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Manitoba Down Syndrome Society® Statement of Privacy

Your privacy is very important to Manitoba Down Syndrome Society®.  To help protect your privacy, we adhere to the following guidelines.

  • Manitoba Down Syndrome Society® web sites will explicitly ask when they need information that personally identifies you or allows them to contact you ("Personal Information"). Generally this information is requested when making inquiries, registering for a site, when requesting a particular service, or when entering a sweepstakes or contest. When possible, Manitoba Down Syndrome Society® web sites will provide you with the means to make sure that your Personal Information is correct and current.
  • Manitoba Down Syndrome Society® web sites and its service providers use your Personal Information to operate the sites, provide services, and to inform you of new features, services, and products. Some Manitoba Down Syndrome Society® web sites may also carefully select other companies to send you information about their products or services but are not necessary to its operation (a "Secondary Use").
  • If a Manitoba Down Syndrome Society® web site intends to use Personal Information for a Secondary Use, Manitoba Down Syndrome Society® will provide you with the ability to decline this service.
  • Manitoba Down Syndrome Society® web sites may disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) comply with applicable law or with legal process served on Manitoba Down Syndrome Society® or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Manitoba Down Syndrome Society®, or this site, and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Manitoba Down Syndrome Society®, the site, or the public.

If at any time you believe that a Manitoba Down Syndrome Society® web site has not adhered to these principles, please notify Manitoba Down Syndrome Society® by e-mail at mdss@mts.net and we will use all commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and correct the problem.

You should also be aware that information and data is automatically collected through the standard operation of the Manitoba Down Syndrome Society® internet servers and through the use of "cookies." "Cookies" are small text files a web site can use to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user's ongoing access to and use of the site and allow a site to track usage behaviour and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements and targeted advertising. Cookies are not programs that come onto your system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to you that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookie feature; however, you should note that cookies may be necessary to provide you with certain features (e.g., customized delivery of information) available on the Manitoba Down Syndrome Society® Web Sites.