Privacy Policy

This policy explains how the personal information collected at this site is used. By using this site you are accepting the practices described in this policy.

Collection of information: We collect personal information when voluntarily submitted by users. We use this information to add your school to our contact directory and to send you information about the National Biology Competition and other relevant events organized by the University of Toronto. We display the names of Competition Coordinators in our public contact directory so that interested students will know with whom to make contact about participating. To have your account removed please contact the site administrator

Tracking/cookie technology: This site may use tracking and cookie and technology depending on the features offered, to enable customizing the site for visitors and for gathering information such as tracking the number of visitors.

Distribution of information: The information collected is not provided to companies for marketing purposes. We may share information with companies or agencies involved in payment processing (i.e., when an online payment is carried out) or assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation when permitted or required by law, trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions, or investigating fraud which has already taken place.

Commitment to data security: Your personal information is kept secure. Only authorized employees have access to this information. Our payment gateway services (for sending encryted data) are provided by Authorize.Net. Our merchant account (for credit card processing) is provided by Global Payment Systems Canada. As governed by our contracts with these companies, we comply with PCI Security Standards. In compliance with these standards, we discard all confidential payment information with the exception of the last four digits of each credit card number. All pages dealing with confidential information make use of a secure connection using "https" protocol with SSL 128-bit encrypting technology. On secure pages on this site this will be evidenced in the address bar of your browser; many browsers also display a small "lock" icon somewhere on their interface.

Contact: If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy please  contact us by email (via our contact form) or phone 416.978.6178.

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Changes to this policy will be posted.