SEDAR® is the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval ("SEDAR").
The SEDAR system enables issuers to electronically file
securities related documents and information (collectively "Filed Information")
with the thirteen Canadian provincial and territorial securities regulatory authorities (collectively referred to as the "Canadian Securities Administrators" or the "CSA").
The SEDAR system also facilitates the electronic public dissemination of most of the public
disclosure documents that are required to be filed by issuers under Canadian
securities legislation. SEDAR is operated on behalf and for the benefit of the members of the CSA by the British
Columbia Securities Commission, Alberta Securities Commission, Ontario Securities Commission and
Autorité des marchés financiers through their third party service provider. The Alberta Securities
Commission (the "ASC") is the CSA member authorized to grant licenses and enter into agreements with
users of this web site (the "Web Site").
Last updated on January 11, 2014
The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to inform you about our practices relating
to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information contained in the Filed
Information and made available to the public through the SEDAR system and accessible
through the Web Site. By using the Web Site, you are deemed to have provided your permission
to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set out below and for
the purposes set out below.
Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
All Filed Information has
been filed in the SEDAR system by or on behalf of the issuer filing
such information. The issuer (i.e., the company or investment fund) is
responsible for all of the content of its Filed Information and for ensuring that all
necessary consents have been obtained in order to disclose personal information contained
in the Filed Information.
Under Canadian securities laws, personal information filed with the securities regulators
is generally required to be made public except in certain limited circumstances. The statutory
objective for making public the Filed Information, which may contain personal information,
is to enhance investor awareness of the business and affairs of publicly traded companies
and to promote confidence in the transparent operation of capital markets in Canada.
This objective is closely linked and relies heavily on the provision of accurate
information, including personal information, on market participants.
The personal information collected in electronic form through the SEDAR system
is made publicly available in several different ways.
First, the information filed by issuers is accessible through this Web Site.
The information is contained in data records and documents filed in electronic format.
The documents are categorized by type and are accessible using a variety of searching
and sorting methods. The information may be viewed online or downloaded and printed in
Second the Filed Information is also made commercially available through a secure private
network using proprietary software licensed to filers of electronic information and
database users. This proprietary software provides a more enhanced search function
than is available on the Web Site.
Finally, the public information in the database is distributed in bulk directly to
subscribers at prescribed rates.
Information disseminated through this service is provided under a license permitting
resale of the information provided certain conditions are met, including ensuring use
or disclosure of any personal information is in accordance with all applicable Privacy
In each of these cases, the information is made available solely for purposes
related to the statutory objective of enhancing investor awareness of the business
and affairs of publicly traded companies and promoting confidence in the transparent
operation of capital markets in Canada.
When you visit the Web Site, when you move from web page to web page, read web pages,
conduct searches, or download content, the Web Site records and collects the following
A web session describes the period you are browsing the Web Site. Some browsers identify
a web session as a cookie. Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser
and stored on your computer hard drive when you visit a web site and which are used to
track your visit to that web site. You may have the ability to accept or decline cookies.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser
setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to modify your browser in this
manner, some pages of this Web Site may not function properly.
- the IP address you are connecting from
- which web page(s) you have visited
- what content you have downloaded
- the date and time of your movements to web pages and of your download request(s)
On this Web Site, non-persistent cookies may be used only to facilitate functionality
during a single site visit. Cookies are not permanently stored for future use.
The only information recorded in the cookie is a unique web session ID generated by
the Web Site’s server.
Statistical information is recorded in the aggregate, based on the numbers of visitors
or users to the Web Site and/or IP addresses. This information is used to find out
how many and what type of visitors visit the Web Site and which sections of the site
are visited the most frequently. This helps to monitor use of the Web Site for
unauthorized use, to know what information is most useful and to identify possible
improvements to the Web Site to make it easier for different types of visitors to access
the information they require. As part of the Web Site operations, it may be necessary
for the ASC to share aggregate statistical information with its suppliers and/or
the other members of the CSA. By using the Web Site, you are deemed to have
provided your permission to the collection, use and disclosure of this information,
including aggregate statistical information, for the purposes set out herein.
The content of e-mails that are sent to the CSA Service Desk, the e-mail address from which
the e-mail was sent, as well as any responses sent are retained in order to handle any follow-up and to monitor
Changes to this Privacy Statement
The ASC reserves the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time.
will provide notice to you of such modifications by posting the revised Privacy Statement on this Web
Site. Your continued use of this Web Site following such notice will be subject to the Privacy Statement
in force at the time of your use. You can always check the most current version of the Privacy
Statement posted on this Web Site.The Privacy Statement posted at any time or from time to time via this Web Site shall
be deemed to be the Privacy Statement then in effect.
In the event you have any questions or concerns related to this Privacy Statement, you may
CSA Service Desk, attention SEDAR Filing Service Contractor, by one of the methods set out below, and
your enquiry will be directed to the privacy officer of the securities regulatory authority to which your
By Mail to:
CSA Service Desk
Attn: SEDAR Filing Service Contractor
12 Millennium Blvd, Suite 210,
Moncton, NB E1C 0M3
By email at: email@example.com
Toll free at: 1-800-219-5381