Privacy Policy

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By using this Web site and when providing NHRC with your personal information, you are consenting to NHRC's collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy. You may choose not to provide personal information through this Web site; however in doing So, you may not be able to engage in certain transactions or activities offered through this Web site.

Personal Information You Provide: NHRC may ask and collect from you your full name, postal address, phone number and e-mail address and other information in order to process your subscription to the NHRC Newsletter, convene and operate the Canadian Housing Research Network and the Discussion Forum, participate in surveys or questionnaires, or provide e-mail news you have requested.

Use of Personal Information You Provide

Questionnaire and Surveys
From time to time NHRC may conduct online or telephone surveys or issue user questionnaires in which we collect personal information from respondents who voluntarily provide it. Users are not required to participate in these surveys or to provide the personal information requested. Where personal information is provided, it is used by NHRC to profile its Web site users generally, generate statistics and aggregate reports for internal use. Where consent has been obtained at the time of collection of the personal information, NHRC may also contact you to get feedback on the NHRC products and services.

Canadian Housing Research Network and Discussion Forum
When you participate in the online Discussion Forum we ask you to become a member of the Canadian Housing Research Network (CHRN), register with an e-mail address and create a password in order to access the forum. When you post content on the online Discussion Forum that content will be accessible to all Web site users. If you do not want your content, name or other personal information to appear on the online Discussion Forum, please do not submit or post this information on the online Discussion Forum. The personal information and the posted work you upload in connection with the CHRN is shared with other members of the network. The personal information you provide in connection with the online Discussion Forum will be used for the operation and administration of the online Discussion Forum. In addition to providing the Discussion Forum for the use of website visitors, NHRC uses the Discussion Forum content as a source of feedback and opinion or views from members of the housing research community.

Automatically Collected Information
NHRC automatically collects general information concerning the use of its Web site. This includes the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the IP address of your Internet service provider, the web browser used to access the Web site, the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to the NHRC Web site, the date and time of access to the NHRC Web site, the operations undertaken during use of the NHRC Web site, the sections of the NHRC Web site that you visit, the parameters relating to particular pages of the NHRC Web site visited and the time spent on each page and the content downloaded from the NHRC web site. We do not link this information with any personal information provided by you. Where authentication is required or used, your user name is recorded in the Web server logs.

The general information that is automatically collected is used to improve the Web site, for marketing, Web site and system administration and other administration purposes. NHRC may use the general information that is automatically collected to create aggregate reports concerning Web site use, user patterns and user demographics.

NHRC uses "cookies" which are small data files sent to your browser and stored on your computer's hard-drive to track your use of the NHRC Web site. Most browsers permit users to disable cookies placed in the user's hard drive. You may still access and use all features of the NHRC Web site if you disable cookies placed on your hard-drive.

Disclosing Your Personal Information
NHRC does not disclose your personal information except as authorized by this Privacy Policy, or when authorized by applicable legislation or a Court order, or when you provide your express consent.

Security and Retention of Information
Despite the measures NHRC has implemented, as described below, data transmitted over the Internet is not guaranteed to be secure. NHRC does not guarantee, warrant or represent that the personal information you provide will be transmitted securely, or protected completely against interception, loss, misuse or alteration. NHRC accepts no responsibility or liability for any damages that may result where personal information submitted by you, has not been securely transmitted, has been intercepted, lost, misused or altered.

NHRC has adopted and implemented physical, and technological processes and procedures in an effort to keep your personal information safe and secure. NHRC uses secure firewalls to prevent unauthorized access to NHRC's computer systems. Additionally, the Secure Socket Layers (SSL) encryption technology adopted by NHRC reduces the chances of your personal and other information from being intercepted and read as it is being transmitted over the Internet to our server. Your information is only decrypted once it reaches the NHRC server, which is subject to restricted access. The information you provide is backed up and stored in a restricted access system.

Other Web sites
The NHRC Web site may contain links to other Web sites. When you click on one of those links, you will leave the NHRC Web site and enter the other Web site. NHRC has no control over those other Web sites and is not responsible for the collection of your personal information that is gathered on these other Web sites or their use of cookies or other tracking devices. It is important that you review their privacy policies before providing them with your personal information.

Modifications to this Privacy Policy
NHRC reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time, without notice or liability to you or any other person, by posting a new privacy policy on the NHRC Web site. NHRC's collection, use and disclosure of your personal information will be governed by the version of the privacy policy that is posted and in effect at the time.

Copy of this Privacy Policy
You are permitted to make a copy of this privacy policy for your personal records.

Contacting Us
Coordinator, National Housing Research Committee (NHRC) and External Liaison
700 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0P7
613-748-2446

To correct or update your personal information or to request that your personal information be removed from our mailing or contact lists, please contact the Analyst, NHRC at 613-748-2515.

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