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The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (registered name of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario) ("CPA Ontario") is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information collected from its employees, Members, Students, customers and others, and to ensuring such information is used only for appropriate purposes. Personal information is recorded information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the individual’s name, business title, business address, business telephone number, membership status, right to use the CPA or CA designation or the whether a current public accounting licence is held.
Consent, Collection and Use
Consent is obtained at the time personal information is collected. The specific use for which it is intended is identified at that time. Those uses include, but are not limited to, the following:
Limitations on Use
Any individual from whom information is collected may request that such information is used for no purpose other than that for which it is collected. Such a limitation does not bar CPA Ontario from using such information as permitted or required by law.
Access and Accountability
CPA Ontario has undertaken a comprehensive review of practices to ensure proper safeguards for personal information in its custody and control and has implemented physical, organizational, contractual, and technological security measures to protect such information from loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification, both in hard-copy and on-line. Only staff whose duties require access to personal information are granted such access, and only to the extent necessary.
Staff and volunteers are accountable for ensuring this policy is followed at all times.
Individual Access and Accuracy
Individuals from whom information is collected may access that information at any time, and may challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate.
CPA Ontario endeavours to ensure the information collected is accurate, through updates requested annually upon membership renewal. Members may also update information at any time by accessing their profile online.