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Privacy Policy


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.

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect and use personal information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us and may be updated from time to time.


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.

  • This information is only used internally, and never shared with or sold to third parties.
  • The information collected during the registration process includes: email address, school details, grades and subjects taught, interest in learning themes, and previous involvement with CIVIX.
  • Data is encrypted via SSL on any submission and stored in a monitored, secure and encrypted cloud-based environment, located in a Canadian data centre.


Website Use

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.


Student Information

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.



We use a technology called ‘cookies’. A cookie is a tiny element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive so we can recognize you when you return. We and our service providers (such as Google Analytics) also use cookies to help us understand website activity, to improve the website, and to provide better customer service. For more information about Google Analytics, see www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

You may set your web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to not accept certain cookies.


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.


Contact Information

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 hello@ctrl-f.ca or via mail at:


639 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 2B7

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