Privacy Policy

This is the Privacy Policy of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation website: (the “Site”), operated by The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation (together with our affiliates and subsidiaries, “Greenbelt”, “we”, “us”, “our” and terms of similar meaning) and our related products and services. It describes the information that we collect from you as part of the normal operation of our Site, and how we use and disclose this information. Our obligations and your rights are subject to applicable legislation, including the terms of the Personal Information Protection and Electronics Documents Act and Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).

By accepting the Privacy Policy in registration or by visiting and using the Site, you expressly consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


How We Use Your Information

We use personal information in the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the Site, to provide to you the services offered by the Site; troubleshoot problems; measure interest in our products and services, inform you about online and offline offers, products, services, events and updates; deliver information to you that, in some cases, is relevant to your interests, such as news; customize your experience; detect and protect us against error, fraud and other criminal activity; enforce our Terms of Use; provide you with system or administrative messages, and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection. On occasion we use email address or other contact information to contact our Users to ask them for their input on our services, to forward to them media opportunities.

We may also use personal information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze Site usage, to improve our content and product offerings, and to customize the Site’s content, layout, and services. These uses improve the Site and better tailor it to meet your needs, so as to provide you with a smooth, efficient, safe and customized experience while using the Site.

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletters, we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe in the email. If you wish to no longer receive our newsletters you may update the settings in your account, follow the instructions located in the email, or you may contact us at [email protected].


What Information Do We Collect?

Our primary purpose in collecting personal information from you is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience safer and easier. We only collect personal information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose.

In general, you can browse the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you become a User, we require you to provide various contact and identity information, billing information, and other personal information as indicated on the relevant forms on the Site (which vary, depending on what kind of User you are), and you are no longer anonymous to us. Where possible, on these forms we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional.

In addition, as you use the Site, you can from time to time enter or send to us personal information. As you use the Site you can also from time to time enter personal information about third parties.

You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to become a User or by not using the particular feature of the Site for which the information is being collected.

Some of our pages utilize framing techniques to serve content to from our partners while preserving the look and feel of our site. Please be aware that you are providing your personal information to these third parties and not to

We also automatically track certain information about you based upon your behaviour on our Site and store it through log files. We use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behaviour to better understand, protect and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you just came from, which URL you next go, your computer browser information, and your IP address.

Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by Greenbelt and our partners (e.g., advertising, marketing and analytics), affiliates, or other service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.


Google Analytics

This Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”).  Google Analytics uses cookies to assist Greenbelt to analyze how visitors use the Site and to analyze the information generated by the cookies (which includes your IP address). This information is transmitted to and stored by Google. Google uses the information for the purposes of compiling reports on Site activity for Greenbelt, evaluating your use of the Site and providing other services to Greenbelt related to internet usage and website activity. By using this Site you agree to the use of Google Analytics.  For more information on Google’s privacy policy, please visit their website:   


Google Adwords and Facebook remarketing services

This Site also uses Google Adwords and Facebook remarketing services, and may use other third party remarketing services, to advertise about Greenbelt and other affiliates, across the internet on third party websites accessed by you once you have visited this Site. This remarketing could,for example, be in the form of an advertisement placed on the Google search results page or on Facebook.  Google, Facebook and other third party vendors use cookies to serve such ads to you based on your past visits to this Site. By using this Site you agree to the use of Google Adwords and Facebook remarketing services.
You can opt out of Google Adwords and Facebook remarketing by visiting the links below:   

Opt out of Google Adwords

Opt out of Facebook remarketing



We use cookies to remember users’ settings, store login addresses, authenticate users, run website tests, and store analytics data. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our site may be limited.



We collect personal information for the purpose of sending electronic messages including commercial electronic messages. In most cases, we ask individuals to specifically consent to receive these messages in accordance with the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation. Permission may be expressed in writing or be implied and may be given to us verbally, electronically, or through an authorized representative. Individuals may adjust what messages they receive or withdraw entirely from receiving these messages by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the message or by emailing [email protected] please allow up to 10 days for these changes to take effect.


Our Disclosure of Your Information

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy, including as follows:Legal Requests and Business Transitions; Emergencies. Greenbelt may disclose your personal information (a) to any governmental authority as part of an investigation to determine our compliance with any applicable law, rule, or regulation (including privacy laws, rules, and regulations), (b) in response to a court order, subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful judicial or administrative proceeding, (c) as otherwise required under any applicable law, rule, or regulation, and (d) in good faith, to protect or defend the rights or property of Greenbelt and other users.


Correcting and Updating Your Personal Information

You may, on request, have access to any personal information about you that we have by emailing contact us at [email protected].  We will correct any errors in personal information that you bring to our attention.  Our privacy officer will ensure that we follow the principles of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.  He/she will receive and follow up on any inquiries or complaints about how we collect, use, and share personal information. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.


Data Retention

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.


Additional Policy Information

If you click on a link to a third-party site, you will leave the Greenbelt site and go to the site you selected. If you elect to use a third-party product or service in conjunction with Greenbelt, you yourself enter into a license agreement with the third party for use of their product or service and their use of your data. Because we cannot control the activities of third parties, we cannot accept responsibility for any use of your personal information by such third parties, and we cannot guarantee that they will adhere to the same privacy practices as Greenbelt. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any other service provider from whom you request services. If you visit a third party website that is linked to a Greenbelts site, you should read that site’s privacy policy before providing any personal information.

Our Web site includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook and Twitter buttons and Widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.