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  • Online Visitors Privacy Policy

    The Niagara Centre for Independent Living respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. The following explains our online privacy practices.

    Information Collected through this Website

    When you visit our website, the NCIL web server automatically collects a limited amount of non-identifying information about your online visit for statistical purposes regarding how our visitors interact with us online. These statistics contain no personal information and are only used by NCIL staff to better understand and provide services for our online visitors.

    The information collected from your visit to our website is as follows:

    • The Internet domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address* from which you accessed our website;

    • The type of browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox etc.) and operating system (Windows 8, Mountain Lion etc.) used to access our website;

    • The date, time and country you accessed our website;

    • The pages you visited on our website;

    • And the address of the website you used (if any) to get to our website.

    *Your internet domain name or IP address, which we collect, may identify you depending on the naming standards followed by your Internet service provider. However, we do not use or disclose this information with the exception of statistical data. If this is of a concern for you, you may wish to ask your Internet Service Provider about their policies and practices regarding naming standards.

    Collection and Use of Personal Information

    Personal information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to: a first and last name; email address; a home, postal or other physical address or other contact information such as title, birth date, gender, occupation, industry, or personal interest; and other information necessary to provide a service that you requested.

    NCIL is committed to protecting the privacy, confidentiality and security of all information to which it is entrusted. We will not use or disclose information for purposes other than those for which it has been collected, unless the individual has consented or as required by statue or other legal requirements. Personal information will be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes. This is in accordance with Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protect of Privacy Act (FIPPA) as well as our Confidentiality Policy.

    We will only collect personal information:

    • That is necessary for the operation of this Website;

    • Or with your knowledge and consent and is necessary for the provision of services that your request;

    • You will be informed, at the point of collection, that your personal information is being collected and the purpose(s) for which it is being collected;

    • Any personal information collected will only be used and disclosed subject to your consent for the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, for consistent purpose(s) or as required or permitted by law;

    • Upon the receipt of reasonable notice you may view the paper and electronic files maintained by NCIL that have your personal information. You may review that information for accuracy and completeness and request that information be amended as necessary. You also have the right to a copy of all documents contained in the files.

    Social Media and Links to other Websites

    Our Facebook and Twitter pages have links to external websites. While NCIL takes measures to ensure that these links are to reputable organizations, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of linked websites. You are encouraged to review each website’s privacy policies or practices in order to protect your privacy.

    When you like, comment or post to our Facebook or Twitter pages you have agreed that your personal information such as name, title, gender and any other information on your social media profiles can be disclosed by our organization for social media specific purposes.

    Our Facebook page is displayed on our website. This means that any interaction you have with us on our Facebook page could result in your personal information being displayed on our website.

    Changes to Our Policy

    If this policy is modified by Niagara Centre for Independent Living, we will post these changes on our website so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. Any modifications to this policy will never jeopardize the commitment we have to your privacy. However, upon the release of a modified privacy policy, it is your responsibility as the user of this website to review the privacy policy periodically to become aware of any modifications. Your continued access or use of this website as well as our social media channels shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified agreement.

    If you have any comments or questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:
    information@abilityforlife.ca
    or click here to go to our contact page