Privacy Policy

Updat­ed August 31, 2016

This pri­va­cy pol­i­cy has been com­piled to bet­ter serve those who are con­cerned with how their ‘Per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion’ (PII) is being used online.  PII, as used in Amer­i­can and Cana­di­an pri­va­cy law and infor­ma­tion secu­ri­ty, is infor­ma­tion that can be used on its own or with oth­er infor­ma­tion to iden­ti­fy, con­tact, or locate a sin­gle per­son, or to iden­ti­fy an indi­vid­ual in con­text.

Please read our pri­va­cy pol­i­cy care­ful­ly to get a clear under­stand­ing of how we col­lect, use, pro­tect or oth­er­wise han­dle your Per­son­al­ly Iden­ti­fi­able Infor­ma­tion in accor­dance with our web­site Terms of Ser­vice.

What per­son­al infor­ma­tion do we col­lect from the peo­ple that vis­it our web­site?

We do not col­lect per­son­al infor­ma­tion from vis­i­tors to our site.  How­ev­er, as explained lat­er in this doc­u­ment we do col­lect cer­tain met­rics (e.g., IP address and brows­er, lan­guage, and oper­at­ing sys­tem), direct­ly or through the ser­vices of third par­ties (e.g., Google Ana­lyt­ics), which is a com­mon indus­try prac­tice that enables us to analyse traf­fic to our web­site for pur­pos­es con­sis­tent with both this pol­i­cy and our Terms of Ser­vice.

How do we use your infor­ma­tion?

Col­lec­tion of IP address infor­ma­tion per­mits us to analyse traf­fic to our web­site for pur­pos­es con­sis­tent with this pol­i­cy, our Terms of Ser­vice, and accept­ed indus­try prac­tices such as web­site and search engine opti­miza­tion.  We use two forms of web­site vis­i­tor data analy­sis:  Google Ana­lyt­ics, which anonymizes IP address and search query data, and addi­tion­al local soft­ware that pro­vides graph­i­cal and infor­ma­tion­al analy­sis of vis­i­tor and search met­rics data con­tained in our serv­er logs.  To per­mit his­tor­i­cal data com­par­a­tive analy­sis we retain all serv­er logs for a min­i­mum of 365 days from the date of the log entry.  Any infor­ma­tion that does, can or might (to the best of our tech­ni­cal knowl­edge and under­stand­ing) iden­ti­fy an indi­vid­ual per­son­al­ly will nev­er be released to any­one out­side of our orga­ni­za­tion with­out that individual’s express writ­ten con­sent or under an order made by a court or oth­er legal body of com­pe­tent juris­dic­tion.  How­ev­er, we do reserve the right, in our sole dis­cre­tion, to release per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion, includ­ing (but not lim­it­ed to) IP address and/or oth­er serv­er log data to law enforce­ment or oth­er com­pe­tent agen­cies, with­out a court order, in cas­es involv­ing med­ical or oth­er emer­gency, threats or sus­pect­ed crim­i­nal activ­i­ty.

Site, forums or ser­vices reg­is­tra­tion data con­tains what­ev­er infor­ma­tion we require and that you pro­vide to us, such as your name and email address, for the pur­pos­es of oper­at­ing our site, forums, or ser­vices in keep­ing with com­mon web and online forums prac­tices.  We ask for and retain the min­i­mum of per­son­al infor­ma­tion required in order to oper­ate and deliv­er our ser­vices to you.

How do we pro­tect vis­i­tor infor­ma­tion?

We do not use vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty scan­ning and/or scan­ning to PCI stan­dards, as we do not engage in e-com­merce activ­i­ties direct­ly on this web­site.

To enhance and max­i­mize the secu­ri­ty of our web­site in rela­tion to data trans­fer between your com­put­er and our serv­er we use SSL encryp­tion of all data.  When vis­it­ing our web­site you should always see one or both of a lock sym­bol and the domain pre­fix ‘https’ in the address bar of your web brows­er.  If you see a lock with a cross through it or see/receive any warn­ing about your con­nec­tion or secu­ri­ty while vis­it­ing our site we would appre­ci­ate your con­tact­ing us prompt­ly at privacy@canadaphonesex.ca and be aware should you vis­it our site via an inse­cure data con­nec­tion any infor­ma­tion trans­mit­ted between your com­put­er and our serv­er may be vul­ner­a­ble to inter­cep­tion or view­ing by third par­ties.  In spite of our use of the lat­est data encryp­tion and secu­ri­ty stan­dards it does remain a pos­si­bil­i­ty that your data may still be inter­cept­ed, viewed, changed or oth­er­wise com­pro­mised by known or unknown gov­ern­ment agen­cies and/or agen­cies, orga­ni­za­tions or indi­vid­u­als with or with­out mali­cious intent.

Do we use ‘cook­ies’?

Yes.  Cook­ies are small files that a site or its ser­vice provider trans­fers to your computer’s hard dri­ve through your Web brows­er (if you allow) that enables the site’s or ser­vice provider’s sys­tems to rec­og­nize your brows­er and cap­ture and remem­ber cer­tain infor­ma­tion.  They are also used to help us under­stand your pref­er­ences based on pre­vi­ous or cur­rent site activ­i­ty, which enables us to pro­vide you with improved ser­vices.  We also use cook­ies to help us com­pile aggre­gate data about site traf­fic and site inter­ac­tion so that we can offer bet­ter site expe­ri­ences and tools in the future.

We use cook­ies to:

Com­pile aggre­gate data about site traf­fic and site inter­ac­tions in order to offer bet­ter site expe­ri­ences and tools in the future.  We may also use trust­ed third par­ty ser­vices that track this infor­ma­tion on our behalf.

You can choose to have your com­put­er warn you each time a cook­ie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cook­ies.  You do this through your brows­er (like Chrome or Safari) set­tings.  Each brows­er is a lit­tle dif­fer­ent, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the cor­rect way to mod­i­fy your cook­ies.

Third Par­ty Dis­clo­sure:

We do not sell, trade, or oth­er­wise trans­fer to out­side par­ties your per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion unless we pro­vide you with advance notice and/or obtain your express con­sent in writ­ing to do so.  This does not include web­site host­ing part­ners and oth­er par­ties who assist us in oper­at­ing our web­site, con­duct­ing our busi­ness, or ser­vic­ing you, so long as those par­ties agree to keep this infor­ma­tion con­fi­den­tial. We may also release your infor­ma­tion when we believe release is appro­pri­ate to com­ply with the law, enforce our site poli­cies, or pro­tect ours or oth­ers’ rights, prop­er­ty, or safe­ty.

How­ev­er, non-per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able vis­i­tor infor­ma­tion may be pro­vid­ed to oth­er par­ties for mar­ket­ing, adver­tis­ing, or oth­er uses.

Third Par­ty Links:

We offer third par­ty prod­ucts or ser­vices on our web­site.  These third par­ty sites and ser­vices have sep­a­rate and inde­pen­dent pri­va­cy poli­cies (or lack there­of).  We there­fore have no respon­si­bil­i­ty or lia­bil­i­ty for the con­tent and activ­i­ties of these linked sites or services/products pro­vid­ed through or by them or their sub­sidiaries or agents.  Nonethe­less, we seek to pro­tect the integri­ty of our site and brand and we wel­come any feed­back or con­cerns about any web­sites, ser­vices, or prod­ucts we may have linked to or referred you to.

Google Ser­vices:

We, along with third-par­ty ven­dors such as Google use or may use first-par­ty cook­ies (such as the Google Ana­lyt­ics cook­ies) and third-par­ty cook­ies (such as the Dou­bleClick cook­ie) or oth­er third-par­ty iden­ti­fiers togeth­er to com­pile data regard­ing user inter­ac­tions with our web­site and with ad impres­sions, and oth­er ad ser­vice func­tions as they relate to our web­site.

Opt­ing out:

Users can set pref­er­ences for how Google adver­tis­es to you using the Google Ad Set­tings page. Alter­na­tive­ly, you can opt out by vis­it­ing the Net­work Adver­tis­ing ini­tia­tive opt out page or per­ma­nent­ly using the Google Ana­lyt­ics Opt Out Brows­er add on.

Cal­i­for­nia Online Pri­va­cy Pro­tec­tion Act:

CalOP­PA is the first state law in the Unit­ed States to require com­mer­cial web­sites and online ser­vices to post a pri­va­cy pol­i­cy. The law’s reach stretch­es well beyond Cal­i­for­nia to require a per­son or com­pa­ny in the Unit­ed States (and con­ceiv­ably the world) that oper­ates web­sites col­lect­ing per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion from Cal­i­for­nia con­sumers to post a con­spic­u­ous pri­va­cy pol­i­cy on its web­site stat­ing exact­ly the infor­ma­tion being col­lect­ed and those indi­vid­u­als with whom it is being shared, and to com­ply with this pol­i­cy.

Get more infor­ma­tion about CalOP­PA at:
http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

Accord­ing to CalOP­PA we agree to the fol­low­ing:

  • Users can vis­it our site anony­mous­ly;
  • Once this pri­va­cy pol­i­cy is cre­at­ed, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a min­i­mum on the first sig­nif­i­cant page after enter­ing our web­site;
  • Our Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy link includes the word ‘Pri­va­cy’, and can be eas­i­ly be found on the page spec­i­fied above;
  • Users will be noti­fied of any pri­va­cy pol­i­cy changes on our Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy page;
  • Users are able to change their per­son­al infor­ma­tion by log­ging into their account (if a user account has been cre­at­ed on this web­site).

How does our site han­dle do not track sig­nals?

We do not hon­or do not track sig­nals and we con­tin­ue to track, plant cook­ies, or use adver­tis­ing even when a Do Not Track (DNT) brows­er mech­a­nism is in place. We do not hon­or them because this would unac­cept­ably lim­it our abil­i­ty to mon­i­tor web­site usage trends that are cru­cial to busi­ness and site plan­ning in a high­ly com­pet­i­tive mar­ket.

Does our site allow third par­ty behav­ioral track­ing?

It’s also impor­tant to note that we may allow third par­ty behav­ioral track­ing, such as click track­ing and page scroll track­ing.

COPPA (Chil­dren Online Pri­va­cy Pro­tec­tion Act)

When it comes to the col­lec­tion of per­son­al infor­ma­tion from chil­dren under 13, the Unit­ed State’s Children’s Online Pri­va­cy Pro­tec­tion Act (COPPA) puts par­ents in con­trol.  The U.S. Fed­er­al Trade Com­mis­sion, the nation’s con­sumer pro­tec­tion agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what oper­a­tors of web­sites and online ser­vices must do to pro­tect children’s pri­va­cy and safe­ty online.

We do not specif­i­cal­ly mar­ket to chil­dren under 13.

Fair Infor­ma­tion Prac­tices

The Fair Infor­ma­tion Prac­tices Prin­ci­ples form the back­bone of pri­va­cy law in the Unit­ed States and the con­cepts they include have played a sig­nif­i­cant role in the devel­op­ment of data pro­tec­tion laws around the globe. Under­stand­ing the Fair Infor­ma­tion Prac­tice Prin­ci­ples and how they should be imple­ment­ed is crit­i­cal to com­ply with the var­i­ous pri­va­cy laws that pro­tect per­son­al infor­ma­tion.

In order to be in line with Fair Infor­ma­tion Prac­tices we will take the fol­low­ing respon­sive action, should a data breach occur:

  • We will noti­fy the users via in site noti­fi­ca­tion;
  • With­in 24 hours of our becom­ing aware of any data breach that effects user pri­va­cy we will post a notice on this web­site;
  • We will report any per­son­al infor­ma­tion data breach, forth­with, to rel­e­vant reg­u­la­to­ry bod­ies as required by law, to the best of our knowl­edge and abil­i­ty;
  • We also agree to the indi­vid­ual redress prin­ci­ple (with­in the pro­vi­sions of our Terms of Ser­vice) which requires that indi­vid­u­als have a right to pur­sue legal­ly enforce­able rights against data col­lec­tors and proces­sors who fail to adhere to the law.  This prin­ci­ple requires not only that indi­vid­u­als have enforce­able rights against data users, but also that indi­vid­u­als have recourse to courts or a gov­ern­ment agency to inves­ti­gate and/or pros­e­cute non-com­pli­ance by data proces­sors.

CAN-SPAM Act & Cana­da Anti-Spam Law:

The Unit­ed States CAN-SPAM Act and Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) are laws, in their respec­tive juris­dic­tions, that set the rules for com­mer­cial email, estab­lish require­ments for com­mer­cial mes­sages, gives recip­i­ents the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penal­ties for vio­la­tions.

WE DO NOT COLLECT EMAIL ADDRESSES.  AS OF THE DATE OF THIS POLICY WE DO NOT ENGAGE IN ANY COMMERCIAL EMAIL MARKETING ACTIVITIES.

To be in accor­dance with CAN-SPAM and CASL we agree to the fol­low­ing:

If at any time we com­mence with law­ful com­mer­cial email mar­ket­ing and you would like to unsub­scribe from receiv­ing future emails, you can email us at the address below and we will prompt­ly remove you from ALL cor­re­spon­dence.

Con­tact­ing Us:

If there are any ques­tions regard­ing this pri­va­cy pol­i­cy you may con­tact us at:  privacy@canadaphonesex.ca