Privacy Statement collects a very limited amount of information from its users and this with a view to offering content that is relevant to students’ and teachers’ geographic location, general scholastic level (primary/secondary/collegiate/university) and academic subject matter. This information is not associated with a student’s or a teacher’s name.


Students log into their Curio accounts using their school email address. The email address is immediately encrypted to create a unique anonymous identifier. This allows us to recognize a returning user without knowing who they are. Each unique identifier is associated with a client school/school board and therefore a scholastic level and geographic location. The student’s email address is not kept by Curio. 


Like students, teachers log into their Curio accounts using their school email address. Teachers’ email addresses are also encrypted to create unique anonymous identifiers which are associated with a client school/school board, scholastic level and geographic location, as well as the academic subject matter selected by the teacher in their account.

While Curio itself does not retain teachers’ email addresses, they are forwarded to the service provider who manages the distribution of Curio’s emails and newsletter, so that teachers can receive information and updates on the platform's offerings. 

Logging-in from School

Teachers and students accessing Curio from school do not need to log into their accounts. The school’s IP address is recognized by the platform and access is automatically granted. However, users wishing to select bookmarks, create their own playlists and access more personalized content will need to log into their accounts.

Logging-in by Proxy

When users are logging in to Curio through their institution’s website (and not directly on the Curio platform) by using the log-in credentials of their institution, the privacy policy of the institution applies. Such users will only be able to access Curio as guests.  

Tracking of Usage tracks usage of its content in order to better understand what materials are of interest to students and teachers in various geographic locations, at various scholastic levels and by academic subject matter. This information is aggregated and not associated with any particular user. It is used to produce statistics which may be shared with client educational institutions and regulators, and also to recommend more pertinent content to students and teachers who belong to the same scholastic level, geographic location or teach the same academic subject matter. 

Curio will remember the most recent content viewed by a returning user so that they can easily pick up from where they left off. This information is stored on a user’s browser and can be deleted by the user at any time.

Curio also notes its users’ IP address to make sure that they are accessing the service from Canada.

Curio contains the following types of cookies: 

  • Strictly necessary: These cookies are necessary for the Curio platform to function.
  • Functional: Functional cookies make it possible for users to log-in to their accounts.
  • Analytical/Performance: Analytical/performance cookies help us to understand how well the Curio platform is working. We need them to find out what errors are happening on the platform and to create statistical reports. 

While strictly necessary and functional cookies cannot be deactivated, users can deactivate analytical/performance cookies by adjusting the settings of their browser. For more on how to do so, please follow the links below:

Curio does not collect user information for advertising purposes.

Personal information collected by Curio is treated in accordance with CBC/Radio-Canada’s Privacy Policy.

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