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Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by The Palin Foundation o/a Toronto Metropolitan University Student Centre.  We are committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors while they interact with the content, products and services on this site (the “Site”).  This is our Privacy Policy.  It documents our ongoing commitment to you and has been developed in compliance with Canada’s privacy laws.

This Privacy Policy applies to the Site only. It does not apply to other websites to which we link.  Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we want you to understand what information we collect about you, how we collect it, how that information is used, and how you can control our disclosure of it. You agree that your use of the Site signifies your assent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.

This Privacy Policy does not impose any limits on our collection, use or disclosure of business contact information and certain publicly-available information. 

1)  Information Collected

We collect information that you voluntarily provide to us (e.g. through a voluntary registration process, sign-ups or emails), as well as information that is derived through automated tracking mechanisms. We will obtain your consent to collect, use or disclose personal information except where we are authorized or required by law to do so without consent. You may withdraw consent at any time, subject to legal, contractual and other restrictions, provided that you give us reasonable notice of withdrawal of consent.

You do not need to provide any information to fully access this Site. Information will be collected if you elect to fill out the Room Booking Request Form, during which we will collect personal information about you. The information will include your name, address, and contract information. We do not collect personally identifiable information about you except when you specifically provide such information to us on a voluntary basis.  

By registering with us, you consent to the use and method of disclosure as described in this Privacy Policy.

We may collect personally identifiable information when you choose to use certain other features of the Site, including: i) consenting to receive email or text messages about upcoming promotions or events, ii) consenting to receive email, iii) commenting on articles, and others. When you choose to use these additional features, we require you to provide the appropriate contact information.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We do not and will not use cookies to collect private information from any user that such user did not intentionally submit to us.  

We will not collect personal information indiscriminately but will limit collection of personal information to that which is reasonable and necessary.  We will also collect personal information as authorized by law. When collecting personal information, we will state the purpose of collection and will provide, on request, contact information for our Privacy Officer who can answer questions about the collection. When your personal information is to be used for a purpose not previously identified, the new purpose will be disclosed to you before to such use, and we will seek your consent unless the use is authorized or required by law.

2)  How We Use Your Information

www.tmustudentcentre.ca only uses your personal information for the original purposes for which it was collected, or as otherwise required or permitted by law. Your personal information will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without your approval.

www.tmustudentcentre.ca will not disclose, use, give or sell any personal information to third parties for any purposes other than to our suppliers and other third parties who need to know in order to deliver services on behalf of www.tmustudentcentre.ca unless required or permitted to do so by law. Further, www.tmustudentcentre.ca reserves the right to contact you regarding matters relevant to the underlying service provided and/or the information collected.

Please note that personally identifiable information is collected and used only to provide you with a more enjoyable, convenient online experience and to support and enhance your use of the Site and its features, including providing the services available through the Site.

We may, directly or through trusted third parties, collect non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available such as the source address that a page request is coming from, your IP address or domain name, the date and time of the page request, the referring Web site (if any) and other parameters in the URL, browser type and hardware or mobile device details (including mobile device type and number and mobile carrier details). This non-identifiable information is collected in order to better understand our Web site usage, and enhance the performance of services to maintain and operate the Site and certain features on the Site. We may use third parties to host the Site; operate various features available on the Site; send emails; analyse data; provide search results and links and assist in fulfilling your requests for services.

Also, we may share personally identifiable or other information with our parent, subsidiaries, divisions, and affiliates.

We may transfer personally identifiable information as an asset in connection with a proposed or actual merger or sale (including any transfers made as part of an insolvency or bankruptcy proceeding) involving all or part of our business or as part of a corporate reorganisation, stock sale or other change in control.

www.tmustudentcentre.ca may disclose Contact Information in special cases where we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our terms and conditions of use or may be causing injury or interference with our rights, property, our customers or anyone who could be harmed by such activities.

WE ARE NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE OR OTHER INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO SUBMIT IN FORUMS SUCH AS A BULLETIN BOARD, CHAT ROOM OR ANY OTHER PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE AREA OF THE SITE.

You will receive notice when your personally identifiable information might be provided to any third party for any reason other than as set forth in this Privacy Policy, and you will have an opportunity to request that we not share such information.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and for business and administrative purposes. We may also use or share with third parties for any purpose aggregated data that contains no personally identifiable information.

3) How We Protect Your Information

We are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We take reasonable security measures to protect your information against unauthorised access or unauthorised alteration, disclosure or destruction. To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information and data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.

We will destroy, erase or make anonymous records containing personal information as soon as it is reasonable to assume that the original purpose is no longer being served by retention of the information and retention is no longer necessary for a legal or business purpose. We will take reasonable care when destroying personal information so as to prevent unauthorized access to the information.

4) Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information and Preferences

We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personal information for many of our services.  If you are a registered user, you may access and update your registration information and your preferences to receive email or other communications from us by sending an email to sales@tmusc.ca.

You have a right to access your personal information held by us. Upon your written request, once we authenticate your identity we will provide you your personal information under our control.  We will also give you information about the ways in which that information is being used and a description of the individuals and organizations to whom that information has been disclosed.  We may charge you a reasonable fee for doing so.

In some situations we may not be able to provide access to certain personal information; we may also be prevented by law from providing access to certain personal information.

5) Email Choice/Opt-out

If any user who receives an email from the Site would prefer not to receive such communications in the future, he or she can notify us of that choice by following the instructions in the emails.  In addition, you may send an email to sales@tmusc.ca. We will make commercially reasonable efforts to implement your opt-out requests promptly, but you may still receive communications from us for up to ten business days as we process your request.

6) Children's Privacy and Parental Controls

We do not solicit any personal information from children. If you are not 19 or older and of the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence, you are not authorised to use the Site. Parents should be aware that there are parental control tools available online that can be used to prevent children from submitting information online without parental permission or from accessing material that is harmful to minors.

7) Disclaimer to Security

By consenting to the Terms and Conditions of the Site and this Privacy Policy, you acknowledge and agree that no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure. We cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you provide to us and you transmit such information to us at your own risk.

8) Notification of Changes

www.tmustudentcentre.ca reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion. If at some point in the future, there is a change to our Privacy Policy, unless we obtain your express consent, such change will only apply to information collected after the revised Privacy Policy took effect. Your continued use of the Site indicates your consent to the Privacy Policy as posted.

9)  CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy please contact:

www.ryersonstudentcentre.ca
Toronto Metropolitan University Student Centre
63 Gould Street, OAK 219
Toronto, ON M5B 1E9
gm@tmusc.ca