Privacy Policy

Sport Nova Scotia Privacy Policy

Sport Nova Scotia is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience.

Collection of your Personal Information

Sport Nova Scotia collects certain personal information from a variety of sources.  They include our members, employees, volunteers, donors, potential supporters and other stakeholders such as governing organizations for different sports.  The information we collect may include your name, home or work address, telephone number, e-mail address, and in certain circumstances (such as when we are dealing with athletes and competitors) your age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

Information also becomes part of our system when individuals participate in one of our programs or events or a program or event run by one of our member organizations, or make a donation. 

Information about your computer hardware and software is automatically collected by Sport Nova Scotia. This information may include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Sport Nova Scotia for the operation of our online services, to maintain quality of the services, and to provide general statistics regarding use of our Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Sport Nova Scotia public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

Sport Nova Scotia encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Sport Nova Scotia so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Sport Nova Scotia is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Sport Nova Scotia and Sport Nova Scotia family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

We use your personal information to operate our Web site and programs, and to deliver the services we provide.  We also use it to inform you of other products or services available from Sport Nova Scotia and our affiliates. We may contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. 

The information is also used for the following purposes:

1.       To comply with legal and contractual requirements, such as those imposed by Canada Revenue Agency and our funders;

2.       To provide provincial sports organizations and other groups which receive funding with:

a.       sponsorship information; and

b.       statistics regarding athletic performance;

3.       To provide donors, potential supporters and other interested parties with information about sporting activities; and

4.       To promote opportunities for people to support sports and athletes in Nova Scotia and participate in our activities.

We do not sell or rent the personal information we collect to third parties. We may, however, from time to time contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your personal information is not transferred to the third party. In addition, we may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Sport Nova Scotia, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Use of Cookies

The Sport Nova Scotia Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Sport Nova Scotia pages, or register with Sport Nova Scotia site or services, a cookie helps Sport Nova Scotia to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Sport Nova Scotia Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Sport Nova Scotia features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Sport Nova Scotia services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Sport Nova Scotia secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Sport Nova Scotia secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Retention of Information

Subject to limited exceptions, all personal information will be destroyed after seven years.

Changes to this Statement

Sport Nova Scotia will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Sport Nova Scotia encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Sport Nova Scotia is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Sport Nova Scotia welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Sport Nova Scotia has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Sport Nova Scotia at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.