Last updated: March 20, 2019
The Short Version
Privacy legislation is mostly common sense. We don’t track users beyond anonymous site analytics (such as Google Analytics), we don’t send people anything they didn’t ask for, and we don’t share any personal information you give us when you do things like signing up for an email newsletter or submitting a contact form. We only use that personal information to do what you asked us to do (such as putting you on our email newsletter list or answering the question you submitted). We also do our best to keep any information you share with us secure. You can contact us at any time if you want us to delete any data you have shared with us.
What Information Do We Collect and What Do We Do With It?
Website Analytics: When someone visits canadianfoodfocus.org we use two third party services, Google Analytics and Squarespace Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone.
Mailing Lists: As part of the registration process for our email newsletter, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organizations and businesses. We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web Forms: As part of sending a general inquiry via web forms on our site (such as our Contact page) we collect personal information so that we can respond to your inquiry. We don’t share your personal information with any third parties and only use it to do what you’ve asked us to do.
Email: If you send an electronic mail message that includes personally identifiable information, for example, in an email message containing an inquiry, we will use that information to respond to your inquiry. Remember that email is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is very sensitive, or includes information such as your bank account, charge card, or social insurance number, you should not send it electronically unless it is encrypted or our website indicates the particular site is secure.
Employees: Our employees may view information that you provide us in order to perform their jobs and service you. We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees who need to know that information in order to provide products or services to you. We do not share nonpublic personal information with third parties without your consent.
Access to Your Personal Information: You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to email@example.com.
In a nutshell, we only use the personal information you give us to carry out services you have requested, and we may contact you to make you aware of additional services, products, or information you might find useful. We make every effort to keep your personal information secure. We do not share your personal information with any third parties.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows our website or a third-party service to recognize your computer or device and make your next visit easier and the website more useful to you.
Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.
When you use and access our website, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
We use both session and persistent cookies on our website and we use different types of cookies to run our website.
Essential cookies. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.
Cookies, Pixels and Tracking
- Essential Website Functionality. Our website requires these cookies in order to fully utilize our services and login to secure areas.
- Performance and Functionality. These cookies provide functionality to remember preferences and enhance our functionality but are not strictly required to access our services.
- Usage Tracking. We use pixels, cookies and related tracking technology to measure the performance of our marketing efforts and how you utilize our services. For example, tracking opens and clicks in our emails to you.
- Google Analytics, Retargeting and Ads. We use Google Analytics for Display Advertising. We use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites across the Internet. This site and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize and serve ads based on someone’s past visits to this website. Visitors can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network using the Google Ads Preferences Manager.
- Facebook Analytics, Advertising & Social Features. We use Facebook technologies to customize content and advertising, to provide social media features and to analyze traffic to our website.
What are your choices regarding cookies?
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
Generally speaking your experience on our website should be fine if you disable all cookies, but we want users to be aware that it is possible that disabling cookies will cause browsing problems.
The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 60 days.
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