This Privacy Statement is to inform you how Youth Science Canada gathers and uses your personal and non-personal information when you visit our web site. Youth Science Canada reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time by notifying visitors to this web site of the existence of a new Privacy Statement. Owned and operated by Youth Science Canada, and other related web sites are committed to maintaining and protecting your privacy as a visitor.

Privacy and Accuracy

You acknowledge and agree that the Internet is not a secure medium, and neither the privacy of your communications, nor visits to this web site, can be ensured. The nature of Internet communications means that your communications may be susceptible to data corruption, interception and delays.

Collection of Information

We do not collect personal information about you unless you specifically and knowingly provide such information to us. This would generally happen in the case where you have registered as a member, registered to affiliate a Regional Science Fair, registered to participate in the Canada-Wide Science Festival or other events organized by Youth Science Canada, subscribed to our e-newsletter, or to our insurance policy extension, or to the Equalized Travel Plan administered by Youth Science Canada, or disclosed personally identifiable information in a discussion group of our web site. In these cases, your personal information may include your name, postal address, e-mail address, and descriptors of your school grade range or occupation, and level of experience with science and technology projects and fairs. Non-personal information about your visiting habits may also be automatically collected through the use of 'cookies.' Cookies are computer files that are placed on your hard drive to remember any preferences that you may have when surfing the web. They can also tell us how often particular pages are visited.

Use of Information

You agree and consent that your personal and non-personal information also may be used to generate statistics and aggregate reports for internal use by Youth Science Canada and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, successors, assigns, suppliers, benefactors, and advertisers. These statistics and reports will contain only aggregated and no personally identifiable information. Your identity is kept strictly anonymous. You also agree that when you voluntarily disclose information in the discussion groups of our web site, your personal and other information disclosed in your communication shall become public information and can be collected and used by outside parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Youth Science Canada. Other than as indicated above, we do not sell, rent, share or otherwise make available your personal information to any outside parties. We encourage and support the efforts of parents and legal guardians of children under the age of 13 to monitor their children's Internet usage and to caution them against providing personal information to any web site over the web without permission.