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PRIVACY

St. Stephen's Community House is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Privacy Policy applies to the St. Stephen's Community House website and governs data collection and usage. By using the St. Stephen's Community House website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

St. Stephen's Community House collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. St. Stephen's Community House may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postal code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by St. Stephen's Community House. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by St. Stephen's Community House for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the St. Stephen's Community House website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through St. Stephen's Community House public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: St. Stephen's Community House does not read any of your private online communications.

St. Stephen's Community House encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from St. Stephen's Community House so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. St. Stephen's Community House is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the St. Stephen's Community House and St. Stephen's Community House family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information

St. Stephen's Community House collects and uses your personal information to operate the St. Stephen's Community House website and deliver the services you have requested. St. Stephen's Community House also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from St. Stephen's Community House and its affiliates. St. Stephen's Community House may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

St. Stephen's Community House does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. St. Stephen's Community House may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information
(e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, St. Stephen's Community House may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to St. Stephen's Community House, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

St. Stephen's Community House does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

St. Stephen's Community House keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within St. Stephen's Community House, in order to determine what St. Stephen's Community House services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within St. Stephen's Community House to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

St. Stephen's Community House website will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on St. Stephen's Community House or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of St. Stephen's Community House; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of St. Stephen's Community House, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The St. Stephen's Community House website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A "cookie" is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. "Cookies" cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. "Cookies" are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of "cookies" is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a "cookie" is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize St. Stephen's Community House pages, or register with St. Stephen's Community House site or services, a "cookie" helps St. Stephen's Community House to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same St. Stephen's Community House website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the St. Stephen's Community House features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline "cookies." Most web browsers automatically accept "cookies", but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline "cookies" if you prefer. If you choose to decline "cookies," you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the St. Stephen's Community House website or other affiliated websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

St. Stephen's Community House secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. St. Stephen's Community House secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

St. Stephen's Community House will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect company and customer feedback. St. Stephen's Community House encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how St. Stephen's Community House is protecting your information.

Contact Information

St. Stephen's Community House welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you believe that St. Stephen's Community House has not adhered to this Statement, please contact St. Stephen's Community House at info@sschto.ca. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.