RGD and the Examination Board for Registered Graphic Designers are responsible for personal information under our control and have policies and procedures to protect the integrity and privacy of any personal information that is collected, used, disclosed, retained and destroyed in the course of your transactions, activities, applications, membership, status or affiliation with us.
Personal information is collected for purposes of conducting the business affairs, administration, management and the execution of other programs and activities of both organizations, including any actions or work for compliance with laws and bylaws, membership processing, exam administration, member regulation, event registration, information dissemination, database maintenance, payments and collections. Media used to collect personal information will state that by providing said information, persons have thus explicitly and implicitly consented to its use for the stated purposes.
The information collected, such as first and last name, title, gender, business name, business and home address, telephone, fax, email address, website, area of specialty, educational background, details of work experience including names of employers with address, telephone, fax, email address, job title and dates of employment is necessary for the purposes stated above. The information is collected by means of the owner of the information voluntarily filling out forms in various media and/or when given orally on a voluntary basis and freely over the telephone or in person.
Members of RGD have online access to their personal information and may update, amend, augment or correct it at anytime, or they may contact us by any means and request same. Members also may opt in or out of making their information available on the RGD website, or for receiving occasional news, information, offers or promotions from third-party sponsors or organizations.
All personal information is accessed by qualified staff using standard professional confidentiality and security safeguards.
RGD's Online Event Code of Conduct
Through RGD, Canadian designers exchange ideas, educate and inspire, set professional standards and build a strong, supportive community dedicated to advocating for the value of design.
RGD's events seek to create harassment-free experiences for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. All participants, including speakers, sponsors and volunteers, are expected to comply with this code of conduct to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all in attendance.
Harassment is understood as any behaviour that threatens another person or group, or produces an unsafe environment including: deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions, panels or roundtable discussions, using racist, homophobic or perjorative language and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately or risk expulsion from the conference without warning or refund.
Thank you for helping us make our event as enjoyable as possible.