The Canadian Abilities Foundation knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy very seriously. We hereby provide this notice explaining our online information practices and how your information is collected and used.

This Privacy Policy describes the policies and procedures of The Canadian Abilities Foundation (“we”, or “us”) on the collection, use and disclosure of your information on abilities.ca and the related services, features, content or applications we offer (collectively, “CAF” or “Abilities”).

Information We Collect and Use

We collect personal information when you register or subscribe to either our magazine or newsletter. The personal information we collect include login username, password, first name, last name, and email address. You may change your personal information by notifying us at (416) 421-7944 abilities@bcsgroup.com,

When you subscribe to our magazine, your subscription information will be stored securely in order for us to process your details to mail you the latest magazine publication. We are also up to date on the latest anti-spam legislation, and will not send you unsolicited emails.

We use cookies to enable our servers to recognize your web browser and tell us how and when you visit and use Abilities through the web or through an application, in order to improve your experience of the website on any platform on which you choose to visit us. Cookies allow us to present our information differently based on your visit. Cookies do not, by themselves, contain personal information, and we do not combine the general information collected through cookies with your personal information to identify your usage of our website. This privacy policy covers our use of cookies only and does not cover the use of cookies by third parties. We do not control when or how third parties place cookies on your computer or devices.

We may aggregate your personal information and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to Canadian advertisers and third parties for their marketing and promotional purposes. However, in these situations, we do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to identify you personally.

Security

We make great effort to protect your personal information stored in our database. Access to your personal information is limited to our authorized staff who need that information to perform their job functions in relation to the publication, billing, and distribution of Abilities Magazine or other relevant CAF programs. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any Account information, unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of information at any time.

External Services

External services beyond CAF’s control are integrated with the website where necessary. CAF makes reasonable effort to ensure that all integrated external services are trustworthy and reputable, but we cannot be held responsible or liable for data collection and usage by such services. The third party services we integrate include the following:

  • Google Analytics for usage tracking
  • Facebook social plugin for Facebook commenting
  • Twitter integration for sharing on Twitter
  • Pinterest integration for Pinterest sharing
  • WordPress JSON API plugin

Changes To This Policy

The Canadian Abilities Foundation reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. Please check this page periodically for changes.

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy please send us a detailed message to abilities@bcsgroup.com. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.

Effective Date: July 23 2014