The Indigenous Heritage Circle respects your privacy and your personal information. We wrote this notice to help you understand what personal information we collect, how we use it, and what choices you have. We welcome your questions and comments on this notice: you can reach the Indigenous Heritage Circle’s Privacy Officer at info@indigenousheritage.ca.

Collecting Personal Information

You may voluntarily provide personal information to us as a result of joining the Indigenous Heritage Circle, making a donation, signing up for our conferences or events, inquiring about our programs, participating in our surveys and contests, or using our listservs and websites.

The Indigenous Heritage Circle uses your personal information to process your requests and give you access to our tools, contents, and programs.

The Indigenous Heritage Circle does not require the submission of personal information in order to obtain access to Indigenous Heritage Circle material posted on our websites.

However, in order to participate in some of the programs offered on Indigenous Heritage Circle web sites, you may have to provide your name, email address and/or other personal information.

Using or Disclosing Your Personal Information

In addition to fulfilling your requests and processing your participation as noted above, we may also use your information to correspond with you by mail or email about the Indigenous Heritage Circle and its programs. We do this because we want to engage you in our work and build a relationship with you.

Indigenous Heritage Circle Donors: Currently, the Indigenous Heritage Circle is not a charitable institution, but we accept donations and contributions. We will use your contact information to correspond with you about your donation and keep you informed as to how your donation is being used. We will never sell, rent, or otherwise share your information with other parties.

The Indigenous Heritage Circle includes “unsubscribe” options on all electronic messages, and you may exercise that right at any time.

Note that the Indigenous Heritage Circle may be required to disclose personal information in the process of complying with requests where such information is required to be released under applicable law or the order of any court, tribunal or governmental agency having authority over the National Trust.

The Indigenous Heritage Circle does not disclose credit card account information provided by users except to the appropriate banking institutions or payment processing provider in order to process a credit or debit authorization for payment, or to resolve a dispute.

Safeguarding Personal Information

The Indigenous Heritage Circle makes commercially reasonable efforts to protect personal information from loss, theft, unauthorized access, copying, use, modification, disclosure and destruction by establishing and maintaining appropriate security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity levels of the information.

If the Indigenous Heritage Circle enters into contracts with external service providers that require handling of personal information, the Indigenous Heritage Circle also obtains written assurances that the firm will abide by the Indigenous Heritage Circle’s privacy procedures.

Digital Markers and Cookies

Indigenous Heritage Circle websites use digital markers, including cookies. A cookie is a small data file of information offered to your computer by web servers to keep track of your browser as you navigate the site. We do not combine information about you from these digital markers with other information that you provide to us. We share information collected through digital markers with other companies who assist us with website analytics for the purposes of measuring and reporting on website traffic and visits.

When you access the secure section of our website to make a financial transaction or to create or update your profile, a cookie is sent from a third party web server to your web browser and is stored on your computer to allow you to perform the function that you intend, keeping you logged into the service in a secure fashion in order to process your transactions, and/or update your personal information. Cookies expire when the browser window is closed.

For Further Information

Should you have any questions with respect to the Indigenous Heritage Circle’s Privacy Notice, or if you’d like to access your personal information or limit the manner in which we use it, please contact the Indigenous Heritage Circle’s Privacy Officer by email at info@indigenousheritage.ca.

This Privacy Notice is in effect as of September 24, 2023. The Indigenous Heritage Circle may amend this Privacy Notice at any time.