Privacy Policy

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This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and protect your personal information when you use our website and services. By accessing or using, you agree to the terms outlined in this policy. Please read the following information carefully to understand our practices regarding your data and how we treat it.

Last updated: November 21, 2023

1. Information Collection and Use

a. User Accounts: When you create a user account on, we may collect personal information such as your name, email address, and other relevant details required for registration and authentication purposes.

b. User Data: In order to provide a better user experience, we may collect additional information you voluntarily provide, such as profile information, educational preferences, and communication preferences.

c. Cookies and Similar Technologies: Like many websites, we use cookies and similar tracking technologies to enhance your browsing experience. Cookies are small data files stored on your device that help us understand your preferences and improve our services. You can modify your browser settings to accept or decline cookies. Some of the pages make use of web analytics services to assist in making ONlit’s communications and content more useful, such as monitoring traffic patterns, demographics, and the types of technology that visitors use. Take note that these services use cookies and JavaScript. Data collected (including your IP address) is transmitted to the service provider, such as Google Analytics. may use cookies for the following reasons:

  • To monitor usage and improve the performance of the site; for example, cookies help the site remember who you are so that it can offer more personalized content;
  • To ascertain other websites recently visited by users of the site;
  • To enable browsers to save authentication details and/or preferences for you so that you will not have to re-enter them the next time you visit the site; and
  • To compile user traffic and demographic statistics related to the site (for example, number of users, page views, your location, average time spent on the site, etc.). This information helps ONlit to better understand when to update, change or offer new navigation or content.

d. Opting-Out: You may opt-out of being tracked by analytics and remarketing tools. One way to do this is by disabling or refusing cookies in your browser. Please refer to the “help” information in your browser software for information on how to disable or delete cookies from your device.

Please note that certain features of may not function correctly if cookies are disabled.

You may also choose to disable JavaScript within your browser. However, while efforts are made to maintain site functionality, some applications are dependent on JavaScript to function as intended.

2. Data Usage

a. Providing Services: We use the information collected to operate and maintain your user account, provide access to educational resources, and offer personalized learning experiences.

b. Communication: We may use your email address or contact information to send you important updates, announcements, or respond to your inquiries and feedback.

c. Research and Improvement: Your data may be used for internal research purposes to enhance our services, optimize user experience, and develop new features. Any research or analysis conducted will be in an aggregated and anonymized manner to protect your privacy.

d. Analytics Services: uses various analytics services, such as Google Analytics, to measure traffic patterns to, from, and within the site. The information generated by cookies about your use of the site is transmitted to various analytics service providers’ servers both inside and outside Canada. ONlit uses the statistical reports generated by analytics services to continually improve our web presence and help make the more useful to visitors.

3. Data Sharing and Disclosure

a. Ontario Ministry of Education: As part of our funding agreement, we may share user data with the Ontario Ministry of Education in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Any data shared by ONlit is deindentified, aggregate data. No personal user data will be shared with the Ministry of Education.

b. Third-Party Service Providers: We may engage reputable third-party service providers to assist us in operating the website and delivering services. These providers are bound by strict confidentiality agreements and are only authorized to use your data for the purposes specified by us.

c. Legal Compliance: In exceptional circumstances, we may disclose personal information to comply with legal obligations, enforce our Terms of Service, protect the rights, safety, or property of, its users, or others.

4. Data Security

We implement industry-standard security measures to protect your data from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. Despite our best efforts, no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

5. Third-Party Links may contain links to third-party websites or services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third-party websites. We encourage you to review their respective privacy policies to understand how your information may be collected, used, and shared.

6. Children's Privacy

Our website is intended for users over the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under this age. If we discover that we have inadvertently collected personal data from a child, we will take immediate steps to delete it from our servers.

7. Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, and any changes will be effective upon posting the updated policy on Please review this page periodically to stay informed about how we are protecting your data.

8. Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests related to this Privacy Policy or the use of your personal information, please contact us at [email protected].