Privacy policy

Thank you for visiting and for reviewing our privacy policy. By visiting the Canadian Cancer Society online at you are accepting the practices described in this privacy notice.
The Canadian Cancer Society reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Our privacy policy will be kept up-to-date and posted on our website

By subscribing to SMAT, you agree to have the Canadian Cancer Society collect the personal information you provide. This information may also be used for research purposes. To learn more about our privacy policy and practices, consult our Privacy Policy below.


In order to improve our site on an ongoing basis, we use cookies to track your visit. The Canadian Cancer Society also uses cookies to provide users with certain features (for example, customized delivery of information based on your choice of language and your preferred province/territory) available on our website.

A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the website that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card. It is not a program and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses.

Cookies can also customize the site to your particular interests or store your personal information – like passwords or user IDs. If a site ever greets you with your name, chances are it’s using a cookie to do so.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie – this gives you the chance to decide whether to accept it. To learn more about cookies and how to change your settings, please use the help function in your browser. The alerts will be quite frequent, however, and may eventually become annoying.

You can use the Canadian Cancer Society website without cookies, but you may have to re-enter information each time you visit

Information we collect and how we use it

Two types of information are collected from our website:

  1. Personal or "individually identifiable" information you provide to us.
  2. Aggregate information regarding overall website traffic patterns. Normally, web servers collect this type of standard web server/visitor traffic information as part of their web log processes. We do not report on individual user sessions.

Personal information

Vous n’avez pas à fournir de renseignements personnels pour accéder à l’information de notre site. Dans certaines circonstances, toutefois, la Société canadienne du cancer peut vous demander des renseignements nominatifs. S’il y a lieu, nous offrons à nos visiteurs la possibilité de fournir ou non certains renseignements. Par exemple :

  • Opting not to provide certain personal information when completing donation or registration features.
  • Opting not to receive further communications from the Canadian Cancer Society.

The information collected may be used for research and/or service quality evaluation purposes. Such research and evaluations may be conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society or by a third party (research and/or polling firm). Your personal information will never be sold by the Cancer Society to its partners or to any other parties for any purpose whatsoever

E-mail inquiries

Our website contains several e-mail links that allow web visitors to easily send an e-mail inquiry or feedback to the Canadian Cancer Society. Examples include e-mail inquiries to the Society’s Cancer Information Service, to the webmaster, or to specific staff in specific departments across the country. When you use the e-mail links, your e-mail address and the subject of your inquiry are provided to the Society.

We only use this information to respond to your inquiries and track the service we provide. This information helps us improve our website, provide more relevant information to our site visitors and update our site as need be.

Future Contact with the Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society may contact online donors or event participants with further communications on a variety of topics. Donors may be contacted by mail, telephone or e-mail. If you do not wish to be contacted, we will honour this request. Simply contact us at:

Canadian Cancer Society Quebec Division
5151 de l’Assomption Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec H1T 4A9

Phone : (514) 255-5151 / 1 888 939-3333

You can also restrict the use of your contact information by contacting your local Canadian Cancer Society office.

Occasionally, the Canadian Cancer Society may contact individuals who have provided their individually identifiable information through the website, and have agreed to be contacted, specifically in order to conduct surveys seeking feedback. These surveys are used to improve our level of service to you. While aggregate information about survey results may be publicized, individual data from these surveys will not be shared with other organizations.

Links to other sites

The Canadian Cancer Society has links to other websites that are not under its control. The Canadian Cancer Society is not responsible for the contents of any linked website, any link contained in a linked website or any changes or updates to such websites. The inclusion of any link does not mean that the Canadian Cancer Society endorses that website.

Please be aware that the Canadian Cancer Society is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites that we link to. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that requests personal information from you