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The SimcoeMuskoka.com Privacy Policy

SimcoeMuskoka.com has created this privacy policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting your profile information and informing you about how we handle it. This privacy policy only applies to transactions and activities in which you engage (“Transactions”), and data gathered, on this web site (the “Site”), or any of the other part of the SimcoeMuskoka.com. Please review this privacy policy periodically as we may modify it from time to time. This privacy policy was last revised on September 28, 2010. Each time you visit the Site or provide us with information, by doing so you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy at that time.

Your IP Address

Like most e-commerce websites, each time you visit the Site, we automatically collect your IP address and the web page from which you came. In order to administer and optimize the Site for you and to diagnose problems with our Site, we use your IP address to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you.

Cookies

Like most websites, the Site uses cookies to keep track of your purchases and other activity on the Site and enhance your experience on the Site. We also use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, to save your password, and if you choose, to save other personal and financial information so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the Site. Third parties advertisers on the Site may also place cookies on your browser. If you wish to disable these cookies, the "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how. However, if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain areas or features of the Site.

Information We Collect From You

In order to operate the Site and provide you with information on products and services that may be of interest to you, we may collect profile information (i.e. information that could be used to contact you such as full name, postal address, phone number and email address), demographic information (e.g. postal code, hometown, gender), public information such as user name from you. Please note that nowhere on the Site do we knowingly collect profile information from children under the age of 13. The Site also provides you with the opportunity to save, in a personal account previous classified listings and other information that is saved in a personal account is referred to elsewhere in this privacy policy as “Saved Listings.”

Information Other Web Sites Collect From You

On the Site, we place links to other web sites operated by other parties.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on SimcoeMuskoka.com send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

SimcoeMuskoka has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. SimcoeMuskoka.com's privacy policy does not apply to, and we
cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and would like to know your options in relation to not having this information used by these companies. If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include Google Adsense.

Other links on our web-site such as those listed under area attractions are simply sites deemed to be of possible interest to our users.

When you click on these links and visit these other web sites, regardless of whether or not they contain our brand names, trademarks and other intellectual property, you need to be aware that we do not control these other web sites or these other web sites' business practices, and that this privacy policy does not apply to these other web sites. Consequently, the operators of these other web sites may collect different kinds of information about you, and may use and disclose that information in different ways than we would if it were collected on the Site. We encourage you to review their privacy policies and remind you that we will not be responsible for their actions.

How We Use Personal Information

We use your profile information to help us efficiently perform Transactions on the Site, to contact you when necessary in connection with Transactions, and to send you information.

To process Transactions on the Site, we may share your profile information with our agents, representatives, contractors and service providers so they can provide us with support services such as authorization of credit card transactions.

By purchasing classified ad services, you consent to our providing your profile information to those third parties. Any third party with whom we are allowed to share your profile information is authorized to use your profile information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control, and you agree that we are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions. Those who contact you will need to be instructed directly by you regarding your preferences for the use of your profile information by them.

Please read the information below under the heading “How We Use Public Information, Reviews, Ratings and User Names” to learn how we may make some of your profile information accessible to the public via the Site or via other means.

How We Use Public Information, Reviews, Ratings and User Names

When you register on the Site, you must enter a user name. Your user name and any public information you place in your classified ad. While we discourage users from displaying any personal info such as their e-mail address and instead allow SimcoeMuskoka.com to act as a contact between parties, if you choose to display your e-mail address or contact info in a public manner we cannot be held responsible for any third party misuse of that information.

Our Security Precautions, Location of Information

The Site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Your information may be transferred to and maintained on computer networks which may be located outside of the state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction in which you reside, and the countries in which these computer networks are located may not have privacy laws as protective as the laws in your country.

Inquiries

Please direct any question on our privacy policy to admin @ simcoemuskoka.com

 

 

 


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