Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement outlines the current information management practices applicable to our website.

Our commitment

The Welcoming Francophone Community of Hawkesbury / Communauté francophone accueillante de Hawkesbury is committed to protecting your privacy while you browse our website. No personal information is requested on our website unless you choose to contact us, which may require the collection of personal information.


We may only collect personal information that is permitted by law or necessary to provide a service. We collect personal information directly from you unless another collection method is permitted by law.


We may use your personal information only for the purpose for which it was originally collected or for a use consistent with said purpose unless any other use is specifically permitted by law.


We may only disclose personal information if we have the legal authority to do so or if that is the reason the information was collected in the first place.

Cookies and analytics

Our website uses cookies to provide you with an optimal experience. The cookies used by our website do not give us access to your hard drive. They also do not allow us to make changes to your computer. They are encrypted for security purposes so that any information stored on the cookie can only be read by us. We use two types of cookies: session (temporary) and persistent (long-term use). If you reject cookies, you may not be able to access certain interactive features on our website.

A cookie is a small text file sent from an Internet server and placed on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are generally used to make navigation easier and faster. You can set your browser to detect and reject cookies, to accept cookies from all sites or to warn you whenever a site wants to send you a cookie. Use your browser’s “Help” files to learn how to make these choices. Google currently offers a free plug-in that allows you to disable Google Analytics cookies on Internet Explorer (versions 7 and 8), Google Chrome (version 4.x and later) and Mozilla Firefox (version 3.5 and later).

When you use our website, our servers and Google Analytics automatically collect a variety of basic information for navigational monitoring and statistical purposes. The data is analyzed to determine trends, performance and areas for improvement on our website. We cannot identify you with this information. We collect the following information:

  • IP addresses of computers used to access our site for geolocation purposes
  • The operating systems and browser types/versions used to access our website
  • The browser language
  • The Internet service providers and the types of devices used by visitors to our site
  • Dates and times of access to our site
  • Visited pages
  • The keywords entered in our search engine
  • The names and sizes of downloaded files

As a general rule, we do not attempt to trace the identity of individuals visiting our sites. However, if we detect an attempt to damage our website, we will take appropriate action.

What happens when you send us personal information online?

You may choose to provide us with personal information (such as your name, address, telephone number, email address) if you wish to, among other things, submit a comment, question or request via email. This information is used to respond to your message or process your request.


If you would like to learn more about how to protect your privacy, please visit the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario website or its equivalent in your area.

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