Effective May 25, 2018 Privacy By Design Opt Out Policy in compliance with GDPR
These policy changes reflect our ongoing efforts to build SaltSpring-Island.com on a foundation of respect for user privacy and our recent work to comply with Europe’s new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
SaltSpring-Island.com does NOT share your private personal information (e.g., name, email address, street address, and phone number) with any other organizations or individuals. We keep all such information you provide to us, no matter how or why you provide it completely confidential, and use it only for the purpose that you intended.
We NEVER provide any such information about our subscribers, customers or affiliates to any third party, except in the unusual event should we be required to do so by law.
We use third parties like web analytics and advertising companies (e.g. Google Analytics, AdRoll) to measure conversions and collect demographic and interest information. As you browse SaltSpring-Island.com, these third parties may place or recognize cookies on your browser (including through the use of pixel tags and web beacons) to track how you use our website and to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.
We do not tie the cookie to any personal information that you provide us. Your visit to SaltSpring-Island.com is entirely private and anonymous.
If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt out by going to http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
In addition, you can enable the so-called "Do Not Track" functionality in your browser, which is a standardized way to opt out of tracking by participating analytics services, advertising networks and social platforms. To learn how to enable "Do Not Track" in your browser, please go to http://donottrack.us/ and click on Tools.
Finally, if you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you may use their opt-out tool: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
We recognize that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use SaltSpring-Island.com, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.
SaltSpring-Island.com strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers', consumers' and online visitors' privacy on our website.
SaltSpring-Island.com collects personally identifiable information from the visitors to our website only on a voluntary basis. Personal information collected on a voluntary basis may include name, postal address, email address, company name and telephone number.
This information is collected if you request information from us, participate in a contest or sweepstakes, and sign up to join our email list or request some other service or information from us. The information collected is internally reviewed, used to improve the content of our website, notify our visitors of updates, and respond to visitor inquiries.
Once information is reviewed, it is discarded or stored in our files. If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. Personal information received from any visitor will be used only for internal purposes and will not be sold or provided to third parties.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your Web browser; however, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.
A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a web site.
Browsers can be set to accept or reject cookies or notify you when a cookie is being sent. Privacy software can be used to override web beacons. Taking either of these actions shouldn't cause a problem with our site, should you so choose.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. We operate our site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.
In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.
Release of Information
If SaltSpring-Island.com is sold, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make of us.
How You Can Correct or Remove Information
Updates and Effective Date
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