We at the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management want you, our members, associates and students to be aware of how and why we handle your personal information. We work hard to respect and maintain your privacy.

Personal information means information that identifies an individual. For example an individual's name, birth date, address, financial information. Personal information does not include the name, business title, address, phone or fax number or email of an employee of an organization.

These Privacy Principles may be modified from time to time. You may obtain our most up to date version by visiting the CSNM's website in the section called "Privacy Principles".

  1. Consent and Personal Information

    CSNM obtains consent to collect, use and disclosure of personal information, except where inappropriate.

    In obtaining consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, the purpose for which information is collected, used or disclosed is either obvious by the very nature of the business or if not, we state the purpose, either at or before the time information is collected.

    Personal information is typically collected and used by us for the society's purposes such as processing applications for membership, providing and servicing members, associates and students of products and related services and to determine the status in the society.

    CSNM may also collect and use personal information for marketing purposes, such as identifying and communicating with individuals who are most likely to find CSNM products and services of interest. Your consent to this collection and use of your personal information is voluntary. You may opt not to have us collect and use your personal information for marketing purposes. If you do this, we will collect and use your personal information for society purposes and in accordance with our contractual rights and obligations, but will not use your personal information for marketing purposes. You will not receive special offers or promotional mailings from industry sector marketing.
  2. Collecting Personal Information

    Whenever practical, we collect information directly from the individual concerned.

  3. Using Personal Information

    We use personal information in accordance with the consent provided by the individual to whom the information relates, in accordance with these Privacy Principles, our contractual rights and obligations and the law.

    Personal information shall not be used by the society's board representatives for the purposes other than as required in the performance of their respective portfolios.
  4. Accuracy of Your Personal Information

    CSNM maintains procedures to ensure that the information we collect and use is accurate, up-to-date, and as complete as possible. However, we rely on you to disclose all material information to us and to inform us of any changes. You may with proof of entitlement, request to access and if applicable request that we correct information in our possession. You may make this request by writing to our Privacy Officer at the address set out below in principle 8.

  5. Safeguarding Your Information

    We apply appropriate safeguards to our computer networks and physical files and we restrict access to personal information about you to those board representatives, our contractual rights and obligations and the law.

  6. Disclosure of Personal Information

    CSNM sometimes retains an affiliated company or an independent third party to perform on CSNM's behalf, certain functions in support of the products and services CSNM provides.

    CSNM obligates these affiliates and third parties to use and take steps to protect personal information in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Principles.

    Your consent to the disclosure of your personal information to our affiliates for the purpose of offering you additional products and services is optional. You may decline or revoke your consent to this optional disclosure of your personal information by contacting in writing to the address provided below in principle 8. If you do this, you will not receive offers of additional products and services, special offers and promotional mailings, directly from our affiliates.

    We do not sell our membership, associate or student lists or other personal information.

  7. Retention and Access to Your Personal Information

    We retain personal information for both past, current and prospective members, associates and students to fulfill the purpose for which it is collected and to meet our legal and contractual obligations.

    If you have a right of access, you or a person authorized in writing to act on your behalf may, with satisfactory identification and proof of entitlement, request access or, if applicable, request a correction of your personal information which CSNM has in its possession.

    The right to access is not absolute. For example, you do not have a right to access and we may decline your request for access if the information requested is subject to a legal privilege.

    We may charge a reasonable fee in advance for copying and sending information you have requested and to which you have a right to access.

  8. Third-Party Ad Networks

    We use third parties such as network advertisers to serve advertisements on our Site and on third-party websites or other media (e.g., social networking platforms). This enables us and these third parties to target advertisements to you for products and services in which you might be interested. Third-party ad network providers, advertisers, sponsors and/or traffic measurement services may use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (including clear GIFs), Flash LSOs and other tracking technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content to you. These third-party cookies and other technologies are governed by each third party’s specific privacy policy, not this one. We may provide these third-party advertisers with information about you.
    Users in the United States may opt out of many third-party ad networks. For example, you may go to the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Consumer Choice Page for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and their choices regarding having information used by DAA companies. You may also go to the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) Consumer Opt-Out Page for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and their choices regarding having information used by NAI members.

    Opting out from one or more companies listed on the DAA Consumer Choice Page or the NAI Consumer Opt-Out Page will opt you out from those companies’ delivery of interest-based content or ads to you, but it does not mean you will no longer receive any advertising through our Site or on other websites. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing (i.e., contextually based ads). Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you opt out on the DAA or NAI websites, your opt-out may not be effective. Additional information is available on the DAA’s website at or the NAI’s website at

    Online Behavioral Advertising and How You Can Opt-Out
    We may work with third-party advertising companies who may utilize cookies and web beacons, and data collected on our services, to customize advertisements to you on our services, as well as on other websites or mobile applications in their networks beyond our services. Among other things, these customized advertisements may advertise our products and services and third party products and services on websites or mobile applications not affiliated with us. Some of these ads are online behavioural advertising – which serves advertisements that are more likely to be of interest to you using non-personal behavioural information. Such ads may contain cookies that allow monitoring of websites and mobile applications (including our own services) and your response to such advertisements. Cookies or web beacons placed by these companies do not collect personal information, and the third-party advertising companies do not have access to or use your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number or other personal information; they may, however, anonymously track your usage across our services and other websites or mobile applications in their networks. We limit companies that place our ads from using information for any purpose other than to assist us in our advertising efforts.
    For more information about these third-party advertising companies' privacy policies, visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s website at If you prefer to not receive targeted advertising, you can opt-out of network advertising programs that use your information. To do so, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page.

  9. Contacting the CSNM Privacy Officer

    Contact: President Elect
    1370 Don Mills Rd. Ste. 300
    Toronto, Ontario M3B 3N7

    Should you have:
    Questions about our privacy practices;

    A request to access or correct your personal information; or Should you wish to decline or revoke your consent to the use, collection or disclosure of your personal information for marketing purposes.

    Include your name, address and your member number.
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