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Our Commitment

Craft Ontario is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its members, donors, employees and other stakeholders. Craft Ontario values the trust of all those with whom we interact. We recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that you choose to share with us.

During the course of our various projects and activities, Craft Ontario frequently gathers and uses personal information. Anyone from whom we collect such information should expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use of or other dealing with this information other than the purpose for which it was collected is subject to consent. Craft Ontario's privacy practices are designed to achieve this.

The information provided to us is used: to help us in fulfilling our mission, including our fundraising activities, to process and receipt donations, to respond to information requests, and to communicate future events or promotions.

Defining Personal Information

Personal Information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. This information may include an individual's opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about, or related to, the individual. Exceptions: business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers as published in telephone and web directories, are not considered personal information.

Where an individual uses his or her home contact information as business contact information as well, Craft Ontario considers that the contact information provided is business contact information, and is not therefore subject to protection as personal information.

Privacy Practices

Personal information gathered by Craft Ontario is kept in confidence. Craft Ontario employees, agents, officers and directors are authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with the information for the reason(s) for which it was obtained. Safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. We also take measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent its being lost or destroyed. The information is kept up to date and accurate. Information that is no longer relevant will be disposed of appropriately.

Under no circumstances does Craft Ontario sell, barter or lease its member or donor lists to other organizations.

We collect, use and disclose personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in light of the circumstances.

Web Site and Electronic Commerce

Craft Ontario does not store personal information on the website that is collected through the site. Information is automatically sent to the appropriate program within the Craft Ontario office.

Updating of Privacy Policy

Craft Ontario reviews its privacy practices regularly and constantly revises the policy.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilites Act

Craft Ontario and Craft Ontario Shop are compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilites Act. Read the report HERE.

Craft Ontario Bylaws

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Contact Information

Questions, concerns or complaints relating to Craft Ontario's privacy policy and practices on the treatment of personal information should be forwarded to Craft Ontario's Privacy Officer in writing to:

Craft Ontario
Privacy Officer
990 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON  M6J 1H1
T 416 925 4222
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Further information on privacy and your rights in regard to your personal information may be found on the website of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at www.privcom.gc.ca.

Craft Ontario is the brand name of the organization legally known as Ontario Crafts Council.

Who We Are

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.