The following policy outlines the types of information that we gather about you and the way we use and don’t use this information. The information that we collect about our visitors falls into three general categories:
- Information You Provide to Us. We may collect and store information, personal or otherwise, that you voluntarily supply to us either on the BlogsCanada.ca site, via e-mail, or in any other way. Some examples of this type of information include the information you submit (such as your name or e-mail address) when you submit questions to our site. If you decline to supply or provide us with certain information, we may not be able to provide you with some services that are dependent on the collection of this information.
- Information that is Automatically Collected. We also collect and store information
that is generated automatically as you navigate through the BlogsCanada.ca site. For example, to enhance your experience at BlogsCanada.ca, we use a standard feature found in browser software called a “cookie”. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use our site, cookies help us track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of our site where you have entered preference information before. Another example of information that we automatically collect as you navigate our site is information about your computer’s connection to the Internet. This information allows us, among other things, to improve the delivery of our web pages to you and to measure traffic on our site.
- Information from Other Sources. BlogsCanada.ca may also obtain information about you from third parties or other sources and may combine the information that we receive from them with information we have already obtained about you.
How is the Information Used?
BlogsCanada.ca uses the information it collects in a variety of ways, including,using the information to customize features and advertising that appear on the BlogsCanada.ca site. In addition, we may also provide third parties with information about our visitors for a variety of reasons and purposes. For example, we may provide our advertisers with information about our visitors that will better target ads to specific types of visitors.
Therefore, we reserve the right to use and to disclose to third parties all of the information that we collect about you and our other visitors in any way and for any purpose, with one important exception. We will not use the information that we collect, nor will we authorize third parties to use the information that we collect, to mail or e-mail promotional offers directly to you unless you have specifically informed us that you would like to receive promotional offers from BlogsCanada.ca and from third parties. If you choose to receive these promotional offers, then your information may be used for direct mail or e-mail marketing.
Please also keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example on message boards, through e-mail, or in chat areas – that information can be seen, collected and used by others besides BlogsCanada.ca. BlogsCanada.ca cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third party use of information that you disclose online.
Be aware that we may occasionally release information about our visitors when release is appropriate to comply with law, to enforce our Terms of Service agreement, or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to our sites, the public, or BlogsCanada.ca.
Please also note that as our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that BlogsCanada.ca, the bulk of our assets, or our site is acquired by another company, information on our visitors would be among the transferred assets.