Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal data.

Personal data means any information capable of identifying an individual. It does not include anonymised data.

INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT

When you access the website, we will learn certain information about you during your visit. The website provides various places for users to provide information. We collect information that users provide by filling out forms on the website, communicating using the contact page, or providing comments or other feedback while visiting the website.

  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.  We do not use the information we collect from you for anything outside of the purpose of the information.
  • We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT THROUGH AUTOMATIC DATA COLLECTION TECHNOLOGY

Like most website operators, we use tracking technologies including Google Analytics which automatically gathers information about the areas you visit on the Website and collects operational information about the technology you use, such as IP address, browser, type of computer, operating systems, Internet service providers, and the domain name of the web site from which you linked to the Website. It is also a third-party behavioral tracking tool and may collect information such as age demographic, gender, and interests.   The information we collect automatically is used for statistical data and will not include personal information. We use this data to provide relevant website content, enhance usability, and enable proper administration of the Website. 

Visitors can also use the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on to prevent their data to be used by Google Analytics.

USE OF COOKIES AND PIXELS

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but in the interest of protecting your privacy, your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

We reserve the right to use electronic images known as web beacons, also referred to as single-pixel gifs, and any other successor technology, that permit us to count users who have visited certain Website pages and for other related statistics (e.g., recording the popularity of certain Website content and verifying system and server integrity). Web beacons are not used to access your personal information on the Website; they are solely used to compile aggregated statistics concerning the use of the Website. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, the time and date of a page view and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides.

We reserve the right to use technological equivalents of cookies, including social media pixels. These pixels allow social media sites to track visitors to outside websites so as to tailor advertising messages users see while visiting that social media website. We reserve the right to use these pixels in compliance with the policies of the various social media sites.

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

THIRD PARTY USE OF COOKIES 

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we suggest that you read the privacy notice of every website you visit for more information about their cookies and how you can manage them.

THIRD PARTY DISCLOSURE

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal data unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety. However, anonymized data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

Processing of your personal data to send you marketing communications is either by your consent or our legitimate interests to grow our business. You have the right to opt-out to receive marketing communications by unsubscribing to our marketing emails when you receive them. You can also exercise your right to opt-out at any time by contacting us here.

DATA SECURITY

We will do our best to protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards and practices appropriate to the nature of information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, copying, use or modification, destruction, or disclosure. You should be aware that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is completely secure and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal data provided to us, transmitted to the Website, or any third party. Accordingly, the transmission of data is at your own risk. 

CHILDREN AGE 13 OR BELOW

This Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We will not knowingly collect personal information from visitors in this age group. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose online. Children aged 13 or below, do not use or provide any information on this website, use any of the public comment features of this website, or provide any information about yourself; including your name, address, telephone number, or email address.

If you believe we might have any information from or about a child aged 13 or below, please contact us via email here.

YOUR RIGHTS

The Fair Information Practice Principles sets forth key foundational ideas for safeguarding personal data and how they are implemented is critical to maintaining fairness, privacy, and security in a rapidly evolving global technological environment.

You have the right to obtain confirmation of whether or not we have data pertaining to you; and have it communicated within a reasonable time frame. We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

We will try to respond to all legitimate requests within 7 days.  It could take up to a month if there are a number of requests.  In the event that occurs, we will notify you.  You may read a summary of the Fair Information Practices here.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We reserve the right to update or modify this Policy.  Any changes we make to the Policy will be posted on this page.