Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.

Ottawa, Ontario

Privacy Policy


Terms of Use


These terms and conditions, as well as the Contract Terms that may apply to Clients ordering products or services on the Site, shall be governed by the laws in force in the country of Canada without regard to conflict of laws. You irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in the country of Canada. You agree that the provisions of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods Shall not apply. If any provision hereof is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, it shall be severed and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force without being invalidated in any way. The parties hereto are independent contractors. These Terms of Use and any additional terms are not intended to create a partnership, joint venture, or agency relationship between the parties. Except for any additional terms, or any written agreements with the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) that expressly reference these Terms of Use, this is the entire agreement between you and CIP relating to the matters contained herein and shall not be modified except in writing by CIP.

Privacy Statement

CIP is dedicated to protecting the privacy of members and visitors to its Web site, and is required to comply with federal legislation effective January 1, 2004, governing the use, collection and disclosure of personal information. We are adhering to the following Ten Privacy Principles, based on the Canadian Standards Association's Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information and Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents (PIPED) Act.

  • Principle 1 - Accountability - CIP is responsible for maintaining and protecting the personal information under its control. CIP has designated an individual who is accountable for compliance with the Ten Privacy Principles.
  • Principle 2 - Identifying Purposes - The purposes for which personal information is collected will be identified before or at the time the information is collected.
  • Principle 3 - Consent - Knowledge and consent are required for the collection, use or disclosure of personal information except where required or permitted by law.
  • Principle 4 - Limiting Collection - The personal information collected must be limited to those details necessary for the purposes identified by CIP.
  • Principle 5 - Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention - Personal information may only be used or disclosed for the purpose for which it was collected unless you have otherwise consented, or when it is required or permitted by law. Personal information may only be retained for the period of time required to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected or as required by law.
  • Principle 6 - Accuracy - Personal information must be maintained in as accurate, complete and up-to-date form as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it is to be used.
  • Principle 7 - Safeguarding Member Information - Personal information must be protected by security safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity level of the information.
  • Principle 8 - Openness - CIP will make information available to our members concerning the policies and practices that apply to the management of their personal information.
  • Principle 9 - Member Access - Upon request, a member shall be informed of the existence, use and disclosure of their personal information, and shall be given access to it. Members may verify the accuracy and completeness of their personal information, and may request that it be amended, if appropriate.
  • Principle 10 - Challenging Compliance - Members may direct any questions or enquiries with respect to the privacy principles outlined above or about our practices.

Personal Information

We do not gather personal information about you except that which you provide us for input and storage in our membership database. Storage of this information is password secure. Only such information as you give authorization will be displayed in the on-line database for our membership. Visitors to the CIP site do not have access to this database. Certain members involved with CIP initiatives i.e. CIP Board of Directors and its committees, etc. will be given specific notice before gathering and/or displaying any personal information, i.e. name or email address. We will explain what information is being gathered and how it will be used. You have the right to refuse to have this information gathered, displayed or transferred for marketing purposes.
At times, we make our membership list available to specific reputable companies and organizations whose products/services we believe may be of interest to you (such as employment opportunities and various affinity programs). If there are specific mailings that you wish to receive, please indicate your preferences on-line in your membership profile.
This statement does not apply once you link to another site. At that time you are subject to the privacy and terms of use of the new site.
CIP would be pleased to inform you of the existence, any use and disclosure of personal information and provide you access to this within thirty days of request receipt in writing to: Canadian Institute of Planners, 141 Laurier Avenue W, Ottawa ON Canada K1P 5J3. Requests to change or delete information can also be made in the same manner.

Non-Personal Information

CIP monitors general information about your Internet visit, such as:

  • the domain of your Internet service provider, i.e. "" or "" and the IP address of the computer accessing the web site, such as "xyz-55"
  • the type and version of browser, i.e. MS Internet Explorer or Netscape, you are using to access the Internet
  • the type of operating system you are using, i.e. MS Windows, Macintosh, or Unix
  • the date and time you visit our web site, the pages that you visit, the length of your visit, which page you access first, the address of web site you were visiting immediately prior, if you linked to us from that web site, etc.

Our sole use of this information is for statistical analysis, to assist us in making our site more useful and user-friendly to members and visitors. We may disclose this non-personal information to third parties, i.e. sponsors, clients or job advertisers and/or use it for auditing purposes. Again, this information is of a very general nature, it does not include personal, identifying details.

CIP's web site uses a feature called a 'cookie' to store browser information used by our servers when you log into the Members Only section. Cookies, by themselves, cannot be used to disclose the individual identity of any site user. If you opt not to accept cookies, you will not be able to access the members section of our site. In order to adjust your privacy (cookie) settings please go to the Internet options section of your browser and change accordingly.

Ownership of Content

The contents of this Site, including without limitation text, publications, newsletters, articles, opinions, views, graphics, images, HTML codes, multimedia clips, java code, logos, button icons, banners, software and other material appearing on this Site (collectively the "Creative Materials"), are protected by copyright under both Canadian and foreign laws. Unauthorized use of any Creative Materials may violate copyright, trade-mark, and other laws. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Creative Materials on any copy you make of the Creative Materials, including the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the source of the Creative Material. You may not sell or modify the Creative Materials or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the Creative Materials, or any part thereof, for any public or commercial purpose. The use of the Creative Materials on any other web site for any purpose is prohibited. If you violate any of these restrictions, your permission to use the Creative Materials automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made thereof.


Access and use of this site is at your own risk. In no event shall CIP, its directors, officers, employees or agents be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, damages for lost revenue, lost or damaged data or other commercial or economic loss, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence) or any other theory of liability, arising out of your access to or use of this site or any consequences flowing, directly or indirectly, therefrom. The foregoing limitation shall apply even if CIP has been advised or should have known of the possibility of such damage or loss.


You agree to indemnify CIP and its officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, costs, or expenses whatsoever, including without limitation reasonable legal fees and disbursements, resulting directly or indirectly from:

  1. your breach of any of these Terms of Use or any additional terms;
  2. your access to or use of this Site or any web site to which this Site is or may be linked from time to time;
  3. your use of, reliance on, or publication, communication or distribution of anything on or from this Site; or
  4. your violation of any law or regulation to the detriment of CIP.