Carleton University may change or update this Website Privacy Notice from time to time without notice.

Carleton University takes the privacy of its community seriously and operates in compliance with our Access to Information and Privacy Policy and Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

What we Collect

Carleton University collects personal information under the authority of the Carleton University Act for purposes including, but not limited to: operating and improving its website; optimizing user experiences; analyzing its use; and ensuring its security.

How we Collect and Use Personal Information from our website

Carleton University may collect personal information directly from you when you use its website, such as when you ask questions, provide feedback, make a donation, register for a university managed or sponsored event, or subscribe to university communications. The University may use such personal information for the purposes for which it was collected and for other purposes consistent with such purposes.

Carleton University does not sell or rent any information that it collects about its website visitors to third parties. The University also does not disclose any information that it collects about its website visitors to third parties unless otherwise specified at the point of collection. For example, if you register for a virtual event, we may need to share registration details with the event organizer for the purposes of registering you into the event and communicating necessary information. If disclosure to a third party is required, we will either seek your consent or notify you as appropriate.


A cookie is a small text file that is generated by a website and saved in your web browser. Cookies are used for many purposes, including: to provide essential functions, such as those related to authentication and security; to remember your preferences; and to tailor the University website to your interests (e.g. to track language preference, provide customized webpage content, and display website navigation history).

Carleton University uses third parties to conduct web analytics and may employ other technologies to collect non-personally identifiable information, such as the details of visitor website traffic on the University website and internet log information.  We use such website traffic information to understand how visitors use its website and to improve the visitor’s experience when visiting its website.  We may also permit certain third-party companies to view such non-personally identifiable information in order to help us tailor online advertising of Carleton University programs and activities that we think may be of interest to users, and to collect non-personally identifiable information about user activities on our website. These third-party companies may deliver ads that may also place cookies and otherwise track user behavior.

Information collected through cookies is only retained for as long as necessary.

When you visit our website, you consent to the placement of cookies in your browser. You can control cookies through your browser settings and other tools, such as the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. Note that refusing or deleting cookies may impact your experience on our website and the services it is able to offer.

External websites

Carleton University’s website contains links to external websites outside of our custody or control. We are not responsible for the content and privacy practices of external websites; consequently, this Website Privacy Notice does not apply to such websites. We encourage users to examine each third-party website’s privacy notice and other statements to obtain more information about their privacy practices.