CRWDP’s Communications and Knowledge Mobilisation
Privacy Policy

The Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP) respects the privacy of the individuals with whom it communicates and recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all personal information. We take every precaution to ensure the privacy, accuracy and security of the personal information provided to us.

Collection and use of personal information

Personal contact information is provided to CRWDP voluntarily by those who wish to receive information materials, products and tools. Contact information is also collected from public sources for people in the public domain (e.g. senior officials of government departments, workers’ compensation boards and health and safety associations) who may be interested in our e-newsletters, annual activity reports, and other CRWDP activities, events and news. 

The contact information is entered and stored in a secure contact database, which is maintained by an administrator. The information is used to send out notice of e-newsletters, annual activity reports, and other CRWDP activities, events and news.

Collection and use of website data

CRWDP maintains a primary website (, and several additional sites configured as subdomains of We use internal software and Google Analytics to monitor web traffic and collect usage statistics. 

The internal software and Google Analytics collect the domain name locations of our visitors, as well as information on what is being downloaded from the site, the number of pages viewed, the length of their visit and where the visitors came from (e.g. referring sites). This information is presented in aggregate form for trend analysis and system administration. It does not contain any information that can identify users personally. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

CRWDP also collects information from those who download some of our products. This information is used for research purposes, and to track and improve our product content and delivery. We may also contact these people from time to time to tell them about other information available from CRWDP that may be of interest to them.

CRWDP’s website uses Mollom, a web service that helps us identify and filter out spam. In order to perform this function, Mollom collects personal data such as name or nickname, IP address, user ID, and e-mail address. It stores this information in its databases for, at most, two months, at which point it can continue to store anonymous data for a period of two years. For the Mollom privacy policy, go to:

Our websites contain links to other external sites. CRWDP is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these external sites. We encourage users to read the privacy statements of each website to which we may link. These websites may collect personally identifiable information.

Collection and use of survey data

Participation in online surveys or use of feedback forms on the CRWDP website is completely voluntary, and the user can choose whether or not to disclose requested contact information.


All personal information collected is protected through compliance with privacy legislation. This means you will be informed that your information is being collected, the purpose for which it is being collected and your right to access that information. Should the intent for the collected information change, CRWDP will contact you and all individuals on our database to obtain consent for the new purpose.

Personal information is not disclosed to anyone other than CRWDP employees (who have signed an agreement to keep information confidential as a term of their employment). We do not sell, share or lease our mailing lists.

We will only disclose personal information we maintain when required to do so by law or in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property.

Safeguards and access

Access to contact information is restricted to CRWDP employees, who have signed an agreement to keep information confidential as a condition of their employment. The servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

CRWDP promotes an individual’s right of access to personal information about themselves. CRWDP will provide access to information upon request.

Notification and changes

Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on our website.

For questions about the CRWDP’s communication and knowledge mobilisation privacy policy please contact:

Christina Kalcevich
National Manager

Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy
481 University Ave., Suite 800
Toronto, ON M5G 2E9
416.927.2027, ext. 2129

Created: January 2015