What personal information may be collected from the people that visit our website?
Name and email address in comment forms
Comment form cookie, which remembers a user’s name, or email address.
Name and email addresses submitted by user by using a contact forms
Name and email address submitted to sign up for email list
Information collected when users register on a website.
Google Analytics tracking collects IP addresses
Facebook Page Plugins and like button cookies
Other social media platform widgets that track users
Advertising programs like Google AdSense which track users
How is this information used?
Google Analytics collects IP address when you visit the site to provide stats of visitors.
Email address is collected when you sign up for email updates, when you post a comment and only used by us to update you on new blog posts and important changes to the website policies. Your email may be shared with hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website who agree to keep this information confidential
Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
How do we protect your information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
WE DO NOT USE AN SSL CERTIFICATE. We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.
We do not use Malware Scanning.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
Yes, we use first party cookies and third party cookies
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to this sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.
Online Privacy Law in Canada
We will comply with the Online Privacy Law of Canada
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We do not honor Do Not Track signals
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
We do allow third-party behavioral tracking for Google Analytics and other statistical information
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
There is no equivalent law in Canada. When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
We will comply with the PIPEDA Fair Information Principles, which can be reviewed at:
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors, and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
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