Canadian Cancer Action Network (CCAN) website privacy policy

The Canadian Cancer Action Network (CCAN) is a volunteer-driven, incorporated organization dedicated to ensuring patient interests remain a key priority on the national cancer agenda. CCAN is committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of users of its website. The CCAN website privacy policy explains how we collect, use and disclose personal information you provide through this website. For clarification, personal information means any information that identifies you. This privacy policy applies solely to personal information collected on the website.

Consent to collect your personal information: You are not required to provide any personal information in order to browse the CCAN website. If you choose to subscribe to newsletters or electronic updates (E-Bulletins), we will ask for your email address. In addition, when you receive and open electronic updates from CCAN, this information may be recorded by us. You may withdraw your consent to the use of your personal information at any time by unsubscribing from newsletters and electronic updates via our website or by contacting our national office at the address provided below. All personal information collected by CCAN is stored centrally in our national office.

A note on session cookies: When you visit our website we collect certain information from your browser using “cookies.” Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer. We may use cookies to save user settings and streamline the user experience. Your browser software allows you to disable and delete cookies. Disabling or deleting cookies will not restrict your use of the website. Disabling cookies may mean that your personal settings, such as language preference, are not saved and you may need to enter them each time you visit. You will still be able to access all information and services.

Use and disclosure of your personal information by CCAN: We will use your personal information for the following purposes: (a) To administer your account for receiving the newsletter and electronic updates (2) To evaluate and further develop our communications & marketing strategy (c) To process access requests. CCAN will retain your personal information as long as it is required to provide services to you. Other than limited access by CCAN staff and contracted suppliers to perform the functions described above, the email address you provide is not shared with others.

Further, CCAN may be required to disclose your personal information as permitted or required by law, in the following situations:

  • To government institution, law enforcement or other authority that has lawful authority to obtain the information;
  • To comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person or entity with jurisdiction to compel the production of information;
  • In urgent circumstances to protect the life, health or security of any person; or
  • To comply with court rules regarding the production of records and information.

Security: We have adopted reasonable security measures in an effort to protect personal information from loss, misuse or alteration while it is under our custody and control.
Links to third-party websites: The CCAN website may contain links to other websites that operate independently and are not under our control. We provide links to other websites solely for your convenience and information. Other websites may have their own privacy notices, which we suggest you review if you visit any linked websites. CCAN is not responsible for the privacy practices of the organizations operating those websites or for the information that is collected through those websites or for any other use or disclosure of information by the operators of those websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the CCAN website and to read the privacy statements of websites that collect personally identifiable information.

Access and update your personal information: You may update, review or correct your email address at any time by contacting our national office as noted below.

Changes to the privacy policy: CCAN periodically reviews its policies and procedures and we may change our privacy policy from time to time without notice. The date of the latest privacy policy update will appear at the bottom of the page. If we change our practices for processing personal information, the change will be reflected in the “last updated” date at the bottom of this policy. This way you will always know what information we collect, how we use it and who it is shared with. Your continued use of this website after the effective date of any changes to this privacy policy constitutes your acceptance of all such changes.

Contact us: If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our privacy policy, please contact our national office at:

Canadian Cancer Action Network (CCAN)
1 University Avenue, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M5J 2P1
Phone: 416-619-5784 | 1-866-378-1986