Privacy Policy

The Liberal Party of Canada (Liberal Party) is committed to respecting your privacy. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to explain how we handle personal information to ensure its confidentiality, security and accuracy.

WHAT IS “PERSONAL INFORMATION”?

“Personal information” is information about an identifiable individual. It includes contact information such as your name, address, phone number and financial information.

HOW DO WE OBTAIN YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND WHAT DO WE OBTAIN?

We obtain the information that you choose to give us. You may do so in a variety of ways including:

It is also possible that your information could be provided to us by a volunteer or friend who thinks you would be interested in getting involved with the Liberal Party.

The information that we collect may include:

HOW DO WE USE AND SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We will not, without your consent, use your personal information for any purpose other than as described in this privacy policy, except where permitted or required by applicable legislation. For example, under the Canada Elections Act, we are required to provide Elections Canada with our donors’ names, addresses and contribution amounts.

We also use your personal information to communicate with you about the Liberal Party and its activities, as well as to provide you with news and information. We use your financial information to process your contributions. If you have been a contributor, we may contact you again to seek your financial support. Under no circumstances, however, do we sell your personal information.

Given that the Liberal Party is a national organization, personal information may be shared internally, for instance between the Party and its electoral district associations (riding associations). In addition, we may engage third party providers to perform tasks on our behalf such as processing your donation, making phone calls and providing technical services to our website. When information is shared with third parties for these purposes, we include privacy protective clauses in written contracts to help safeguard personal information.

HOW DO WE PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION?

The security of your personal information is important to us. For information provided online, our website contains security measures in order to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. Our server is located in a controlled and secure environment.

HOW CAN I UPDATE MY INFORMATION OR UNSUBSCRIBE?

You may update or correct the information you provide to us by e-mailing us at assistance@liberal.ca. If you have subscribed to receive information, you may unsubscribe by clicking “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of the email message.

WHAT ABOUT ANTI-SPAM LEGISLATION?

Most of the messages sent by the LPC and its other political entities are exempt from the application of Canada’s anti-spam law as it relates to commercial electronic messages sent to electronic addresses. This is because: the electronic messages that we send are generally either those soliciting donations, which are specifically exempt under the law, or are messages of a political, not a commercial, character. If we do send any messages to which the law applies and for which there are no exemptions, we will ensure that we have consent to do so, as required by the law, and that any other legal requirements e.g. an unsubscribe mechanism, are met.

As a best practice, we have an unsubscribe mechanism for our electronic messages, even where the law does not require us to do so.

DOES THE LIBERAL PARTY LOG IP ADDRESSES?

We log IP addresses, or the location of your computer network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We may also use IP addresses to track which pages people visit in order to improve the quality of our website.

DOES THE LIBERAL PARTY USE COOKIES?

Like many websites, we use cookies which are small text files stored on the user’s browser. We use cookies to, for example, assist with site traffic analysis which includes tracking the time and date of website visits, pages viewed and referring URL’s. There are simple ways to refuse cookies, or accept them each time they are offered. Consult your browser’s online help for assistance on changing cookie settings or removing cookie files.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Our website contains links to a limited number of other websites including those for our provincial and territorial associations. The Liberal Party is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these websites.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or the information you have provided to us online, simply email us at assistance@liberal.ca.

You can also reach us by regular mail at the following address:
Liberal Party of Canada
350 Albert Street, Suite 920
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 6M8
Attention: Deputy Director of Compliance