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TORONTO SPARK PRIVACY POLICY

Toronto Spark is owned and operated by Arts for Canadians Tomorrow Society. Our privacy-protection policy is in keeping with Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronics Documents Act.

Toronto Spark is committed to protecting your personal information. Our policy and procedures have been created to achieve this objective. The policy defines what information we collect about you and how it is used, as well as how we keep it safe and secure as well as our complaint process and contact information.

Personal information is information that refers to an identifiable individual and is recorded in any form. It does not include “Contact Information”, i.e., the type of information that one would find on a business card or in a phone book or directory.

Toronto Spark only collects basic information about you to maintain a business relationship and complete sales transactions. If you donate to Toronto Spark or Arts for Canadians Tomorrow Society by credit card or pay for services by a credit card, we collect and store your credit card information only to process payments and refunds that you have authorized.

Information we collect from you is used solely for the reasons mentioned above and is not shared or sold to other organizations.

We keep information safe with restricted access areas, secure servers, and password-protected computer systems with encrypted windows. This means that only authorized individuals can view your information. Employees with such access have been advised how to keep your information confidential.

The length of time we store information is in accordance with the requirements of the Canada Revenue Agency.

No personal information will be disclosed without written consent of the individual the personal information pertains to unless Toronto Spark is legally obliged to do so.

People may withdraw consent for the disclosure, collection or use of personal information at any time. However, withdrawal of consent does not apply if it conflicts with Toronto Spark’s legal obligations.

With regard to published information on the Toronto Spark website, Pancouver is guided by common law and federal and provincial statutes in Canada.

Use of Cookies

Toronto Spark uses web server logs as well as ‘cookies’—simple data files that web browsers place on your computer when sites are visited—to help track site interaction. Cookies measure the number of visits, which pages have been viewed, average amount of time spent on the website, and other such statistics relating to use of the Toronto Spark site. Third-party vendors and advertising networks may be used to serve advertisements and they may place and access cookies on your browser for the purpose of delivering tailored advertisements. This information, by itself, does not reveal email address or who you are, and no personal information is stored within the server logs or the cookies. Cookies do not damage files and cannot read information from a user’s hard drive. You may choose to reject cookies at any time. Please note certain features on Toronto Spark may not function if you do not accept cookies. Toronto does not link any data collected to any personal information submitted online.

Toronto Spark is committed to maintaining and protecting your privacy as a visitor to our website but it’s worth noting that the Internet is not a secure medium. As such, your privacy cannot be guaranteed when you communicate online or otherwise visit any website. The nature of Internet communications means that your communications may be susceptible to data corruption, interception, and delays.

Requests to access one’s own personal information

To access the personal information stored in our database about you, a request must be made in writing to one of Toronto Spark’s privacy officers. The privacy officer will then determine whether the request is legitimate, and if so, has 30 days to send the information to the applicant. In some cases, it may take the organization more than 30 days to respond, but in those cases a reason and projected time for response will be provided. If the request is deemed to be illegitimate, the policy officer will provide the reason for refusal and answer all questions about the refusal. The company has the right to refuse to comply if the applicant’s request is repetitious in nature or is frivolous or vexatious.

How to delete one’s own personal data

You can remove yourself from Toronto Spark’s email newsletter by unsubscribing within the email.

For deletion of other data, please contact Toronto Spark through the contact information at the bottom of the website’s home page with details about what you want to remove.

Complaints

If you would like to file a complaint, please use the contact information at the bottom of the website’s home page. Once the complaint has been received, the policy officer will conduct an internal investigation, and a decision will be reached within 30 days. If the policy officer finds the complaint to be legitimate, the company will take steps to correct the situation.

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Arts for Canadians Tomorrow Society created Toronto Spark to foster greater appreciation for underrepresented artistic communities. A rising tide of understanding lifts all of us.

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Arts for Canadians Tomorrow Society is grateful to be held on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, that is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We acknowledge our privilege to be gathered on this land, and commit to work with and be respectful to the Indigenous peoples whose arts and stories inspire us to bring communities together.

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