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Privacy Policy

The Salt Spring Exchange and its various services are operated by Salt Spring Media Ltd. Below, we outline the standards we strive to maintain which form our Privacy Policy.

Our Privacy Policy was designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you might provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site and our services. By using The Salt Spring Exchange and its related services “the Site” and providing us with your personal information, you are accepting the privacy practices described in this policy statement.

This Privacy Policy may be updated or modified by Salt Spring Media Ltd. at any time, subject to Salt Spring Media Ltd. giving reasonable notice of the revised terms, either by e-mail or by posting a notice on the Site, prior to the revisions taking effect. By continuing to access the Site after the effective date of any revisions, you are deemed to have accepted the revisions.

In this Privacy Policy, “personal information” means any information about an identifiable individual, as further defined under applicable Canadian laws.

Information Collection and Use

Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service and making available other services to you and prospective members. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. We use non-personally-identifiable information including IP addresses and aggregate user data to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track movement around the site and to gather demographic information about our membership base as a whole.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

More specifically, Salt Spring Media Ltd. collects personal information from users of our various services and may from time to time collect additional personal information in the course of providing such products and services. Salt Spring Media Ltd. uses such personal information as is reasonably required to process your registration for the site in order to be able to provide our services and products to you.

Contact information that you provide to Salt Spring Media Ltd. may be used to contact you in connection with the Site. For example, depending on which services you have subscribed to, you have indicated to Salt Spring Media Ltd., that we may use your contact information to provide periodic notices regarding changes to the Site or regarding new services or products.

This Site allows you to publish personal information about yourself and others. By publishing your personal information on such pages, by email and on our forums, you consent to the publication of such personal information. By publishing personal information about another individual, you represent that you have, where required by applicable privacy laws, obtained the consent of such individuals to publish such information.

Salt Spring Media Ltd. may collect demographic and profile data in connection with the Site and may use such data to tailor each visitor’s experience at the Site, showing the user content in which Salt Spring Media Ltd. thinks you might be interested, and displaying the content according to your preferences.

Salt Spring Media Ltd. may use customer information for additional purposes that may be identified at or before the time that the information is collected

Disclosure of Personal Information

Salt Spring Media Ltd. may disclose personal information as follows:

to third party service providers and to affiliated entities in order to carry out work on behalf of Salt Spring Media Ltd.,

  • to law enforcement agencies for the purposes of investigating fraud or other offences,
  • to legal, financial, insurance, and other advisors or in connection with the sale, reorganization, or management of all or part of its business or operations, and
  • as consented to by you from time to time, including to fulfill any other purposes that are identified when the personal information is collected.

Salt Spring Media Ltd. will not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with your consent or as required or permitted by law.

Cookies and IP Addresses

Salt Spring Media Ltd. may use your IP address to help identify you and your subscription, gather broad demographic information about our users, diagnose problems with our systems, and administer the Site. The Site is entitled to use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, according to your preferences, and to save your password so that you are not required to re-enter it while you use the Site.

Links

The Site contains links and embedded links to other websites. Salt Spring Media Ltd. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Please ensure you review the privacy policies of the websites that you visit or services that you use through the Site.

Security

Salt Spring Media Ltd. protects against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personal information with security measures appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. However, it is possible that any information transmitted via the Internet may be intercepted by unknown third parties.

Protection of Children On-Line

The privacy of children is important to Salt Spring Media Ltd. We encourage parents to review our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use Agreement and other documents where applicable, available on our websites.

Salt Spring Media Ltd asks that minors do not submit any personal information to us. Our services are only available to individuals who can form legally binding contracts. Salt Spring Media Ltd. does not intentionally collect or use a child’s personal data.

Opt-Out

When appropriate, users of the Site are given the opportunity to (i) opt-out of receiving communications from us, (ii) remove their personal information from our records, or (iii) elect to no longer receive services from us. If you wish to opt-out of receiving further communications, please contact Salt Spring Media Ltd.’s privacy officer (the “Privacy Officer”) by email using the contact information provided below.

Corrections/Contact

You may contact the Privacy Officer to modify or correct any of your personal information that is under our control. You may also direct a written complaint regarding compliance with this Privacy Policy to the Privacy Officer and, within a reasonable time upon receiving the written complaint, the Privacy Officer will conduct an investigation into the matter. Within a reasonable time of concluding the investigation, the Privacy Officer will inform you whether the complaint will be allowed or denied. If the Privacy Officer allows the complaint, Salt Spring Media Ltd. will take appropriate measure necessary to rectify the source of the complaint.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, Salt Spring Media Ltd.’s privacy practices in connection with this Site, or Salt Spring Media Ltd.’s collection, use, disclosure, or retention of your personal information in connection with this Site, please contact us.

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