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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 the On your feet challenge website without cookies, but you may have to re-enter information each time you visit.
Information we collect and how we use it
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).
You do not need to give personal information to receive information from this site.
There are instances online, however, when the Canadian Cancer Society requests individually identifiable information from you. Please note that we do give our web visitors options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
- Opting not to provide certain personal information when you register as participant in the On your feet challenge.
- Opting not to receive further communications about On your feet challenge from the Canadian Cancer Society.
If you choose to register your family on the On your feet challenge website, we ask you to provide the following information:
- Coordinates : first and last name, address, city, postal code, telephone number, e-mail address, school attended, as well as other coordinates.
This information allows us to process your family registration.
The personal information collected can also be used for research and/or service quality evaluation purposes. Such evaluations and/or research could be conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society or by a third party (research or polling firm). The Canadian Cancer Society will never sell your personal information to one of its partners or to any other party for any reason.
Our website contains several e-mail links that allow web visitors to easily send an e-mail inquiry or feedback to the Canadian Cancer Society. Examples include e-mail inquiries to the Society’s Cancer Information Service, to the webmaster, or to specific staff in specific departments across the country. When you use the e-mail links, your e-mail address and the subject of your inquiry are provided to the Society.
We only use this information to respond to your inquiries and track the service we provide. This information helps us improve our website, provide more relevant information to our site visitors and update our site as need be. This information is also useful to expand the On your feet challenge province-wide in order to encourage youths to become more physically active.
Future contact with the Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society may contact online donors or event participants with further communications on a variety of topics. Donors may be contacted by mail, telephone or e-mail. If you do not wish to be contacted, we will honour this request. Simply contact us at:
Canadian Cancer Society
5151 de l’Assomption Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec H1T 4A9
Phone : (514) 255-5151 / 1 888 939-3333
You can also restrict the use of your contact information by contacting your local Canadian Cancer Society office.
Occasionally, the Canadian Cancer Society may contact individuals who have provided their individually identifiable information through the website, and have agreed to be contacted, specifically in order to conduct surveys seeking feedback. These surveys are used to improve our level of service to you. While aggregate information about survey results may be publicized, individual data from these surveys will not be shared with other organizations.