Privacy and Terms of Use

Privacy Statement

OrgWise is a confidential organizational self-assessment tool. Your privacy is important to us. This page details the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants', hereto referred to as "OCASI", policies on privacy-related matters.

General Statement

OCASI neither collects personal information about its users nor receives personally identifiable information about its users unless the user volunteers it. On occasion when users provide information to us it is held in the strictest of confidence. If information is provided to us it is not shared with any outside organization or Web site.

Specific Examples

User Account Details

The information you provide in connection with your OrgWise registration, including email address and username, will be used only for the purpose of facilitating your use of OrgWise and will not be shared.

Self-Assessment, Personal Notes, and Files

OrgWise is a confidential organizational self-assessment tool. OCASI staff will view your self-assessment, including notes and uploaded files only at your request, for the purpose of facilitating your use of OrgWise. Information from your self-assessment will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be shared within OCASI for any other purpose, or with any third party.

Feedback

You are encouraged to send suggestions, comments, or questions to OCASI staff via the Feedback button, located in the right menu of each page. When you submit your feedback, we receive your message, including additional information to help us respond to your concern. This includes your username, email address, the page you sent the message from, and details regarding which browser you are using. This information is kept in the strictest confidence and is used only to respond to your feedback and facilitate your use of OrgWise.

"Cookies"

Our site makes use of ‘per-session’ cookies. Cookies are small text files offered to your computer in order to keep track of your browser as you navigate the site. Their purpose is to keep track of your browser for the duration of each session so you do not have to log in repeatedly. ‘Per-session’ cookies expire when you close your browser.

Linked Web sites

OCASI does not review the privacy policies of entities that we link to. OCASI's policies relating to collection, use and disclosure of personal information as described in this Privacy Statement do not govern the activities of such linked parties in relation to users' personal information submitted via such linked Web sites. Users should review the privacy statements and policies of such entities prior to submitting personal information thereto.

Security and Retention

We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information you provide. Personal information we collect is stored on servers in Canada. We will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary to fulfil its purpose.

Access to Personal Information

You have the right to request and obtain from OCASI the personal information OCASI has about you. If you have any such requests or questions about your privacy in relation to the OrgWise Web site please provide in writing to:

Dave Montague, Privacy Officer OCASI 110 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 200 Toronto, Ontario M4R 1A3

dmontague@ocasi.org


Terms and Conditions

By using this OrgWise Web site, you are agreeing to be bound by the current version of the terms of use provided in the paragraphs below or any subsequent amendments thereto:

1. Copyright and Use of Materials

The documents available on OrgWise come from a variety of sources – OCASI member agencies, other nonprofits, and for profit organizations that share their materials for non-commercial use. You may download and print the materials, and the standards and self-assessment content, for non-commercial and informational use. Copies that you make of the material must bear any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices located on this Web site, which pertain to the material being copied. The materials may not be made available on a network.

2. Disclaimers

Although the information provided on this Web site is obtained or compiled from sources we believe to be reliable, OCASI makes no warranty as to the accuracy, validity, timeliness or completeness of any such information or data. In particular, information provided on this website should not be considered legal advice and should not take the place of consultation with a lawyer. OCASI has used reasonable care and skill in compiling the content of this Web site. However, this Web site may contain typographical errors or technical inaccuracies. Information may be changed or updated without notice. OCASI may also make improvements and/or changes in the content of this Web site at any time without notice. Any third party Web sites that may be accessed through this Web site are the sole responsibility of the third party. OCASI makes no warranty as to the accuracy, validity, timeliness or completeness of any such information or data on such third party Web sites. OCASI accepts no liability for any errors and omissions or for any damage or injury to persons or property arising out of the use or operation of any materials, instructions, information, methods or ideas contained on such third party Web sites. Users wishing to rely upon this information should consult directly with the source of the information. The fact that OCASI has provided a link to such third party Web sites is not an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation by OCASI with respect to such Web sites, its owners or its providers. OCASI is providing these links only as references to assist you to locate other Internet resources and only as a convenience to you.

INFORMATION ON THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON INFRINGEMENT OR TITLE. OCASI ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, LOST PROFITS, REVENUE, USE, BUSINESS INTERRUPTIONS, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER BROUGHT IN CONTRACT OR TORT, ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS WEB SITE, THE INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE OR THE USE, RELIANCE UPON OR PERFORMANCE OF ANY MATERIAL CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED FROM THIS WEB SITE OR ANY LINKED WEB SITE, EVEN IF OCASI IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

3. Privacy

Please read our full Privacy Statement.

4. Jurisdiction

This agreement between you, the user and OCASI shall be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein. You hereby consent and submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the province of Ontario in any proceeding related to this agreement.

5. Entire Agreement

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and OCASI with respect to the subject matter hereof and cancels and supersedes any prior understandings and agreements between the parties hereto with respect thereto. There are no representations, warranties, forms, conditions, undertakings or collateral agreements, express, implied or statutory between the parties other than as expressly set forth in this agreement.