Privacy

Privacy Policy (‘Policy’)

The website www.venturelabs.ca is owned by Simon Fraser University.

This Policy is designed to tell you about our practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of information that you may provide via this site.
Please be sure to read the entire Policy before accessing the website, or submitting personal information via the website. By accessing the website you hereby accept the following terms and conditions:

The Information We Collect and How it is Collected

Many of the services on our website are offered without our collecting any personally identifiable information from you. You may visit our website and view most of the content without submitting any personal information. Some information, such as online program application require the submission of personal information.

The information you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside of Canada if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of Canada, or one of our service providers or linked websites are located in a country outside of Canada. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to Canada. We have implemented technology and policies with the objective of protecting your privacy from unauthorized access and improper use and will update these measures as new technology becomes available, as appropriate.

Personal Information

Personal Information is information permitting the identification of a particular individual. Such information involves any characteristics of a natural person, which allows that individual to be identified. For example, the name, age, address, email address and phone number constitute personal information.
If you are under 18 years old please do not send us your personal information If you are under 18 years old and you wish to ask a question or use this Website in anyway which requires you to submit your personal information, please ask your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf.

Non-personal or Aggregate information

We may automatically collect non-personal information about you such as the type of internet browsers you use or the website from which you linked to our Website. We may also aggregate information or metadata which you submitted to the Website (for example the town where you live). You cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to assist us in providing an effective service on this web site.

As you navigate through a website, certain aggregate information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without your actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as navigational data collection. This site uses Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP Address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet and is generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information, because in many instances an IP address is dynamic (changing each time you connect to the Internet), rather than static (unique to the particular user’s computer). We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our server, report aggregate information, determine the fastest route to your computer in connecting to our site, and administer and improve the site.

“Navigational data” (“log files,” “server logs,” and “clickstream” data) are used for system management, to improve the content of the website, for market research purposes, and to communicate information to visitors. This site may at times use navigational data.

We also collect information about your use of our website through cookies and similar technology. A “cookie” is a bit of information that a website sends to your computer that helps the site remember information about you and your preferences and recognize you as a return visitor to the website. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your email address or other personally identifiable information.

“Internet tags” (also known as single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, and 1-by-1 GIFs) are smaller than cookies and tell the website server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor’s computer. This website may at times use Internet tags.

We may from time to time supply third parties with non-personal or aggregate information for uses in connection with this website.

Collection of Personal Information

We collect information, including personal information, that you voluntarily provide to us when you contact us or when you use any interactive tools that may be available on this website. We may use your personal information to: (i) respond to your questions or requests for additional information; (ii) provide you with information that you have specifically requested, or that we may ask you if you would like to receive such as newsletters or updates (iii) personalize any interactive tools to better facilitate your use of our website; (iv) to develop future e-newsletter topics for our website; (v) or to improve our website.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We will not disclose or sell your personal information to any third party unless, (i) is required to be disclosed by law, to the extent reasonably practicable applicable. If you do not agree to this Policy, please do not use our site.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

About This Website

In our effort to bring you up-to-date, accurate program and resource information, we use various authors and sources to develop site content. As a result, you may find slight differences in statistics and/or percentages across various articles—because different sources can view data differently. We utilize our reasonable commercial efforts to ensure the accuracy of websote information but provide no warrant regarding its accuracy or suitability for purpose.

Security

We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information as you transmit your information from your computer to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, email sent to or from this website may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email.

Links to Other Websites

This site may contain links or references to websites. Please be aware that we do not control other websites and that, in any case, this Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit. We make no representations, warranties or undertakings about any of the materials or any content or any information on any other website referred to or accessed by hypertext link or otherwise through this website. We do not endorse or approve the content of any third party site, nor will we have any liability in connection with the access or use of any third party site.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy or about the information practices of this website, please contact: privacyofficer@venturelabs.ca .

Last Updated: June 1, 2014