The Northern Institute is a private educational and research organization based in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Our mission is to create top-quality, insightful conferences and educational events that focus exclusively on issues affecting Canada’s Northern Territories and Arctic regions. As an independent organization with no political or ideological agendas or affiliation with any interest groups, we strive to serve as a neutral, inclusive and respectful forum for discussion, dialogue and debate.
Staffed with and organized by seasoned professionals who live in and understand the North, our events will keep you on top of what’s happening in the North.
The topics of our events are based on extensive research and solid understanding of northern sectors, industries and communities. These events focus on “hot-button” political, legal, business and policy issues in the North, and provide you with “need-to-know” information that will help you succeed in your job or assist you to make more informed decisions that affect the North. Our faculty members are knowledgeable experts who have extensive experience in working in or with the North.
We also operate as a think tank on northern issues, regularly monitoring events, trends and developments in the North, with a goal of providing value-added information to Northern sectors, industries and communities.
We are proud of what we are doing and thank you for your continuous supports!
We value your business and thank you for choosing one of our conferences and workshops. We want you to be aware of our commitment to protect the personal information that you share with us in connection with your conference registration.
When you register for an event, you share certain personal information required to complete your registration (including your name, email address, telephone number, address and company affiliation) in order for us to register you in that event, send you updates about the event and/or provide you with other information, products and services that we believe best serve your needs and interests.
We may also use and disclose this information in order to:
• compile a list of participants of the event and to create name tags for participants
• assist you with registering with other Northern Institute events, and to service your account with us and respond to your questions
• facilitate or receive payment for products and services provided to you
• allow speakers at the event to better understand their audience
• assist us in evaluating the performance of our speakers and staff, and to assess the quality of product, service and conference facilities
• compile statistics and analysis of the use of our products and services, which statistics are only used internally to enable us to provide better service and products to you and other customers in the future
• provide necessary information to our affiliates, agents, licensees, third parties such as shipping companies, third party data processing, and data storage facilities, and internet server and support companies, direct mail companies and other service companies
• comply with relevant legal and professional requirements
Except as otherwise provided in this policy, we do not sell or share your personal information with any unaffiliated third party. The uses or disclosures of personal information in connection with the above purposes will be limited to what a reasonable person would consider appropriate and necessary in the circumstances. As we continue to grow our business, we might sell or buy business assets, or merge with other entities. In such transactions, client information is generally considered one of the transferable business assets.
You will be granted access to your personal information in our system if you make a written request to our Chief Privacy Officer. You may challenge the accuracy and completeness of your information and have it amended as appropriate. We will also inform you of the existence, use and disclosure of your personal information if you so request. We will respond to your written request within a reasonable time period (generally within 30 days).
We have established proper safeguards, procedures and processes to protect your personal information from unauthorized access or use. All officers and staff of Northern Institute who are granted access to customer personal information have been trained to understand the need to keep this information protected and confidential.
By completing our conference registration process, you are consenting to our use of your information in accordance with our policies. You may withdraw your consent with respect to any or all uses or disclosures of your personal information at any time (subject to legal or contractual restrictions) by sending written notices to our Chief Privacy Officer (an “Opt-Out Notice”) at the address provided below.
If you provide us with an Opt-Out Notice, your information will be segregated and not disclosed or used in any manner to which you have objected. However, the personal information we have collected will be retained by us in accordance with our usual retention practices and procedures. You may access or review such information by providing written notice to us. Please note that withdrawing your consent may prevent us from providing you with the requested product or service.
For more information, please contact our Chief Privacy Officer:
Chief Privacy Officer
The Northern Institute
P.O. Box 2079