This page summarizes our privacy policy and information practices for NDP.ca. It is intended to provide complete and accurate information to help you make informed decisions when choosing to communicate with our campaign via this site. A detailed outline of privacy issues you may wish to consider is below.

When visiting NDP.ca, your privacy is respected. Our policy is in strict compliance with Canadian privacy laws, as well as Elections Canada requirements. We do not collect personal information unless you choose to send us an e-mail, join our E-Newsletter, donate to the campaign, or otherwise voluntarily provide your name and contact information. Information you provide is held in the strictest confidence, and will not be shared with any third party without your express permission.

Our Web site is hosted on servers that are managed by Web Networks, a third party service provider. Any personal information collected on our behalf by Web Networks such as server log data (see below), is managed in accordance with this privacy policy, and is protected by applicable law.

If you have questions about your privacy that are not answered below, please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at contact us or call 613.236.3613.

Online Donations

Our online donation site made through a secure server managed by Web Networks. The information you provide to the NDP is used solely for processing your online donation according to the conditions set out in the Elections Act. More information about the Elections Act is available at www.elections.ca.

Your information will be handled directly by the Donations Department of the New Democratic Party of Canada. If you are uncomfortable donating online, please contact the Donations Department at 613.236.3613.

E-mail
Personal information received via e-mail is provided only to campaign staff, who require the information to respond to inquiries. We will not provide your e-mail address or other information to any third party without your express permission. We protect your personal information with strong security safeguards, including strict access controls.

We do recommend that you avoid sending sensitive personal information electronically, as we cannot guarantee the security of electronic systems or e-mail. For all such matters, please call us at 613.236.3613, or contact us by postal mail at: 
New Democratic Party of Canada
Suite 300 - 279 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5J9

IP Tracking
Your Internet Protocol (IP) is a unique Internet "address," assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). IP addresses are automatically logged by Web servers, collecting information about a user's traffic patterns. While the IP address does not identify an individual by name, it may, with the cooperation of the ISP, be used to locate and identify an individual using the Web. The IP address is considered personal information because it is an identifying number, and IP addresses are protected by most privacy legislation. The privacy issues surrounding IP addresses are explained further below. 

Server logs
Server logs include statistical information, such as visitors' IP addresses, type of operating systems, time and duration of visit, Web pages requested, and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types. Our servers automatically log information about visits to our Web site in the normal course of establishing and maintaining Web connections. These statistics are reported in the aggregate to our Web and communications staff, and are used to improve our Web site and ensure that it provides the optimal Web experience for visitors. 

We do not link server log information to any other data in a way that would enable us to identify individual visitors. However, we may review server logs for security purposes, for example, to detect intrusions into our network. In the event of a criminal investigation, server log data could be used to trace and identify individuals for prosecution. 

Cookies
Cookies are small text files maintained by your computer in order to help your browser remember user settings as you navigate the site. For example, NDP.ca uses cookies to remind your browser whether you chose to view the site in English or in French. 

Other sites to which we provide links may be governed by different policies. The New Democratic Party of Canada does not assume responsibility for the information practices of these other Web sites, and we strongly encourage all Web visitors to review the privacy policies and statements of all externally-linked sites. 

Still have questions?
Questions about this policy may be directed to our Webmaster. Contact our Webmaster by e-mail here, by phone at 613-236-3613 or by postal mail at: 

New Democratic Party of Canada
Suite 300 - 279 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5J9

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