The Students Commission tgscprivacy statement

Privacy Policy

Personal Information

Tiny Giant/The Students Commission/The Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement is responsible for maintaining and protecting the personal information information under its control. Every effort has been made and will be made to keep personal information secure. The knowledge and consent of the user are required for the collection, use or disclosure of user personal information. Tiny Giant/The Students Commission/The Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement collect personal information for the following purposes:

It is implied that by submitting your information you are providing us with consent to hold this personal information and use it for Tiny Giant/The Students Commission/The Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement contact purposes. Your information will be kept confidential and will never be SOLD to any third party under any circumstances, and will only be disclosed to a 3rd party when one or more of the following situations may apply: There are three exceptions where your personal information must be shared with a 3rd party:
  1. If you disclose that any child under the age of 16 years is being abused or is currently at risk of being abused, the information must be reported to a local child welfare agency by law.
  2. If a child discloses that he/she is planning to kill him/herself, we must get him/her help.
  3. If a child discloses that he/she has endangered the life of someone, or is about to do so, proper authorities must be contacted.

If you are 12 years of age or younger at the present time you must fax a letter of consent to 416-597-0661 signed by a parent or guardian authorizing your use of the Tiny Giant/The Students Commission/The Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement website/disc_for/media. You have the right to request removal of your personal information from our database at any time. Please email to: with the subject line: "personal info removal"

Editorial Policy

Personal information presented to Tiny Giant/The Students Commission/The Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement with submission and/or research is kept confidential. If any personal information is be used for research purposes, prior notification will be given. We are an educational, non-profit organization concerned with the safety of the young people we are committed to serving. Published submissions (print or online) will contain no last names or cities to eliminate the identification and/or tracking of authors through their published work.

I HEREBY grant to "The Students Commission" and those authorized on its behalf, including its official and non-official partners, the right to photograph, record on film, videotape, audiotape, other audiovisual or written format, my voice, person, or other material produced by me related to the "The Students Commission" Conference and the work of "The Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement" which "The Students Commission" is leading, and grant also the non-exclusive right, license and privilege under copyright, or other right, or license enjoyed by me, to use, broadcast, cablecast, reproduce, print, publish and distribute the above in any format for educational and promotional purposes, worldwide, in perpetuity. I warrant and represent that the rights granted herein, and the use thereof will in no way infringe or violate any trade mark patent, trade name, or copyright of any person, and I hereby release "The Students Commission" and its partners from all actions, claims and demands arising from the above grant, except those arising from "The Students Commission's" negligence; and agree to indemnify and save "The Students Commission" harmless from all claims, costs, charges, damages and expenses arising from the breach of the above warrant.

Background Reference

Accountability. Organizations are responsible for the uses of the information they collect, must ensure its proper handling by third parties with whom they share it, and must appoint someone who is responsible for the organizations handling of personal information.

Identifying purposes. Persons collecting personal information shall identify the purposes for which the data is being collected at or before the time the information is collected.

Consent. Knowledge and consent of the individual are required for the collection, use or disclosure of personal information, with exceptions for emergencies, law enforcement and debt collection.

Limiting Collection. Indiscriminate collection of information is prohibited. The amount and type of information collected shall be limited to that which is necessary to fulfilling the purposes that have been identified.

Use, disclosure and retention limited to what is necessary. Personal information that is no longer required to fulfill the identified purposes should be destroyed, erased or made anonymous.

Accuracy. Personal information shall be as "accurate, complete, and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used."

Safeguards. Personal information shall be securely protected against unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

Openness. Organizations shall be transparent and open concerning their management of personal information.

Individual Access. Individuals will be given access to personal information regarding them maintained by an organization, and given the ability to correct the information as appropriate.

Compliance Challenges. Individuals will be entitled to direct a challenge regarding the principles listed above to any organization through that organization's designated privacy agent who is accountable for his or her organization's compliance.

The Students Commission