When you visit SettleNet.org it is important for you to know that your privacy is important to us. This page details our policies on privacy-related matters.
SettleNet.org neither collects nor receives personal information about its users unless the user volunteers it. “Personal information” includes all information about an identifiable person as defined under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, SC 2000, c.5, and includes for the purposes of this policy the person’s email address, account password, home address and telephone number. On occasion when users provide information to us it is held in the strictest of confidence. If the information is provided to us, it is not shared with any outside organization or website; including but not limited to Immigration Refugee Citizenship Canada (IRCC) the Government body that is funding SettleNet.org.
1. Community Section
This section of the website allows you to interact with the other users that are logged onto the site. A username is required for you to login to the site to interact with other members. Content posted might be publicly available on the internet, only visible to logged in members or limited to private groups. SettleNet.org does not guarantee confidentiality with respect to content that you choose to post. You are solely responsible for your own content and the consequences of posting or publishing it. We keep your personal profile information anonymous except for that information which you explicitly share using your profile and posting features.
2. Polls and Surveys
Occasionally SettleNet.org users will have the opportunity to respond to online pollOccasionally SettleNet.org users will have the opportunity to respond to online polls or surveys. Your responses will be kept private.
3. "Cookies" - Authentication & 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.
Cookies stored by SettleNet.org will not allow another website to know any personally identifiable information about you, such as your real name and address.
4. Linked Websites
We take all reasonable steps to have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, alteration, and unauthorized access, use or disclosure of any personal information you provide.
6. Access to Personal Information
You have the right to request and obtain from SettleNet.org the personal information it has about you. If you have any such requests or questions about your privacy in relation to the website please provide in writing to:
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
110 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario M4R 1A3