Privacy Policy for Niagara Institute of Music and Arts (NIOMA)

Who we are:

Niagara Institute of Music and Arts
4609 Crysler Ave,
Niagara Falls, ON
L2E 3V6
(905) 357-2284
Our website address is:



Welcome to the Privacy Policy of the Niagara Institute of Music and Arts (NIOMA). This policy outlines how we collect, use, and protect your personal information on our website.


Collection of Personal Information

When you visit our website, we may collect certain information about you. This information includes:

  • Personal information you voluntarily provide through forms or by contacting us.
  • Information collected automatically, such as your IP address, browser type, and device information.


Use of Personal Information

We use the collected information for various purposes, including:

  • Providing information and services requested by you.
  • Improving our website and services.
  • Communicating with you about updates, events, and promotions.



When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’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. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



If you upload images to the website, please avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.



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 visit our login page, 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 you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include content (e.g., videos, images, articles) embedded from other websites. This embedded content behaves similarly to when a visitor visits the other website.

Embedded content from external websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content. This can include tracking your interaction if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Please be aware that the interaction with embedded content from other websites is subject to the terms and privacy policies of those external websites.


Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with third parties however if you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment along with its metadata will be kept indefinitely. This is done to facilitate the automatic approval of any follow-up comments and to avoid holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website (if any), the personal information they provide in their user profile is stored. All users have the option to view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except for the inability to change their username). Website administrators also have access to view and edit this information.


What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you are entitled to request an exported file containing the personal data we have collected about you. This includes any data you have provided to us. Additionally, you can request the deletion of any personal data we hold about you. Please note that this does not encompass any data that we are obligated to retain for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may undergo automated spam detection services.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. Please check this page regularly for updates. If you continue to use our website after any changes are made, you accept those changes.


Contact Information

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at

Last Updated: January 15, 2024