Essential Skills Ontario believes strongly in respecting the privacy of your information. We value the trust of those we deal with and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that is shared with us.

Privacy Practices
We review overall, not individual trends in the use of our website. This means that we track data related to the number of visits to our website and to each section within the website and we do not track each user’s particular activities on our site. We use this information to measure the effectiveness of our website.

We only gather the information that is voluntarily disclosed. We do not collect any information without the user’s knowledge and permission, and personal information gathered by Essential Skills Ontario will be treated with respect.

We do not sell, rent, share or otherwise make an available personal information to other organizations. All information we collect serves Essential Skills Ontario’s purposes only. Personal information that you provide will not be shared with other groups. This also includes financial information.

Disclosure to third parties

Like other organizations, Essential Skills Ontario does hire external companies to provide certain administrative services that require access to employee and stakeholder information. These services include payroll/benefit supplies, credit card payment processing, and external auditors. Essential Skills Ontario may release personal information when we are required by law or in situations where we need to protect the rights or property of Essential Skills Ontario.

We only contact individuals for purposes related to our projects and activities.

We comply, at any time and for any reason, with an individual’s wish to be removed from our mailing list. Each email sent from the organization will have an “unsubscribe” option or you may contact us directly by phone or by email at to remove yourself from our mailing list.

We support the efforts of parents and legal guardians of children under the age of 13 to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to caution them against providing personal information to any website over the Internet without permission.

Essential Skills Ontario uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. Essential Skills Ontario is not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive the information. Essential Skills Ontario also provides links to a wide variety of other websites on the Internet. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of these sites or for how these sites manage information about their users. We strongly urge you to check with these websites to determine their privacy policies. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this page so that you are always aware of the information that we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Legal Notice
Your use of this website, hosted by Essential Skills Ontario, is subject to the following terms and conditions:

Copyright & Permission Rules
All materials on Essential Skills Ontario website are the copyright property of Essential Skills Ontario or are reproduced with permission from other copyright owners. All rights are reserved.

Permission to use
Individuals and organizations may reproduce, in whole or in part, Essential Skills Ontario’s publications and educational materials, provided that

the intended use is for non-commercial purposes,
prior written consent has been obtained from Essential Skills Ontario,
a copy of the reproduced material is sent to Essential Skills Ontario, and
any reproduction of data is accompanied by an acknowledgement of Essential Skills Ontario as the source by setting out the title of the publication, Essential Skills Ontario name, and the year of publication.
This does not apply to pages and images with explicitly reserved reproduction right: © followed by the right owner and the year of publication. Reproduction of the latter requires prior authorization from the author.

Essential Skills Ontario makes every effort to ensure, but does not guarantee the accuracy or suitability of the information on its family of websites. Opinions expressed in individual articles do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Essential Skills Ontario. Essential Skills Ontario reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to review, edit or delete any material which is defamatory, unlawful, threatening, obscene or otherwise objectionable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Essential Skills Ontario expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for any material communicated by third parties through this website. Essential Skills Ontario makes no guaranties that the services provided by this website will be uninterrupted, error-free or that the website or the server that hosts the website are free from viruses or other forms of harmful computer code. In no event shall Essential Skills Ontario, its employees or agents be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages resulting from the use of this website. This exclusion and limitation only applies to the extent permitted by law and is without prejudice to any express provisions to the contrary in any written license or subscription agreement from Essential Skills Ontario with respect to the use of any online service provided through this website.

Links to other websites are provided by Essential Skills Ontario in good faith and for information only. Essential Skills Ontario disclaims any responsibility for the materials contained in any website linked to this site. We are not responsible for privacy practices or the content of any website linked to our site.

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