The FMI is committed to protecting
the privacy of the personal information of its members, sponsors,
employees, volunteers and other stakeholders. During the course of
our various activities, we gather and use personal information.
Anyone from whom we collect such information should expect that it
would be protected, that any use of disclosure of this information
is subject to consent, that it is as accurate and complete as
possible and, upon request, it is available for you to review.
What Information do we collect?
We only collect personal
information, by fair and lawful means, necessary to fulfill the
identified purposes. The information that we collect may include,
but is not limited to, your name, contact information, membership
and event registration history, and credit card information.
Why do we collect personal information?
The information that you provide
when you register on-line for FMI professional development events
is used to ensure that your name is placed on the attendance list
and that you are provided with the appropriate access to the event.
This information is also used for billing purposes and to contact
you by mail, phone or electronically. More specifically, we collect
personal information for the following purposes:
- Mailings (by post or electronic) and phone calls to invite
members to register for FMI events;
- Mailings (by post or electronic) and phone calls to provide
information about upcoming
- Mailings of the FMI journal
Do we disclose your personal information?
The FMI does not sell, license,
trade or rent your personal information to or with third parties;
your personal information is not used for marketing or other
The FMI website may offer links to
other third party websites such as those of our event sponsors and
exhibitors. You should be aware that operators of linked websites
may also collect your personal information (including information
websites. FMI is not responsible for how such third parties
collect, use or disclose your personal information, so it is
important to familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of
these websites before providing your personal information on those
How do we protect your personal information?
Your event registration history is
stored in our database and in hard copy files. Information in
electronic format and paper is either under supervision or secured
in a locked or restricted area at all times. Passwords are used on
computers and only authorized FMI personnel have access to this
information. Financial transactions are kept in a secure storage
for a minimum amount of time required by legislation and then are
destroyed. Personal information is retained only as long as
necessary. We destroy paper files containing personal information
by shredding. We destroy electronic information by deleting it and,
when the hardware is discarded, we ensure that the hard drive is
This policy is made under the
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.