Website User Privacy Policy

Website User Privacy Policy – Leaside United Church

This user privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online, PII, as described in the Canadian Privacy Act and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.  Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from people that visit our blog, website or social media accounts?

When signing up for email or making a donation through our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.  We use Third-Party services, such as PayPal for donations and MailMunch and Constant Contact for Email mailings of weekly updates.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to our weekly email updates.  The information we collect will be your email address and your first and last name.

How do we protect your information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

We do not use an SSL certificate on the website, because:

We only provide articles and information with links to make donations at PayPal or to sign up for emails through MailMunch and Constant Contact.  We never ask or collect personal or private information like names, email addresses, or credit card numbers within the website itself.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes.  Cookies are small files a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to:

Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.  We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf, such as Google Analytics or WordPress.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies.  You do this through your browser settings.  Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s “Help Menu” to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies “OFF”, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.

Third-Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

Third-Party Links

We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.

You will be notified of any Website Privacy Policy changes:

On our Privacy Policy Page

You can change your personal information:

By emailing us at

By calling us at (416) 425-1253

How does our site handle “Do Not Track” signals?

We honour Do Not Track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a “Do Not Track” (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow Third-Party behavioural tracking?

No, we do not allow third-party behavioural tracking.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

To send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:

Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.  We will include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.  We will monitor Third-Party email marketing services such as Constant Contact for compliance. We will honour opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly and will allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at or follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us:

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Leaside United Church

822 Millwood Road,

Toronto, Ontario, M4G 1W4



April 2017