James Bay Cree Against Uranium is an online service that provides information about uranium development in Eeyou Istchee. Our Website, www.standagainsturanium.ca (the “Website”), is owned and operated by the Grand Council of the Crees.

We understand that providing information online involves a great deal of trust on your part. We take this trust seriously, and make it a priority to ensure the security and confidentiality of the personal information you provide to us. Before using this Website or submitting your personal information to us, please read this Policy carefully to learn about our privacy practices. By using this Website and/or submitting personal information to us, you thereby consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information (as defined below), in accordance with the practices described herein. If you do not agree with our Terms and Conditions, including our Privacy Policy, do not use this Website or provide any personal information to us.

I.         What information we collect
We receive and store any information you enter on our Website or give us in any other way. This may include certain personal information that can identify you or that can be identified as being about you (“personal information”), including your first and last name, telephone number(s), postal and e-mail addresses, age, user name and password.

You can choose not to provide information to us, but in general some information about you is required in order for you to enjoy the benefits of being a registered member. For example, only registered members are able to post comments, ask questions, participate in discussion forums, post content (photos, videos, etc.) and other information.

We also gather certain electronic information, which is generated by your computer when you interact with our Website and which is transmitted to us automatically. This electronic information can include your IP address, your web browser, the pages you visit, the date of your last visit, and the files you download.

II.         How we collect and use electronic information
When you visit certain pages of our Website, our servers send out “cookies” to your computer. Cookies are small data text files that can be stored, for a limited period, on your computer’s hard drive (if your Web browser permits). Standagainsturanium.ca uses cookies for the following general purposes:

  • To help us recognize your browser as a previous visitor and save and remember any preferences that may have been set while your browser was visiting our site. For example, if you register on our site, we may use cookies to remember your registration information, so you do not need to log into our site each time you visit. We also may record your password in a cookie, if you checked the box entitled “save this password for automatic sign-in.” Please note that member IDs, passwords, and any other account-related data included in such cookies are encrypted for security purposes.
  • To help measure and research the effectiveness of website features and offerings, advertisements, and e-mail communications (by determining which e-mails you open and act upon).

III.         How we use your personal information

a.     General information

James Bay Cree Against Uranium uses the information we collect about you for the following general purposes:

  • for registration and to manage your account, including to facilitate your access to and use of our site;
  • to communicate with you in general, including to provide information about James Bay Cree Against Uranium and invitations from the James Bay Cree Against Uranium community;
  • to enable us to publish your comments, content posts, forum posts, and other content to the James Bay Cree Against Uranium community;
  • to respond to your questions and comments;
  • to measure interest in and improve our Web site;
  • to resolve disputes or troubleshoot problems;
  • to prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities;
  • to protect the privacy of minors;
  • to enforce our Terms and Conditions, including our Privacy Policy;
  • to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations; and
  • as otherwise described to you at the point of collection.

Except as described elsewhere in this policy or our Terms and Condition, your personal information will not be shared with any third parties without your express consent, except in the event your behaviour on our website violates our Terms and Conditions and/or violates applicable laws.

b.    Account information and Interactive Areas
You must be over 14 years of age to open an account on Standaginsturanium.ca and that any personal information you provide us with is on a voluntary basis and is only used in accordance with this Website’s Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy.

You may delete your account by logging into your profile and clicking ‘Delete my account’. Your personal information will henceforth be deleted from our Website and any servers on which it is stored within a reasonable amount of time, unless you consent to its subsequent use.

If you choose to create an account on Standagainsturanium.com, certain information in your profile will be publicly viewable and identifiable via your screen name. You will have the ability to view your profile as members of the public will see it. Additionally, if you choose to participate in our member-to-member communications programs (i.e. by making a comment on another member’s post), other James Bay Cree Against Uranium members may contact you by using James Bay Cree Against Uranium as an intermediary; however, James Bay Cree Against Uranium will not share your email address with any other members nor display it in any public manner. All James Bay Cree Against Uranium members have the option to turn off the member-to-member communication features at any time.

Should you submit any personal information, images, audio recordings, videos, posts, comments, or other information to the Standagainsturanium.ca Interactive Areas, this information is collected for the purpose of supporting and promoting the Cree Nation’s opposition to uranium mining and development in Eeyou Istchee and you agree to grant James Bay Cree Against Uranium a nonexclusive, worldwide, unlimited, assignable license to use any information provided in advertising materials, on websites, and/or in publications for this purpose. However, permission for such use may be revoked by you if you send a request in writing to info@standagainsuranium.ca or to the mailing address below.

Other than as set out in this policy or our Terms and Conditions, you will be notified when personal information about you will be shared with third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to have us share such information.

IV.         How you can access your information

We take reasonable steps to ensure that your information is accurate and complete and only used for its intended purpose. You can access and update your contact information by signing in and clicking “MyAccount” at the top right of the page on the James Bay Cree Against Uranium Web site.

You may also contact us to request, in writing, access to any personal information that we may have about you. Your request may be accepted or denied on the basis of any applicable laws. You can also contact us at the contact information listed below if you wish for us to discontinue the use of your personal information.

V.         Your choices with respect to the collection and use of your information

As discussed above, you can choose not to provide us with any information, although it may be needed to take advantage of certain features offered on James Bay Cree Against Uranium.

You also can add or update information and close your account as described above, or request in writing that information shared on the Interactive Areas not be used for the purposes outlined above.

As a registered James Bay Cree Against Uranium member, you can modify your e-mail subscription choices at any time. Please note that we reserve the right to send you other service and privacy related communications, including service announcements and administrative messages relating to your James Bay Cree Against Uranium account, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.

VI.         How we protect your information

We want you to feel confident about using our Website, and we are committed to protecting the information we collect. While no Website can guarantee security, we have implemented appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security procedures to help protect the personal information you provide to us. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and they only may do so for the purposes for which the personal information was collected.

VII.         External links

If any part of the James Bay Cree Against Uranium Website links you to other websites, those external websites do not operate under this Privacy Policy and we are in no way responsible for how these websites collect, use or disclose your personal information. We recommend that you examine the privacy statements posted on those other websites to understand their personal information policies and procedures.

VIII.         Data Storage

Personal information that we collect from you may be processed and stored in confidential and secure servers held by third party under contract with us.

Please be aware that your information may also be transferred to, stored, and processed in Canada or other countries where our servers are located. By using our services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Policy.

We store personal information only as long as necessary for specific purposes.

James Bay Cree Against Uranium keeps users’ personal information only for the time it needs to use it, or when required to do so by law. The information is then destroyed, or anonymized, i.e. reduced to simple statistical data that cannot possibly be linked to you.

In all cases, your personal information is never reused for purposes other than those expressed here, except to obtain your explicit prior consent.

IX.         Changes to this Privacy Policy
James Bay Cree Against Uranium may update this Privacy Policy in the future. We will notify our members about material changes to this Privacy Policy by either sending a notice to the e-mail address you provided to us or by placing a prominent notice on our Website.

X.         Contacting us

This website is owned and operated by the Grand Council of the Crees.

If you have comments, questions or complaints about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: info@standagainsturanium.ca. You may also submit a written request to the following address to review or correct any personal information about you that we have collected, used or disclosed:

Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)

Attn: James Bay Cree Nation Against Uranium

277 Duke St, Suite 100

Montréal Québec H3C 2M2