Thank you for visiting The Munk School for Global Affairs site and reviewing our online Privacy Statement in detail. Respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information in an online environment is a priority for us.The Munk Centre for International Studies management of personal information is governed by The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
This Privacy Statement explains our current practices regarding what information The Munk School of Global Affairs may collect, use, and secure when you visit our Web sites.
Our Privacy Statement covers the following topics:
- What Kind of Information is Collected When You Visit Our Web Sites?
- What Happens When You Send Us Personal Information Online?
- How Can I Access and Correct My Personal Information?
- What Steps Can I Take to Protect My Online Activities?
- Who Can I Contact for Further Information?
What Kind of Information is Collected When You Visit Our Web Sites?
When you browse or download information from The Munk Centre for International Studies Web sites, our servers automatically collect limited amounts of standard information for traffic monitoring and statistical purposes. The information is analyzed for operational trends, performance, and for ways to improve our sites. The Munk Centre for International Studies cannot identify you from this information. We collect the following standard types of information:
- Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of the computers being used to access our sites;
- the operating systems and the types and versions of browsers used to access our sites;
- the Internet Service Providers used by visitors to our sites;
- the dates and times users access our sites;
- the pages visited;
- the key words users enter into our search engine; and
- the names and sizes of files requested.
The Munk School of Global Affairs computer systems use hardware and software to anonymously monitor unauthorized attempts to upload or change information at government Web sites, disrupt service, or otherwise cause damage. As a general practice, we make no attempt to link this information with the identity of individuals visiting our sites. If an attempt to damage our site has been detected, we can take further actions.
What Happens When You Send Us Personal Information Online?
You may choose to provide us with personal information s if you wish to:
- Submit an e-mail, comment, question or request information online;
- Sign with our Online Registration System;
When you visit The Munk School of Global Affairs web site, any personal information you provide will be used to respond to your message and/or provide you with the requested service or product.
Cookies used by The Munk School for Global Affairs, do not give us access to anything on your hard drive and cannot do anything to your computer.
- Session cookies may be used to support on-line applications. They are used only during your online session and expire when you close your browser. Without session cookies, moving around our Web sites could be much slower.
- Persistent cookies are different from session cookies because they are stored on your computer's hard drive for some length of time. They are usually used if you want us to remember information about your Web preferences (e.g. large font) and passwords for automatic log-in purposes.
A place to start for further information on 'cookies' is at the Web site of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.
The Munk School of Global Affairs security practices are continually evolving to ensure that the integrity and confidentiality of information and systems are maintained. The government uses up-to-date security safeguards to protect its networks and Web sites from misuse, alteration, copying, disclosure, destruction, monitoring or unauthorized sharing of information and damage.
How Can I Access and Correct My Personal Information?
The Munk School of Global Affairs provides the ability for Internet users to correct their own information online. Individuals also have a right to access their personal information that is held by The Munk Centre for International Studies by making an access request under the The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Access is subject to limits and exceptions outlined in PIPEDA.
For more information on the process for accessing your personal information, you may wish to view the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) Web site: Access FAQ .
What Steps Can I Take to Protect My Online Activities?
Users are encouraged to learn about protecting their own computers to ensure that their online activities remain private. One place to start for tips on home network security is a Question and Answer sheet produced by the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute - CERT Coordination Center .
Who Can I Contact for Further Information?
Questions or comments regarding these current practices or the administration of the The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) in may be directed to The Munk School of Global Affairs by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (416) 351-1361 or writing to:
Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
PH: (416) 946-8900
FX: (416) 946-8915
Please consider all references to the Munk Centre as synonymus with Munk School.
If you want more information about how to protect your privacy, you may wish to contact the Office Of The Privacy Commissioner of Canada .