CIVIX (“we”, “us”, “our”) takes protecting your personal privacy seriously. All information provided by participants who use our products and services will be administered according to the requirements of applicable privacy laws.
Collection and Use of Information:
Some of the activities and resources on the newsliteracy.ca website require registration to access. This information is collected so we may keep track of how many educators are using our materials, and to provide support or communicate with registrants in relation to the tools and resources on the site.
We collect the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to our websites and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system, average time spent on the website, and pixel codes (i.e. which pages you visit on the website). We use this information to help us understand activity on the website, to monitor and improve performance and user experience.
We cannot ensure that private communication and other identifiable personal data will never be disclosed in ways not described in this policy. By way of example (without limiting the foregoing) we may be forced to disclose the data to a government agency lawfully requesting the same or to any court acting in pursuance of its powers. We reserve the right to and you hereby agree to allow us to disclose any information about you to law enforcement, government officials or to any court or court officials when compelled to do so by law.
Newsliteracy.ca doesn’t collect any student personal information, or require the use of identifying information. Some newsliteracy.ca activities require students to visit a class page to access the required materials. Viewing the activities requires inputting an identifier, but the type of identifier is left to the discretion of the teacher. This may be a first name, initials, numeric code, or other ID.
These unique identifiers are used to display class play metrics to teachers using the site’s Teacher Dashboard. CIVIX has access to aggregate data resulting from activity use, but not the unique identifiers associated with each student play.
The public version of the FakeOut game requires participants to input age and location, information which is used in aggregate to better understand user demographics.
Safeguarding and Retention of Personal Information
We have implemented administrative, technical and physical measures to safeguard the personal information in our custody and control against theft, loss and unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure. We restrict access to your personal information on a need-to-know basis to employees and authorized service providers who require access to fulfill their job requirements.
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Third Party Websites
Our products or services may contain links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us. We have no control over, do not review, and are not responsible for the privacy policies of or content displayed on such other websites.
We welcome feedback about privacy issues and will attend to all questions and complaints promptly. You can contact us about any privacy issues by email firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail at:
639 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 2B7