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Your privacy is extremely important to us. If we have your personal information, you can trust that we will protect it. Please review our policies and the FAQ below to learn more. At any time you are welcome to review Ryerson’s Privacy Policy.

Privacy FAQ

Why are you allowed to collect my information?

Ryerson is permitted to collect your information in accordance with Section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1990, under the authority of the Ryerson University Act, 1977.

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What will be my information be used for?

Your contact information will be used to keep you up-to-date on campus/program news, alumni benefits & services, fundraising campaigns, upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

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Who gets my information?

We do not sell or otherwise publicly disclose your personal information. While we have agreements with a few carefully selected affinity partners who provide valuable services to Ryerson grads at preferred rates, we do not share alumni contact information directly with those partners. In the event that these partners need to contact you, a mailing house or other third-party agency bound by a confidentiality agreement is utilized to contact you on behalf of the affinity partner. At no time do the affinity partners have direct access to your contact information unless you agree.

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What if I don’t want to be contacted, or I only want certain types of communications?

At any time you can ask to be removed from our contact list by sending an email to or calling 1-866-428-8881 / 416-979-5088. We can also modify  your communication preferences in our database so that you receive the communications you want, the way you want them. For example, you can ask to be removed from Annual Fund call list, but still continue to receive The Ryerson Connection enewsletter.

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Why do you need my information?

We need your information to keep the Ryerson connection alive. As outlined in our mission, our goal is to enable you to stay connected to the university for the mutual benefit of Ryerson and its alumni. By keeping you informed of Ryerson news, alumni benefits, events, and engagement opportunities - you’ll discover ways stay connected and get involved with the university for the mutual gain of the Ryerson, fellow alumni and students.

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Why I am getting emails from Ryerson; do I need to give you permission to contact me?

When you graduate, you automatically become a member of the Ryerson University Alumni Association (RUAA). Through this membership, Ryerson has your implied consent to send you electronic communications that are regulated by Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). These communications must follow the rules under CASL and will always clearly identify the sender, the purpose of the message and provide you with a clear and easy way to unsubscribe from future communications.  In addition, you can ask to be removed from our contact list at any time by sending an email to or calling 1-866-428-8881 / 416-979-5008. Learn more about Ryerson and CASL.


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What is done with photos or video taken of me at Ryerson events?

The photos and videos taken are used to showcase the wonderful activities and fun being had at Ryerson events. Ryerson owns the photographs, video images and voice recordings and uses them to promote the University and its activities for administrative, educational or research purposes online, via social media and/or in print. If you do not wish to have video or photos taken of you at our events, please send us email at OR let the photographer/videographer or registration staff know upon your arrival.