Privacy on the internet

The Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko respects the privacy of its Internet users and will protect that privacy as vigorously as possible.

Commitment to privacy

As part of our commitment to privacy, we have developed this Online Privacy Statement. This policy is an extension of our commitment to respect the privacy of individuals in the carrying out of our mission of preserving and promoting the Ukrainian Canadian culture. This policy was designed to assist you in understanding how information is collected, used and safeguarded in order to that personal information provided to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Web site. This statement will be continuously assessed in light of new technologies, business practices and our donors, partners and supporters needs.

Information types collected

When you visit our Web site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and Web site information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.

Use of your personal information

If you choose to correspond with the Foundation through e-mail, fill out web-based forms on the Web site or conduct business with the Foundation via the Internet, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages and our responses, your e-mail address and any other information you choose to disclose. The Foundation provides the same protections for these electronic communications that are employed in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.

The extent and type of personal information we receive from you on our external Web site depends on the information you provide to us through our contact mailboxes and/or through the completion of our on-line grant application form. We will use the personally identifiable information to respond to your request and/or process your grant application. We may also use and retain the information your provide to contact you with announcements and press releases. If you would like to be removed from our contact databases, please email us directly at [email protected] and include the EXACT words “CANCEL MAIL” in the body of your email.

Nondisclosure of personal information to outside parties

The Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko does not sell, disclose, or trade and personal information collected at our site with third parties except when required by law or express consent in writing is obtained from an individual, or if your actions in connection with the use of our Web site violate our copyright notice and/or infringe on our intellectual property rights or those of our partners.


The Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko has in place generally accepted standards of technological security for purposes of protecting information by visitors from misuse, loss or corruption. Only authorized personnel have access to personally identifiable information submitted through the Web site. Such employees are required to maintain the confidentiality of this sensitive data.

Web site use information

The Shevchenko Foundation maintains web site logs in order to improve the value and usability of materials available on the site. These Web site logs do not personally identify users, and no attempt is made to link them with individuals who browse the site. As you browse the Foundations site, the web serve collects information about your visit. This information is not linked to you personally. Using web server logs, the Foundation monitors statistics such as:

  • The number of people who visit the site;
  • Which pages have been visited;
  • From which domains visits come (i.e.,;
  • Which browsers people use to visit the site (i.e., Netscape, Internet Explorer)

What are “cookies”?

Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a Web site. They are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web browser on the user’s hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that Web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s transactions on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from web page to web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. You can prevent your browser from accepting cookies by adjusting your browser settings. If you disable cookies, however, some automatic navigation features on the Foundations Web site could become disabled.

Your consent

By using the Foundation’s Web site you consent to this privacy policy and the copyright notice. If modifications are made to either the privacy policy of the copyright notice, they will be posted on our Web site.

Questions and Comments

Questions and comments, related to the privacy policy, copyright notice or on any other issues, are always welcome and can be forwarded to:

Lesia Szwaluk
Executive Director
Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko
456 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1S6
Email: [email protected]

Copyright Statement

The Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko Web site comprises and contains copyrighted materials and works. The following acts are prohibited in respect of the materials and works: public performance or display any rental leasing or lending of any material obtained or derived from the Web site in any form or reproduction whatsoever, including without limitation, the extraction and/or storage in any retrieval system or inclusion in any other computer program or work. Copyright in all materials and/or works comprising or contained within this Web site remains with the Foundation and other copyright owners as specified.

All digital media represented on this site as images, text, video clips, audio clips and other media featured in this site are the property of the Foundation and other copyright owners as specified.

The Foundation respects the intellectual property rights of others and has taken all reasonable efforts to ensure that the reproduction of images on the Foundation’s Web site is done with the full consent of copyright owners. Any queries in this respect should be directed to the Foundation’s Webmaster. If you wish to reproduce any works featured on this Web site, contact should be made with the Foundation’s Webmaster.

If the artist/designer is alive, or has been dead for at least 70 years, there will be a separate copyright in the work itself that is additional to the copyright in the photographic reproduction. It is your responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright holder or their agent before a reproduction of any work is made, or this will constitute an infringement of copyright.