Privacy Policy - Lean in Canada

Privacy Policy

Last revised: August 11, 2015

Welcome to the Lean in Canada website (the “Website”), operated by 8994951 Canada Association (collectively, “LIC”). LIC respects the privacy of every person who visits the Website and are committed to protecting it through compliance with this policy.

This policy applies to information LIC collects on this Website, including information you may provide to LIC when you visit the Website and to any information collected in any e-mail, text, and other electronic messages between you and the Website or between you and any LIC e-mail account, including any enquiry forms or registration forms you may complete. This policy also applies when you access LIC’s newsletter and when you interact with the Website or the LIC community via social media or mobile applications that you may download from the Website, which provide dedicated non-browser based interaction between you and the Website.

This policy does not apply to any information collected by LIC offline or through other means, including any other website operated by LIC or any third parties, including Lean In at or the website of any other Lean In chapter or Lean In circle not managed by LIC via the Website. This policy also does not apply to any third party, including third-party applications, content or advertising that you may link to or access via the Website.

Please read this policy carefully to understand how your information will be collected, stored, used or disclosed by LIC. By using the Website, you consent to the storage, use and sharing of the information collected and received by LIC describe in this policy. If you do not agree with this policy, do not use the Website.

Information Collected

LIC collects several types of information from Website users, including information that may personally identify you, for example, your name, postal code, e-mail address, telephone number, any information you post on the Website or any other information the Website collects that is identified as personal or personally identifiable (“Personal Information”).

Also, LIC may collect information when you use and interact with the Website, including information about you, your internet connection and the equipment you use to access the Website (collectively, “Website Information”). Website Information may include but is not limited to the type of web browser and operating system you have used to access the Website, your IP address, and information about the content you view on the Website. LIC may use cookies to manage areas of the Website to deliver a better Website experience to users. Website Information may include Personal Information.

How Information is Collected

Personal Information may be collected by LIC through:
– Information you provide by filling out forms on the Website. This incudes Personal Information provided at the time of registering with LIC, posting material on LIC’s website or through social media or mobile applications. LIC may also ask you for Personal Information when you report a problem on the Website.
– Records and copies of correspondence, including e-mail addresses when you contact LIC.
– Responses to surveys that LIC may ask you to complete.
– Your search queries on the Website.

LIC also collects Website Information automatically as you navigate through the Website.

Use of Information

LIC uses your Personal Information for the following general purposes:
– To present the Website and its contents to you.
– To provide you with information about LIC, its services, programs and events.
– To gain insight into user demographics, interests, and engagement.
– To improve the content and functionality of the Website.
– To respond to your questions and enquiries.
– To provide you with communications and offers via LIC’s newsletter, if you’ve requested it.
– In any other way LIC describes when you provide the Personal Information.
– For any other purpose with your consent.

Sharing of Information

LIC may disclose aggregated information about Website users and information that does not identify any Website user without restriction.

LIC may disclose Personal Information collected to as well as to contractors, service providers and other third parties that support LIC’s operations, and to third parties who market their products and services to you if you have consented or not opted out of this sharing of Personal Information. LIC will also disclose Personal Information to fulfill the purpose for which you provide your Personal Information. For example, providing LIC with an e-mail address to register for an event. LIC may also disclose Personal Information for any other purpose disclosed by LIC when you provide the Personal Information or disclose Personal Information with your consent.

LIC may also disclose Personal Information to comply with any court order, law or legal process, including responses to any governmental or regulatory request, and to enforce or apply LIC’s Terms of Use (see Terms & Conditions).

Links to Third-Party Sites

The Website may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by LIC. These links do not imply that LIC endorses or has reviewed the third-party websites. These websites are not under LIC’s control and LIC is not responsible for their privacy policies or practices. If you provide any Personal Information to a third-party website, LIC recommends that you familiarize yourself with the privacy policies and practices of that third party.

Integration with Social Networking

You have the option of providing information to be published or displayed on the Website or to share content from the Website directly to social networks or mobile applications. This is strictly voluntary, requires a direct action from you each time content is shared, and is done at your own risk. If you choose to connect with a social network or mobile applications through the Website, your friends, followers, and subscribers on those social networks or mobile applications may be able to view the content you have chosen to share.

What options do I have?

You may disable LIC’s ability to use cookies by using the cookie controls in your web browser. However, if you do disable cookies, you will not be able to receive some features of the Website’s services.

If you have signed up for LIC’s newsletter, each e-mail enclosing the newsletter will contain instructions permitting you to “opt-out” of receiving future news or other communications. You can opt-out at any time.

If you are a registered LIC community member, you may change the information you provided LIC by visiting the membership form and resubmitting your updated information, or emailing LIC at


LIC takes reasonable steps to protect information received, including Personal Information, from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error-free. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Information or other information to LIC. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk.

Child’s privacy

The Website is intended for the use of adults over 18. LIC strongly recommends that individuals under the age of 18 do not use the Website or provide any information to LIC. LIC does not knowingly collect information, including Personal Information, from individuals under 18.

Changes to Privacy Policy

This policy may change at times without notice to you. Your continued use of the Website after a policy change constitutes your acceptance of the policy changes. It is your obligation to review this policy periodically for updates.


If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at

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