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Collection of personal information

Website visitors

Drawdown Toronto does not collect personal information from regular visitors to our website. We only collect anonymized data for tracking website usage. This data is never shared. See more details below or choose to opt out of tracking.


drawdowntoronto.ca uses analytics software from Matomo to evaluate how visitors use our website. We do this so that we can provide better service and help accelerate Drawdown.

Analytics data is never shared.

All data collected is stored only within our own database, no other business (including Matomo) can access any of this information, and logs or report data will never be sent to other servers. The source code of the software is open-source so hundreds of people have reviewed it to ensure it is secure and keeps your data private.


User accounts

User accounts are only available to members of the Drawdown Toronto Core Team.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

Collection of personal details

For some activities, e.g. for our newsletter, we may ask you for your name, email address and sometimes other personal information, depending on context. For any personal information we collect, we commit to follow the 10 privacy principles of the Canadian Standards Association. The bedrock of our privacy is consent and control: we will always ask your explicit consent before collecting, using and disclosing private information, and you are always in control of the data we have collected.

Contact form

If you use any contact form or sign-up form on this website, you will be asked to to supply your name and email address. Using a contact form is a form of correspondence equivalent to sending us an email. Your information is not stored in any other form and will never be used for another purpose than for email communication without consent.

Newsletter form

We collect names and email addresses to distribute our newsletter through Mailchimp.