Privacy Policy

Oshawa-Whitby Kiwanis Music Festival is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of the Web sites to which it links.

1. Information Collection
Oshawa-Whitby Kiwanis Music Festival is the sole owner of the information collected on this Web site. We will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Oshawa-Whitby Kiwanis Music Festival collects information from our users at two points on our Web site.

Sign Up for News
We request information from the user on our Sign Up for News subscriber form. Here a user must provide an email address for contact purposes.

Oshawa-Whitby Kiwanis Music Festival email lists reside in a secure listserv. Therefore, email addresses are never copied into an email address line for other recipients to see. Only Authorized personnel from Oshawa-Whitby Kiwanis Music Festival and Taalwood Media Services (our Web master) have access to view the email addresses of our subscribers. We do not share, sell or lend this list with any other individual company.

Information Requested - All is required unless otherwise noted:

1/ Email Address (Provides us with a means to communicate Web site features)

Registering Online
When registering online, Oshawa-Whitby Kiwanis Music Festival collects certain personal and financial information in order to process your payment.

Information Required:
1/ Name (first and last)
2/ Billing address
3/ Telephone Number (used in the event that telephone follow-up has been requested)
5/ Email Address (proof of purchase receipt is sent to this email address)
6/ Name on Credit Card
7/ Credit Card Number
8/ Credit Card Security Code (protects users against fraudulent purchases)

2. Security
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' personal information. When users submit sensitive information via our Web site, your information is protected both on-line and off-line.

All of our users' information, not only the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to regain access to your information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.

Oshawa-Whitby Kiwanis Music Festival strives to provide you with the most secure transmission environment possible. To secure the transfer of personal information, Oshawa-Whitby Kiwanis Music Festival has obtained a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Server Certificate. The certificate is used for product order forms on the site. To learn more about this certificate and the function it performs, visit GEOTRUST'S web site, or click on the small lock icon in the lower right corner of your browser at step two of the check out process.

When registering online, Oshawa-Whitby Kiwanis Music Festival collects certain personal and financial information in order to process your payment and ship your order.

Financial Information is collected on a secure page, encrypting it during transfer to PAYPAL, our secure payment gateway provider. For information on PAYPAL'S privacy and security policies, please review their Buyer's Information at their web site at

Oshawa-Whitby Kiwanis Music Festival storage of personal information is limited to customer contact information only; we do not store customer's financial information.

3. Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our Web site. Cookies must be enabled in order to use online registration forms.

4. Web Activity (Log) Files
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. On occasion, Oshawa-Whitby Kiwanis Music Festival log file data (such as the number of subscribers we serve) may be used for promotional purposes. Information that personally identifies you will be kept strictly confidential.

5. Sharing
We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

6. News and Event Notification
We send all subscribers a welcoming email. Established subscribers will occasionally receive information on news, announcements and notifications. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see our choice and opt-out below.

7. Choice/Opt-out
Users who no longer wish to receive our promotional materials may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email or email us at

8. Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our Web site so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, how we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

If you have any questions about the security on our Web site, you can send an email to