Collection of Personal Information
We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form.
When ordering, or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or ABN. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
What is “Personal Information”?
Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you as an individual, including your name, age, personal telephone number, location, photograph, email address, and any other personally identifiable information that you choose to provide to www.thelocalbusinessdirectory.ca. Personal information does not include so-called “business card information” such as your business telephone number and address in your capacity as an employee of an organization. We do not knowingly collect information from those under the age of majority in their province of residence. If you are a minor, you must ensure that you have your parent or guardian’s consent before using the Site, including the creation of an account and transmitting content to or through the Site.
Non-personal or aggregated information is information that cannot be associated with or traced back to a specific person. When you browse this site, and are not logged in, for example, we do not collect any personally identifiable information about you, but we do gather information about the number of people viewing each page so that we can learn what features are the most popular. We also collect the IP addresses of all visitors to the site. We disclose aggregated information about this website to third parties.
Online Policy Regarding Privacy of Children: We do not believe that this website appeals directly to individuals under the age of 18 and we do not knowingly collect information from individuals under this age. Please do not use this site if you are under the age of 18. www.thelocalbusinessdirectory.ca urges all parents to supervise their children’s exploration of the Internet and any online services and to teach their children about protecting their personal information online.
Information Are Not Sold or Distributed
Information provided will not be resold or distributed to mail-order list providers or others. Be aware, however, that information you provide and make public is available to www.thelocalbusinessdirectory.ca users as well as to commercial organizations. www.thelocalbusinessdirectory.ca will not disclose or share your e-mail address or personal information with others except to provide products and services requested for or to perform and to monitor the use of services. We may use aggregated information concerning how visitors use our Web site and share such information with third parties in order to improve our Web site and to help us attract advertisers and listings. For example, we may share how many individuals visited our Web site and on average how long they stayed on each page. Such use and sharing of aggregated information will not reveal any of your personal information to third parties.
Use and Sharing of Personal Information
We will generally collect and use personal information to administer our contests, promotions, surveys, reward programs and other services, to understand our customers’ responses, needs and preferences, and to generally manage our business.
We may also use personal information to contact our customers or suppliers with marketing or promotional materials regarding our products, programs and services or to assist our front-line staff in providing tailored sales offers to our customers. We may exchange or merge personal information with data obtained from third parties for the same purposes.
Personal information may be shared with our agents or contractors in connection with services that they perform for us. Our written agreements with such agents and contractors ensure that personal information can only be used for the purposes for which it was shared with them, and that they handle the personal information in accordance with this Statement. Some of our agents and contractors are located outside of Canada and, as such, are subject to foreign laws, including laws that may require disclosure of personal information to government agencies in those countries.
By providing us with your personal information, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of that information as described in this Statement as amended from time to time or as described at or before the time of collection, use or disclosure, as the case may be. If you do not want your personal information to be collected, used or disclosed in this manner, then please either:
do not submit your personal information to us;
exercise opt-out procedures described above or as may be offered at the time of collection, or
refrain from exercising opt-in procedures described above or as may be offered at the time of collection.
If you have submitted personal information to us and wish to withdraw your consent to its retention, use or disclosure, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may withdraw your consent, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide some products or services to you.
Where permitted or required by law, we may collect, use or disclose your personal information without your consent, for example, to collect a debt you owe us, to comply with a legally permitted inquiry by a government agency, or to comply with a court order.
You can access the information we keep about you
You are welcome to check if we hold any other personal information about you by e-mailing us at email@example.com. Our record of your information will be made available to you within 2 weeks.
Changing and deleting the information we have about you
If at any time, you wish to change a listing that is inaccurate or out of date, then:
If you have your email and password, you can login and change your information.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request a password
Send an email to email@example.com and request the change, please allow 2 weeks for your profile to be updated.
Third Party Advertisers and External Links
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.
www.thelocalbusinessdirectory.ca takes your security seriously and takes reasonable steps to protect your information. No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. www.thelocalbusinessdirectory.ca maintains reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you.