We are glad to welcome you to the DiscoverStouffville.ca (https://discoverstouffville.ca) website, owned and administered by the Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce. Please read this privacy statement – our assurance of our commitment to the security of your details.
General Privacy Statement
Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce respects the privacy of our staff, members, clients, volunteers, supporters and public stakeholders who provide personal information to us. We value the trust of our stakeholders and we commit to being clear, transparent and accountable when dealing with the information that you share with us.
When visitors leave comments or contribute to any section on the site we collect the data shown in the comments or contribution form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
What is Personal Information?
Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. This information can include an individual’s opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about, or related to, that individual.
The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/privacy-topics/privacy-laws-in-canada/the-personal-information-protection-and-electronic-documents-act-pipeda/ outlines some exceptions. These include: business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers that are published in directories (i.e. information on a business card).
Where a person uses his or her home contact information as business contact information, we consider that the contact information provided is business contact information, and is not subject to protection as personal information.
Our Privacy Practices
Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce adheres to the following privacy practices:
- Personal information gathered by Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce is held in the strictest confidence and carefully protected.
- Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce collects data for specifically identified purposes. Safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered.
- Staff and volunteers of Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce are authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with the information for the reason(s) for which it was obtained.
- No more than the minimum amount of personal information will be collected in the course of providing any service.
- Individuals, members and others have the right to opt out of providing certain information recognizing that in doing so, the purpose may then not be fulfilled or Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce may not be able to provide some services to the individual..
- Individuals have the right to access their own information. Measures are taken to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent it from being lost or destroyed.
- Staff and volunteers of Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce receive appropriate training in the protection of personal information.
- Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce will not sell or rent any personally identifiable information to third parties.
Cookies and Log Files
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
We may collect, store or accumulate certain non-personally identifiable information concerning your use of this website, such as information regarding which of our pages are most popular. We may disclose any information, including personally identifiable information, we deem necessary, in our sole discretion, to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.
Retention and Sharing of Data
If you leave a comment or contribute, the comment or contribution and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website, Visitor comments or contributions may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Data Used: Please refer to the appropriate Google Analytics documentation for the specific type of data it collects. Google Analytics does offer IP anonymization, which can be enabled by the site owner.
Activity Tracked: This feature sends page view events (and potentially video play events) over to Google Analytics for consumption.
We use the Facebook Pixel and Facebook Conversions API to track important data about our website analytics and the people who visit our website. This allows us to make better decisions about design, marketing, and writing. Users can control their Facebook advertising and tracking preferences here.
Notification of Changes
We have taken great measures to ensure that your visit to our website is an excellent one and that your privacy is constantly respected. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us by phone at 905-642-4227 or CLICK HERE to contact us by email.
For more information on privacy and your rights in regard to your personal information visit the website of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/
All site content copyrights are reserved by the Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce and content copying and duplication are prohibited without written authorization in advance.
Acceptance of Agreements
By reading this, you agree to our Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to our terms and conditions you may not use this site. We may update our Privacy Statement from time to time so please visit this page regularly.