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Privacy and Data Use Policy

Published as at December 27, 2020 being a business of Mohawk Charitable Foundation., a Mohawk University Corporation (“We”, “” and the “Company”) take the issue of privacy very seriously and are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. It is our policy to take all necessary steps to ensure that Personal Information held by us is processed fairly and lawfully in accordance with the requirements of all applicable privacy and data use legislation that is enacted within your jurisdiction.

About this Policy

This Policy (“Policy”) is an official Policy of the Company and in reference to the site (“Site”) and personal information (“Personal Information”), its use and privacy (“Privacy”). All our employees and data processors who have access to Personal Information are obliged to follow it. This Policy sets out how we will treat your personal information. If you have any concerns regarding this Policy, as a courtesy you should first contact us to express your specific concerns. If you are not satisfied then, you may freely choose to contact the appropriate privacy and data officials in your home jurisdiction.

Collection of information from website visits

When you or any non robot log onto our website, as a vital part of our commitment to security and safety, we will automatically log certain information about how you are using the website. This may include the URL that you came from, your IP address and the pages that you visited.

To find out more read our cookie policy.

Collection of information from newsletter subscriptions

We may offer e-mail newsletters which can be registered for in isolation or alongside magazine offers. E-mail addresses submitted will be held in an independent database and used to send these regular newsletters. It is possible to unsubscribe from the newsletters at any time. Occasionally we will also send you featured products or services from our carefully selected partners, you can unsubscribe from such emails at any time and receive only newsletters.

Collection of information from surveys

We may on occasion run market research surveys, including but not limited to any annual Customer Service surveys. Data submitted is provided voluntarily and is held anonymously and cannot be linked back to an individual, it is used solely to produce general analysis of market trends on a grouped basis.

Separately, We may collect address details and e-mail details at the end of a survey as a separate process to enable free copies of material to be supplied or e-mail newsletters to be delivered.

Collection of information from competitions and offers

If you enter a competition, We may use your personal information to manage any competition entries you submit, validate such competition entries, and send you any prizes you may win.

If you sign up to receive magazine offers, We will use your personal information to send you the offer.

If you request information from an advertiser via our enquiry service the details needed to supply you with the information, your request will be provided to the advertiser.

Collection of information from aggregated statistics

We may share your personal data with a third-party auditing organisation so they can verify aggregated statistics about circulation and usage of our products or review our policies, processes and procedures for compliance with relevant standards. In such cases, we will alert you and ensure you can view their particular privacy and data policies.

Collection of information from cookies

We use cookies to manage your experience and to measure the use of our website. By using the site you are giving consent to our use of cookies and 3rd party use of cookies. You can find more information including details on how to manage your settings on our Use of cookies page.

Where we store data and your information

We store data on secure servers and high security facilities as part of the technical administration of our Services, applications and website environments. Our secure facilities and servers may or may not be outside the country where you currently live. Therefore, Personal Information may be transferred to such locations in other countries in order to perform the Services. We will ensure that appropriate controls are in place to ensure your Personal Information is processed and retained in a secure manner which is equivalent to those required within the privacy and data usage laws.

If you choose to put Personal Information on publicly available parts of the Site, this will be accessible to persons in other countries that may not have data protection laws as comprehensive as those that exist in your country or region.

Information sharing and disclosure

We may share personal information with carefully selected third parties in order to maintain the Service and to other businesses within our Company for the purpose of informing you of other products and services. We will not sell, trade or rent your Personal Information to others unless you have given us your permission.

On our Site you are publicly identified by your user name. If you choose your full name as your username, you have voluntarily disclosed that information to the wider community. If you provide information in your public profile, it will be made public so please consider the details that you are sharing.

We regard our databases of customer information (that includes your Personal Information) as a valuable asset. Should we sell or transfer any of our business assets this may include the sale or transfer of such databases of information to third parties. In addition, such a transfer or sale may mean that your Personal Information is transferred to other countries than where you currently live.

Please note that we reserve the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate our systems properly and to protect both ourselves and our users.


We take all reasonable care in the collection, storage, processing and disclosure of your personal data and have implemented internal security procedures to minimise the risk that unauthorised parties will be able to access and misuse the information. However, the Internet is an open medium and we cannot guarantee that any information you send to us by email or via our website will not be tampered with or intercepted.

Children’s information

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children.

Your rights

You have the following rights (unless exemptions apply), which can be exercised by contacting us.
The right:

If you have any queries concerning your Personal Information or this Policy, please contact us.

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City of Brantford Legal Study