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
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 purposes.
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 generated through the
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 sites.
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 physically
This policy is made under the Personal Information Protection
and Electronic Documents Act.