The Information We Collect

Some areas of the Ontario Electronic Stewardship websites, and (the web sites) may collect personally identifiable information such as Name, Email Address, Phone Number, Fax Number, address, comments, etc. This information is only ever collected with the user’s knowledge and consent.

From time to time our websites may also collect personal information about third parties that you supply. For instance this may be the email address of someone you wish to inform about a document on our web site(s).

Future upgrades to our web sites, or the addition of new features and products, may collect additional information than those outlined above.

We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our web pages such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer, Opera), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows ’95, 98, XP, 2000, Windows 7 or Mac OS X) and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Rogers, Sympatico).

How We Use the Information

We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, and to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you.

We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you about new products, programs or services, or to contact you about your account with us.

We use the information that you provide about others to enable us to send them information you have requested us to send. We will not use their information for any other purpose.

We do not exchange (sell, rent, distribute) your personally identifiable information with third parties for any purpose, except; we may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request.

If we wish to make anything you submit available to the public, for example, comments or feedback on our services or products, we will do so only after receiving your permission for such purpose. In some areas of our web sites we may ask for such permission prior to your submitting the information, and this will be clearly indicated.

We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services.

Agents and contractors of Ontario Electronic Stewardship who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for Ontario Electronic Stewardship.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice.

Finally, the Ontario Electronic Stewardship sites covered by this Privacy Notice will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.


To enhance your experience with our sites, many of our web pages use “cookies.” Cookies are text files we place in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites. However, once you choose to furnish the site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.

We use cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings on our sites. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience at our web pages (e.g., to recognize you by name when you return to our site), save your password in password-protected areas, and enable you to use shopping carts on our sites. We also may use cookies to offer you products, programs, or services.