Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At The Federation of Urban Neighbourhoods ( we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, the Federation of Urban Neighbourhoods (FUN) collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. FUN’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how FUN’s visitors use its website.

FUN also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. FUN only discloses logged in user IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to FUN’s website choose to interact with FUN in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that FUN gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For those who wish to receive FUN updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, FUN collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with FUN. FUN does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

FUN may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, FUN may use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. FUN may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, FUN does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

FUN discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on FUN’s behalf or to provide services available at FUN’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using FUN’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. FUN will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, FUN discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when FUN believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of FUN, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a FUN website and have supplied your email address, FUN may occasionally send you an email to solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with FUN. FUN takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. FUN uses cookies to help FUN identify and track visitors, their usage of FUN website, and their website access preferences. FUN visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using FUN’s websites, or opt out using the cookie controls at the FUN website, with the drawback that certain features of FUN’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, FUN may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in FUN’s sole discretion. FUN encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.