Website Terms and Conditions
Canada Council websites automatically collect non-personally identifiable information from you when you visit them. This includes:
- click stream data,
- your Internet Protocol (IP) address and
- information collected using cookies
Canada Council aggregates this information about your visit with those of other visitors. We also use this aggregate information for research and analytical purposes to better understand how people are using our website.
You are not personally identified in any way.
This information helps us provide you with:
- a continually improving and enhanced online experience
- ease and speed of navigation to help you find the services and information you need
This is the process of collecting, analyzing, and reporting aggregate data about which web pages are visited and in what order.
This helps us provide you with a continually improving and enhanced online experience, including the ease and speed of navigation to help you find the services and information you need.
Internet Protocol (IP) address
This is the address used to connect your computer to access the Internet and may be used to investigate unauthorized attempts to access, alter or delete data, the spreading of viruses and other illegal intrusions to the websites.
Online analytics is the collection, analysis, measurement and reporting of data about web traffic and user visits for purposes of understanding and optimizing Web usage:
- to better meet the needs of website visitors
- to assist in delivering effective online services
The Canada Council uses Google Analytics and log file analysis to improve its websites. Prior to being stored on the service provider's servers, your IP address is de-personalized. The Canada Council has activated the Google Analytics anonymization feature to prevent the storage of full IP address information.
Management of Personal InformationSee the Canada Council's Privacy Notice.
Ads and Cookies
We may use Google Analytics, Google AdWords Conversion tracker, and other Google services that place cookies on a browser across the websites. These cookies help us increase the websites’ effectiveness for our visitors. These cookies are set and read by Google. You can opt out of Google tracking.
We may use AdWords remarketing to market our sites across the websites. We place a cookie on a browser, and then a 3rd party (Google) reads these cookies and may serve an ad on a 3rd party site. You may opt out of this ad serving on Google’s opt out page. If you are concerned about 3rd party cookies served by networks, you should also visit the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.
Remarketing is powerful ads used to serve ads across the content network to people who previously visited our websites. This is done by using cookies.
Contacting the Webmaster
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with our websites, you can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cloud computing provides convenient, on-demand access to shared resources, including data storage space, networks, and specialized corporate and personal applications.
The Canada Council is using a foreign‐based online storage site with bank-grade security and stored information that will be subject to foreign laws, which may be different than Canadian law and may be accessible to law enforcement and national security authorities. The Canada Council for the Arts uses cloud services that are “ISO/IEC 27018 Code of practice for protection of personally identifiable information (PII) in public clouds” certified.
The Canada Council may use this service to communicate or collaborate with you. The Canada Council will only use the personal information necessary to redirect information to you (for example, your name and email address).
Use of Social Media
The Canada Council’s use of social media serves as an extension of its presence on the web. In cases where services are provided by organizations outside of the Canada Council, such as social media platforms, search or mobile applications, IP addresses may be recorded by the third-party service provider.
Social media account(s) are public and are not hosted on the Council servers. Users who choose to interact with us via social media should read the terms of service and privacy policies (click on the icons to the right to view) of these third-party service providers and those of any applications you use to access them.
Personal information that you provide to the Canada Council via social media account(s) is collected pursuant to the Canada Council’s enabling statute. This information is collected to capture conversations (e.g. questions and answers, comments, "likes", retweets) between you and the Council. It may be used to respond to inquiries, or for statistical, evaluation and reporting purposes. Comments posted that violate Canadian law will be deleted and disclosed to law enforcement authorities. Comments that violate our Netiquette policy will also be deleted. The personal information is included in Personal Information Bank Standard Classes of Records PRN 939 (Communications).
The Canada Council employs a fully automated Anti-Spam Filter with a self-learning algorithm to protect its networks from spam. Incoming email messages that are flagged by the software as spam are deleted automatically by the technology without notification. The program is set to block emails that are considered obvious spam because of their content (e.g., pornographic, racist, get-rich-quick schemes and junk commercial solicitations) as determined by general industry best practice.