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Protecting the privacy and personal information of individuals is an important consideration in the way we structure our online and offline activities. When visiting our website there is no requirement to identify yourself.

Waterloo EDC's privacy policy applies only to those sites operated by Waterloo EDC. Waterloo EDC does not control the privacy practices of external sites. Before submitting personal information, each individual should carefully review the privacy policies and practices of this site.

Collection of Non-Identifying Information

Waterloo EDC collects non-identifying information from your computer when visiting our websites. This information includes the Internet Protocol (IP) address, type of browser, date and time of visit, and the different webpages visited by you. This information is used strictly for statistical reporting purposes, and to design and improve access to information and services available on our website. This information is not combined with other information or services to determine your browsing habits on websites beyond those operated by us, or to identify you personally.


Cookie technology captures aggregate and not individual information on visitor use patterns. This is a computer code that tracks "traffic" so we can determine how effective our websites are in providing information and services to the public. A cookie contains no information that can identify you personally and Waterloo EDC acquires no knowledge of your browsing path once you leave our website. Apart from providing a performance measure, the data collected by the cookie is otherwise meaningless.

Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

There may be instances where your personal information is required to provide you with information or services. Where your information is required, the amount collected will be limited to the minimum amount and type necessary to provide you with the information or service requested. This information will only be used for the purposes for which it was collected and will not be used to create an individual profile or combined with other information held by Waterloo EDC to create a new database of information.

Copyright, Trademark and Visual Identity

All contents of Waterloo EDC's online site is Copyright © 2017 Waterloo EDC. All rights reserved.

The Waterloo EDC Logo is a registered trademark of Waterloo EDC. Any reproduction of the Logo without Waterloo EDC's expressed permission is prohibited.

Personal and Non-Commercial Use Limitation

Unless specifically authorized by Waterloo EDC, you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, licence, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from this website.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of Waterloo EDC's websites, you warrant to Waterloo EDC that you will not use these websites for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this Privacy Policy.

Links to External Sites

For convenience purposes, our online sites may contain links to external websites operated by third-parties. The purpose of providing these external links is for your convenience and to avoid duplicating information that is already being maintained by a source organization elsewhere online.

Links to external websites contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions or organizations independent of Waterloo EDC. Waterloo EDC does not endorse, approve, certify, or control external websites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficiency, timeliness or correctness of the information located on third-party websites. Reference to any third-party product, service, event or publication does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favouring by Waterloo EDC its employees or Board members.

Social media accounts

Waterloo EDC's social media accounts, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, serve as a mechanism for disseminating information in a timely manner and enhancing Waterloo EDC's ability to share community news with a wide audience.

Third-party content (including community event information, comments and external links) posted on Waterloo EDC's social media accounts does not necessarily reflect the opinions and position of Waterloo EDC, its employees and/or Board members. Waterloo EDC reserves the right  not to post or to delete comments, links and other content that:

  • are not topically related to the particular message or online site being commented upon
  • are spam
  • include foul language or vulgarities
  • are offensive to an individual or an organization, rude in tone, or abusive
  • solicit/advertise/promote particular services, products, or political individuals, political campaigns, advocacy groups or organizations
  • infringe on copyrights or trademarks

How will my personal information be used?

Your personal information may be used to provide you with access to the engagement tools within the website and receive your feedback. It may be used to identify engagement opportunities which may be of interest to you arising from your self-identified location, or age, or for us to contact you. Your information will not be used by Waterloo EDC in any other manner other than as noted within this policy.

Will you send me emails?

Yes, Waterloo EDC will use email communications to notify you of engagement campaigns you may be interested in. You may choose to opt out, or unsubscribe from these emails at any time using the unsubscribe link included in each email.

Will you sell or share my personal information?

Waterloo EDC will never sell your personal information. Waterloo EDC may be required to disclose your personal information; however we will only ever do so as required by law.

Do you collect non-identifying information?

Yes, Waterloo EDC collects non-identifying information including:

  • Your internet protocol (I.P.) address;
  • The type of web browser you have used to access the site;
  • The date and time of your visit;
  • Any documents you have downloaded from the library; and,
  • Any videos or pages you have viewed.

How is this non-identifying information used?

The non-identifying information is used for statistical reporting purposes and to understand how site visitors are using the site. This information will be used to guide enhancements to the tools, services and information available on our website. This information will not be combined with any other information or service to determine your browsing habits on other websites, or to identify you personally.

Advice received via this website should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.

Waterloo EDC and/or its respective suppliers may make improvements and/or changes to our online sites at any time. Waterloo EDC and/or its respective suppliers make no representations about the suitability, reliability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products, services and related graphics contained on this website for any purpose. All such information, software, products, services and related graphics are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Waterloo EDC and/or its respective suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, services and related graphics, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.

In no event shall Waterloo EDC and/or its suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of our online sites, with the delay or inability to use our online sites, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, software, products, services and related graphics obtained through our online sites, or otherwise arising out of the use of our online sites, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of our website, or with any of these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using our website or online account.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

All matters relating to your access to, or use of, Waterloo EDC's websites shall be governed by the statutes and laws of the Province of Ontario.