Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
Canada’s new anti-spam law (CASL) entered into force on July 1, 2014.
- CASL requires companies to gain a consumer’s consent in order to send commercial electronic messages.
- CASL helps protect consumers and businesses alike by deterring the most damaging and deceptive forms of spam from occurring in Canada, creating a more secure online environment.
- CASL prohibits the sending of commercial electronic messages without the recipient’s consent (permission), including messages to email addresses and social networking accounts, and text messages sent to a cell phone.
- CASL prohibits the alteration of transmission data in an electronic message which results in the message being delivered to a different destination without express consent.
- CASL prohibits the installation of computer programs without the express consent of the owner of the computer system or its agent, such as an authorized employee.
- CASL prohibits the use of false or misleading representations online in the promotion of products or services.
- CASL prohibits the collection of personal information through accessing a computer system in violation of federal law (e.g. the Criminal Code of Canada).
- CASL prohibits the collection of electronic addresses by the use of computer programs or the use of such addresses, without permission (address harvesting).
Collège Boréal is committed to communicating with you in a responsible manner. We strive to share pertinent, useful and timely information in all our electronic communications.
Collège Boréal has implemented measures to ensure that its electronic communication practices comply with CASL regulations. These measures include: obtaining your consent prior to sending you commercial electronic messages, including an unsubscribe method to commercial electronic messages when required, and responding to unsubscribe requests in a timely manner.
For more information on CASL, visit www.FightSpam.gc.ca.