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NCFA Open Banking Thought Leadership Series: Privacy Policy

NCFA Canada | May 2022

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your information for the purposes of the National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada’s (NCFA Canada) Open Banking Interview Series. The Series will feature thought leadership and implementation insights from global Open Banking experts on NCFA Canada’s website.  By agreeing to participate in the Series, you agree to the following terms.


For the purposes of this policy:

  • Organization (referred to as  "the Organization", "we", "us" or "our" in this policy) means the National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada, 150 King Street West, Suite #200, Toronto, ON M5H 1J9;
  • Country means Ontario, Canada;
  • Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or readily identifiable individual;
  • Website means the website of the National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada, accessible at;
  • You means the individual accessing or using the Website, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Website, as applicable.

Personal data collected

While using the Website, we may ask You to provide us with certain Personal Data  that can be used to contact or identify You. The Data may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First and last name
  • Affiliated company or organization
  • Job title
  • Head shot image
  • Social handle(s) (i.e., Linkedin)

Use of your personal data

The Organization may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Website, including to monitor the use of the Website.
  • To contact You by email, telephone, SMS, or other form of electronic communication, such as a mobile application's push notification of updates or informative communications about the functionalities, products or contracted services, including security updates.
  • To provide You with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or asked about unless You have opted not to receive such information.
  • To manage and respond to Your requests.
  • For other purposes such as data analysis, identifying use trends and the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, and to evaluate and improve our products, services, marketing, and Your experience.

We will not share your personal information without your consent.

Retention of your personal data

The Organization will retain Your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this policy. We will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations , resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Transfer of your personal data

Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Organization's offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. Therefore Your Data may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country or other jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those in Your jurisdiction.

The Organization will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your Data is kept secure and treated in accordance with the policy. There will be no transfer of Your  Data  to a person or a country unless there are adequate controls in place for our compliance with this policy, data protection and privacy legislation applicable to us in Ontario, and the compliance with this policy of the person receiving the Data .

Security of your personal data

The security of Your Personal Data is important to us but remember that even with the best systems and controls, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use reasonable means to protect Your Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this policy, you can contact us by email:

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