Privacy Policy

At Independent Living Housing Society, your privacy is, and always has been, very important to us. We are dedicated to providing you with superior service while protecting your privacy and safeguarding your personal information.

Who We Are

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

What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It

We are obligated to take and apply the necessary security measures to ensure that your personal information is kept strictly confidential. Only select individuals within our organization, who have the requisite authority, can access your personal information and only then for legitimate business purposes.
Two types of information are collected from our website:

  • Personal or “individually identifiable” information you provide to us.
  • Aggregate information regarding overall website traffic patterns. Normally, web servers collect this type of standard web server/visitor traffic information as part of their web log processes. We do not report on individual user sessions.

Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the website that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card. It is not a program and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses.

Cookies can also customize the site to your particular interests or store your personal information – like passwords or user IDs. If a site ever greets you with your name, chances are it’s using a cookie to do so.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie – this gives you the chance to decide whether to accept it. To learn more about cookies and how to change your settings, please use the help function in your browser. The alerts will be quite frequent, however, and may eventually become annoying.

You can use our website without cookies, but you may have to re-enter information each time you visit.

When you visit our site, we add a cookie to check whether or not you have agreed to our privacy notice. This cookie lasts for one year.

When you visit our site, Google Analytics adds a cookie to distinguish you from other users and track your behaviour across our website. We use this information to improve the user experience of the site. The cookie lasts for up to 2 years. You can read the Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

When you visit our site, Facebook adds a cookie to distinguish you from other users and track your behaviour across our website. We use this information to improve the user experience of the site. The cookie lasts for at least a year. You can read the Facebook Privacy Policy.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to gather information about users usage of the site. We utilize this information to make educated metric-based decisions to improve the user experience of the site. You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on.

Who We Share Your Data With

We share the following data with Google Analytics (https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/).

Additional Information

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How We Protect Your Data

Your data is encrypted and is maintained by staff who have been trained in data protection.

What Data Breach Procedures We Have in Place

In the case of a data breach we have an internal reporting mechanism in place to quickly address breaches and take measures to prevent a recurrence.

What Automated Decision Making and/or Profiling We Do With User Data

This website aggregates user data to build advertising profiles in order to serve you relevant advertising. These profiles contain no identifying characteristics.