The Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses is committed to providing visitors with Web sites that respect their privacy.
- Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses Web sites do not automatically gather any specific personal information from you, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address. We would only obtain this type of information if you supply it by sending us an e-mail.
All personal information created, held or collected by the Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses is protected under the federal Privacy Act. This means that at any point of collection you will be asked for consent to collect your information, or advised of the authority for such collection. You will be informed of the purpose for which it is being collected and how to exercise your right of access to that information.
- The Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. This software receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted our Web site, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.
- A “cookie” is a computer (text) file that is sent to a visitor’s Web browser, by a Web server, in order to remember certain pieces of information. “Per-session cookies” are used on some portions of the Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses Web site to store information within a session. During your visit to our site your browser exchanges information with our Web server. Per-session cookies facilitate this exchange by reminding the server which computer is making the request.
- The Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses employs a fully automated Anti-Spam Filter to protect its employees and networks from spam. Incoming email messages that are flagged by the software as spam are deleted automatically by the technology without notification. The program is set to block email that is considered obvious spam because of its content (for example, pornographic, racist, get-rich-quick schemes, junk commercial solicitations) as determined by general industry best practice.
- Information on individual visitors is used by the Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses employees, to respond to your request or to ensure the security of this system. We do not use the information to create individual profiles, nor do we disclose this information to anyone outside of our organization.
Questions or comments regarding this policy may be directed to our communications staff by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org