Effective December 15, 2021

Who is the controller?

CONTACT Photography Festival 
205-80 Spadina Ave
Toronto ON M5V 2J4

[email protected]

What data do we process and why?

CONTACT only collects the bare minimum of personal data required for us to provide our services. In some instances we employ trusted third parties to process the data. Below is a list of collected data, the reasons

Web Analytics

We anonymously gather usage statistics of our website via on open source platform Plausible Analytics. Examples of the data we collect are page views, clicks and downloads. No cookies are used and no personal data—not even an IP address or browser user agent—is stored. For more information, see the Plausible Data Policy


If you choose to subscribe to our mailing list, CONTACT Photography Festival will use you name and e-mail address for the purpose of direct marketing by sending you newsletters about the festival and our partners activities. 

Additionally, Your e-mail address will be transferred to Constant Contact Inc who has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. 

ProcessorWhat Data is processedWhy do we process it.How Long is My Data Stored
Constant ContactEmail Address, NameFor the purpose of direct marketing by sending you newsletters about the festival and our partners’ events and servicesUntil you opt-out

Additional data policy: Constant Contact Data Privacy

Online Accounts

If you choose to create an online account via register.scotiabankcontactphoto.com your login information will be processed by and transferred to Firebase Authentication.


ProcessorWhat Data Is CollectedWhy do we process it.How Long is My Data Stored
Firebase Authentication, GooglePassword
Email Address
Phone Number User Agents
IP Addresses
This data is collected for the purpose of providing a faster and more conveninent login process.  It is used to verify your identity and protect the data you submit via the portal. It is also used to communicate with you regarding your exhibition listing.As long as your account remains active

Third Countries: Firebase Authentication is processed in the United States.

Exhibition Registration

Any data voluntarily uploaded by you via our registration portal will be stored on Google Cloud Platform servers.

ProcessorWhat Data Is CollectedLegal Basis How Long is My Data Stored
Firebase Storage, GoogleExhibition and event Information including ImagesData voluntarily provided by you with express purpose of being published on our website.

All exhibition data is deleted annually from Google Cloud Platform.

The information may

Files may be stored in any of the google google regional data centers.


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Cookies and the WebStorage API are used to personalize a user’s web experience with a website. It may contain the user’s preferences or inputs when accessing that website. A user can customize their web browser to accept, reject, or delete cookies.

The Cookies We Set

This website only uses Strictly Necessary Cookies. These are first party cookies (cookies set by us), that are essential for basic functionality of the features of this website, such as the festival planner,

How Long Do Cookies Last

Shopping CartExpires after 14 days from last visit
Festival PlannerExpire every April 1

How to Manage cookies.

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Changes to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on December 15, 2021. CONTACT Photography Festival may update this Privacy Policy from time to time and will inform you through this website. Please make sure to keep yourself updated on the latest version.