Who we are
Informed Consent Canada
Our website address is: https://www.informedconsent.ca.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
As operators of the website InformedConsent.ca, we collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Informed Consent Canada’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use our website. From time to time, Informed Consent Canada may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Informed Consent Canada also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Informed Consent Canada does not use such information to identify its visitors and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Those who engage in transactions with Informed Consent Canada – by registering as a member for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. All financial payments and donations are processed through our website by Paypal and at events by Square, Inc. In each case, Informed Consent Canada collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Informed Consent Canada. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
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.
Using contact forms requires the collection of a name and e-mail address.
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.
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.
Selling, Trading, Transfering of Data
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.
Our contact information