Last modified: March 28, 2023
1.0 NGen membership
Membership with NGen is available to individuals and organizations engaged in all facets of advanced manufacturing. NGen leverages data from members to drive greater collaboration in Canadian advanced manufacturing among companies, researchers, investors, and others.
NGen members are eligible to:
Membership in NGen does not necessarily ensure that:
Membership Data means the Personal Information and information about your organization that we collect through the Membership Application Form.
Personal information is information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity, either alone or when combined with other information that is linked or linkable to a specific individual.
3.0 Protecting the Personal Information you Provide to NGen is Important to Us
4.0 The Personal Information that we Collect in a Membership Application
When you complete a Membership Application, we collect from you the following Personal Information:
5.0 How We Use Information We Collect in the Membership Application
The information you provide us in the NGen Membership Application, which includes Personal Information is used to:
We may use your Membership Data to communicate to you in the following ways:
We share some of your membership data to use in Member Services, as set out in section 8 of this Terms and Conditions of NGen Membership.
6.0 How We Secure Your Membership Information
Access to all Membership Data (except publicly available information) is strictly controlled. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in an effort to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access and to maintain data security.
Information you provide us through the NGen Membership Application is collected securely through SSL-secured connections and protects your information using both server multifactor authentication and data encryption. The NGen Membership Application sits on top of NGen's data platform provider Salesforce and stores and secures the personal information and other data you have provided. Salesforce maintains digital security: 128-bit master keys and use the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm.
Salesforce utilizes Amazon Web Services ("AWS") to host NGen's data in Canada on a Canadian Instance. AWS has a suite of compliance certificates for their data centers, include full SSAE 16 (SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3) compliance. Our instances of Salesforce are hosted in a virtual private cloud, using only data centers located in Canada. Only select Salesforce engineers have access to our production environment. All direct access to our production systems is protected by public key encryption and two-factor authentication.
Salesforce is architected for data security, including the following security features:
For further information on the agreement between NGen and Salesforce, you may review Salesforce's relevant policies:
Terms of Service: https://www.salesforce.com/company/legal/sfdc-website-terms-of-service/
Security page: https://security.salesforce.com/
7.0 Membership Application Data Retention
If you or your organization are determined by NGen to be ineligible to become a NGen Member, then you will be notified, and all your member application data will be removed from the platform.
If you or your organization are determined by NGen to be eligible to become a NGen Member, then you will be provided with access to the NGen Member Site and you will be asked to agree to this Terms and Conditions of NGen Membership.
8.0 How your Membership Data is used, if you become a Member
NGen makes Membership Data classified as "open" viewable in the Membership Site, the search function, members digital directory, and matching services. See below for a list of what data elements are open.
Searchable Open Membership Data
The following elements of the Membership Data are viewable as the result of a search.
|DATA ELEMENT TYPE
|Account Basic Information
9.0 How to Contact Us
The full name of NGen is Next Generation Manufacturing Canada and our address is:
McMaster Innovation Park - #301 - 175 Longwood Road S., Hamilton, ON, L8P 0A1.
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.