We are firmly committed to protecting and safeguarding your privacy.
This policy reflects the requirements of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (the Act) and incorporates the ten principles of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information (CAN/CSA-Q830-96), which was published in March 1996 as a National Standard of Canada.
This policy applies solely to our site. If you leave our site via a link or otherwise, you will be subject to the other website provider’s security policy. We have no control over that provider’s policy or the terms of its website, so you should check these before proceeding to the site.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
IP addresses and cookies
We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, as available, for system administration or reporting purposes. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual, and we will not collect personal information in this way.
We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file, which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver better, more personalized service. They enable us to:
Storage of your personal data
Any sensitive information will be encrypted. If we have given you (or you have chosen) a password enabling you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
We protect personal information in a manner appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
We use appropriate security measures when destroying personal information, including shredding paper records and permanently deleting electronic records.
We retain personal information only as long as is reasonable for the purposes for which the information was collected or for legal or business purposes.
Uses made of the information
We use information collected about you in the following ways:
Disclosure of your information
We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we:
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) whether we intend to use your data for such purposes or to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prohibit such processing at any time by contacting us at [email protected]. From time to time, our site may contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information collected about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be made by contacting us at [email protected].