Privacy Policy

While we want to be able to custom-fit your experience as we communicate with you in order to point you to the information you are interested in, we also want you to know how we do this. Please keep reading as we explain our process. After all, we want to contribute to the health of our society’s ecology of trust.

Cardus uses cookies in order to provide you with the best possible website and email newsletter experience. By using our website, you agree to the use of such cookies. If you’re unfamiliar with cookies, this page will hopefully help answer some of your questions.

Cardus knows you care how information about you is used and shared, and we will always use your information carefully and sensibly and ensure that it is protected. We only collect information about your activity on our website and information you choose to give us – and we will never sell any of it to a third party.

If you would like to see the information that you have given Cardus, you can contact our Communications Officer Rachel Feddema at You can also ask us to change or delete that information at any time.

Wait, what is a cookie?

A cookie (which, fun fact, is actually short for “magic cookie“) is a small file that is saved onto your computer when you visit a website such as ours. This file then sends back information for analytic, tracking, and optimization purposes. You can instruct your browser to refuse cookies or notify you when a cookie is being sent (though some features of the site will not work as well without cookies).

What do you do with this information?

We collect aggregate web analytic data that helps us improve our website and communications. We also collect individual data that gives us an idea of what new Cardus research, news, or events might interest you. For example, if you sign up for our newsletters, cookies allow us to custom-fit your emails to point you to the issues you care about.

How secure is information about me?

We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you enter.
If you make a purchase, we reveal only the last five digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing.
It’s also important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and your computer.

Conditions of use, notices and revisions

If you choose to visit, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the province of Ontario. If you have any concern about privacy at, please contact us, and we’ll try to resolve it.