Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

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The JEM Workshop [ “JEM”] is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors, clients, staff and volunteers, and to upholding Canadian and Provincial privacy principles and laws. In the course of our activities, we occasionally gather and use personal information. We value the trust placed in us by our donors, clients, staff and volunteers, and recognize that maintaining this trust requires us to be transparent and accountable in our treatment of personal information that is entrusted to us.

We have therefore adopted a privacy policy based on the principles outlined in the Canadian Standards Association’s Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information.

The following policy reflects our commitment to safeguard our donors, clients, staff and volunteers’ personal information.

JEM makes every effort to ensure that all transactions that occur on its website are secure and protected from error, loss and unauthorized access. When visitors leave comments on the website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. By interacting with the Gravatar service, you become subject to their privacy and security policies.

JEM’s safeguards will make its best efforts to protect personal information against loss, theft, or destruction as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification, regardless of the format which the information is held.

JEM staff and volunteers are aware of the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of personal information and care is exercised in the disposal and destruction of personal information to prevent unauthorized parties from gaining access to it.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

A cookie is a virtual document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. Like most websites, JEM’s website uses cookies, a standard technology, to collect information about how our website is used and the traffic it generates. Websites use cookies to remember information given to the website, so the user does not have to re-enter it each time they visit the website, which allows for faster and simpler navigation.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Donors, clients, staff and volunteers may ask whether JEM holds any personal information about them and can verify and determine its accuracy by calling (514) 735-4217 or by writing to

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.