Borealis, the Canadian Dataverse Repository, is a digital research data repository available to researchers at participating Canadian universities and research organizations with infrastructure hosted by the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) in Ontario, Canada. This privacy statement explains what data we collect through the use of Borealis, how this information is treated, and for what purpose. By using Borealis, you acknowledge and accept these privacy practices governing the service. Please note we are not responsible for the privacy practices of third party websites or applications that may link to or from Borealis.
Borealis respects your privacy. All information provided by you while using the service (such as your name, email address, and institutional affiliation) can only be accessed by Borealis staff and by designated library staff from your own institution. This data is collected for the purposes of registration, enabling and administering access to the service, management of the repository and institutional collections, and for statistical reporting. Borealis staff and library staff from your institution are required to act in accordance with applicable provincial privacy legislation. Questions about institutional privacy practices should be directed to your institutional collection administrator.
Borealis only records and processes data necessary for a specific purpose.
We do not share any data we collect from or develop about our users to any third parties for any purpose unless required by law. Any reports we may share externally would use unidentifiable, aggregated data.
Borealis secures your information to prevent misuse or unauthorized access. For more information on our security practices, see Technology Infrastructure and Security Information.
In principle, your data are not retained any longer than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which the personal data are collected.
If Borealis processes your data on the basis of your consent, you have the opportunity to withdraw your consent at any time by requesting your account to be deleted. From that moment on, Borealis will no longer process any of your personal data.
If you have questions, please contact the Borealis team.