Privacy Policy

Crime Writers of Canada Privacy Policy

Policy purpose

The purpose of this policy is to meet the requirements of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.

Policy statement

Crime Writers of Canada (“CWC”) respects the privacy of its members. It is committed to applying privacy principles to allow members to participate fully in CWC activities without compromising personal information.

Definitions used within this policy

Personal information, as defined by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, means "information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title or business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization."


This policy applies to personal information collected by CWC as it conducts business, including providing member services.


CWC will comply with all relevant provisions of the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act with respect to collecting, using, storing and disposing of personal information.

In particular, CWC will collect personal information only to carry out the aims and objectives of CWC as set out in its Bylaws.

CWC will advise individuals who voluntarily provide personal information that they are consenting to its collection by CWC.

CWC will not use or disclose collected personal information for any purpose other than the aims and objectives of CWC.

Those persons in CWC who keep and maintain for CWC records containing personal information will make reasonable security arrangements against unauthorized access, use, modification, disclosure or disposal of such records.

The CWC Executive Director will serve as CWCs privacy officer.

  • The privacy officer is responsible for reporting non-compliance to the appropriate CWC contacts for resolution of known issues.
  • The privacy officer will be the CWC's contact point for any complaints against CWC under the Act.
  • Any complaints unresolved by the privacy officer will be referred to the national board for consideration and appropriate action.

Contact information

Enquiries about this policy should be directed to the national office of CWC.


This policy is issued under the authority of the members of CWC.

Substantive revisions to this policy must be ratified by a vote of CWC's national board.

This policy will be reviewed every five years.


There are no guidelines for implementing this policy.

Privacy officer:

Cathy Fynn
Executive Director
Crime Writers of Canada

Effective date: February 2, 2024