Privacy Policy

Effective Date: February 14th, 2024

Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau (“Bureau” or “We”) respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.

This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website as well as the additional URLs listed below (collectively, the “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.

Additional URLs:

This policy applies to information we collect:

  • On this Website.
  • In email, text and other electronic messages between you and this Website.
  • From potential members via membership applications.
  • From any other parties via scholarship applications.
  • When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services, if those applications or advertising include links to this policy.

It does not apply to information collected by:

  • Us offline or through any other means.
  • Any third party (including our Members or affiliates), or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from the Website.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, please do not use the Website. By accessing or using the Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

This privacy policy does not create or confer on any individual or on us any rights, or impose on us any obligations beyond any rights conferred or obligations imposed by applicable laws, including any Canadian privacy legislation.

Children Under the Age of 13

The Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under the age of 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We collect several types of information, including Personal Information, from and about users and visitors of the Website, including information:

  • by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number and other information that is part of our membership
  • application, only if you choose to complete and submit such an application;
  • that is about you but individually does not identify you, such as IP address, browser type, device used; and/or
  • about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access the Website and usage details.

We collect this information:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us.
  • Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies. You can adjust your web browser’s settings to prevent it from storing cookies. Visit your web browser’s support page for instructions on how to disable cookie storing.

Information You Provide to Us. The information we collect on or through the Website may include:

  • information that you provide by filling in forms or applications available on the Website. This includes information provided at the time of applying for membership. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with the Website, register a complaint or ask about warranty registration paperwork;
  • records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us; and/or
  • your search queries on the Website.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies. As you navigate through and interact with the Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including:

  • details of your visits to the Website, including pages visited and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website; and/or
  • information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type.

Our Website currently does not have a mechanism to recognize the various web browser Do Not Track signals. To learn more about browser tracking signals and Do Not Track, please visit

The information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not include Personal Information, but we may maintain it or associate it with Personal Information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve the Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
  • Speed up your searches.
  • Recognize you when you return to the Website.

We use Google Analytics to help us track user actions on our website. Google Analytics can collect non-personal Information such as cookies, IP addresses, device and software identifiers, referring and exit URLs, onsite behaviour and usage information, feature use metrics and statistics, usage and purchase history, MAC and IP addresses, mobile unique device ID and other similar information. Google Analytics does not collect your Personal Information.

If you do not wish to be tracked by Google Analytics you may opt out by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate settings on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to the Website.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of our Website may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Bureau, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.

How We Use Your Information

We use information we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information:

  • to present the Website and its contents to you;
  • to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us;
  • to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;
  • to provide you with notices about your membership;
  • to provide technical service;
  • to notify you about changes to the Website or any products or services Members offer or provide though it;
  • in any other way, we may describe when you provide the information; or
  • for any other purpose with your consent.

We will make reasonable efforts to retain any Personal Information we use to make a decision about a person for at least two years after that decision was made. Subject to this policy, we will destroy, erase, or anonymize information, including Personal Information, that is no longer required to fulfil its intended purpose.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

We may disclose the Personal Information we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy:

  • to website users or other customers – this applies only to Members’ contact information, including Business Contact Information;
  • to other Members and affiliates;
  • to third-party contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep Personal Information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them;
  • to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which Personal Information held by the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau about the Website users is among the assets transferred;
  • to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it. For example, if you complete a member application, we will use your contact information to correspond with you about your application and/or membership;
  • for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information;
  • for any purpose as you consent from time to time; or
  • as permitted by law or required by law.

We may also disclose your Personal Information:

  • to comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request;
  • for other purposes identified when the Personal Information is collected, or as permitted under applicable laws;
  • as part of a business reorganization, divestiture or sale;
  • to enforce or apply our terms of use, membership agreement and other agreements; or
  • if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau’s Members, affiliates or others. This may include, for example, exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Personal Information is disclosed to third parties for purposes set out above including but not limited to:

  • third-party service providers, affiliates and business associates including an organization or individual retained by us to perform functions on our behalf, such as data processing, document management, analytics, marketing, etc.; and
  • any third party, where you have provided your consent for such disclosure or where disclosure is required or permitted by law.


We will not use or disclose Personal Information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with your consent, as required or permitted by law. Consent may be express or implied, and given in writing by using or not using a check-off box, electronically, orally or by the user’s conduct, such as use of the services or products.

You may change or withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice, by contacting our Webmaster using the contact information set out below. In some circumstances, a change or withdrawal of consent may limit our ability to provide products or services to you or acquire products or services from you.

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the Personal Information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:

  • Tracking Technologies and Advertising. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe’s website. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

Notification Respecting Service Providers Outside Canada

We may use and disclose certain Personal Information to third-party service providers in connection with the performance of certain technological or administrative functions, such as data processing, data management and data storage. These third-party service providers may be located outside of Canada. Prior to making this disclosure, we will take appropriate steps to ensure that the third-party service providers safeguard the Personal Information and use the Personal Information only for authorized purposes set out in this Privacy Policy or in accordance with applicable laws. Personal Information stored in other jurisdictions may be subject to those laws of those jurisdictions, and may have different protections from those in Canada.

To ask any questions or to obtain written information about our policies and practices regarding those service providers, you may write to our Webmaster at the address listed below in the “Contact Information” section.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You may send us an email at to correct or update any Personal Information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

Data Security

We have implemented measures designed to secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using current encryption technology.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted to the Website. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website. We are not responsible for any breach of security that occurs for any third parties that receive information collected by our website. If we learn of a security breach of our system, we will take reasonable steps within our means to address it.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page with a notice that the privacy policy has been updated on the Website home page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ Personal Information, we will notify you by email to the primary email address specified in your membership account and/or through a notice on the Website home page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting the Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices or to change or withdraw your consent or make a complaint under this Policy, contact: or by mail at Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau, P.O. Box 1178, Sumas, Washington 98295-1178, Attention: Webmaster. Where required, the Director of Operations will act as the Privacy Officer or Representative for the Bureau.