Privacy Policy

What this policy covers

We at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board take our privacy obligations seriously and we’ve created this privacy policy to explain how your personal information collected on this website is handled. Personal information is information we hold which is identifiable as being about you.

The collection, use and disclosure of your personal information is regulated by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). MFIPPA applies to school boards and PIPEDA applies to businesses, i.e., the company behind this engagement platform. You can find more information about your privacy rights in our Privacy policy at FINAL-Privacy2018.pdf ( 

The software platform this website runs on and associated technology operations are provided by Bang the Table Pty Ltd. Click this link for the Privacy Policy governing their service.

What personal information is collected

Profile Information

We collect information from you when/if you register to use this site. This includes your email address and additional demographic information as provided by you on the registration form.

Please note that you are able to browse any projects on this website completely anonymously without signing up.

Engagement Information

The content you create as part of your interactions with this website. These can include responses to surveys, comments on discussion forums, or any of the other engagement opportunities available here.

Usage Information

We collect information about your usage of the site, such as pages visited, documents downloaded, etc.

How we use the information we collect

We collect this information in order to:

  • analyze and interpret it to understand how people are using the site, and to see the demographic information of those we reach;
  • communicate information to you about engagement opportunities, events and other initiatives; and
  • respond to enquiries and otherwise engage with users of the site.

External links

Our Engage site may contain links to other websites. Those links are provided for convenience and may not remain current or be maintained. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of linked websites and we suggest you review the privacy policies of those websites before using them.


While no online service is completely secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take all reasonable measures to do so. All data is stored on secure servers in Canada and this platform has been assessed for privacy and security.

Contact Us

For further information about this privacy policy and related information practices, or to access or correct your personal information, or make a complaint, please contact us at