WETT is staffed by a professional association management
firm committed to serving members in a courteous and professional manner. WETT
and its management firm are committed to protecting the privacy of its members.
All personal information collected by WETT is done so in accordance with the following
What is personal information?
For the purposes of the privacy legislation, Bill C6, “personal information”
is defined as any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact
a specific individual. This information can include an individual’s opinions
or beliefs (e.g. religion or political affiliation), as well as facts about, or
related to, the individual.
There are exceptions: business contact information and certain publicly available
information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers (as published in telephone
directories) are not considered personal information. Where an individual uses
his or her home contact information as business contact information, the contact
information provided is regarded as business contact information and is not subject
to protection as personal information.
Protecting Your Personal Information
Certain processes exist where we may collect personal information such as application
forms, membership renewals and event registrations. WETT collects no personal
information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us. Any
personally identifiable data is stored securely and used only for the purpose
for which it is provided to us.
The information you provide to WETT allows the association to fulfill your benefits
of membership and inform you about association programs and initiatives. By becoming
a member you are giving WETT permission to contact you by way of the information
WETT may share aggregate data about the composition of our membership –
but not individual data. This information is used to better understand the associations’
The operating system for the WETT website (www.wettinc.ca) may automatically record
some general information about your visit, such as:
- The Internet domain for your Internet service provider, such
as “company.com” or “service.ca” and the IP address of
the computer accessing the website, such as “ppp-55”;
- The type of browser (such as “Netscape version x”
or “Internet Explorer version x”) you are using;
- The type of operating system you are using (such as Macintosh,
Unix, or Windows);
- The date and time you visit our site and the web pages that
you visit on our site, along with the address of the previous website you were
visiting, if you linked to us from another website.
- If you are logged into this site, your user name may be recorded
along with the date and time of your visit, which pages you viewed, etc. WETT
uses this information for statistical analysis, to help us make our site more
useful to visitors. We may disclose this information in aggregate only to third
parties such as sponsors, clients or advertisers and/or use it for auditing purposes.
- The WETT website may use “cookies” that identify
you as a return visitor. A cookie is a piece of data that a website can send to
your browser, which may then store the cookie on your hard drive. So, when you
come back to visit WETT’s website again, information can be tailored to
suit your individual preferences. The goal is to save you time and provide you
with a more meaningful visit and to measure website activity. Browsers such as
Netscape allow you to disable cookie collection if you wish, or inform you when
a cookie is being stored on your hard drive.
Anthony Laycock, Executive Director
Wood Energy Technology Transfer Inc.
189 Queen Street East, Suite 1
Toronto, ON M5A 1S2