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Privacy Policy

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust (CCLET) is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its website users, employees, members, and donors. We value the trust of those we deal with, and of the public, and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that you choose to share with us.

During the course of our education, membership, and fundraising projects and activities, we gather and use personal information. Anyone from whom we collect such information should expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use of or other dealing with this information is subject to consent. Our privacy practices are designated to achieve this.


Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify, or contact a specific individual. The That’s Not Fair website provides the option of providing us with your email address while downloading resources. These addresses are used only for the purpose of providing information updates on our programming and the work of the organisation. Providing an email address is optional and all materials may be downloaded without doing so. Names and email addresses are also collected from users who choose to “Contact Us”.


Personal information gathered by our organization is kept in confidence. Only select staff will have access this personal information and then only for the purposes under which it was collected. All personal information is kept secured in locked areas and electronic information is password protected. Personal information is destroyed under secure and monitored conditions.


Personal information is collected from the That’s Not Fair site only for the following purposes: to respond to enquiries sent via “Contact Us”, or to distribute information about CCLA/CCLET resources and projects, if the user has agreed to receive this information. Personal information is never shared with other organizations. We collect, use, and disclose personal information only for these purposes and for no others.

The site also uses Google Analytics to help us analyse how visitors use the website. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information about the number of visits to the website, the webpage that referred visitors to the website, language, device, browser and operating system, the pages visitors view within the website and other similar details. We do not share this information with third parties. When used this way the Google Analytics cookie is a persistent cookie and will remain on your device until the cookie expires (after 1 year) or you delete it, which you can do from within your browser. We also use Google Analytics as a session cookie. We do not retain this data as it is deleted upon closing of your browser.


A user, member or donor may obtain access to his or her own information orally or in writing from CCLA, and may request modifications to the information. Before disclosure or modification, we will attempt to verify your identify for security purposes. Personal information cannot and will not be disclosed to persons other than the person who it pertains to.


Complaints regarding CCLA collection, use, or destruction of personal information shall be made in writing to the Director of Administration. The Director will send a notice of receipt within fourteen days, and after attempting to resolve the complaint will send a final notice of the complaint’s resolution within thirty days.


Questions, concerns, or complaints relating to CCLA’s privacy policy on the treatment of personal information should be made to: Director of Administration at Suite 900, 90 Eglinton Ave. E, Toronto, ON M4P 1A6; phone 416-363-0321; e-mail: administration [at] ccla [dot] org.

Further information on privacy and your rights in regard to your personal information may be found on the website of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at