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Privacy Policy

Dietitians of Canada (DC) is committed to protecting individual privacy on the Internet.

Gathering and Use of Information

Subject to the other disclosures set out in this Privacy Policy, DC does not disclose, give or sell any personal information about site visitors. If you have requested to be kept up to date with DC by electronic communications, we may share your email address with our email marketing partner for the purpose of sending these communications to you. DC may, on occasion, forward your request for information received through “Contact Us” to a dietitian or relevant agency for a response.  DC may also, on behalf of you, forward your request for service to a relevant agency who has the capability to fulfill such a service.

We may disclose your personal information: (a) as necessary to provide services to you or other DC members; (b) to any governmental authority as part of an investigation to determine our compliance with any applicable law, rule or regulation (including privacy laws, rules and regulations); (c) in response to a court order, subpoena, discovery request or other lawful judicial or administrative proceeding; and (d) as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation.

Information submitted by users on a voluntary basis is used for the purpose of providing you with information regarding DC products and services, as well as those of our advertising partners. Information from users is only maintained as needed to fulfill the stated purpose.

DC offers a service called Find a Member, which allows active DC members to access a directory containing the contact information of other DC members, including names, titles, addresses, business hours, telephone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses and website information. The information collected from you may be used in the Find a Member database. The information accessible through the Find a Member database may be accessed by and disclosed to any DC member.

Aggregated Non-Personal Information

Although not a disclosure of personal information, Dietitians of Canada may share aggregated and/or non-personal or anonymized data, including demographic statistics and dietary patterns, gathered through the site with third parties. This means that Dietitians of Canada will only share information that cannot be used to identify you, but may disclose information about users of our site as a group .


We have taken steps to make sure all information received from our online visitors is as secure as possible against unauthorized access and use.

Using "Cookies"

Like many other web sites, the DC Web site uses an Internet tool called a " cookie". Cookies are small bits of data that we send to your computer to track visitor activity on our site. This information is used to help us develop content that responds to the interests of our site visitors.

Tracking IP Addresses

An IP address (Internet Protocol Address) is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are using the Internet. Web servers - the computers that "serve up" Web pages - identify your computer by its IP address. We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information on the use of our site. When you request pages from our site, our servers log your IP address. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when it is deemed necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms of Use and License Agreement or to protect our service, site, customers, or others' privacy from those that might abuse such.

DC provides links to other sites that we believe provide relevant information, but is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these web sites.

DC reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time. Any changes to the privacy policy will be posted on this web site.

Tracking Pixels

DC uses a tracking pixel coded into the DC website which allows DC to track visitors after they leave the DC website, as well as to allow 3rd parties to target users by matching their search queries to a buyer behaviour profile and deliver ads.

Using Dietitians of Canada Materials

You may download or make copies of our web site materials for your own personal and educational use, provided credit to Dietitians of Canada is maintained. Please make sure you display our copyright and/or trademark notices on your copy. Please do not modify any of our logos or designs; or distribute, republish or post our materials to build another website or for your own commercial, educational or promotional purposes. If you do so, without first obtaining our written consent, you'll be violating our intellectual property rights. You can write to ask for consent at

Trademarks & Copyright

Dietitians of Canada is the registered owner of intellectual properties displayed on this site; and has the exclusive right to use these trademarks and copyrighted designs. We consider all our intellectual properties to be very important assets of our Association and protect them from unauthorized use by others. We often use a ™ or a ® symbol to indicate which items are trademarks, referring to a footnote explaining our ownership.

The information about dietitians including their contact information available on this site is protected by privacy laws and cannot be used for marketing, research or promotional purposes.

DC Public Website Disclaimer

Educational information on this website has been independently researched, written and reviewed by Dietitians of Canada and is based on the best available evidence. Information is intended for educational and informational purposes only; it is not meant to replace medical advice or to apply to individuals with special medical needs. Those that need more personal nutrition advice, or who are following a specific diet that affects food choices, should contact a Registered Dietitian. While every effort is made to ensure information contained on this web site is accurate and up to date, errors may occasionally occur. Dietitians of Canada assumes no responsibility or liability arising from any error in or omission of information or from the use of any information or advice contained within this web site. Dietitians of Canada web site may contain links to other external web sites which do not fall under the domain. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external web sites. Dietitians of Canada does not endorse the content, products or services on other web sites.

Person in charge of the protection of personal information

DC's CEO is charged with the protection of personal information.  Email


Please be assured that we take your privacy seriously, and make every reasonable effort to protect it. If you have questions or comments about our privacy policy, please contact member services.

We update this Policy from time to time to ensure that we are providing complete disclosure on the collection and use of your Personal Information. We encourage you to check this page regularly for updates.

Last updated August 25, 2021
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