sponsors and other parties to help them better understand CSSE members and their interests.

Such aggregate information is used to give CSSE demographic data about its members in order to improve the organization and the programs and services we provide.

CSSE may use third party service providers to help us operate the Association, the CSSE website and/or administer activities on our behalf. These activities may include but are not limited to sending out newsletters, surveys or polls. CSSE may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have not opted out of receiving communications. In the event that you have opted out of receiving communications from the CSSE you may receive a message as it pertains to bylaws and other such regulatory announcements defined by the Board and/or National Office as necessary communication.

The information you provide to CSSE - such as your name, address, etc. - allows CSSE to inform you about events and activities and to notify you about issues, events or special offers which may be of interest to you. By becoming a member or by requesting information or registering for events or courses offered by CSSE, you are giving CSSE permission to contact you by way of the information you provide. Members may choose not to be contacted by CSSE - please contact Membership Information at Contact Us or 416-646-1600.


CSSE Website

The operating system for the CSSE website ( may automatically record some general information about your visit, such as:

  • The Internet domain for your Internet service provider, such as "" or "" and the IP address of the computer accessing the website, such as "ppp-55";

  • The type of browser (such as "Safari version x" or "Internet Explorer version x") you are using;

  • The type of operating system you are using (such as MacIntosh, Linux or Windows);

  • The date and time you visit our site and the web pages that you visit on our site, along with the address of the previous website you were visiting, if you linked to use from another website.

  • If you are logged into this site, your user name will be recorded along with the date and time of your visit, which pages you viewed, etc.

CSSE uses this information statistical analysis, to help us make our site more useful to visitors. We may disclose this information in aggregate only to third parties such as sponsors, clients or advertisers and/or use it for auditing purposes.

The CSSE website may use "cookies" that identify you as a return visitor. A cookie is a piece of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store the cookie on your hard drive. So, when you come back to visit CSSE's website again, information can be tailored to suit your individual preferences. The goal is to save you time and provide you with a more meaningful visit and to measure website activity. Browsers allow you to disable cookie collection if you wish, or inform you when a cookie is being stored on your hard drive.

Specifically, we use cookies in order to allow members to access features (i.e. "Remember Me" function) without logging into the website each time.


When You Leave the CSSE Website

This policy discloses the privacy practices for the CSSE website ( However, the CSSE website contains links to other sites. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of the new site. CSSE encourages you to read the privacy policies of all websites you visit, especially if you share any personal information.  CSSE provides links to these sites merely as a convenience to you and the presence of these links is not to be construed as a CSSE endorsement of the sites.  CSSE does not authorize the production, reproduction, or copying of copyrighted materials published on linked, external websites. You must obtain permission from the sponsors of those external Web sites to do so. CSSE is not responsible for the accuracy or content of transmissions you may receive from linked, external websites, nor is CSSE under an obligation to forward any of those transmissions directed to CSSE on to you.

For more information, please contact CSSE's Privacy Officer:

Perry Ruehlen, CAE, Executive Director,


CSSE Website Disclaimers

Thank you for visiting this CSSE Website.

CSSE has taken reasonable measures to ensure that the information and data presented on this website are accurate and current. However, the CSSE makes no express or implied warranty regarding the accuracy of such information or data, and hereby expressly disclaims all legal liability and responsibility to persons who or entities that use or access this site and its content.


Disclaimer Regarding Legal Matters

This website is not to be construed as the provision of legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. Anything contained herein is solely for informational purposes and should NOT be relied on when making legal decisions. If you require legal advice, CSSE recommends that you seek the services of a qualified lawyer.


Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trade mark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, favouring, or promotion by CSSE, or any of its directors, officers, employees, agents or contractors. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of CSSE and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. CSSE does not endorse any commercial product, process, or activity identified by this web site.


Disclaimer of Liability

With respect to information on this web page, neither CSSE, nor any of its directors, officers, employees, agents or contractors, makes any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to the information; nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed; nor represents that its use would not infringe upon third party property rights.