Privacy Policy

The Municipality of Clarington contracted Bang the Table Pty Ltd (Bang the Table) to develop, Engage Clarington, an interactive platform to engage residents, gather their input and ideas on a number of municipal projects and initiatives. Residents’ opinions and feedback will be analyzed and used to help improve Municipal services, and shape Council decisions and policy. 

Right to Privacy

The Municipality of Clarington recognizes and respects your right to privacy. However, due to the public nature of the Internet, you should consider all information you provide to Engage Clarington as publicly accessible. Do not share personal or confidential information if you are concerned about keeping it strictly private. Treat important or private information carefully.

The email address you provide when registering for the site may be used by Engage Clarington to send you information and updates about the issues discussed on this site. To stop receiving these emails, you can click on the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of each email.

Why collect user information?

Personal information collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, will provide residents access and login to the Engage Clarington portal so they can comment on any project or issue important to them. The information will also be used to contact residents who wish to be informed of similar municipal projects and initiatives.

How will my information be used?

Registration information will be used to provide you with access to the engagement tools where you can provide input, comments and ideas on any project.

Results from any of the engagement campaigns on any Municipal issues will be analyzed at the sole discretion of the Municipality of Clarington. Registration information collected by Engage Clarington may include username, email, and other contact information depending on the nature of the project.

Who to contact with questions or concerns?

Any questions regarding the collection of personal information shall be directed to the Municipal Clerk, 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville ON, L1C 3A6 or by phone at 905-623-3379 ext. 2109.

When residents register for an account on the platform they will provide two types of information:

  1. Registration information
  2. Comments and input on issues voluntarily provided for all users to view

Engage Clarington will retain access to all information

Do you collect non-identifying information?

Engage Clarington collects non-identifying information for statistical reporting and to understand how visitors are using the site. The information collected includes:

  • Your internet protocol (I.P.) address;
  • The type of web browser you have used to access the site;
  • The date and time of your visit;
  • Any documents you have downloaded from the library;
  • Any videos or pages you have viewed on Engage Clarington.

To Protect the Integrity of the Discussion

By monitoring the information you provide, we are able to protect the integrity of the discussion from individuals and groups who may attempt to unduly influence the outcomes of the consultation process.

Publicly Available Information

Publicly available information is limited to your screen name and any comments you leave under that name in the forums or other tools on the site.

Note: We strongly recommend using an anonymous screen name.

Individual survey responses, voting patterns and quick poll responses will not immediately be made available publicly on the site, however, feedback (including overall results of polls and surveys, and in some instances, unidentifiable and randomly chosen quotes or comments from surveys) may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. 

Third Party Links

Occasionally Engage Clarington may include links to third-party sites. These third parties have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website. By using our website, you consent to this Privacy Policy.

Accessibility

Should you require any of the information in an alternate format, please email Clarington Communications and we will be able to assist.