Privacy Policy

Last updated on December 19, 2023

The University of Toronto is committed to the protection of privacy, and protects your personal information consistent with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

This  privacy policy outlines how the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) collects, uses and protects information about you when you access OISE’s website. We may occasionally amend this policy by updating this page.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact

Student Data Privacy

Most uses of personal student information are necessary to the operation of the University – i.e., to deliver and improve core services to you and to meet our reporting obligations to government and other stakeholders. Because of this, you cannot opt out of the collection of this information, nor can you opt out of those essential uses and disclosures.

However, you have rights and the University has obligations regarding your personal information. Your rights and the University’s obligations arise from and are subject to law, policy, and practice.

Please visit the Student Data website to learn more about how the university collects, uses and protects your information.

Mailing Lists & Forms

This website includes several forms that allow you to contact us, join our mailing lists and register for events. Only authorized University of Toronto staff can access the information provided in these forms, and the information you provide will only be used for the purposes described above.

Constant Contact

This website includes signup forms for OISE newsletters and events, which are powered by the third party service Constant Contact. When you sign up to our newsletter or register for an event, your information is sent to Constant Contact so that we may collect your event registration information or send you newsletters and other e-mails from time to time. You can unsubscribe from our mailing list by clicking on the unsubscribe link in each e-mail. For more information, please see Constant Contact’s privacy policy.

Information Gathered and Cookies

When you visit our website, we automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address which provides us with information about your browser and device. We do not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information. Logs of IP addresses are retained on a temporary basis on our web server accessible only to system administrators.

This site uses cookies, which are small text files that can be placed on your computer or mobile device to identify your browser or device. Cookies help our site provide a better user experience and do not contain any personal information. This site also uses cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies from third-party partners such as Google and Facebook for measurement services and marketing purposes. You may turn off cookies in the preferences setting in your browser: ChromeFirefoxSafari.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, which uses cookies to record non-identifiable information about your site visit, such as which pages you viewed and the duration of your visit. It also collects data relating to the demographics of our users. We use this information to monitor usage trends and identify opportunities to improve our website and marketing efforts. You can opt out of Google Analytics by turning off cookies in the preference settings of your browser, or by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Facebook Pixel

Our website contains Facebook Pixels, an analysis tool from Facebook that allows us to monitor the effectiveness of our advertising. Facebook Pixel is a piece of code that is inserted in our website that analyzes the actions that visitors take on our website. It helps us to optimize advertising campaigns, build audiences for future ads, and remarket to people who have already interacted with our website. For more information about Facebook Pixel, please see Facebook’s Data Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out of Facebook's pixel-based ads by following these opt-out instructions.

LinkedIn Insight Tag

Our website contains the LinkedIn Insight Tag which is a piece of lightweight JavaScript code that enables in-depth campaign reporting and helps us unlock valuable insights about our website visitors. We use the LinkedIn Insight Tag to track conversions, retarget website visitors, and unlock additional insights about members interacting with our LinkedIn adverts.

LinkedIn does not share any personally identifiable information with us. The LinkedIn Insight Tag enables the collection of metadata such as IP address information, timestamp, and events such as page views. All data is encrypted. The LinkedIn browser cookie is stored in a visitor's browser until they delete the cookie or the cookie expires (there’s a rolling six-month expiration from the last time the visitor’s browser loaded the Insight Tag). LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal information for advertising purposes in their account settings

Twitter Tracking Pixel

Our website contains the Twitter tracking pixel, which is a snippet of code that helps us learn whether you’ve interacted with certain web content. This helps us focus and optimize our Twitter advertising campaigns. If you do not want Twitter to show you interest-based ads on and off of Twitter, there are several ways to turn off this feature. Read more about Twitter’s privacy policy.


Our website uses Hotjar to help us understand how visitors navigate the website and gather user feedback via surveys. None of the data collected is personally identifiable. See Hotjar’s privacy policy for more information. You can opt out of Hotjar by following these instructions.

Third Party Links

This website contains links to other websites which may be of interest to you. We are not responsible for the content of these websites and do not have control over the information you may provide to third parties. We encourage you to read their privacy policies.


For questions and feedback about the protection of privacy on this website, please contact us at

General questions or concerns related to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act can be directed to the University of Toronto's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Office.