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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Brain Canada is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and users.

All applications for Brain Canada funding are treated as private and confidential. This information is only shared with partners(s) and reviewers only after they have signed conflict of interest and non-disclosure agreements and to the Government of Canada for reporting and communications purposes.

This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and users, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

How we use your personal data

Usage Data:
Brain Canada may process data regarding individual use of our website and services. The usage data may include IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, and frequency of your service use. The usage data is tracked by our analytics tracking system. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analyzing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this processing is for monitoring and improving our website security and services.

Account Data:
Brain Canada may process and utilize your account data to inform you about Brain Canada news, events and competitions, unless you notify Brain Canada’s data protection officer of your refusal. The account data may include your name and email address. The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with users. 

Profile Data:
Brain Canada may process information included in personal profiles on our website. The profile data may include name, address, telephone number, email address, gender, educational details and employment details. The profile data may be processed for reporting and data analysis purposes.

Notification Data:
Brain Canada may process information that is provided for notification purposes, unless you notify Brain Canada’s data protection officer of your refusal. The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending relevant notifications and/or newsletters. 

Retaining and Deleting Personal Data:
Personal data that Brain Canada processes for any purpose or purposes shall be kept for six (6) years following the end of the proposed project.

Brain Canada retains personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

Cookies: 
Brain Canada uses cookies for the following purposes:

Authentication - The use of cookies to identify users that visit the website and as you navigate.
Status - To help Brain Canada determine if users are logged into the SmartSimple website.
Personalization - Brain Canada stores information about user preferences in order to personalize the view of the website.
Security - Cookies are used as an element of security measures, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials.

Complaints:
Concerns or complaints regarding this policy or any use of personal data should be addressed to Brain Canada’s data protection officer.

Data Protection Officer:
Brain Canada’s data protection officer's contact details are: programs@braincanada.ca.