Who we are
Our website address is: https://disabilitypolicy.ca.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
Last updated: November 17th, 2023
1. Information We Collect:
a. Personal Information:
We may collect personal information, such as your name, email address, postal address, phone number, or other identifiers, when voluntarily submitted by you. This information is typically collected when you register on our website, subscribe to our newsletter, fill out a form, or make a purchase.
b. Non-Personal Information:
We may also collect non-personal information, such as browser type, operating system, and website usage details, to enhance our website’s functionality and user experience. This information is collected using cookies and similar technologies.
2. How We Use Your Information:
We may use the information we collect for various purposes, including:
- Providing and personalizing our services
- Processing transactions
- Responding to inquiries and customer service requests
- Sending periodic emails, newsletters, or promotional materials
- Improving our website based on feedback and analytics
3. How We Protect Your Information:
We employ industry-standard security measures to safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is completely secure, so absolute security cannot be guaranteed.
4. Sharing Your Information:
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, provided that these parties agree to keep this information confidential.
5. Third-Party Links:
Our website may contain links to third-party websites. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
6. Children’s Privacy:
Our website and services are not intended for individuals under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and believe we may have collected information about your child, please contact us immediately.
7. Your Choices:
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information by contacting us. You may also unsubscribe from our mailing list or opt-out of communication at any time.
9. Contact Us:
Thank you for trusting Disability Policy Canada.