Privacy Policy

Careers in Energy’s Commitment to Privacy

1.0 About this Policy

1.1 Purpose

At the Careers in Energy division of Energy Safety Canada (“CIE”), we take the issue of safeguarding privacy very seriously. We respect and are committed to protecting the confidentiality and security of Personal Information entrusted to us, and ensure that all Personal Information we hold is collected, used and disclosed in compliance with all applicable federal and provincial privacy requirements (“Privacy Legislation”).

Canada has two federal privacy laws, the Privacy Act and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. Alberta has the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and Personal Information Protection Act. Saskatchewan has the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. British Columbia has the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and Personal Information Protection Act.

1.2 Definition

Within this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” means information about an identifiable individual. Personal Information does not include publicly available information such as a public directory listing of an individual’s name, address or phone number; business contact information such as an individual’s name, position name or title, business telephone number, business address, business e-mail, business fax number and other similar business information; or aggregated information that cannot be associated with a specific individual.

1.3 Scope

This Privacy Policy applies to our collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information. This Privacy Policy does ‎not ‎impose any limits on our collection, use or disclosure of business contact information as described above, or certain ‎publicly available information.‎

1.4 Target Audience

This Privacy Policy applies to CIE and those who use our resources or enrol in our programs, webinars and conferences. In addition, contractors, consultants, agents, auditors and other third-party service providers to CIE are bound to comply with this Privacy Policy and our practices governing the protection of Personal Information and privacy.

2.0 Policy

2.1 Accountability

We are responsible for safeguarding Personal Information in our possession or control. Responsibility for ensuring compliance with the provisions of this Privacy Policy rests with the designated Chief Privacy Officer of Energy Safety Canada. The Privacy Officer is responsible for the following:

  • overseeing our compliance with this Privacy Policy
  • implementing procedures to protect Personal Information
  • implementing procedures to receive and respond to inquiries and complaints regarding our handling of Personal Information
  • training and communicating with staff about our policies and practices
  • developing communications to explain our policies and practices.

2.2 Personal Information Collected

We may collect some or all of the following Personal Information directly from you:

Name (legal and preferred name, if different)

  • email address
  • phone number
  • employer’s name, if applicable
  • field of work
  • age group

We may also collect Personal Information indirectly through our website (see below).

2.3 Purposes for Collection, Use and Disclosure

We collect, use and disclose Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • verify an individual’s identity
  • provide or improve a product or service that we offer
  • register an individual in a webinar or conference
  • provide an individual with promotional/marketing materials as it relates to our business, in accordance with applicable laws
  • provide Personal Information to third-party suppliers of products and services (as discussed in ‎more ‎detail below)
  • comply with legal and regulatory requirements
  • disclose to third parties including government licensing bodies for any of the above purposes.

The collections, uses and disclosures listed above are a reasonably necessary part of your relationship ‎with ‎us. ‎

In accordance with Privacy Legislation, we will identify and document any new purposes for which previously collected Personal Information may need to be used and disclosed and obtain the consent of the individual where applicable.

2.4 Disclosure of Information; Service Providers; Cross-Border Transfers

We will not share your Personal Information with any third party except as indicated in this ‎Privacy Policy or as permitted or required by law.‎ We will not sell your Personal Information to any third party.

2.4.1 Important Exceptions

We may disclose your Personal Information to a third party without your consent if permitted or required ‎by applicable law.

2.4.2 Service Providers

We may retain agents, subcontractors or service providers from time to time in relation to our business ‎or ‎the products or services that we provide. If we require a service provider to deal with your Personal ‎‎Information, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that the service provider adheres to privacy ‎‎procedures and will keep your Personal Information confidential.

2.4.3 Cross-Border Transfers

Our service providers may be located in different jurisdictions inside and outside of Canada. Any Personal Information collected by us may be stored and processed in Canada or the United States where we or our service providers operate. When Personal Information is provided to a service provider, we require the service provider only use the Personal Information for the purpose for which it was disclosed and to protect and handle the Personal Information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy. You acknowledge that Personal Information ‎‎may be processed and stored in foreign jurisdictions with different privacy laws, ‎and ‎that the governments, courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies in those jurisdictions may be ‎able ‎to obtain disclosure of that Personal Information through the laws of the foreign jurisdiction.‎

2.5 Consent

We will seek consent to use and disclose Personal Information at the same time we collect the information or in accordance with Privacy Legislation, except where we are ‎authorized or required by law to collect and use Personal Information without consent‎. In determining the appropriate form of consent, we will consider the sensitivity of the Personal Information, the reasonable expectations of the individuals involved, and the requirements of Privacy Legislation.

You may withdraw consent to the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy at any time upon reasonable notice to us in writing, subject to legal or contractual restrictions. Your withdrawal of consent may affect our ability to continue to provide you with the products and services that you have or would like to receive. If you notify us that you withdraw consent, we ‎will inform you of the likely consequences of that ‎withdrawal of consent.

‎2.6 Limiting Collection of Personal Information

We will collect, use and disclose Personal Information in accordance with Privacy Legislation and will limit the amount and type of Personal Information collected to that which is necessary to fulfill identified purposes. We collect Personal Information primarily through our employees, but we may also collect Personal Information through other sources to meet the requirements of our business. We may also collect Personal Information as required or permitted by applicable law.

2.7 Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention of Information

We will only use or disclose your Personal Information for the purposes set out above and as required or permitted ‎‎by law.‎

We will keep Personal Information only as long as it remains necessary or relevant for the identified purposes or as required by law. We will retain all Personal Information on those who have completed a CIE webinar or attended a CIE conference for as long as necessary for the applicable webinar or conference. 

We will maintain reasonable and systematic controls, schedules and practices for information and records retention and destruction which apply to Personal Information that is no longer necessary or relevant for the identified purposes or required by law to be retained. Such information will be destroyed, erased or made anonymous.

We will maintain a record of the third parties that Personal Information is disclosed to in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

2.8 Accuracy of Personal Information

We will make a reasonable effort to ensure that Personal Information we are using or disclosing is ‎‎accurate and complete.‎ If you demonstrate the inaccuracy or incompleteness of Personal Information, we will amend the ‎‎information as required. If appropriate, we will send the amended information to third parties to whom ‎‎the information has been disclosed.‎ If a challenge regarding the accuracy of Personal Information is not resolved to your satisfaction, we ‎‎will annotate the Personal Information under its control with a note that the correction was requested ‎but ‎not made.

2.9 Security Safeguards

We will use our reasonable commercial efforts to protect Personal Information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, use, modification or destruction, through reasonable security measures. The nature of the safeguards will vary depending on the sensitivity of information collected.

We will take reasonable measures, through contractual or other reasonable means, to seek to ensure that our suppliers and agents who assist in providing services implement a ‎‎comparable level of protection.‎ We will take all reasonable steps in the disposal or destruction of Personal Information to seek to prevent unauthorized parties from gaining access to the Personal Information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is completely ‎secure. As such, despite our safeguards and protocols, we cannot fully guarantee the security of your ‎Personal Information and you should always exercise caution when disclosing personal information ‎over the Internet.

‎2.10 Individual Access to Personal Information

You have a right to access your Personal Information held by us.

Upon written request, we will provide you with the opportunity to review the Personal Information that we have collected regarding you, in accordance with the requirements of Privacy Legislation. We will advise you in advance of any charges for retrieval, reproduction or delivery of the Personal Information requested.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ‎ensure your ‎right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is ‎another appropriate ‎security measure to ensure that Personal Information is not disclosed to any ‎person who has no right to ‎receive it.‎

In certain situations, as specified in Privacy Legislation, we may not be able to provide access to all the Personal Information that we hold about you. For example, we may not provide access to information if doing so would likely reveal Personal Information about a third party or could reasonably be expected to threaten the life or security of another individual. Also, we may not provide access to Personal Information if disclosure would reveal confidential commercial information; if the information is protected by solicitor client privilege; if the information was generated in the course of a formal dispute resolution process; or if the information was collected in relation to the investigation of a breach of an agreement or a contravention of a federal or provincial law.

If we refuse an access request, we will notify you in writing, document the reasons for refusal and ‎outline ‎further steps which are available to you.‎

You can obtain information or seek access to your Personal Information by contacting the CPO.

2.11 Updates to this Policy

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy to ensure ongoing compliance with applicable laws and ‎for any other purpose that we deem reasonably necessary. You can tell if the policy has changed by checking the “last updated” date that appears at the top of this policy.‎

If we make any material changes, we will notify you directly or by posting a notice on our website.  Any change to this Privacy Policy will apply to existing Personal Information, as well as ‎Personal Information collected after the revision date. Where required by applicable law, we may need to ask you to confirm your consent to the ‎processing ‎of your Personal Information. ‎We encourage you to periodically review the Privacy Policy for the latest information on our ‎privacy practices and to ensure you are aware of any changes.‎

3.0 Website and Apps Privacy Practices

3.1 How We Collect Information from Our Website and VR Experiences Apps

When an individual visits the Careers in Energy website or uses the Apps, no personally identifiable information is collected unless the individual consents to that collection. The website collects non-personally identifiable information as set out below.

3.2 Non-personally Identifiable Information

Information from visitors to the Careers in Energy website and users of the Apps is not tracked on an individual basis; but rather, the information is collected on an aggregate basis that includes all site visitors. Any visit or use automatically generates session log data consisting of the Internet Protocol (IP) address from which the connecting device came (which contains no personal information), the device type and technical information about users’ means of connection, such as the operating system, Internet service provider and other similar information. For the Careers in Energy website, the log data includes the website that referred the computer to the website, the pages that are visited by the user, the date and time of those visits; and, the amount of time spent on the Careers in Energy website. We use this information to perform analytics on users’ experience and to improve the functionality of the Services to better meet user wants and needs; identify popular features; measure activity including peak usage times. These site metrics may be shared with our  funders, affiliated service providers and others. 

3.3 Cookies, Web Beacons and Advertisements

The Careers in Energy website uses “cookies”, web beacons/GIF/pixel tags, and third-party advertising networks that use ads and other tracking technologies to collect aggregate or other non-personally identifiable information to develop website metrics and improve a user’s online experience.

The Careers in Energy website may use session and/or persistent cookies to track user movement or other events across the website and the website of franchisees and business partners. A “cookie” is a small text file that helps us improve the functionality of a user’s visit to the Careers in Energy website. Several different types of cookies are used by the Careers in Energy website. A session cookie is stored only on a visiting computer’s working memory (RAM) and only lasts for an individual’s browsing session. When an individual closes all of the browser’s windows or shuts down their computer, the session cookie disappears forever. A persistent cookie is stored on an individual’s computer hard drive until a specified date. Persistent cookies stay on an individual’s computer until they expire, they are overwritten by new cookies, or the individual manually removes them. Most browsers can be configured not to accept cookies; however, this may prevent a user from having access to some site functions or features.

The Careers in Energy website may use web beacons/GIF/pixel tags to help determine site metrics such as if a page has been viewed and how many times. In general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page can act as a web beacon. When an individual requests information on a webinar, conference or newsletter, we may also use web beacons to establish how many of the emails are actually opened.

The Apps do not use cookies explicitly. However, the App may use third party code and libraries that use cookies to collect information and improve their services. Users have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to their device. If you choose to refuse the cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of the App. 

3.4 Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information on the Careers in Energy Website and VR Experiences App

There are instances where we may request Personal Information on the Careers in Energy website and VR Experiences App to provide the user with a service (including the VR experience), information on a webinar or conference, or a newsletter. We may conduct voluntary online surveys to obtain a user’s feedback. We request e-mail addresses as a means of contacting a user if the user wishes to obtain ongoing information from us.

3.5 Links to other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. We encourage users to review the privacy statements of all sites which a user visits, including those whose links are provided, so that a user can understand how those sites collect, use, and share a user’s information. We are not responsible for the privacy statements, content or data handling practices on other websites.

3.6 Third Party Services

We use third party services in the operation of the Website and Apps. Information collected may be shared, stored, processed or hosted by third party companies. We are not responsible or liable for the data storage, retention or use of information collected through the Website or Apps as part of using their services.

  • Google Analytics
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google Play Services
  • Apple
  • Oculus

3.7 Children’s Policy 

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If it is discovered that a child under 13 has provided personal information to us, the information is immediately deleted. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact the Chief Privacy Officer at [email protected] so we can take necessary actions.  

3.8 How We Use and Disclose Information Collected from Our Website

Information collected from our website will only be used and disclosed in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

3.9 Security and Accuracy of Information

When a user sends personal information to the Careers in Energy website, we use “Secure Socket Layers” (SSL) to protect the user’s data. SSL is encryption technology that helps safeguard personal information against misuse by unauthorized individuals.

4.0 Contact, Compliance, and Complaints

Any inquiries, complaints or questions regarding this Policy or our privacy practices should be directed in writing to our CPO as follows:‎

Chief Privacy Officer

Steve Suto, Vice President, Business Services and Chief Privacy Officer


[email protected]


Careers in Energy, a Division of Energy Safety Canada

150 – 2 Smed Lane SE

Calgary, Alberta T2C 4T5

We will, on request, provide information regarding our complaint procedures.‎