Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Your Privacy

Pollution Probe is committed to protecting your privacy. We value the trust of our volunteers, donors, members, supporters, and all others who work with us, and we recognize that maintaining your trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we handle your personal information.

In carrying out our various programs and activities, particularly with respect to raising funds to support our work, we frequently collect, use and disclose personal information. Anyone from whom we collect such information can expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use of or other dealing with this information is subject to consent.

What Personal Information Do We Collect and Why?

Pollution Probe’s collection and use of personal information is governed by Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which grants rights concerning the privacy of your personal information.  Personal information is defined as any information about a specific, identifiable individual, such as name, address, or phone number, but not including the name, title, business address or business phone number of an employee of an organization. We are committed to maintaining your privacy and protecting the confidentiality of any personal information that you provide to us online, the telephone, in-person or in print form.

The personal information that we collect for the administration of our programs or services include:

  • Name, address and phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Date of birth
  • Information on marital status and relationships, including professional relationships
  • Information related to banking or credit cards
  • Information on preferences and opinions

Your personal information is collected for one or more of the following purposes:

  • to carry out transactions such as a donation or registration for a workshop or event;
  • to send you information about our work;
  • to provide you with a response to a question that you submitted via one of our channels;
  • to gather your feedback on our effectiveness as an organization and suggestions for improvement.

Websites and Electronic Commerce

When you browse the Pollution Probe website, you do so anonymously. At times, we may request website visitors to voluntarily supply personal information, such as name, e-mail address and postal address, for purposes such as corresponding with us, registering at our site, making a donation, entering a contest, or participating in an online survey.

Secure payments made to Pollution Probe, including through our website, are supported by Zeffy in line with their privacy policy and data collection procedures. All information, including personal data, is transferred with encryption using Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) or Transport Layer Security (“TLS”), robust security standards for Internet data transfer and transactions.

Our software is routinely updated to maximize the protection of any information sent to us on-line.

Our site uses cookies in a limited way to better understand how our site is used, to make sure our information and dynamic content are served up to visitors correctly, and to improve the performance of our site for users, particularly the way search pages are delivered. Session cookies do not remain on your computer at the end of your visit and cannot be used to obtain any personally identifiable details.

External Links

There are links on the website that take you to other websites outside of our service. Any links provided to third party websites are provided solely for your convenience. The operation and content of such third-party sites are beyond our control, and we do not endorse or accept any responsibility for the content or other material that may be contained on such websites, the use of such websites, or any other products or services advertised on or sold through them. We are not liable under any circumstances for any damages whatsoever, direct or indirect, resulting from any use of our website or any other third-party website linked to ours, whether or not we are advised of the possibility of such damages.

Information Automatically Collected in The Plastics Pathway – Official Mobile App

When you use the Plastics Pathway app, we automatically collect specific data that are required for the use of the App. This data includes:

  • Location, accuracy and date/time periodically throughout the day (only while at the attraction)
  • Each visit to the pathway, including date/time first seen and last seen
  • Operating system
  • Operating system version
  • Device name
  • Battery level
  • Battery status (charging or not)
  • Bluetooth status (on or off)
  • Mobile network carrier name
  • Currently connected Wi-Fi SSID
  • Location permission status (on or off)
  • IP address
  • User’s preferred locale
  • Current time zone
  • App version and build number
  • App interactions (captured as events fed to Firebase Analytics and Keen IO)
  • Date/time entered/exited geofence region (if you enter an offered geofence region)

This data is automatically sent to us, (1) so that we can make the service and the associated functions available to you; (2) to improve the functions and features of the App and (3) to prevent misuse and to rectify malfunctions and (4) to offer you a personalized guest experience. This data processing is justified on the basis that (1) the processing is required in order to fulfil the requirements of the contract between you as the data subject and us in accordance with Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR for the use of the App, or (2) we have a legitimate interest in guaranteeing the functionality and fault-free operation of the App and being able to offer a service that is in line with the requirements of the market and with the interests of the users and prevails over your rights and interests in the protection of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR


All information contained on Pollution Probe’s website is copyrighted and is the property of Pollution Probe unless otherwise stated, all rights reserved. Canadian copyright law and international treaties protect the textual, graphic, audio and audiovisual material on our site. You may not copy, distribute, or use these materials except as necessary for your personal, non-commercial use. Any trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.

Updating of Privacy Policy

We regularly review our privacy practices and update our Privacy Policy when warranted. Please check our website for the most up-to-date information.

Contact Information

Questions, concerns or complaints related to our Privacy Policy or our treatment of personal information — or if you wish to change or modify personal information or related consent that you have already provided to us — should be directed to:

Pollution Probe
902-130 Queens Quay E
Toronto, Ontario M5A 0P6

Further information on privacy and protection of personal information may be found on the website of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at