Privacy Policy

The Canadian Baton Twirling Federation (CBTF) recognizes your right to privacy and is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our web site. The intent of this Privacy Policy is to clearly describe to visitors to the CBTF web site our privacy practices regarding the collection, use or disclosure of information (including both personal and aggregate information) from visitors to our web site. Our primary purpose in collecting and using information from visitors to our web site is to provide our visitors with the benefit of using our web site and services.

Your Consent

By using our web site, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your information by CBTF in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy. If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Please note that any changes to our Privacy Policy will be effective immediately following the posting of such changes to this web site.

You agree to review our Privacy Policy from time to time and agree that any use by you of this web site after changes to our Privacy Policy shall constitute your acceptance of all such changes. This Privacy Policy was last modified on January 1, 2009.

Please also see our web site's Terms of Use for other terms and conditions governing your use of our web site and our products and services.

Information of a Non-Personal Nature

As a general policy, with the exception of IP addresses, no personal information is automatically collected from visitors to the CBTF's web site. Like many other companies on the World Wide Web, CBTF does gather and analyse IP addresses and certain information of a non-personal nature regarding web site usage by visitors to our web site (also known as 'clickstream data'). Such information can include the date and time of the visit to our web site, the pages accessed and documents downloaded, and the type of browser used to access our web site. Such data is used in an aggregate form to assist us in determining general usage patterns and to administer, diagnose problems with, and fine tune the layout of our web site.


Like many other companies on the World Wide Web, CBTF uses ‘cookies' to store and sometimes track information about your use of our web site. A cookie is a small file that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer. Although most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, you can usually change your browser to prevent you from receiving cookies or to notify you whenever you are sent a cookie so that you may decide whether or not to accept it. You are free to decline our cookies if your browser permits.

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

CBTF only collects personal information from visitors who voluntarily and knowingly provide us with such information. If you send us personal correspondence, such as e-mails or letters, we may collect such information in a file specific to you.

We shall only collect the personal information of visitors to our web site with prior notification and limited to those details and for the duration necessary to fulfill the purposes of collection we have disclosed to you in our Privacy Policy or at the time we collect such information. We shall use all commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personal information with appropriate safeguards and security measures.

We may use personal information you provide to us for editorial, feedback, administrative notices, new product offerings or other communications relevant to your use of our web site or services. We may use personal information you provide to us for other fully disclosed purposes to the extent such use by us is explained to you when the information is voluntarily and knowingly provided to us. We will not give, sell, rent, or loan any of your personal information to any unrelated third party unless you have authorized us to do so.

Some services of the CBTF web site are available to web site members only. To become a member of the CBTF web site, you must be a member of the Canadian Baton Twirling Federation. We may use personal information you have provided on your CBTF membership application to create your CBTF web site account.

CBTF reserves the right to access and/or disclose personal information where required to comply with applicable laws or lawful government requests or, in our reasonable opinion, to operate our web site properly and securely, or to protect CBTF or other visitors to this web site.

Accessing/Updating Your Personal Information and Opting-Out

If you wish to access or change any of your personal information we have on file in our records, you may contact our privacy officer as noted at the bottom of this page.

If you would like to opt-out of any of our privacy practices under our Privacy Policy, including requesting us to delete your personal information from our records, please contact our Privacy Officer as noted at the bottom of this page.

Confidentiality and Transmissions over the Internet

The transmission of data or information (including communications by e-mail) over the Internet or other publicly accessible networks is not secure, and is subject to possible loss, interception or alteration while in transit. Accordingly, we do not assume any liability for any damage you may experience or costs you may incur as a result of any transmissions over the Internet or other publicly accessible networks, such as the submission of any of your information to us (including your personal information). While we shall take commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard the privacy of any personal information you provide us and treat such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, in no event will the information you provide to us result in any liability to you on our part in the event that such information is inadvertently released by us or accessed by third parties without our consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent that you are able to access the information of third parties through our web site, we do not grant you any right or license whatsoever to use such information.

Third Party web sites

Links or pointers to other web sites and references to products and services offered by third parties are provided to you for convenience only and do not constitute an endorsement or approval by us of the organizations that operate such web sites, the content on such web sites, or of such third party products and services. In particular, you should be aware that such third party web sites may collect data or solicit personal information from you. As we do not control such web sites, we are not responsible for their privacy policies, or for the collection, use or disclosure of any data or personal information such web sites may collect.

Your Comments/Contacting Our Privacy Officer

We respect your concerns about your personal privacy and welcome your feedback. If you have questions, comments or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer by using our Contact Us page.