Holistic Directory Privacy Policy and Consent to Use of Data

Privacy Policy and Consent to Use of Data

July 1st, 2014

 

IMPORTANT:  BY SUBMITTING DATA TO US AND/OR USING OUR WEB SITE YOU GIVE YOUR CONSENT THAT ALL PERSONAL DATA THAT YOU SUBMIT MAY BE PROCESSED BY US IN THE MANNER AND FOR THE PURPOSES DESCRIBED IN THE FOLLOWING PRIVACY POLICY.

Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy describes Starseed Media’s current policies and practices with regard to Personal Data collected by us manually or through HolisticDirectory.ca service (also referred to as "HolisticDirectory.ca" or "TorontoHolisticDirectory.com" or the "Website" or the "Service"). The term "Personal Data" refers but not limited to personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, birth date, telephone number, e-mail address or mailing address.

Notification of changes to this Policy. We are continually improving and adding new functionality and features to this Website and improving and adding to our existing services. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, our data practices will change from time to time. If and when our data practices change, we will (as soon as practicable) post the changes on our Web Site to notify you of the changes. We encourage you to check this page frequently.

Collection of Personal Data including e-mail addresses. We will collect and store the information you give us. You may use this Website to register to receive additional information or services from us. When you register, we ask you for contact information like your name, postal address and e-mail address.

We sometimes supplement the information that you provide with information that is received from third parties. For instance, if inaccurate postal codes are received, we may use third party software to fix them.

Use of Personal Data. The purposes for which we process Personal Data include the followings:

  • We may contact you to inform you of new services we are/will be providing, or events or articles we think will be of interest to you.
  • We may use your Personal Data internally to help us improve our services and to help resolve any problems.

Opt-out choice. If you do not wish to receive information from us and want to be removed from our GTA weekly events calendar mailing list, please use the provided unsubscribe link in each email newsletter. If you do not wish to receive any information from us at all, please contact our Customer Care team through our contact form, to remove your account from the HolisticDirectory.ca service.

Anonymous data collected through this Web Site. In addition to the information we collect as described above, we use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of the Website. For example, we use technology to track which pages of our Website our visitors view. We also use technology to determine which Web browsers our visitor’s use. This technology does not identify you personally; it simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our Web Site.

Our Website contains hyperlinks to other pages on the Website. We use technology to track how often these links are used and which pages on our Website our visitors choose to view. Again this technology does not identify you personally, it simply enables us to compile statistics about the use of these hyperlinks.

We use this anonymous data to improve the content and functionality of this Website and our e-mail updates, to better understand our clients and markets, and to improve our services.

Cookies. Cookies are small pieces of text stored as a file on the computer's hard drive. They are not computer programs. They only contain and transfer to the web server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to a certain web site.

Cookies are used by your browser and by most websites to help personalise or improve your experience using the world wide web. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. Restricting cookies may affect some of the functionality of the Website, such as the ability to log in to password-protected areas, but most of the site will still be accessible to you.

The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether.

You can find more information about deleting and controlling cookies from the AboutCookies.org website.

HolisticDirectory.ca service will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, in order to provide services to you within this site's extranet (members' area), it is necessary to gather information that will enable the website to personalize, improve and to operate such services. In connection with certain aspects of the Services, we may request, collect and/or display some of your Personal Information.

Use of Google Analytics. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.

Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the Site and compile reports for us on activity on the Site to help us understand how visitors engage with the Site and track visitor interactions. Google Analytics collects information anonymously and without identifying individual visitors. http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By accessing this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Analytics uses its own cookies to store information, such as what time the visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. To disable this type of cookie, some browsers will indicate when a cookie is being sent and allow you to decline cookies on a case-by-case basis. In addition to declining cookies, you can also install the Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on in your browser, which prevents Google Analytics from collecting information about your website visits.

Social Plugins - Facebook. This Service uses Social Plugins ("Plugins") of the social Network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). You may find the overview of the Facebook Social Plugins here.

When the User visits a web site with such an offer containing such Plugin, his/her browser builds a direct connection to Facebook servers. The content of the Plugins is directly placed to your browser by Facebook. Starseed Media and the HolisticDirectory.ca service exert therefore no influence at the range of data collected by Facebook with the help of these Plugins and thus inform the User according to its Knowledge.

Through the integration of the Plugin, Facebook receives the information that the User visited a corresponding page of the offer. If the User is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to the Facebook account of the User. When the Users interact with the Plugin, for example when they press the button Like or when they submit a comment, the relevant information is directly transmitted to Facebook by their browser and stored there. Even if the User is not a Facebook member, there also exists the possibility that Facebook learns about his/her IP address and stores it. According to Facebook, only anonymous addresses are stored in Canada.

The information on the purpose and scope of data collection and use by Facebook, as well as the information on the relevant rights and set up possibilities can be found here.

In order to prevent Facebook from assigning the visit to our pages to your Facebook User Account, please log out from your Facebook User Account before visiting our page. Moreover, it is also possible to block Facebook Social-Plugins with Add-ons for your browser, for example with "Facebook Blocker".

Social Plugins - LinkedIn. This offer uses Social Plugins of the social Network linkedin.com, offered by linkedin Inc., 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View CA 94043 USA ("Linkedin").

When the User visits a web site with plugins by Linkedin and is registered as a member of Linkedin, Linkedin uses and stores these information in order to recommend to the User the information especially relevant for him/her. With the help of these information, features which has Linkedin made available to the User become personalized at third-party web sites.

Those Users who wish to deactivate this personalization can reject this function here. Linkedin does not use these information for advertising purposes. Linkedin can provide the HolisticDirectory.ca service, which hosts the Plugins of Linkedin and similar technologies, with reports on collected information about the impressions in order to enable it to measure traffic produced by Linkedin on its web site. The User can reject the use of his/her impression data by Linkedin by clicking here.

Disclosure of your Personal Data. We do not share, sell or distribute your Personal Data with unrelated third parties, except under these limited circumstances:

  • Personal Data may occasionally be transferred to third parties who act for us for further processing in accordance with the purposes for which the data was originally collected or for purposes to which you have subsequently consented.
  • We may share or transfer the information in our databases to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect your vital interests, to protect the security or integrity of our databases or this Website, to take precautions against legal liability, or in the event of a sale, merger, reorganisation, dissolution or similar event.
  • We may share or transfer the information in our databases with and to our volunteers, advisers and also external law firms in order to service your needs who may have their own privacy policy to which you may then be subject.

Where appropriate, before disclosing Personal Data to a third party, we contractually require the third party to take adequate precautions to protect that data and maintain confidentiality.

Data integrity and security. We strive to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness and currency of Personal Data in our databases and to protect the privacy and security of our databases. We keep your Personal Data only for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal or ethical reporting or document retention requirements.

Our employees and counsellors who have access to Personal Data have been trained to handle such data properly and in accordance with our security protocols and strict standards of confidentiality. Although we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorised disclosure, alteration or destruction of data, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.

Data access and corrections. Upon receipt of your written request and enough information to permit us to identify your Personal Data, we will disclose to you the Personal Data we hold about you. We will also correct, amend or delete any Personal Data that is inaccurate and notify any third party recipients of the necessary changes.

If you wish to access or correct your Personal Data, please contact our Customer Care team through our contact form. We do not charge for complying with a correction request. Requests to delete Personal Data are subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document retention obligations imposed on us.

Link to other web sites. This Website contains hyperlinks to web sites that are not operated by us. These hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party web sites or any association with their operators. We do not control these web sites and are not responsible for their data or privacy practices. We urge you to review any privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any Personal Data about yourself.

Governing Law. This privacy policy forms part of HolisticDirectory.ca Website Terms of Use and as such shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Canada. You agree to submit any dispute arising out of your use of this Website to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Canada.

Right to Information and Cancellation. You are entitled to be informed free of charge about your saved personal data, as well to be given the opportunity to correct, block or delete these data. Should you have left us your personal data, you can delete them and modify them again at any time. Data which are necessary for accounting and book keeping purposes shall not be affected by cancellation or deletion.