Privacy Policy

Community Living Ontario is committed to respecting the personal privacy of individuals using its website. Community Living Ontario does not trade, rent or sell your personal information to any third party.

Community Living Ontario only collects personal information if you choose to supply it through our website or by contacting us via email.

Community Living Ontario collects your personal information on our website, when you give permission to do, so when you opt in through general or specific inquiries or to register for forums, newsletters, events, news updates or other form of communications.

Community Living Ontario collects your first and last name, email address, subject of your inquiry or other necessary information, for the purpose of responding to your specific request for information. Community Living Ontario may add your contact information to a central database / distribution list for the purpose of providing you with communications or notification of upcoming events. You may opt-out of receiving such communications from Community Living Ontario at any time by sending a request to Ron Laroche, rlaroche@communitylivingontario.ca, or via the unsubscribe link in the communications you receive.

The information in our database will be retained only so long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and will be kept confidential and secure. You will be notified if the intended purpose for the collection and use of this information changes and you will be provided with an opportunity to have your personal information deleted from the contact database. If you opt out of receiving communications from Community Living Ontario, your personal information will be deleted from the contact database.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer to help Community Living Ontario, the website operator, analyze how users navigate the site. The information generated by cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google, which has servers in the United States and in other countries. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators (Community Living Ontario staff) and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your web browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Community Living Ontario has implemented Google Analytics features based on Display Advertising  (Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting). Users can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings. In addition, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on to disable tracking by Google Analytics. We use the data provided by Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to develop the website and content around our users’ interests.

Our Privacy Policy further provides that Community Living Ontario may only disclose specific personal information to third party service providers:

  • As required for the identified purposes, as described to you at the time of collection;
  • To other third parties, such as sponsors and website content partners, but only to the extent you give Community Living Ontario your permission to do so; and
  • As required by law or in a legal proceeding or when otherwise permitted or required by law.

The personal information you supply is not disclosed to anyone except for Community Living Ontario and its associated partners who need the information to complete an indicated function. Community Living Ontario uses your personal information to provide you with services you have requested, to process online donations or applications for employment, or to provide you with access to a secure area of our site. In areas of the site in which you may express a personal opinion, such as in discussion groups, online email or chat forums, we reserve the right to publish this information online in accordance with our Terms of Use (see below). By using these forums, you agree to these terms and conditions.

This website collects Aggregate Information through the use of web server logs. Aggregate Information is standard web server / visitor traffic information, regarding overall website traffic patterns. Web servers normally collect this type of basic information as part of their web log processes.

In addition to information provided by visitors to its website, Community Living Ontario may use software that receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted our website for the purposes of gathering website usage statistics only. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site.

We may use “cookies” in special areas of our site that require login or registration. These cookies are used only for the purposes of verifying your login information. We do not use cookies to track how our visitors use the website.

Community Living Ontario also uses Aggregate Information gathered from visits to improve the use of its website.

For all inquiries about your personal information subject to this Privacy Policy, including requests to access or correct personal information, please send a written request to: Ron Laroche, rlaroche@communitylivingontario.ca.


Terms of Use

The material presented on this website is provided for the purposes of providing information. The information and opinions expressed by the public on any forums, through Community Living Ontario’s social media channels, through online email tools on this website or associated sites are not necessarily those of Community Living Ontario. We not are responsible or liable to any person whatsoever for any loss, damage, injury, claim, liability or other cause of any kind or character whatsoever based upon or resulting from any information or opinions provided in this website. When you submit material to this site, you agree that Community Living Ontario reserves the right to publish the information for any type of use in any medium for an indefinite amount of time. We are not responsible for information published by the public on these platforms.

You shall not submit or otherwise publish through these platforms any written or visual content which:

  • libels, defames, invades privacy, or is obscene, pornographic, abusive, or threatening;
  • infringes on any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person, including, but not limited, to violating anyone’s copyrights or trademarks;
  • violates any law;
  • advocates illegal activity; or
  • advertises or otherwise solicits funds or is a solicitation for goods or services

Community Living Ontario will fully cooperate with law enforcement requests to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such e-mails or materials. The materials presented on this website are subject to the laws of the Province of Ontario and Canada.