Privacy & Security Statement
Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information whether you are browsing for information or conducting business with us electronically. This Privacy & Security Statement explains the current practices employed at our websites and is based upon the principles covered in Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA") as well as Ontario's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act ("FIPPA").
Privacy of Personal Information
SNP does not share personal information that is provided voluntarily through web forms or other means, including standard web server log files. If you have supplied your email address, SNP may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with SNP and our products.
Web Server Log Files
SNP uses standard web server log files to collect site-visitation statistics. Web server logging does collect machine-specific information such as IP address, operating system, and web browser type. Logs may also provide information about user pathways through the website. The College collects this information in order to understand how its website is used and to plan for future enhancements to the website.
SNP and all other names, logos, seals, or other symbols that are representative of the College are trademarks of use. Reproduction, copying, or redistribution of trademarks, without the written permission of SNP, is prohibited.
General Web Disclaimer
SNP makes web resources available to all of the community but does not review, edit, or endorse all items accessible from these pages. Personal and non-departmental web pages are not official statements of the College, and SNP is not responsible for the content of these pages. We strive to ensure the accuracy of material on the web but discrepancies may exist between printed and electronic information. In any such case please contact the site owner directly.
Opinions expressed in personal or non-departmental web pages should be construed as those of their authors, who are solely responsible for the information contained therein. If you have questions or comments about a particular page or document, please contact its site owner.
Some web pages contain links to web pages created by sources outside of the College. The existence of these links does not suggest any implicit or explicit approval of or endorsement of the linked web pages and their content by the College.
If you have any general comments, suggestions, questions, or concerns about SNP's web pages, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Although SNP does not routinely screen or monitor content posted by users to the website, the College reserves the right to remove content that violates the terms of this statement or other relevant policies but is under no obligation to do so.
Welcome to www.snpolytechnic.com. The Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) site ("site") includes all digital properties operated by faculty and staff on behalf of SNP.
SNP strives to ensure that information on its website is accurate and current. However, the information is subject to change from time to time, without notice, as deemed appropriate by the college. The site and the content are provided on an "as is, as available" basis, and you use the site at your own risk. We do not guarantee that the content provided will be sufficient or appropriate for every individual or situation or will guarantee any specific result. SNP cannot accept any liability for the consequences of inaccurate or incomplete information on the site. If visitors to the site are in doubt about any details they should contact the college.
The site may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. We assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of user communications. We are not responsible for any technical malfunction or other problems of any communications network or service, computer systems, servers or providers, computer or mobile phone equipment, software, or email including injury or damage to user's or to any other person's computer, mobile phone, or other hardware or software, related to or resulting from using or downloading materials. We do not represent or warrant that software will be free of viruses or other harmful components. Therefore, you should exercise caution in the use and downloading of any content or materials and use industry-recognized software to detect and disinfect viruses.
All messages and comments posted in forums express the views of the author and SNP will not be held responsible for the content of any message. Although we provide rules for user conduct, we do not control and are not responsible for what users may post, transmit or share on the site and are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, or otherwise objectionable content you may encounter on the site. We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the site.
Under no circumstances will we be responsible for any loss or damage, including any loss or damage to any user content or personal injury or death, resulting from anyone's use of the site, any user content, or third party content posted on or through the site or transmitted to users, or any interactions between users of the site, whether online or offline.
The site is available for your personal, non-commercial use only. You represent, warrant, and agree that no materials of any kind submitted through your account or otherwise posted, transmitted, or shared by you will violate or infringe the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights; or contain libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material.
In addition, and without limitation, you agree not to use the service or the site to:
- Harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications
- Solicit other users to join or become members of any commercial online service or other organization without our prior written approval
- Use the site in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the site
- Upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available any videos other than those of a personal nature that: (i) are of you or your friends, family, or colleagues, (ii) are taken by your friends, family, or colleagues, or (iii) are original art or animation created by you or your friends, family or colleagues
- Upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or Violate any municipal, provincial, federal or international law
- Upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that, in our sole judgment, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the site, or which may expose us or our users to any harm or liability of any type.
User Content Posted on the Site
You are solely responsible for the photos, profiles (including your name, image, and likeness), forum messages and comments, notes, text, information, music, video, listings, and other content that you upload, publish or display on the site, or transmit to or share with other users. You may not post, transmit, or share user content on the site that you did not create or that you do not have permission to post.
By posting user content to any part of the site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to us an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such user content for any purpose. You waive any and all claims you may now or later have in any jurisdiction to "moral rights" or equivalent rights of authorship with respect to the user content. You may remove your user content from the site at any time. If you choose to remove your user content, the license granted above will automatically expire, however you acknowledge that we may retain archived copies of your user content.
By using the mobile services, you agree that we may communicate with you regarding snpolytechnic.com and other entities by SMS, MMS, text message, or other electronic means to your mobile device and that certain information about your usage of the mobile services may be communicated to us.
Third-Party Websites and Content
The site contains (or you may be sent through the sites) links to other websites ("third-party sites"), as well as articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, music, sound, video, information, applications, software and other content or items belonging to or originating from third parties. Such third-party content is not investigated, monitored, or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by us, and we are not responsible for any third-party sites accessed through the sites or any third party content posted on, available through, or installed from the sites. Inclusion of, linking to, or permitting the use or installation of any third-party sites or any third-party content does not imply approval or endorsement by us.
Proprietary Rights in Site Content; Limited License
All content on the site and available through the service, including designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, information, applications, software, music, sound, and other files, and their selection and arrangement, are the property of SNP, its users or its licensors with all rights reserved. You are granted a limited license to access and use the site and the site's content and to download or print a copy of any portion of the site's content to which you have properly gained access solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact.
SNP, snpolytechnic.com and other graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks, or trade dress in Canada and/or other countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to limit or terminate access to the site, delete your profile and any content or information that you have posted on the site, and/or prohibit you from using or accessing the site (or any portion, aspect or feature of the site) for any reason, or no reason, at any time in our sole discretion, with or without notice.
You agree to indemnify and hold SNP, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their directors, officers, contractors, partners, and employees, harmless from and against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damages, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, arising out of or in connection with any user content you post or share on or through the site, your use of the site, your conduct in connection with the site or with other users of the site, or any violation of this Agreement or of any law or the rights of any third party.
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If people do not keep pace with others perhaps it is because they hear a different drummer. Allow them to step in harmony to the music which they hear however measured or far away. Our cosmology places Native people in a balanced familial relationship with the universe and the earth. In our languages, the earth is our Mother, the sun-our Eldest Brother, the moon-our Grandmother, the plants and animals-our brothers and sisters. From this view, our people believe that all elements of the natural world are connected physically and spiritually and are to interrelate to each other to benefit the whole. The responsibility then falls on the people to peacefully maintain nature’s delicate balance to ensure that unborn generations can enjoy what we enjoy today. Six Nations Polytechnic accepts this responsibility and is devoted to facilitating the will and determination of our community to maintain an environmentally friendly world through education, training, and research.
Six Nations Polytechnic, a native-focused institution of learning, has a moral responsibility to the people to take a lead role in the preservation of our environment. Through the Hodinohso:ni`/Rotinonhshonni world view of our universe we will assist in the survival of life on this planet through research, the study of alternative views, and the dissemination of information.
Six Nations Polytechnic will endeavour to keep up with the beat of the 21st century and at the same time offer the understanding inherent in our language and culture. In this way, the people may receive an education that assists them to keep pace with both drums.
Six Nations Polytechnic will take a lead role in bridging the chasm of understanding between the two cultures of our lives and create an atmosphere for healing our differences so that we can both look with optimism into the 21st century.
Six Nations Polytechnic has the role and responsibility, as an institution of the people of Six Nations, to offer the opportunity to be educated to ensure languages and culture survive. It also has the responsibility to provide an education that enables our people to survive in both worlds.
Six Nations Polytechnic is becoming the catalyst that offers the opportunity and place for our Native scholars and elders to share their knowledge with all our people and to offer the non- Native an opportunity to study a different worldview.
Created by Harvey Longboat Sr. 1994
Student Accessibility and Accommodations
SNP will respect the dignity of persons with a disability and is guided by the Ontario Human Rights Commission in providing accessible education. It is understood that the accommodations process is a shared responsibility. Students with a confirmed or suspected physical, mental health, or learning disability are advised to make an appointment with the Student Success Officer as early as possible to initiate their request for accommodations. It is recommended that students request this appointment well in advance of the need for accommodation.
Proper documentation from the appropriate, registered health care professional is usually required before services may be provided. In the case of a learning disability, a recent psycho-educational assessment is required. Reports from previous special education services or disability services programs (IEP, IPRC, WSIB) are also helpful. All information provided to Student Success Services will be held in confidence and will only be released with the student’s informed consent.
Information shared with the Student Success Officer will not be released without your written consent and personal information is held in the utmost confidence.
Personal information including medical documentation and psycho-educational assessments are collected in order to understand student needs and provide reasonable disability accommodations as required under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Personal information is maintained in a secure manner, in compliance with relevant privacy legislation.
Student Success Officers
Student Success Officer for University and Lifelong Learning (Six Nations Campus):
Student Success Officer for College and Trades (Brantford Campus):