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Privacy Statement

The Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE) presently located at the University of Waterloo, gathers and maintains information used for the purpose of registration.  This information is protected and its practices are compliant with Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDa) and the University of Waterloo’s Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Information Guidelines.

You are in control:
It is up to you whether you provide us with your personal information by participating in any of our activities.  If you choose to participate, your personal information will be carefully handled in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

The way we use information:
We use the information you provide about your child(ren) to determine what impact our programs have for the participants and to report quantities and numbers only in our year-end report.  We do not share this information with any one outside our network.  When you register with us, we use a secure server.  Using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).  All of registration data we collect is protected against unauthorized access. 

We use email addresses to send confirmation of registrations, or for clarification.  Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with parties outside of our network.  Information about grades is used to ensure that the participant has been enrolled in the appropriate section, so that our resources are used to its maximum capacity.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above.  Such information will be retained only as long as necessary for these purposes, or as required by law.

ONWiE employs a Secure Server using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption for the secure exchange of data between the user and our system.

Cookies:
Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your computer when you view our website and/or advertisements.  Most web browsers are set to accept cookies automatically, but you can change this setting.  See your browser’s “help topics” to learn how to change the setting.  If you decide not to accept cookies, you may not be able to register with us.