We consider privacy to be a very important matter and as such we are committed to protecting the privacy of the Personal Information of those to whom it provides services. This Privacy Policy incorporates the applicable portions of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada), the Personal Information Protection Act (Alberta) and the ten principles set out in the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information.

Collection of Information

Where practical, we will try to collect personal information directly from the individual to whom the information pertains. Where necessary, we will collect Personal Information from the Company for whom you are an Invited User. We will collect only the Personal Information necessary for the purposes stated in this Privacy Policy.

The applicable legislation provides that an individual is deemed to consent to the collection, use or disclosure of Personal Information about that individual for a particular purpose if the individual voluntarily provides the information for that purpose, and it is reasonable that a person would voluntarily provide that information.

In determining the appropriate form of consent, we will take into account the sensitivity of the Personal Information and the reasonable expectations of persons. In general, subscription to our Service and the use of materials provided by us constitutes implied consent for us to collect, use and disclose Personal Information for all identified purposes, as defined below. An individual may withdraw his or her consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice to us. Individuals may also contact us for more information regarding the implications of withdrawing consent.

Use of Information

We collect Personal Information for the following purposes (the “identified purposes”):

  • To establish and maintain relationships with persons using the Service;
  • To notify you of changes to the Service;
  • To provide access to the Service and any additional or ongoing services;
  • To obtain a better understanding of persons accessing the Service and their requirements and preferences;
  • To develop, enhance, improve and/or market the Service and any other services;
  • To monitor the usage of the Service;
  • To manage and improve our business and operations;
  • To meet legal and regulatory requirements;
  • In some cases, to accept payment for the Service and process automatic renewals when permitted by the terms of our Master Subscription Agreement


We will not use or disclose Personal Information for purposes other than that for which it was collected, except with the consent of the person or as permitted or required by law.

We may disclose Personal Information to third parties, including the organization sponsoring your access to the Service and anyone who in our reasonable judgment is seeking the Personal Information as an agent or authorized representative of the person to whom the Personal Information relates; a company or individual employed or retained by us to perform functions on our behalf, including research; data processing; credit card payment processing; preparation and delivery of services; mailing and other modes of provision of information.


We will protect Personal Information by using reasonable safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information and will make reasonable efforts to protect Personal Information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification regardless of the format in which it is held. The legislation also allows us, for legal or business purposes, to retain Personal Information for as long as is reasonable.


Upon written request, we will inform a person of the existence, use and disclosure of and will give a person reasonable access to his or her Personal Information, except where we are required by law to deny such access or as permitted by law and we have legitimate reasons to deny such access. In certain situations, we may not be able to provide access to all the Personal Information that we hold about a person, for example, if access would reveal Personal Information about another individual or would reveal confidential commercial information. If access is denied, we will provide the reasons for denying access and the forms of recourse that the person has. We will respond to a person’s request within a reasonable time and not later than the time required by law, subject to extensions permitted by law, in which case we will notify the person of such extension, the reason for the extension, the time when a response from us can be expected and the types of recourse a person may have in relation to the decision to extend.


The legislation permits individuals to submit written requests to us to correct errors or omissions in their Personal Information that is in our custody or control. We will correct the Personal Information and, if reasonable to do so, send correction notifications to any other organizations to which we disclosed the incorrect information; or decide not to correct the Personal Information, but annotate the Personal Information that a correction was requested but not made.

Defined Terms

This Policy uses refers to the Academy Archive as “we” and “us”.

Initially capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed thereto in the Master Subscription Agreement applicable to your use of the Service.