Privacy Policy

IDRC is committed to protecting your privacy.

This privacy notice provides details about the information collected when you visit the CLARE website and how it is handled.  

All personal information held or collected by IDRC is protected under Canada’s Privacy Act.

Information automatically collected from site visitors

Certain information is automatically collected when you interact with the IDRC website, including but not limited to:

  • the internet protocol (IP) address of your device and the type of browser used  
  • the date and time the site was accessed 
  • search queries 
  • the pages visited  

The information collected is used to enhance and improve the online experience of the CLARE website.


What are cookies? 

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit certain websites. These text files allow a website to remember your device and how you interacted with the site, which is useful for purposes such as optimizing your browsing experience. Cookies are also used to analyze how a website is used, to count visitors and to gain insights to improve the overall website experience. All such data is used in aggregate, and IDRC does not link information on website usage statistics and other analytics to individual people. 

Can I opt out of cookies? 

You may adjust your browser settings to manage, decline or delete cookies according to your preference. Further information on how to manage browser-specific cookie settings is below:

Web analytics

Web analytics involve the collection, measurement, analysis and reporting of data about website traffic for the purposes of understanding visitor behaviour and optimizing the usefulness of a website.

This website uses Google Analytics to generate aggregate website usage data, including:  

  • audience-related data such as geographic location, language preference, frequency of visits, operating system, service provider and device used to access the site;  
  • traffic source data including search engines, referrals from other sites, marketing campaigns, social media and landing and exit pages; and  
  • technical performance such as average page load time.  

Data collected through web analytics is retained by IDRC for a maximum of 18 months.  

Learn more about how Google Analytics collects and handles website user data.

Opt out of Google Analytics data collection using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Newsletters and email alerts

Our newsletters use Mailchimp, a third-party application. Only your email address is maintained when you register for these services and no other personal information is collected. Your email address is only used for the intended purpose of sending the newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any time. 

Read about Mailchimp’s privacy policy

Please note that the CLARE website provides links to other websites that are not covered by this privacy notice. Contact us for more information about CLARE’s privacy policy.