Privacy policy

The Nickel Institute is committed to protecting your privacy. We treat personal data confidentially and in accordance with privacy laws.

The privacy policy tells you what information the Nickel Institute (the "Nickel Institute" or "we" or "us") collects, and how we use it.

Who is responsible for your data?

The Nickel Institute is the controller of the personal data it collects.
Our contact information is:
Nickel Institute
Brookfield Place
161 Bay Street, Suite 2700,
M5J 2S1 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Attn: Privacy Officer

How does Nickel Institute collect and use personal data?

We collect personal data that allows us to contact you with information about our activities and operations that we believe to be relevant to you. Most of your data is provided to us by your active intervention such as emails, business cards or subscribing to our services.

By providing your personal data to us, you agree that we may collect, use and disclose it as outlined in this privacy policy. Unless we advise otherwise, your information will only be used for the purposes for which it was provided or to contact you. We will limit the information we collect to what we need for those purposes.

We keep your personal data for the time necessary to accomplish the objectives for which the data was collected. Once this goal is achieved we delete the data.

The Nickel Institute also collects non-personal information each time a registered user logs into his or her account. The non-personal information the Nickel Institute collects includes logging the following registered user account details: browser and operating system information, the domain name of the website from which the registered user came, date and duration of visit, number of visits, average time spent on the website, and pages viewed. This non-personal information is used to optimize the website for registered users.

Do we disclose personal data?

We do not disclose your personal data to third parties without your consent, unless required by applicable law.

What are your rights regarding your personal data?

When you provide us with your personal data, you are providing us your implied consent to collect and use it to fulfil the requested service or information. You may withdraw your consent to our collection, use and disclosure or your personal data at any time, with reasonable notice. You have a right to request access to your personal data and receive an account of how that information has been used and disclosed, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. You have a right to challenge the accuracy and completeness of your personal data. You may request to verify, rectify, delete, limit or object to the use of your personal data.
To exercise these rights, please contact our Privacy Officer at

How do we ensure website privacy?

Like most other organisations, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information. Our website server will automatically collect IP addresses, and we may use a browser feature called a "cookie" to optimize your visit to our website. You may set your browser to turn cookies off during your use of any website. We do not link your IP address or cookies to other personally identifiable information.

We also use the Google Analytics service to analyse anonymously website use and visitor numbers as part of a continual improvement process. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about our website’s use. The privacy policy of Google Analytics can be found here.  

You can disable cookies using the pop-up message which appears when you visit our website.

We may provide links to other websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for those other sites, their privacy policies or how they treat information about their users. We advise you to check their privacy policies before providing any personal information to them.

What do we do about security?

Security for all personal data is important to us. We store your personal data securely, and use procedures designed to protect the information we collect from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction.

What happens if we change our privacy policy?

We reserve the right to modify, alter or otherwise change this privacy policy at any time. We encourage you to review this policy from time to time. The latest version of our privacy policy is always available on our website.

Who should you contact about privacy at the Nickel Institute?

If you have any questions or complaints about our privacy practices, please contact our Privacy Officer at:


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