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Privacy policy

Introduction

VillageMedia.ca is owned and operated by Village Media. This policy governs the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information by VillageMedia.ca, whether oral, electronic, or written. The application of this policy is subject to the requirements or provisions of any applicable legislation, regulations or agreements (such as collective agreements), or the order of any court or other lawful authority.

VillageMedia.ca reserves the right to amend this policy from time to time.

What is Personal Information?

Personal information is information that can be linked to an individual. For example, your email address is considered personal information, even if it does not include your name. This policy does not cover business contact information such as your name, title, business address and phone number. Nor does it include information that is collected, used, or disclosed solely for journalistic purposes.

How VillageMedia.ca Collects Personal Information

Most of the Personal Information collected by VillageMedia.ca is provided directly by users of the service. For example, if you make a free account, you will be asked to provide your name and email address, and if you sign up for a membership, VillageMedia.ca will collect your credit card and billing information in order to process your payment.

VillageMedia.ca also uses third party services which collect usage and browsing information and provide aggregate non-personal information about visitors to the site.

What Personal Information Does VillageMedia.ca Collect?

  • Name and contact information;
  • IP addresses and information about your browsing habits;
  • Correspondence; and
  • Any other personal information you may submit.

Purposes for Collection of Personal Information

VillageMedia.ca collects Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • To communicate with members via email;
  • Protect the rights, property and safety of VillageMedia.ca, staff and third parties; and
  • To detect and investigate security breaches and enforce our Terms of Use;

The Personal Information collected is the minimum required for the stated purposes and will only be stored as long as is necessary to achieve the stated purposes.

Third Party Services

VillageMedia.ca uses third party services to personalize users’ interaction with our website and to collect aggregate non-personal information. The privacy policy for VillageMedia.ca’s analytics providers can be found on their websites: Google Analytics.

Disclosure

VillageMedia.ca does not sell your Personal Information, but may disclose limited information to third party platforms for advertising and promotional purposes.

VillageMedia.ca does not otherwise disclose your information, unless it is legally required to do so or if disclosure is necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of VillageMedia.ca, its staff, users, or members of the public.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on a user’s computer when they visit a website. They collect and store information about users in order to do things like remember user preferences and tailor advertising. VillageMedia.ca uses cookies to personalize user experience and to compile aggregate, non-personal information about how many people are visiting our site and which pages they viewed. Users can choose to disable cookies at any time, though it may affect some site functionality.

Security

VillageMedia.ca uses industry-standard SSL encryption on the site so that users who visit and interact with the website will have their traffic is encrypted, protecting it from third party surveillance.