1. Our Commitment to Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this statement explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this statement easy to find, we make it available on our home page and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
This Policy applies only to the information collected by girlworks media inc. from the users of our Website (www.girlworks.ca). It does not apply to information collected by girlworks media inc. in any other way, including offline.
Our Website contains links to other websites operated by third parties. girlworks media inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of such third party websites and this Policy does not apply to those websites.
5. The Information We Collect
a) Non-Personal Information Collected and How it is Used: Our Website is not set up to automatically collect personally identifiable information from each visitor to our Website. It does recognize the home server of visitors, but not e-mail addresses. For example, we can tell which Internet Service Provider our visitors use, but not the names, addresses or other information about our visitors that would allow us to identify the particular visitors to our Website. The technical information we do collect is used only for internal purposes by our technical support staff. Our Website does track certain information about the visits to our Website. For example, we compile statistics that show the numbers and frequency of visitors to our Website and its individual pages. These aggregated statistics are used internally to improve our Website and for product development and marketing purposes generally. Those aggregated statistics may also be provided to advertisers and other third parties, but again, the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.
b) Personal Information Collected: In a few areas on our Website, we ask you to provide information that will enable us to verify whether you are entitled to access and use certain information, materials and services available from our Website, to enable us to enhance your site visit, to assist you with customer service, to follow up with you after your visit, or to otherwise support your customer relationship with girlworks media inc. Providing such information is completely optional. However, failure to provide it may mean that you cannot access and use certain information, materials and services. For example, we request information from you when you: Log-on to certain areas of our Website, such as the Forum, where you may be prompted to provide us with your Username and ID number and password as a condition to gaining access to certain information, materials or services Subscribe to a newsfeed, ask to be added to our mailing lists to receive information about our products or services, or notify us of a change of address, place an order, participate in a sweepstakes or other promotional offer, provide feedback in an online survey. In each of the instances above, we typically ask for your name, e-mail address, phone number, address, as well as other similar personal information that is needed to register or subscribe you to services or offers. On occasion, we may ask for additional information to enable us to provide you with access to and use of certain information, materials and services. In the case of newsfeeds, direct or electronic mailing lists, you will have the option to “unsubscribe” to these mailings at any time.
6. How We Use Personal Information:
girlworks media inc. uses your personal information only for specific purposes. The personal information you provide to us when using our Website, such as your name, postal or e-mail address or telephone number will be kept confidential and used to support your customer relationship with girlworks media inc., and to notify you of special offers, updated information and new products and services from girlworks media inc. Agents or contractors of girlworks media inc. who are given access to your personal information will be required to keep the information confidential and not use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for girlworks media inc. Circumstances may arise where we are required to disclose your personal information to third parties for purposes other than to support your customer relationship with girlworks media inc., such as in connection with a corporate divestiture or dissolution where we sell all or a portion of our business or assets (including our associated customer lists containing your personal information), or if disclosure is permitted or required by law (for example, in connection with judicial proceedings or governmental investigations).
7. Opting Out or Unsubscribing:
We will send you information about our various products and services or other products or services we feel may be of interest to you. Only girlworks media inc. (or agents or contractors working on behalf of girlworks media inc. under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct or electronic mailings. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, you can request to be removed from either our direct or electronic mailing lists at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.