Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Culture Days website located at http://culturedays.ca (the “Website”). Culture Days is a project administered by The Stratford Shakespearean Festival of Canada (“Culture Days”, “us” or “we”), hope you enjoy your visit. Culture Days is committed to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) has been established to help you understand our commitment to protecting your personal information and governs the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in any communication or interaction you may have with us. By submitting your personal information and using the Website, you accept this Policy and consent, without qualification, to its terms and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection of your personal information.  If you do not agree to the terms of this Policy, please do not use this Website.

The Policy was last updated on July 19, 2013. Culture Days reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to modify, revise or update the Policy.  Please check back from time to time for such modifications, revisions or updates.  Continuing to access view, browse or use of the Website at any time after modifications, revisions or updates have been made constitutes your acceptance of the Policy as modified. Any changes to the Policy can be found at this URL.

The Policy should be read in conjunction with the Terms of Use, as both documents govern your use of the Website.
 

What Is Personal Information?

Personal Information” is personally identifiable information about you, including your name, age, residential address, IP address, e-mail address, credit card and billing information, and your views and personal opinions.  Publicly available information, such as business contact information or a public directory listing of your name, address, telephone number or information that is aggregated and not associated with a specific individual, including demographic information and statistics, is not considered Personal Information.

 

What Personal Information Do We Collect?

Culture Days does not gather any of your personal information while you are surfing the Website We may collect your IP address when you use the Site and we keep track of your dealings with us, including details of your visits to our Site and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs, downloads, and other communication data.

We will only request personal information from you that is necessary to establish, manage and maintain our relationship with you.  Personal Information is collected by us when you provide it to us, such as, when you subscribe to a specific service, such as the Culture Days newsletter, sign up as a registered user, create a user account, submit information or content to the Blog or the Website, participate in a contest or promotion, or contact us. We may also receive Personal Information from our business partners and other third parties, provided that such third parties confirm to us that they have obtained your consent or we have obtained your consent in this regard. 

 

What Non-Personal Information Will We Collect?

Gathering of information for statistical purposes

Culture Days automatically collects certain information using a third-party analytics program (Google Analytics) to help us understand how our users use the Website, but none of this information identifies you personally. For example, each time you visit the site we automatically collect your browser and computer type, access times, the web page from which you came, and the web page(s) you access. We use this information only to better understand your needs and the needs of Website users in the aggregate, and to be able to trace fraudulent activities if necessary. Culture Days also makes use of information gathered for statistical purposes to keep track of the number of visits to the Website and which pages on the Website with a view to introducing improvements. This aggregate data may be shared with Culture Days partners or the media, and in that case these organizations will be required to comply with this Policy as applicable.

Cookies

When you view the Website, we collect and store some information on your computer. This information will be stored in a “Cookie,” which is a file created on your computer’s hard drive, and will help us in many ways.  For example, Cookies allow us to tailor the Website to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet browsers, you can erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block the creation of Cookies, or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored, although doing so may affect your use of the Website and your ability to access certain features of the Website. Please refer to your browser instructions or the help section of your browser to learn more about these functions

Other Technologies

The Website may use Web beacon, gif or other technologies.  When you access certain of our web pages, a non-identifiable notice of that visit is generated which may be processed by us.  These technologies usually work in conjunction with cookies.  If you don’t want your cookie information to be associated with your visits to these pages, you can set your browser to turn off cookies.  If you turn off cookies, Web beacon technologies will still detect visits to these pages, but the notices they generate cannot be associated with other non-identifiable cookie information and are disregarded.

 

How Will We Use the Information We Collect?

Except as provided herein, Culture Days does not divulge any personal information gathered on the Website to third parties.  Moreover, Culture Days does not sell any information regarding its Website users.

Culture Days collects and discloses your personal information for the following purposes:

Also, you may indicate that you are interested in receiving information from us.  If so, your personal information will also be used to contact you or to send you e-mail materials and other mailings about productions or projects that might be of interest to you.  You always have the option to tell us not to share your personal information with third parties or to exclude you from offers for targeted advertising.

We may be involved in the sale or transfer of some or all of our assets or businesses. As part of that sale or transfer transaction, we may disclose your personal information to the acquiring organization, but will require the acquiring organization to agree to protect the privacy of your personal information in a manner that is consistent with the Policy.

Limited disclosure of Personal Information to third parties may be required as part of Culture Days fulfilling its stated business duties and day-to-day operations.  However, information will only be disclosed to such persons if they have entered into a written agreement with us to abide by this Policy.

Where you have provided such information, it will only be used for the stated purpose.

In addition, Culture Days uses a number of third-party applications for various functions of the Website and for newsletter management and administration and a variety of internet services that allow a user to comment on blog posts and activities, including Mail Chimp, Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID, and Yahoo!. Personal Information entered by you on the Website may be passed through to those companies, but only to the extent required for their respective functionalities to operate properly. When your Personal Information is passed to those companies, it is covered by their respective privacy policies, which we encourage you to visit.

Culture Days offers the ability for users to sign in to Culture Days via their Facebook accounts. The Facebook social sign in, implemented through 3rd party service Janrain, enables new users to sign in with one click using their Facebook and is offered as an alternative to the regular Culture Days registration process. Facebook social sign in users are able to access and use all features on the Website that are available to other Culture Days registered users.

Facebook returns user profile data along with session information when a user authenticates successfully. The collected data includes: user’s basic info (as provided by Facebook), user’s email address (associated with Facebook account), and user’s profile info (birthday, home town, interests, location and work history). Culture Days uses this data for communication with the user regarding issues with activity registration, using the Website, or our Blog. Culture Days does not directly post any information to any user’s Facebook profile and Culture Days’ access to a user’s account information is limited to the duration in which they interact with the Website. Should Facebook social sign in users wish to revoke their granted access to Culture Days, they can do so under their Facebook account’s General Account Settings.

Risks associated with the Internet

Despite Culture Days’ efforts to ensure third parties will not access or obtain your personal information through the Website, complete confidentiality and security cannot currently be guaranteed on the Internet. Communication via the Internet is subject to interception, loss, or alteration. You acknowledge and agree that Culture Days cannot be held responsible for damages resulting from the transmission of confidential information or personal information over the Internet and that such communications are at your own risk. You should always take great care in handling and disclosing your Personal Information.

Limitation of Liability

Culture Days, and its respective officers, directors, owners, officials, partners, partnerships, principals, employees, donors, affiliated and other related entities, agents, representatives, successors and assigns, assume no liability or responsibility to you or any third party arising out of any loss, misuse, destruction or alteration of your Personal Information collected through the Website by any third party, or collected through the Website.

 

Processing of Personal Information

Your personal information may be processed and stored outside of the province in which you reside and/or outside of Canada.  Under the laws of these other jurisdictions, in certain circumstances foreign courts, law enforcement agencies or regulatory agencies may be entitled to access your personal information without notice to you.  By submitting your Personal Information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.

 

Consent

By providing us with your Personal Information, you consent to our using your Personal Information for the purpose set forth above.  Other than as required by law, your Personal Information will not be used for any other purpose without your consent.  You can at any time withdraw consent to receive further information or correspondence from us by contacting our Privacy Officer at the address set forth below.

 

Security

Technical, contractual, administrative and physical security measures and safeguards, such as locked cabinets, restricted access and the use of passwords and firewalls have been adopted to protect your personal information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

Information collected from our Website is kept in a safe and secure system, isolated from direct connection to the Internet.

 

Links to Other Sites

The Website may contain links to independently owned, controlled and/or managed third party, World Wide Web or Internet sites to which the Policy does not apply.  Please note that we do not monitor or control the content that appears on these sites and such content may be constantly changing.  If you view these sites, the sites may assign a cookie.  Culture Days does not control these cookies, nor is it responsible for any marketing or other use of your information by these third parties.

 

How to Correct Your Personal Information

Culture Days wants to ensure that information about you is accurate, complete and current.  Please inform us of any change of name, address or other information.  In addition, you have the right to access the Personal Information that Culture Days has collected, stored, and disclosed about you, subject to any legal restrictions. If there are errors in the information in your files, you may request that it be changed.  If we have disclosed inaccurate information about you to a third party, we will be pleased to contact the third party in order to advise them of the error.

In order to access this information, you must put your request in writing to the individual referred to below.

 

How to Access Your Personal Information

If you have any questions, concerns about the Policy, or would like more information about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information by us, or if you simply want to know whether we have any of your personal information on file, you may contact our Privacy Officer at the following address:

Culture Days
Privacy Officer
4750, avenue Henri-Julien, 050
Montréal, QC H2T 2C8

Or by email: privacy[at]culturedays[dot]ca

 

If Culture Days refuses access to you, it will provide you with the reasons for its refusal upon request. Exceptions may include information that contains references to other individuals, information that cannot be disclosed for legal, security or commercial proprietary reasons, and information that is subject to solicitor-client or litigation privilege.

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