Privacy Policy

What personal data do we collect and why do we collect it?

We are an Incorporated Not-For-Profit Organization in Guelph, Ontario that provides access to a collection of tools commonly used in community agriculture and do-it-yourself construction projects. Our website at allows members to sign out tools and profile our organization and activity. The following paragraphs are about what information is used. This is part of our section on legal guidelines for online conduct.

  1. Cookies
  2. Contact forms
  4. Embedded content from other websites
  5. Analytics
  6. Who we share your data with
  7. How long we retain your data
  8. What rights you have over your data
  9. Where we send your data
  10. Privacy contact

Cookies uses anonymous cookies and various 3rd-party services to offer you a better, more personalized, browsing experience with advanced accessibility enhancements. By continuing to browse you agree to Guelph Tool Library’s Privacy Policy. Alternatively, you can turn cookies off.

Contact forms

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.


When people leave comments on the site it collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the person’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. See Gravatar’s privacy policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Google Analytics is used to gain insights on trends and improve the functionality of the website. Google Analytics stores cookies on your device to keep track of usage data over time. There’s an opt-out browser add-on from Google that helps make opting out incredibly easy and convenient.

Who we share your data with

We don’t sell your data. We also don’t share your data with third parties beyond the utilities mentioned on this page. Information submitted to the website will be reviewed by our internal staff.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, it also stores the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data it holds about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.

Privacy contact

Please contact us for questions or requests.

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