The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association ("CADA" or "we") is committed to maintaining the accuracy, security and privacy of personal information in accordance with applicable legislation. This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) sets out how the CADA collects, uses and discloses personal information in connection with our Auto Career Start website located at (the "Website") or the use of the Services, as defined in our Terms of Use (the “Terms”) located at


BY SUBMITTING PERSONAL INFORMATION TO CADA, ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR AGENTS, OR BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU AGREE THAT THE CADA MAY COLLECT, USE AND DISCLOSE SUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND AS PERMITTED OR REQUIRED BY LAW. Subject to legal and contractual requirements, you may refuse or withdraw your consent to certain identified purposes at any time by contacting the CADA Chief Privacy Officer at or using the other contact information provided at the end of the Privacy Policy. If you refuse or withdraw your consent we may not be able to provide you or continue to provide you with certain services or information which may be of value to you. If you provide the CADA or our service providers and agents with personal information of another individual, you represent that you have all necessary authority and/or have obtained all necessary consent from such a person to enable us to collect, use and disclose such personal information for the purposes set forth in this privacy policy.

This Privacy Policy covers the following topics:

  1. What personal information do we collect?
  2. Why do we collect personal information and how do we use it?
  3. To whom do we disclose your personal information?
  4. Where do we store your personal information?
  5. How may you obtain access to your personal information?
  6. How do we protect your personal information?
  7. Privacy and our Website and Services
  8. Changes to the privacy policy
  9. Further information

What Personal Information Do We Collect?

Personal Information” means information about an identifiable individual. Not all information we collect identifies you or can be attributed as being identifiably about you. Similarly, we may aggregate your information with other information, or anonymize your information, in a way that it isn’t attributable as being identifiably about you. This Privacy Policy does not apply to restrict our collection, use or disclosure of such anonymous or aggregated information, which we refer to in this Privacy Policy as “Aggregated Information”.

In administering the Website, we collect the following types of Personal Information when you visit our Website or use our Services:

Why Do We Collect Personal Information and How Do We Use It?

We use Personal Information for the following reasons:

To Whom Do We Disclose Your Personal Information?

From time to time, we may disclose your Personal Information to:

We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes. We may share data collected through cookies and similar technology with third parties to allow the CADA to carry out advertisement retargeting as described under our uses of Personal Information above.

Where Do We Store Your Personal Information?

We take steps to ensure that your Personal Information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy, including implementing reasonable industry standard practices. Unfortunately, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us.

Your Personal Information is stored in locations and on servers located in Canada, controlled by the CADA, and located either at our offices or at the offices of our service providers. By submitting Personal Information, you agree to this storage and processing of your Personal Information. You acknowledge and agree that while your Personal Information is in a jurisdiction it may be accessed by the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of that jurisdiction in accordance with the laws applicable in that jurisdiction.

If you are visiting the Website or using the Services from outside of Canada, please note that you are agreeing to the storage and processing of your information in Canada. By providing your information you consent to any transfer, including for storage and processing, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

How You May Obtain Access to Your Personal Information

Upon your written request, subject to certain exceptions, the CADA will inform you of the existence, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information and will give you access to that information. Access requests should be sent to our Chief Privacy Officer using the contact information below.

There are a few instances where we may not be able to provide some of the personal information we hold, including:

Your Personal Information will be retained in accordance with the CADA’s policies and procedures for storing Personal Information; however you may request in writing to the address below for the earlier deletion of your Personal Information (where reasonably practical).

How Do We Protect Your Personal Information?

To help protect the confidentiality of your Personal Information, the CADA employs physical, administrative and technological safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of your Personal Information. Where Personal Information is sent to a third party for processing we require that all Personal Information is kept secure. Please be aware though that, despite these efforts, no security measures are perfect and no systems are impenetrable. Particularly if you are using the password-protected areas of the Website, your privacy can be enhanced by taking care to use suitably strong passwords that others cannot guess, that are kept safe by you, and that are not re-used on other websites. Taking steps like avoiding dictionary words or proper names and adding extra character and punctuation marks can also help protect you. If you believe your password has been compromised, you should change it immediately.

Privacy and our Website and Services

When you browse our Website or use our Services, you should be aware of the following activities:

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The CADA reserves the right to modify or supplement this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make a change to this Privacy Policy, we will post such changes on our Website and make such revised policy and changes available upon request to the CADA Chief Privacy Officer. However, the CADA will obtain the necessary consents required under applicable privacy laws if it seeks to collect, use or disclose your Personal Information for purposes other than those to which consent has been obtained unless otherwise required or permitted by law.

Further Information

The CADA’s Chief Privacy Officer oversees compliance with this Privacy Policy and applicable privacy laws. For information on the CADA's privacy practices or to inquire about the CADA’s collection, use or disclosure of your Personal Information, please contact the CADA Chief Privacy Officer at:

CADA, Chief Privacy Officer
123 Commerce Valley Drive East, Suite 303
Thornhill, ON  L3T 7W8

Ph: 905-940-4959
Fax: 905-940-6870