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The Angus Reid Institute shares your concerns about maintaining the integrity and privacy of personal information collected on the internet. The Angus Reid Institute is committed to protecting your privacy, and this privacy policy (“Policy”) is intended to explain our information collection and dissemination practices in connection with the Angus Reid Institute website located at (the “Site”). Please review the entire Policy and feel free to contact us at if you have any questions. Also, please read our Terms & Conditions for accessing the Site and using the content.

By using the Site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of information in accordance with the terms of this Policy. This Policy was last updated on January 26, 2015.

Your continued use of the Sites after January 26, 2015 is deemed to constitute your consent to this Policy.

In addition, the Angus Reid Institute reserves the right to update this Policy at any time. If we change our Policy, we will provide notice of the change on this page or send you an email so that you are aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Use of the Site after the effective date of any additional modifications of this Policy is deemed to constitute your consent to this Policy as further amended.

1) Collection of Personal Information

In order to monitor the Site’s performance, provide you with a better experience when visiting the Site and for statistical and routine system maintenance purposes, the Angus Reid Institute may automatically collect the following through the use of first-party cookies: (a) the home server domain names, IP addresses, geographic location, type of computer and operating system, type of web browser or device of users of the Site (“you”), and (b) aggregate information on which pages you access and relevant information such as the date on which these pages were accessed. This information is only used in aggregate form and does not identify you personally. The Angus Reid Institute uses the services of Google Analytics to monitor visitor interaction with the Site:

Beyond the above information, the Angus Reid Institute only collects personal information (e.g., name, email, mailing address and phone number) that you voluntarily submit to us. This information is used by the Angus Reid Institute or its contracted service providers solely to provide you with the information and materials you have requested, such as datasets, email updates and other materials regarding the Angus Reid Institute and its programs. If you choose to email us and provide personally identifiable information, we will not use the information for any purpose other than to respond to your inquiry.

Registration for the Angus Reid Institute Website:

Registration is not required for the Site. However, all researchers wishing to access Angus Reid Institute datasets will be required to provide personal contact information and to read and accept our dataset agreement. We collect this information solely for the purpose of contacting scholars who have accessed a particular data set, in the event that errors are discovered in the data.

2) Use of Personal Data Collected

The Angus Reid Institute will not sell, share, rent or disclose to third parties any individually identifying information, such as names, postal and email addresses, telephone numbers, and other personal information which you voluntarily provide to us, except (a) to provide the services you have requested; (b) to the extent necessary to comply with applicable laws or valid legal processes; or (c) to protect the Angus Reid Institute’s intellectual property and other legal rights. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for the purposes of contacting you or sending you permission-based emails following your request for information, and to contracted service providers for the purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.

The Angus Reid Institute works with the third-party vendor, MailChimp, to provide users with its email update and newsletter services. While these vendors have access to your personally identifiable information in order to provide email services, they are required to maintain the privacy of all information in their control and can only use the information on our behalf for the stated purpose and are not authorized to use your information for any other purpose. You may opt out of any Angus Reid Institute newsletter by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of each newsletter and following the subsequent instructions.

3) User’s Rights

You may obtain a summary of your personally identifiable information retained by us, or modify, correct, change or update such information by contacting the Angus Reid Institute via the postal address, email address, or telephone number listed in Section 6 (Right to Contact) below.

You may also request that the Angus Reid Institute remove from its database any personally identifiable information you have previously provided by contacting the Angus Reid Institute via the postal address, email address, or telephone number listed in Section 6 (Right to Contact) below. Complete removal may not be immediate, and in some instances, all archival copies may be impossible to delete. Also, if you would like to opt out of receiving any communications, please contact the Angus Reid Institute at

4) Links

The Site may contain links to other Internet web sites. However, the Angus Reid Institute does not endorse, and is not responsible for, the privacy practices or the content of these web sites. You should review these policies in connection with your use of such third-party sites.

5) Security Measures

The Angus Reid Institute has established reasonable precautions to protect collected personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction, which includes contractual, administrative, physical, and technical steps. Although the Angus Reid Institute takes reasonable precautions to assess the reliability of such technology, it relies on the statements of the vendors of those products and services as part of its security evaluation. Please note that while the Angus Reid Institute has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site for its users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from the Angus Reid Institute via the Site or email cannot be guaranteed.

The Angus Reid Institute urges you to take reasonable precautions to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet.

6) Right to Contact

The Angus Reid Institute reserves the right to contact users of the Site regarding changes to this Policy, the terms of use of the Site, or any other policies, agreements or transactions relevant to Site users.

Questions or concerns regarding the Angus Reid Institute’s data protections practices should be addressed to:

Angus Reid Institute
#1318-1030 West Georgia St.
Vancouver BC V6E 2Y3
Telephone: 604.559.1771


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