Privacy Policy – COMET Clinical Trials Consortium Website

The privacy of your personal information is of the utmost importance to COMET Clinical Trials Consortium (CCTC) (“CCTC”, “we”, “us” or “our”, as appropriate). This Privacy Policy covers the information that we collect about you or that you provide to us online through our website located at By visiting our website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

Collection and Use of Personnel Information:

“Personal information” includes all information about an identifiable individual, including the name, title, email, business address, or business telephone number of an employee of an organization.

We collect information from you when you register on our site or fill out a form. Also, we may collect information such as your name, contact information and e-mail address when you contact us requesting more information about CCTC. We may collect information that reflects your website activity, via tools such as log files and cookies.

Any information we collect from you will be used to: personalize your experience, improve our website, improve customer service, or send you periodic emails. We may also use your information for a statistical analysis of the CCTC and its usage. Overall, the use of your personal information will help us to respond to individual needs and requests, while enabling us to continually improve our website functionality. Periodic emails will be used to send information pertaining to the CCTC such as updates, news, and service information. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, please email

Sharing of Personal Information:

We will not sell, rent, share, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal identifiable information to any third party, except the following circumstances:

  1. Where required by law;
  2. Where a third party is a service provider we use to facilitate or outsource one or more aspects of the operations of our website, and that service provider. This is subject to confidentiality agreements with us and other legal restrictions that prohibit their use of the information we provide them for any purpose other than to facilitate the specific outsourced related operation;
  3. Where we believe the sharing of information is necessary in order to enforce our site policies, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of others or ourselves; or
  4. Where you have provided information for the Membership Directory, as described below.

We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful.

Membership Directory:

As part of the services offered at we provide a list of physicians and clinical trials staff registered to the CCTC  referred to herein as the “Membership Directory” which is intended to promote the sharing of educational information about cancer and to help establish a network of oncologists. You may modify or delete any information on this Directory at your convenience. The Membership Directory may be viewed by persons who have registered with us to view this portion of the site. We cannot control what those people authorized to view the Membership Directory will do with the information; therefore, you should take this into account when making your decision about what information to post. If we do become aware of any person using the Membership Directory for commercial purposes, or in any manner that we, at our sole discretion, deem inappropriate, we may revoke their authorization to view the Directory.

Security of Personal Information:

We will use reasonable security measures to protect your personal information against unauthorized access. Please be careful whenever sending personal information to the CCTC via e-mail or internet. E-mail and the Internet are generally not a secure or private means of transferring information. We therefore cannot guarantee that this information will not be disclosed, lost or used in a fraudulent manner.

Access to and Correction of Personal Information:

If at any time you would like access to the personal information collected by the CCTC, or would like to make a change/correction to your information, please contact the CCTC team using the information provided below.

Retention of Personal Information:

Any personal information collected by the CCTC will be safely and securely maintained while the CCTC works to achieve its goals and purposes. Once the goals and purposes of the CCTC have been achieved, all personal information will be destroyed in a secure manner.


This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that CCTC is not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction:

The laws of the Province of Ontario shall apply to the interpretation of this Privacy Policy notwithstanding any conflict of law provisions. All proceedings relating to this website or to this Privacy Policy shall be brought before the courts of the Province of Ontario.

Online Privacy Policy:

This online privacy policy only applies to information collected online through our website and not to information collected offline.

Terms and Conditions:

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our site.

Your Consent:

By using our site, you agreed to the terms of this privacy statement.

Change in Privacy Policy:

If there is any material change in our Privacy Statement, the revised statement will be posted on this web site.  We reserve the right to change this statement without notice at any time. It is your responsibility to check the statement for changes and updates when you use the website, and your continued use of the website will mean you accept the changes or updates.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on March 18, 2014.

Contact for Questions or Concerns:

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us using the information below.

St. Michael’s Hospital
30 Bond Street, 2 Donnelly, 2-091
Toronto, ON, Canada
M5B 1W8