About CFLdb

CFLdb, The Canadian Football League Database, is a central library for all things CFL related. This site, the original, hosts commentary, links, the CFL Rulebook, schedules, an extensive FAQ, information on the CBA and more. The sister site, CFLdb Statistics The Canadian Football Statistics Database, is a repository for data and statistics, such as schedules, results, attendance, team rosters and player participation, coaching terms and records, owners and standings from 1907 to present for the CFL and its predecessors and other early senior football unions in Canada.

Sourcing, compiling and verifying information is a large amount of work so all help is appreciated. If you have information you can provide in any format, it will be gladly accepted, or if you have time to assist in verifying, analyzing or compiling data, please contact CFLdb to discuss. All contributions will be appropriately accredited as specified (you may remain anonymous).

How to Help

CFLdb is looking for help in the following areas:

  • data and sources of information
    • corrections to errors on the site
    • complete missing information (game times of older schedules, television broadcasters and ratings)
    • stadium, coach, owner information (newspaper clippings or other sources)
    • player biographical information (birthdate, location, high school, colleges)
    • information not currently included in database (game awards, etc.)
  • contributions of research
  • testing the site in various browsers for issues

All contributions will be accredited appropriately as specified by the contributor. If you are interested please contact me.

Sources

In addition to sources listed in specific sections or posts, the following have served as general sources for this site.

  • The Canadian Football League Facts, Figures & Records, 1985-2018 Editions
  • The Canadian Pro Football Encyclopedia, 2011-2013 Editions
  • CFL.ca
  • Canadian Press and local newspaper articles
  • Wikipedia
  • CFLapedia
  • Many of the books listed on the CFL Books page
  • Fans like you

Original Content

All original content on the site, including articles, Single Point links, Stadium Statuses, FAQ, feeds, etc. is copyright CFLdb and is not to be reproduced without permission from CFLdb.

Linking Policy

Thank you for linking to CFLdb. While redirects are in place, please link to secure https addresses rather than http (and it is appreciated if any http links can be updated to https). Please play nice and link respectfully to content pages, not directly to media files like pdfs and videos. Page links will provide a permanent link while media file names and locations may change. Basically, anything on media.cfldb.ca should not be linked to directly. If hot-linking becomes problematic, measures will be taken to block direct links. Directions on linking direct to content on FAQ and Rulebook pages can be found on the Tips on Linking to CFLdb page.

Visitors are encouraged to subscribe to calendars published on CFLdb, however, be nice and remove the calendar or stop the subscription after the season is over so this site doesn’t have to serve 1000’s of update requests a day from a Blackberry for a 2009 schedule.

CFLdb is properly written with uppercase CFL and lowercase db. This was changed from all lowercase in January 2014.

Take Down Notices

Please use the contact form or admin email for any take down notices. They will be addressed promptly if proper grounds for removal are provided.

Who is Behind the Site

CFLdb is powered by CFL fans and enthusiasts like you who submit information, sources, links, common questions and their answers on CFL topics, report issues or errors and suggest ideas of what they would like to see added. A lone caretaker at this time manages the site with a long term goal of turning it over to the CFL community.

Privacy Policy

As of July 2020, CFLdb has adopted a new metrics system that does not use information that could be used to personally identify a specific visitor such as IP addresses or hostnames. While the previous system did use such information to uniquely identify visitors, it was never used to personally identify a visitor, was purged after 30 days and was never sold to any other organization. All data from the previous system has been scrubbed of this information. The move to this new model of data collection is long overdue, but due to a lack of products taking this approach, we had to write our own.

CFLdb does not collect information that could be used to personally identifiable visitors, including IP addresses or hostnames. We do not consider this type of data to be an asset, but rather a liability. The purpose of gathering visitor metrics is to improve the site based on visitor experiences using the site. This can only be done by following a visitors path and actions (page views, outbound link access) while using the site, including site searches for the past 30 days. After 30 days, only aggregate data on the number of visitors, platform, browser, and screen resolution is available. This data will never be sold or distributed to other parties. Visitors wishing to not have their visits tracked on the CFLdb family of sites can enable their browser’s Do Not Track feature, which will result in every page view appearing to come from a new visitor. Those who do not have Do Not Track enabled will have a cookie stored on their system to assist in managing state for a period of 90 days.

All CFLdb sites are hosted in Canada.

We feel this is a very cautious and respectful approach to handling personal information (we collect none that can identify a specific individual or address) while providing the information on user experience that can be used to improve the site. If you have concerns over our policy and collection of data, please contact us.

Contact CFLdb

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Sister Sites
CFLdb Statistics

CFLdb's unofficial statistics resource, featuring game results, standings, players, coaches, owners, stadiums and more.