SaskSciencecentre.com Privacy Disclosure Statement

This is the online Privacy Policy for SaskScienceCentre.com and other domain names which may link to specific pages on this site, such as IgniteFestival.ca. 

The Saskatchewan Science Centre (also referred to as the “SSC”) is committed to protecting the privacy of its online visitors. The SSC believes that maintaining privacy on this website is very important and that it is our responsibility to inform our visitors about the types of information that we collect and how we use that information.

This privacy policy outlines how the SSC collects information and how it is used online and offline. A link to the Privacy Policy can be found at the bottom of every page at sasksciencecentre.com.

During the course of our various membership and business services, fundraising activities and events, the SSC frequently gathers and uses personal information. We collect, use, and disclose personal information for the following purposes:

1. Membership Services: We use our member’s personal information to provide services to our members.
These services may include invitations to member’s preview events, invitations to special events, or information about our Annual General Meeting, among others. In most cases we will use a third-party named MailChimp to contact you (see section 5 below). Unless you opt-in to a specific mailing list, you will not receive information from us that is not connected directly to your membership.


2. User Services: We use personal information to provide users with services including facility rentals and programming for user groups. Some of this information may be disclosed to certain third parties including caterers, security companies, etc. We also use personal information in order to process orders including the sale of event tickets and memberships.

Online Payments

All bookings, online, in-person, or over the phone are handled by Vantix Systems Inc. Here you can read Vantix’s Privacy Policy and Vantix’s Terms of Service. Online payments are handled by a third-party payment gateway service called Bambora. Here you can read Bambora’s Privacy Policy and Bambora’s Terms of Service.

The Saskatchewan Science Centre receives a record of payment types (VISA, Mastercard, etc) and payment confirmations associated with online purchases but does not record any account information (such as account numbers) or personally identifying information. 

3. Health Information / Waiver Forms: We may use your personal information to ensure that the necessary health information has been provided for school tours and other user groups of the facilities, including School Workshops, Day Camps, Camp-Ins, Birthday Parties, and Catering Services. Personal information in the form of various waiver forms are also collected for the purposes denoted thereon.

4. Legal Compliance: We use your personal information to comply with applicable law.

5. Marketing / Communication / Information Services: We use your personal information for marketing and promotional purposes to send you marketing, information, and promotional materials. Examples of these materials include the Kaleidoscope newsletter, program brochures, invitations to special events, announcements, and fundraising initiatives.

Website Analytics & Advertising

We may use, or third parties (including Facebook and Google) may use, cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect or receive information from your website usage and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads.

Learn more about the collection and use of information for ad targeting or opt-out of this practice by visiting https://www.facebook.com/settings and clicking on the “Ads” tab, or visit http://youradchoices.ca/

We use third party website analytic services, including Google Analytics and Squarespace Analytics, to gather information about how you and others use our website, and to facilitate website users’ use of the website. For example, we will know how many users access a specific page and which links they clicked on. We may use this aggregated information to understand and optimize how our website is used and the information regarding your activity on the website to assess your content and other needs so that we may offer content and/or services to meet such needs. We may also use this information to help us create, target, or evaluate the effectiveness of advertisements. To find out more about Google Analytics please visit: support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245. 

To learn more about Squarespace please visit: https://www.squarespace.com/privacy

Email Marketing

We offer regular emails sent through a third-party service called MailChimp. If you choose to subscribe to any of these newsletters, some of your information will be stored in our MailChimp account. The following links will provide you with information on MailChimp’s Privacy Policy and MailChimp’s Terms of Use.

6. Donor Services: The Saskatchewan Science Centre may make use of third-party donor tracking services, such as those offered by GiftWorks (see the Mission Research, Inc Privacy Policy here.) In these cases, some of your information may be stored in our GiftWorks account. This information may include, but is not limited to, name, address, and donation history.

Links to Other Internet Sites

Our website includes links to other Internet sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of the Saskatchewan Science Centre. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any Internet site you visit.

All personal information is safeguarded by the SSC and will only be disclosed to third parties if it is necessary to provide services or to carry on business activities or is required to be disclosed by law. The SSC will continue to use and disclose personal information for the above purposes. We will retain this information for as long as needed to fulfill these purposes as required by law. 

Reviewing and Correcting and Updating your Personal Information

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the EU, you have the right to receive a copy of, review and/or update your personal information and to correct any of your personal information in our records that is inaccurate. We extend this right to persons everywhere. If you would like to do so, contact us at: vjain (at) sasksciencecentre.com

Deletion or Restriction of Our right to Store or Process your Personal Information

Under the GDPR, you have the right to restrict processing of or request erasure of your personal information. However this right is not absolute, and we will continue to retain and use your personal information as we determine is necessary for management of continuing contractual rights and obligations, the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal rights or claims or to protect the Saskatchewan Science Centre and our partners, sponsors, employees other contributors’ rights, which would include our need to comply with our contractual and other legal obligations, resolve disputes or claims, and enforce our agreements. 

Notification of Privacy Policy Changes

We may update this privacy policy to reflect changes to our information practices or law or new information at any time without notice. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. Your continued access to or use of the website after any such changes are posted will constitute your acceptance of and agreement to the changes.

The privacy policy and security practices of payment gateways, advertising, and analytics services used by the Saskatchewan Science Centre will apply to information you provide to them. We encourage you to read those privacy policies before providing your information.


Contact Information

You can contact us about this privacy policy by writing or emailing us at the address below:

Saskatchewan Science Centre
Attn: Privacy
2903 Powerhouse Dr
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
S4N 0A1
Email: vjain (at) sasksciencecentre.com