Your privacy is critically important to us. At the Council for Experiential Learning (CEL) we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law.
- We don’t store personal information unless required for the on-going operation of one of our programs or services.
The Council for Experiential Learning (“CEL”) operates a company website: www.councilforexperientiallearning.ca. It is CEL’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website, including our opt in newsletter.
Like most website operators, CEL may collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. CEL’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how CEL’s visitors use its website, and improve the experience for our stakeholders and website users.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to CEL’s website choose to interact with CEL in ways that require CEL to gather personally-identifying information, such as by signing up to our e-mailing list. The amount and type of information that CEL gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up to our e-mailing list to provide CEL with a first and last name as well as email address. CEL collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with us. CEL does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
CEL may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, CEL may monitor the usage and interaction with its newsletter content. However, CEL does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
CEL discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its members, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on CEL’s behalf or to provide services available at CEL’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using CEL’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. CEL will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees as described above, CEL discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when CEL believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of CEL, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of CEL’s website and have supplied your email address, CEL may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with CEL and our services/programs. We primarily use our e-newsletter to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. CEL takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.