Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: October 20, 2023

Welcome to the Columbia Learning Society (CLS) website. CLS is committed to protecting your privacy and complying with Canadian privacy laws, including the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your personal information when you visit our website.

1. Collection of Personal Information: We may collect the following types of personal information when you voluntarily provide it to us:

  • Contact Information: Your name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other contact details.
  • Registration Information: Information provided during event or program registrations.
  • Communication Data: Records of your interactions with us, including emails, messages, and feedback.

2. Purpose of Collection and Use: We collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To respond to your inquiries and provide you with requested information.
  • To process registrations for CLS events or programs.
  • To send you updates, newsletters, and promotional materials.
  • To improve our website and services.
  • To comply with legal obligations.

3. Disclosure of Personal Information: We may share your personal information with:

  • Trusted third-party service providers who assist us in website operation, maintenance, and communication.
  • Legal authorities or entities when required by law or to protect our rights.

4. Security: We employ reasonable security measures to protect your personal information. However, no method of transmission or storage on the internet is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute security.

5. Cookies: Our website may use cookies or similar tracking technologies to enhance your experience. You can configure your browser to reject cookies, but this may limit certain functionalities of the website.

6. Your Choices: You can opt-out of receiving promotional communications from us by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in our emails.

7. Children’s Privacy: Our website is not directed to individuals under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you believe a child has provided us with their information, please contact us, and we will take appropriate action.

8. Access and Correction: You have the right to access your personal information held by us and request corrections if needed. To make such requests or for any privacy inquiries, please contact us at

9. Complaints: If you have concerns about our privacy practices, you can file a complaint with the appropriate privacy authority.

10. Changes to this Privacy Policy: We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy periodically. Any changes will be posted on this page, and the updated policy will be effective immediately upon posting.

11. Contact Us: For any inquiries or further information about our privacy practices, please contact us at

By using our website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to this Privacy Policy, which complies with Canadian privacy laws, including PIPEDA

Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device when you visit a website. They are widely used to enhance your browsing experience, analyze website traffic, and provide valuable information to website owners.

How We Use Cookies:

  • Essential Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function properly. They enable basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
  • Analytical Cookies: We use analytical cookies to understand how visitors interact with our website. These cookies help us improve the performance and usability of our site by anonymously collecting and reporting information.
  • Marketing Cookies: We may use marketing cookies to deliver relevant advertisements and promotional content based on your interests and browsing habits.

Your Choices:

You can control and manage cookies in your browser settings. Most browsers allow you to block or delete cookies, but this may affect your ability to use certain features of the website.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or this Cookie Policy, please contact us.