Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy applies to information, including personal information, collected and used by Canadian Solar Inc. and its affiliated companies and subsidiaries (“CSI”).

2. Information collected by CSI

CSI may collect data and information about you from a variety of sources, including:

3.  Use of data

All the information CSI collects about you may be combined to improve our communications with you and to develop world-class products and services. CSI will use the information collected to:

Where required by applicable law, CSI will obtain your consent for the processing of your personal information for direct marketing purposes.

The legal basis for CSI processing your personal information as described above will typically be one of the following:

4.  Disclosure of Data to Third Parties


5.  Data Transfers

CSI may transfer the personal information CSI collects and store such data in other countries, including China, Canada and the U.S., which may have different data protection laws than the country in which the information was provided. If we do so, we will transfer the personal information only for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. To the extent required by applicable law, when we transfer your personal information to recipients in other countries, we will take measures to protect that information.

6.  Important Information

7.  Links to Third-Party Sites and Social Media

CSI sites may include links to third party sites. CSI does not control these third party sites, and we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every site you visit.

CSI sites may also have “plugins” (such as the Facebook “Like” button) to third-party sites or offer login (such as log in with Facebook) through a third-party account. Third-party plugins and login features, including their loading, operation and use, are governed by the privacy policy and terms of the third-party providing them.

8.  Changes to this Policy

Please check this privacy policy periodically to inform yourself of any change.

9.  Cookies, domain names and web beacons

Canadian Solar's website server automatically records "Visitor Information" based on your activity on the Website, through the use of "IP addresses" (as described below) or "Cookies" (as described below) or other industry-standard techniques, such as domain names or web beacons. Canadian Solar may use Visitor Information, including user behaviour, user experience, user equipment and the computing and Internet environment, to improve the performance of the Website.

10.  Canadian Solar Protection of Information

Canadian Solar takes appropriate measures to protect all Information collected from unauthorized access, maintaining data accuracy and enabling the correct use of Information. Canadian Solar utilizes security systems to protect such Information.

11.  Accessing your data and Privacy Complaint

If you have any Complaint about this Policy, the practices of this Website, or if you want to exercise any of the rights that you are given under this Policy or under European General Data Protection Regulation, you may contact us by sending a letter or email to: 

Canadian Solar Inc.

Attn. Data Protection Officer

545 Speedvale Avenue

West Guelph, Ontario.

Canada N1K 1E6