Privacy Protection Policy
SpeakYourMind.ca will protect your privacy. This policy describes how we will treat your personal information.
1. What information do we collect?
We collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us e.g. your email address and other personal information when you sign up;
information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters; and
any other information that you choose to send to us.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the SpeakYourMind.ca website.
The SpeakYourMind.ca website does not use “cookies” to track your use of the website.
However if you register as a teacher, the SpeakYourMind.ca website uses “cookies” to help personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page, so you do not need to re-enter your personal information.
3. How will we use your personal information?
administer the website;
improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
enable your use of the services available on the website;
send statements and receipts to you, and collect payments from you;
send you general (non-marketing) communications;
send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
send you communications e.g. news and events relating to SpeakYourMind.ca which we think may be of interest to you by email where you have specifically agreed to this, by email;
provide funders and partners with statistical information about our how many schools, teachers and students are participating in the SpeakYourMind.ca program – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user; and
deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website. Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.
We will not sell, rent or share your personal data with third party organizations.
Our website financial transactions are handled through the secure CanadaHelps.ca website. We will share information only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website. We do not store your financial or credit card details. You can read CanadaHelps.ca privacy and security policy on their website here.
We have a refund policy in case you make a donation in error. If you contact us within 7 days of making the donation we will return it to you within 40 days without charge. If we are unable to use your contribution for the purpose you specify, either because of oversubscription or for another unforeseen reason, it is our policy to use your contribution only for the SpeakYourMind.ca program.
5. Other disclosures
6. Security of your personal information
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. You are responsible for keeping your user details confidential.
7. Policy amendments
8. Your rights
On receipt of proof of identity and a written request you may have a copy of any information that we hold about you. Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to your request within 30 days.
9. Third-party websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third-party websites.
You may unsubscribe from SpeakYourMind.ca at any time by clicking here.
If you have any questions about this privacy protection policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us at email@example.com.