Privacy Policy

Our commitment to privacy

The Canadian Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy as a visitor to our website (the “Site”). We take the issue of privacy very seriously and value the trust you place in us each time you use our services and access this website. This privacy statement describes the practices and policies we have put into place to safeguard your personal information that may be gathered and used as you visit our website.

These provisions may be changed from time to time and without notice at the Canadian Chapter of the International Society of Appraiser’s sole discretion and as provided by applicable law. You should check this privacy statement frequently for any such changes, but, in any case, your continued access or use of the site shall constitute acceptance of any modifications of the privacy statement. If you have any questions about our privacy policies, we encourage you to contact us using any of the methods outlined at the end of our privacy statement.

Who is collecting the information?

The Canadian Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers is collecting information on this website as outlined in this privacy statement.

What information do we collect?

Automatic collection of information

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website or download information, our system will automatically gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally and is used in an aggregate way to help us improve our website and tell us the number of visitors to our site each day.

The web host collects and records the following information

  • The visitor’s domain name, but not their e-mail address.
  • The visitor’s IP address.
  • Aggregate information on what pages are accessed.
  • The name and release number of web browser software used.
  • The operating system used.
  • The date and time you access our site.
  • The address of the web site that linked to us (referral URL).

Permission-based collection of information

At different places on our site, you may be asked to volunteer personal information such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address and telephone number. We also collect the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail.

How do we use the information we collect?

The information we gather automatically and with your permission during your visit to our website is used in the following ways:

  • Monitor, review, measure, and analyze website utilization.
  • Modify and enhance the website.
  • Improve the content and design of our website.
  • Respond to your requests.
  • Distribute news and other information requested by web visitors.
  • Verify your identity.


Cookies are used to track how our visitors use this Site, to determine sites previously visited or to facilitate the use of portions of this Site. A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server to monitor your use of that website. Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

The Canadian Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers may use cookies for the following reasons:

  • Monitor our Site usage and improve the performance of our Site; for example, cookies help remember who you are through your browser settings so that we can offer and provide more personalized content such as your font text size preference.
  • Save passwords and/or preferences for you so that you will not have to re-enter them the next time you visit the Site.
  • Compile user traffic and demographic statistics related to the Site (for example, number of users, page views, location you are coming from, average time spend on the Site, etc.). This information helps us to better understand when to update, change or offer new navigation or content.

The cookies we use do not allow us to identify individuals. They are used to save preferences, to compile statistical information and to assess and improve the efficiency of the Site.

How to Disable Cookies

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it, or you can refuse cookies altogether through your browser settings. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. By refusing or deleting cookies, you should be aware that you might lose some functions of that website. Please refer to your browser support resources for information on how to disable or delete cookies from your device.

Google Analytics

The Canadian Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers uses Google Analytics, a web analytics provided by Google, Inc. to measure traffic patterns to, from, and within our Site. Google analytics uses first-party cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help analyze how users use the Site. Google Analytics uses “session” and “persistent” cookies to collect standard log information and to track visitor behaviour information, in an anonymous form, and compile statistical reports on site activity. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the Site (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google servers outside of Canada. No personally identifiable information is recorded or provided to Google. As well, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

For further information about Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Analytics Privacy Policy and Google Analytics Terms of Service. If you wish, you may opt of out of being tracked by Google Analytics by disabling or refusing the cookies; by disabling JavaScript within your browser; or by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on.

With whom will the information be shared?

We will not share any information with anyone outside of this organization.

Access and correction of personal information

Review of Personal Information: Site visitors may not access information we have collected and maintain about them.

Our children’s privacy policy

Our site does not feature information and services of interest to children 13 years and under, and we do not collect personal information from anyone we know is a child under 13.

Links to other sites

Web sites often provide a number of links that offer direct access to other useful or interesting websites holding potential value to site visitors. Inclusion of the other sites by links does not imply any endorsement of the material or information on the other sites. Users are encouraged to review the privacy policy of each linked site before sharing personal information.

This site includes links to non-affiliated external websites. We encourage users to review the privacy policy of each linked site, as we cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of other sites.

When you leave our site, you are subject to any privacy policies posted on the corresponding website and our privacy policy is no longer applicable.

Security of communications

We recognize that many people are concerned about the privacy and protection of information as it is transmitted over the Internet. You should keep in mind that the possibility exists for unauthorized individuals to intercept any e-mail message you send over the Internet. In some cases, information can be encrypted (scrambled or encoded) to make it very difficult to read if it is intercepted during communication. Certain technology and practices allow websites to provide an increased level of security for your personal and health-related information when appropriate.

E-commerce and credit card transactions

At this time, we do not process credit card payments on our website.

Advertising servers

At this time, we do not partner with or have special relationships with any advertising server.

Changes in our privacy policy

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our website periodically.

Conditions of use

Your access and use of the site is subject to this Privacy Statement, The Canadian Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers disclaimer, Notice of Privacy Practices, Terms of Use and other website conditions including, but not limited to, limitations on damages and all applicable laws, including the law of the country in which we are located.

Web site contact information

If you have questions about our privacy policy or feel that this site is not following its stated policy, please contact us.

Canadian Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers
Toronto, Ontario

Modification date: this privacy statement was last modified on August 16, 2022.