Privacy Policy

The Dominican Institute of Toronto (sometimes referred to as “we”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy outlines how we handle your personal information to protect your privacy.

Privacy Legislation

Since January 1, 2004, all Canadian organizations have been required to comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) and the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information incorporated by reference into PIPEDA.

In addition, an Act respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector has been in force in Quebec since 1994 and sets out rules regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information within that province.

Personal Information

Personal information is defined in PIPEDA as information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title or business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization. In other words, it does not include the information that one expects to find on a business card.

Use of Your Information

On, we allow you to contact us for general inquiries or conferences via our contact form. We will use your contact information, defined as your email and your name, to reply to any general inquiries you have. If you sign-up for a conference, we will use your contact information to both organize the conference and, possibly, to communicate with you about it.

We will not use your email for a “newsletter” or for any marketing initiatives.

Consent to Our Collection of Personal Information

We require that you read and agree to our privacy policy before you use the contact form on our website.

Withdrawal of Consent

You may withdraw your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information at any time, subject to reasonable notice.

The Dominican Institute of Toronto sends information only to the users who request it via our website contact form/email, mail, or our Facebook page. Users can ask to stop receiving information at any time.

Disclosure of Personal Information

The Dominican Institute of Toronto does not share, sell or loan user information to third parties.


The Dominican Institute of Toronto uses various safeguards to ensure that your personal information is protected against loss, theft, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying or alteration. These include: security of our physical premises; our professional obligations; a security plugin to prevent unauthorized computer access or “hacking” of; and internal passwords that restrict access to our website.

Access to your Personal Information

You have a right to challenge the accuracy and completeness of your personal information and to have it amended, as appropriate. You also have a right to request access to your personal information and receive an accounting of how that information has been used and disclosed, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law.

Challenging Compliance

The Dominican Institute of Toronto will respond to inquiries about its policies and practices relating to its handling of your personal information. Inquiries should be directed to the Dominican Institute of Toronto via the contact form. The Dominican Institute of Toronto will investigate all complaints and will respond. If the complaint is found to be justified, The Dominican Institute of Toronto will take appropriate measures to resolve it, including, if necessary, amending this Policy and its procedures.

Website Privacy

Like some other websites, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information to optimize your visit to our website. runs on WordPress software. WordPress uses cookies for logged in users and commenters. However, on only the site owners can log in and comments are prohibited on this website.

We do not purposely use cookies or any electronic means to track your usage of, or to collect personal information from you or your computer; however, our website server will automatically collect IP addresses. We may view the IP log from time to time, for example, to maintain the security of our website. We do not link the IP addresses to other personally identifiable information.

Privacy Contacts

If you have any questions or complaints about this Policy or the handling of your personal information, if you wish to withdraw your consent to The Dominican Institute of Toronto’s use of your personal information, or to request access to or update any information The Dominican Institute of Toronto has on file, please contact:

Dominican Institute of Toronto
372 Huron Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2G4

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes will be posted on our website at and will be made available upon request. Please check from time to time to ensure you are aware of our current policy.

This Privacy Policy is effective January 2015 and posted on January 30, 2015.