Website Policies

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or become a member on transformhf.ca (the “Site”).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

  • Cookies: data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org.
  • Log files: track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
  • Web beacons, tags, and pixels: are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Membership Information.

How do we use your personal information?

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our members browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our newsletter and social media campaigns).

Sharing your personal information

We do not use the information that you provide to attend our events, receive newsletters, or participate in the TRANSFORM HF community in any other way.

We will not sell or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

If you have consented to receiving our newsletter, you will receive it. You have opt out at any time. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

Contact forms

We collect personally identifiable information in our contact forms in order to follow up with you when you submit a query. This data is stored on our server indefinitely. This data is not shared with third-parties and may only be accessed by website administrators and editors, and by the TRANSFORM HF team.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our members use the Site—you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Do not track

Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident, we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you sign up to become a member through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

Changes

The TRANSFORM HF team may update this policy to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. The most current version will always be posted to this website.

Contact us

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at info@transformhf.ca.

Web Accessibility Policy

TRANSFORM HF (transformhf.ca) is committed to ensuring equal access and participation. We are committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner so they have full and equal access to our digital offerings. To make our digital offerings accessible, transformhf.ca conforms to the following accessibility standards: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

If you have any difficulty accessing any pages/content on this website, please contact by email at info@transformhf.ca.