Privacy Policy

The Toronto Arts Council (TAC) and Toronto Arts Foundation (Foundation) are committed to respecting the personal privacy of our website visitors.

Personal Information

The TAC and Foundation do not automatically gather your personal information. You may anonymously access our website. Personal information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily when using our website. In general, it will be obvious when we are collecting your personal information because you will have to fill out a form.  TAC and the Foundation use personal information in a limited number of ways: to contact individuals applying for grants, to complete registration at events, to add names to newsletter subscriptions, to process donations and to respond to questions or comments.

Information submitted to the website is kept strictly confidential.  Information provided by the user will not be forwarded, traded, or sold to outside organizations.  Users who register for any purpose may request their name be removed from our e-mail list or any other electronic distribution list at any time. 

Website Data Tracking and Information
TAC and the Foundation maintain records of website usage and traffic.  Analysis of this information reveals which pages are most often visited and the domains from which people visit the site.  Identifying these trends helps us to provide more useful information to visitors.  No personal information is collected during this process.

The nature of the internet requires specific information to be exchanged between a web visitor and our websites. The information collected through website technology does not identify individuals personally. It includes:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address
  • Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • Type of Operating System (Windows, Macintosh, etc.)
  • Web browser (Netscape, Internet Explorer, etc.)

This information is used to identify system problems and monitor network traffic. We do not attempt to link this information with the identity of the visitors to our websites except when necessary to protect the service, the site, or the visitors to the site.

Parts of the TAC and the Foundation’s websites use cookies to enable the exchange of information between an individual’s web browser and our web server. Cookies enable on-line registration and indicate how an individual navigates the website, which facilitates the improvement of the site based on user-activity trends. The TAC and Foundation do not use cookies to obtain personal information. Although web browsers can be set to detect or reject cookies, rejecting cookies may cause the service to be slower or to malfunction in some way.

For More Information
If you have any questions or concerns about the TAC or Foundation privacy policy or practices, please contact:

Rachel Kennedy, Executive Assistant
416-392-6802 x226

Toronto Arts Council and Foundation
26 Grand Trunk Crescent, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 3A9

Phone: 416-392-6800 ♦ Fax: 416-392-6920

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm