The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) is committed to maintaining the confidentiality and security of your personal information, collecting it in a responsible manner and only to the extent necessary to provide the quality of services to our members. We strive to be open and transparent in how we handle your personal information.
As part of this commitment, we endeavor to follow the 10 fair information principles as laid out in Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). We let these principles govern and inform our actions as they relate to the collection and use of your information.
Principle 1: Accountability
The CCC is responsible for maintaining and protecting the personal information under its control and shall designate an individual who is responsible for the organization’s compliance with the following Privacy Principles.
Principle 2: Identifying Purposes
The purposes for which personal information is collected shall be identified and disclosed to users before or at the time the information is collected.
Principle 3: Consent
The CCC will seek consent and ensure the individual is informed of the purposes, use or disclosure of the personal information in a meaningful way, except where required or permitted by Law.
Principle 4: Limiting Collection
The collection of personal information shall be limited to that which is necessary for the purposes identified by the CCC. The information shall be collected by fair and lawful means.
Principle 5: Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention
The personal information we collect is only used, disclosed or retained for its original intended purpose, unless consent is provided for a different use or disclosure (or as required by Law). Personal information is only retained as long as necessary for the fulfillment of these purposes.
Principle 6: Accuracy
We attempt to ensure that personal information is accurate, complete and as up-to-date as necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used.
Principle 7: Safeguards
Personal information shall be protected by appropriate security safeguards determined by the sensitivity of the information.
Principle 8: Openness
The CCC shall make readily available to individuals, specific information about its policies and practices relating to the collection and management of personal information.
Principle 9: Individual Access
Upon request, the CCC will provide an individual with information and access to the existence, use and disclosure of his or her personal information. An individual shall be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate and/or removed from our records.
Principle 10: Challenging Compliance
An individual shall be able to address a challenge concerning compliance with the above principles to the designated individual accountable for the organization’s compliance.
Information Collection and Use
We may from time to time need to collect and store personal information such as name, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, birth date or telephone number to send you information you’ve requested (such as electronic newsletters, press releases, event information, etc.), to provide you with Services (such as use of our Canola Counts tool or the Canola 4R Advantage program noted below) or to communicate with you for other purposes which are evident from the circumstances or about which we inform you when we collect personal information from you.
We may also collect and process information about your visit to this website, such as the pages you visit, the website you came from and some of the searches you perform. Such information is used by us to help improve the contents of the site and monitor traffic through our website.
For the Canola Counts tool on our Canola Calculator website, we store email address, farm or farmer name, field data entered, submission time stamps and location information (including township, range and meridian, as well as the GPS coordinates of the centre point of the township). We do not store precise GPS coordinates. The precise GPS coordinates are not transferred back to our server (see “Township Canada” section below for more information on the geolocation feature).
The Canola Counts form submission data will be visible to administrators on the CCC website and stored indefinitely. The data will be exported and used for analytics, generating heat maps, as well as sending summary emails at the end of a season through a third party (MailChimp). Email addresses, the supplied farm/farmer names, submission dates, townships and aggregate data will be imported into MailChimp for sending these summary emails. No raw data is planned to be imported into Mailchimp.
No user-entered data is stored for the remaining Canola Calculator tools.
For Canola 4R Advantage, we will collect only the operational data, business and personal information needed to deliver the program and make payments. The information we collect will be shared in the following ways:
- With the grower’s 4R designated agronomist (CCA/P. Ag.) and other collaborators invited to the grower’s application by either the grower or the 4R designated agronomist, to facilitate program delivery.
- With AAFC as necessary to administer and report on the program, or to evaluate the scope, direction and effectiveness of agricultural programming.
- With the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as it pertains to taxable income/benefits. All payments are considered “farm support payments” as per subsection 234(2) of the Income Tax Act R.S.C. 1985 and will be considered income and be subject to income tax. The CCC will issue AGR-1 Statement of Farm Support Payments for each recipient of funding in a given calendar year and report the same to the CRA.
We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s IP address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Tracking & Cookies Data
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service. You can learn more how to manage cookies in the Browser Cookies Guide.
Examples of cookies we use include Session Cookies to operate our Service, Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings, and Security Cookies for security purposes.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
- https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
- https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
- http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
- https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
- https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265 (Safari); and
- https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).
Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including our site. Some features of the site may cease to be available to you.
Third-Party Services in Use
1. Google Analytics
If you visit this website using a mobile device (e.g., a smartphone or tablet), you can refuse the future use of Google Analytics via the previous link. By activating the browser add-on, we will put a cookie in your browser, which signals to us that we should prevent Google Analytics from using your device. Please keep in mind that you will have to repeat the refusal process if you remove the cookies from your browser.
We have enabled the following additional features on this website:
- Demographics and Interest reports (age, gender, interests): https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2444872
- User Metric reporting: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2992042?hl=en&utm_id=ad
2. Google Advertising Features
This website uses Google’s Advertising Features to collect data about your traffic via Google advertising cookies and identifiers, in addition to data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation. More information about Google’s Advertising Principles can be found here: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We have enabled the following advertising features on this website:
- Display and Search Remarketing (associations between logged-in Google users): https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2611268?hl=en&utm_id=ad
- Advertising Reporting Features (demographics, interests, etc.): https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3450482?hl=en&utm_id=ad
3. Google Ads Remarketing
This website uses Google’s remarketing technology. This technology enables users who have already visited our online services and shown interest in our services to see targeted advertising on the websites of the Google partner network. Likewise, users that are similar to the visitors of this website can be included as part of the remarketing audience.
We use the Conversion Tracking service of Twitter Inc. This tracking records if a user of this website clicks on a link posted by Twitter. In this way, both we and Twitter can see if a registration has taken place. The identity of the user remains anonymous. In addition, we use Twitter’s Tailored Audiences service. This enables us to appeal to this website’s users with targeted advertisements. To do this, Twitter uses a code snippet (tag) which we have integrated into this website. No personal data is collected during this process. Tailored Audiences is also used to create lookalike targeting lists.
You can adjust your privacy settings for tailored advertisements by visiting this link: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170405-your-privacy-controls-for-tailored-ads.
Twitter also supports “Do Not Track” (DNT). If you have activated this option in your browser, Twitter will not receive any browser-related information (browser cookie ID) from web partners in order to tailor their advertisements to you.
6. Township Canada
8. Helpful Plugin
9. WordFence Plugin
We use the WordFence web application firewall to analyzes traffic for threats. No cookies are set or stored, however traffic analysis may collect IP addresses that may be transmitted to WordFence’s parent company, Defiant, for analysis. IP address data may be stored on our servers for 30 days. Defiant may store aggregated IP address data indefinitely. More information on Wordfence cookies and security is available here: https://wpactivitylog.com/policy-notice/
10. WP Activity Log Plugin
We use the WordPress Activity Log plugin that logs administrative activity of users who have access to the website’s backend (e.g. creating and deleting content). This does not record end-user activity. The plugin retains data in the website’s database for six months then is permanently deleted. All data is stored on the server and never sent offsite. The data is used for security review and troubleshooting or diagnosing. More information on WP activity plugin is available here: https://wpactivitylog.com/policy-notice/
The “session replay” data provided by Mouseflow includes an anonymized recording of the activity from visitors’ sessions on our site (500 sessions/month). No personal data will be captured through these session recordings; they will be stored for one month within Mouseflow and then deleted from our Mouseflow account. The CCC will not share, rent or sell any information collected through Mouseflow. Mouseflow is committed to privacy and security and is GDPR compliant and CCPA approved. If you’d like to opt-out, you can do so at https://mouseflow.com/opt-out. If you’d like to obtain a copy of your data, make a correction or have it erased, please contact the CCC first, or as a secondary option, contact Mouseflow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfer and Distribution of Data
The CCC does not sell or trade to third parties any personally identifiable data.
Security of Data
The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
You should not disclose or share your passwords. If you share your password with others, you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. You should immediately change your password if it has been compromised.
We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. These third parties have access to your personal data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Links to Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 (“Children”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
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If you do not receive acknowledgment of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should then contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at www.priv.gc.ca (or 30 Victoria Street, Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 1H3), who will then serve as a liaison with the CCC to resolve your concerns.