This privacy statement explains the current information management practices on our website.
The Northern Lights Catholic District School Board is committed to protecting your privacy while you browse our website. No personal information is requested on our website unless you choose to contact us, which may require the collection of personal information.
We may only collect personal information that is permitted by law or necessary to provide a service. We collect personal information directly from you, unless another method of collection is permitted by law.
We may use your personal information only for the purpose for which it was originally collected, or for a consistent use, unless any other use is specifically permitted by law.
We may only disclose personal information if we have the legal authority to do so, or if that is the reason the information was collected in the first place.
Cookies and analytics
A cookie is a small text file sent from an Internet server and placed on your computer's hard drive. Cookies are generally used to make browsing easier and faster. You can set your browser to detect and reject cookies, to accept cookies from all sites, or to warn you whenever a site wants to send you a cookie. Use your browser's "Help" files to learn how to make these choices. Google currently offers a free plug-in that allows you to disable Google Analytics cookies on Internet Explorer (versions 7 and 8), Google Chrome (version 4.x and later) and Mozilla Firefox (version 3.5 and later).
When you use our website, our servers and Google Analytics automatically collects a variety of basic information for navigational monitoring and statistical purposes. The data is analyzed to determine trends, performance and areas for improvement on our website. We cannot identify you from this information. We collect the following information:
- IP addresses of computers used to access our site for geolocation purposes;
- The operating systems and browser types/versions used to access our site;
- The language of the browser;
- The Internet service providers and the type of device used by visitors to our site;
- Dates and times of access to our site;
- Visited pages;
- The keywords entered in our search engine;
- Names and sizes of downloaded files.
As a general rule, we do not attempt to trace the identity of individuals visiting our sites. However, if we detect an attempt to damage our website, we will take appropriate action.
What happens when you send us personal information online?
You may choose to provide us with personal information, such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, if you wish to send a comment, question, or request via e-mail, among other things. This information is used to respond to your message or process your request.
If you would like to learn more about how to protect your privacy, please visit the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario or its equivalent in your place of residence.