Privacy Statement

When you visit WelcomeOntario.ca it is important for you to know that your privacy is important to us. This page details the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)'s policies on all matters related to privacy.

General Statement

OCASI neither collects personal information about its users nor receives personally identifiable information about its users unless the user volunteers it. On occasion when users provide information to us (for example, email address) it is held in the strictest of confidence. If information is provided to us it is not shared with any outside organization or website (including government agencies related to the funding of WelcomeOntario.ca).

Specific Examples

Polls and Surveys

Occasionally WelcomeOntario.ca users will have the opportunity to respond to an online poll or survey. Your responses are private. Feel safe in knowing that your responses are completely anonymous.

"Cookies" - Statistics

A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred from a website to the hard drive of your computer so that the website may identify separate visitors to the site and track users' activities on the website. A cookie will not let a website know any personally identifiable information about you, such as your real name and address.

OCASI uses cookies only to keep track of how many people visit the WelcomeOntario.ca website and where they go on the site. Your individual movement cannot be tracked while on the site. Our only interest here is to be able to improve the quality of the site by identifying which parts of the site are not being utilized.

Third party vendors may also use cookies to serve you ads based on your visit to the Site or other websites. You may opt out of other third-party vendor's use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting their website, and/or by visiting AdChoices.

Analytics

We may also use third-party service providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Site. Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google Inc. (“Google”) that tracks, monitors and reports traffic on our Site. Google tracks information like (i) your IP address; (ii) the type of web browser and operating system being used; (iii) the pages of the Site that you visit; and (iv) other websites you may have visited before visiting our Site. Google may also transfer this information to other third parties where they are required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on their behalf.

You can opt-out of having your activity on the Site made available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about a visit’s activity. Learn more about Google’s Privacy Practices.

Linked Websites

OCASI does not review the privacy policies of entities that link their websites to the WelcomeOntario.ca website. OCASI's policies relating to collection, use and disclosure of personal information as described in this Privacy Statement do not govern the activities of such linked parties in relation to users' personal information submitted via such linked websites. Users should review the privacy statements and policies of such entities prior to submitting personal information thereto.

Security

We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information you provide.

Access to Personal Information

You have the right to request and obtain from OCASI the personal information OCASI has about you. If you have any such requests or questions about your privacy in relation to the WelcomeOntario.ca website please submit it in writing to:

Privacy Officer
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
110 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario
M4R 1A3

or

privacy@ocasi.org