GRCA Privacy Policy

Female Mallard, Seagull and Rainbow Trout in the Ganaraska River

General Information

Ganaraska Conservation is committed to providing our users with information and services in a manner that respects and protects their privacy. This page summarizes the privacy practices for use of the Ganaraska Conservation website.

Use of Personal Information

Ganaraska Conservation will only gather personal information when supplied voluntarily. Any personal information you do provide is managed according to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.56 and is strictly confidential.

We may collect personal information like email addresses for registration on our mailing lists or for participation in a contest, survey, promotion, advice on future events, volunteering, or special offers. Personal information may also be requested for purposes of online purchases or donations to Ganaraska Conservation through secure forms that use industry standard encryption technology.

The personal information will be used only for the purposes identified. We discourage you from sending any sensitive or personal financial information, such as credit card information, via a regular email.

Site Traffic Monitoring

During every visit to our website, we will collect non-identifiable information by tracking Internet Protocol (IP) addresses on an aggregate basis. IP addresses do not track personal information about you but do allow us to monitor how our website is being used. This information is shared with our website providers / host to assist us in improving our website.


This site uses session-based cookies that are created when you visit our site and last only during your visit. This generic session information is collected in a non-identifiable form to provide us with statistical information on pages visited.

Our Newsletter and Notices Services

When you subscribe, you authorize us to send you an email newsletter or notice from time to time. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email. We comply with Canada's Anti-spam Law (CASL).

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to help us better understand how our website is used. Google Analytics will save a cookie to your device but will not store, save or collect personal information. For more information please read Google's privacy policy.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use Google reCAPTCHA to help prevent unwanted spam and other robot activity. Additional information about Google's services can be found on their website.

Ganaraska Conservation Online Store

Users looking to visit the Ganaraska Forest are required to purchase and maintain a Ganaraska Forest Membership or Day Pass. The information collected during registration on the Ganaraska Conservation Online Store is used for billing purposes, as well as future contact and highway vehicle parking while at the Ganaraska Forest.

Member information is retained as long as the user choses to be a member in good standing. Day Pass users are automatically removed from the store system on the eighth day following registration. The store retains record of the transaction but removes all personal / contact details for the individual user.

The GRCA does not sell or share user information with anyone. Other sections of this document also apply.

Customer Complaints or Concerns

If you have questions or concerns about your personal information, please contact us at:

Ganaraska Region
Conservation Authority (GRCA)
2216 County Road 28
Port Hope, ON L1A 3V8

Telephone: 905-885-8173
Fax: 905-885-8173


This website contains links to other sites, but you should be aware that Ganaraska Conservation is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. When you leave our site, we encourage you to read the privacy statement of each website that you visit before you provide any personal information. Ganaraska Conservation's privacy statement applies only to information collected on our website.

Contact Information

Administration Office

2216 County Road 28
Port Hope, ON L1A 3V8

T: 905.885.8173
F: 905.885.9824

Ganaraska Forest Centre

10585 Cold Springs Camp Road
Campbellcroft, ON L0A 1B0

T: 905.885.8173
F: 905.797.2545