PRIVACY POLICY

1. Who We Are

Our website address is: https://oyff.ca.

This privacy policy will help you understand how the Ontario Youth Film Festival (“us”, “we”, “our”) uses and protects the data you provide to us when you visit and use www.oyff.ca (“website”, “service”).

We reserve the right to change this policy at any given time, of which you will be promptly updated. If you want to make sure that you are up to date with the latest changes, we advise you to frequently visit this page.

 

2. What information do we collect and what do we do with it?

When you visit our website, we may collect your IP address.

When you enroll as a learner in our Educators’ Portal and Teachers’ Lounge (“course”), as part of the enrolling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name and email address.

Email marketing: we may send you emails about our website and related course(s), registration, course content, your course progress or other updates. We may also use your email to inform you about changes to the course, survey you about your usage, or collect your opinion.

 

3. How do you get my consent?

When you provide us with personal information to become a learner on our site or participate in the course, you imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like testimonials for marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?

If, after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at director@oyff.ca.

 

4. Disclosure

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law.

 

5. Thinkific

Our course is hosted by Thinkific Labs Inc. (“Thinkific”). They provide us with the online course creation platform that allow us to provide the course to you.

Your data is stored through Thinkific’s data storage, databases and the general Thinkific application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

For more insight, you may also want to read Thinkific’s Terms of Service here https://www.thinkific.com/resources/privacy-policy/ or Privacy Statement here https://www.thinkific.com/resources/terms-of-service/ .

 

6. Third Party Links

When you click on links on our website or course site, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

 

7. Security

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

Cookies

We collect cookies or similar tracking technologies. This means information that our website’s server transfers to your computer. This information can be used to track your session on our website. Cookies may also be used to customize our website content for you as an individual. If you are using one of the common Internet web browsers, you can set up your browser to either let you know when you receive a cookie or to deny cookie access to your computer.

  • We use cookies to recognize your device and provide you with a personalized experience.

  • From time to time, we also use cookies to attribute visits to our website to third-party sources and to serve targeted ads from Google, Facebook, Instagram and other third-party vendors.

  • Opting out: You can opt out of targeted ads served via specific third-party vendors by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Opt-Out page.

  • We may also use automated tracking methods on our website, in communications with you, and in our products and services, to measure performance and engagement.

  • Please note that because there is no consistent industry understanding of how to respond to “Do Not Track” signals, we do not alter our data collection and usage practices when we detect such a signal from your browser.

Web Analysis Tools

We may use web analysis tools that are built into our website to measure and collect anonymous session information.

 

8. Age of Consent

By enrolling in our course, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence.

 

9. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

 

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Youth Film Festivals Manager at director@oyff.ca