Privacy Policy

We protect your privacy

Lupus Canada recognizes your right to privacy and pledges to protect it. We are aware of our responsibilities under the federal Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). We do not share or trade our mailing information outside of Lupus Canada and its Member Organizations.

Information Collected

When visiting the Lupus Canada website, the web server automatically records information about the operating system and web browser you are using. This information does not identify you in any way and is only used for statistical purposes to manage the website.

Lupus Canada collects personal information about you only if you volunteer it in a survey and/or request for information and/or request to be added to a mailing list. We use this information to respond to your request or question. All information is kept confidential.

Donation Information

Lupus Canada maintains records of all contributions. All information is kept private and confidential, stored in a secure location and accessible only by authorized staff. The names and contact information for the participants in the annual Lupus Canada Walk-A-Block are shared with the provincial member organizations.


Lupus Canada may provide links to other websites and articles. These links and articles are not to be considered for diagnostic purposes. Lupus Canada does not provide medical advice. You must seek the advice of your own physician and health care professional regarding your medical needs.

Online Behavioural Advertising / Targeted Advertising

Lupus Canada remains committed to protecting the privacy and safeguarding the information of our users. We want to be transparent about how we use cookies for targeted advertising activities. We do engage in Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) through

As you browse through the Lupus Canada website, cookies will be placed on your computer. Cookies help personalize and maximize your online experience. The cookie has a unique identifier assigned to the device, this unique identifier alone does not contain information about you personally.

Targeted ads displayed to you are based on the activity associated with the cookieID during your visit.

Third Party Service Providers

We may use third party service providers to help administer our interest-based advertising systems. We require that these third party service providers protect the information they use on our behalf, including for online behavioural advertising and not to use it for any other purpose. Under no circumstances do we sell or rent this information to other businesses. We protect and enforce the confidentiality of this information.

Opt-Out Process

Please note that turning off cookies may adversely affect your use of our website, however you can easily opt-out of this type of Internet-based advertising, you can choose to:

  • Set your browser to decline third party cookies.
  • Delete the advertiser’s cookie each time you get it
  • Make use of Google’s cookie management processes
  • Make use of Ad Choices cookie management processes
  • Use Google’s opt out Browser Add-On

Please note that cookies are specific to your browser and computer. If you change browsers and/or computers, your settings will not carry over.

Opting-out does not mean you will no longer receive advertisements. It does mean that that you will no longer see customize ads based on your interests and web usage patterns using cookie-based technology.

More Information

If you would like more information about Lupus Canada’s privacy policy, please contact us at or call us at 1-800-661-1468.

Further information on privacy and your rights in regard to your personal information may be found on the Privacy Commissioner of Canada website.