Personal information means any information about an identifiable individual. Anonymous data means data that is not associated with or linked to any individual’s personal information that cannot be reverse engineered to identify an individual, directly or indirectly (“Anonymous Data”). We do not consider personal information to include Anonymous Data.
We collect your personal information about you when you provide it to us or use our Site or Services. We may also collect information about you from certain third parties in order for us to be able to provide and facilitate the Services to you. In most instances, you will decide what information you provide us. In certain instances, if you choose not to provide us with personal information, you may not be able to fully utilize our Site or Services. The types of personal information that we may collect include, but is not limited to:
We collect, use and disclose your personal information in order to provide you with our Services. We also collect, use and disclose your personal information to comply with legal and regulatory requirements and as otherwise may be permitted or required by applicable laws. We will only use or disclose the personal information that we collect for the purposes for which it was collected. We collect your personal information for the following purposes and in accordance with applicable laws:
We may collect your personal information when you voluntarily provide it to us by using our Site and Services or from third party sources. For example, we may ask you to provide personal information if you:
We may receive personal information about you from third party sources. We use this information to: (i) assist with our business operations; (ii) provide and facilitate the Services to you; and (iii) ensure that the Services that we provide you are delivered appropriately. You authorize the collection of your personal information from these sources and, if applicable, you authorize these sources to give us your personal information for the above mentioned purposes.
Depending on the sensitivity of the personal information, your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of personal information may be implied, deemed (using an opt-out mechanism) or express. Express consent can be given orally, electronically or in writing. Implied consent is consent that can reasonably be inferred from your action or inaction.
We may generate Anonymous Data from personal information collected through the Site and Services by irreversibly removing information that makes the data personally identifiable to an individual. Such Anonymous Data includes, but is not limited to, information we collect from your use of our Site and Services. We may use this Anonymous Data and aggregated data for any reasonable purpose subject to applicable laws. We do not disclose this data to third parties.
We may share your personal information with service providers, data processors and other third parties (collectively, “Third Parties”) under the following circumstances:
We retain your personal information only for as long as we need it to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and to comply with our legal obligations.
9. Links to Other Sites
As you interact with this Site and Services, we may use automatic data collection technology and services that record and collect information that identifies your computer, tracks your use of this Site and Services and collects certain other information about you and your surfing habits. These data collection technology and services allows us to store and manage user preferences, enable content, deliver targeted advertising and collect usage data and analytics to ensure the smooth functioning of our Site on your computer or device. These data collection technology may include cookies, web beacons and other similar devices on this Site and Services to enhance functionality and navigation for our visitors. Cookies and other tracking technologies are commonly used by websites and apps through which information is collected about your online activities.
A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your computer or other electronic device so that your device will “remember” information when you visit a site.
Web beacons and tags are small strings of code that are used in conjunction with a cookie and allow us to record activity on our Site. Internet tags, graphic tags and similar web beacon type functions allow us to count the number of users who have visited a particular web page or to access certain cookies.
We may use web beacons on this Site to count users and to recognize users by accessing our cookies. Being able to access our cookies allows us to personalize this Site and improve your experience at our Site. We may also include web beacons in HTML-formatted e-mail messages that we send to determine which e-mail messages were opened. Information tracked through these mechanisms includes, but is not limited to: (I) your IP address; (ii) the type of web browser and operating system being used; (iii) the pages of the Site a user visits; and (iv) other sites a user visited before visiting our Site. Web beacons may also be used to deliver interest-based advertising to you.
You can set your internet browser up so that you are notified when cookies are stored, you can decide in each individual case whether you want to accept cookies, or you can refuse to accept any cookies. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may be restricted in how you are able to use our Site. You can delete cookies that are already stored on your hard disk at any time. You will find more details on how to do this in the operating guide for your Internet browser program.
We (or our service providers) may use the information we collect, for instance, IP addresses and unique mobile device identifiers, to locate or try to locate the same unique users across multiple browsers or devices (such as smartphones, tablets, or computers), or work with providers that do this, in order to better tailor content and features and provide you with a seamless experience across devices. If you wish to opt out of cross device tracking for purposes of interest-based advertising, you may do so through your device settings.
We may tailor ads to your interest based on your browsing of our Site and elsewhere on the internet, which may include sending you an ad on a third-party service (such as the Facebook app.) after you have left the Site using re-targeting technologies. This type of advertising is often called “interest-based” or “personalized” advertising—and when it occurs on mobile apps, “cross-app” advertising (collectively, “Interest-Based Advertising”).
You can reject or disable Interest-based Advertising, tailored ads, or re-targeted ads by managing your browser settings or the Facebook app settings. However, please note that if you disable cookies and/or meta pixels, you may be unable to access some customized features on the Sites.
To disable the use of Interest-Based Advertising, log in to the Facebook site on your browser and go to “Ad Settings” under the “Settings” tab. If you are using the Facebook app on your mobile device, you can go to “Ad Settings” by clicking on the “Setting & Privacy” tab, then selecting “Settings”, “Ad”, and “Ad Preferences”.
To disable ad personalization on your Google Browser, please visit https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated?hl=en_GB
You can learn more about Interest-Based Advertising and how to opt-out of receiving tailored advertising by visiting (i) the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt-Out link or (ii) the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-Out link.
Please note that even if you opt-out, you may still receive advertisements from us. However, in that case, the advertising will not be tailored to your interests. Also, we do not control any of the above opt-out links or whether any particular company chooses to participate in these opt-out programs.
Our Site is affiliated with Publisher First, Inc. dba Freestar (“Freestar”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and Freestar will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about Freestar's data usage, click here: https://freestar.com/privacy-policy/.
Our Site also uses Google Adsense to serve ads to you based on your visit to our site and other sites on the internet. To learn more about Google Adsense, click here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads.
Our Site also uses Microsoft Azure Application Insights to observe, monitor, and facilitate our applications, infrastructure and network. This product also may, from time to time, analyze how you use the Site in order to receive a better understanding on how we can make the Site better. For more information on Microsoft Azure Application Insights, please visit https://azure.microsoft.com/en-ca/services/monitor/#product-overview.
We also use the cookies to carry out frequency assessments, page usage assessments and marketing assessments. For these assessments, we use this cookie information without a link to your personal information, so it is completely anonymous.
As certain of our Third Party providers may also use automatic data collection technology and services (including for advertising and analytics purposes) we recommend that you carefully review the Third Party Agreements made available by such Third Parties to better understand the privacy practices of such Third Parties.
We maintain reasonable technical, physical and organizational security safeguards to protect your personal information against loss, theft, and unauthorized access. Any personal information that you provide to us is exchanged on a secured server. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we are committed to protecting your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us.
We take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your account on our Site, however, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your username, password and any other account information. We also take reasonable steps to ensure that our employees are aware of the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of personal information and that unauthorized persons do not gain access to personal information that we have disposed of or destroyed.
You may request access to your personal information which we may hold by contacting us at the contact information set forth below, and we will respond within the time periods provided for under applicable laws. We will need to verify your identity before providing you with the personal information we hold about you. There is no cost for such access request unless you require copies of records. We may not be able to provide you with access to your personal information if the information cannot be separated from the personal information of others, cannot be disclosed for reasons of security or commercial confidentiality, or is protected by legal privilege. If we cannot provide you with access to your personal information, we will advise you of the reasons access is being denied, unless we are prohibited by law from doing so.
You may request to update and change your personal information at the contact information set forth below. We will endeavor to correct or complete any personal information which you advise us is inaccurate or incomplete. Where appropriate, the amended information will be transmitted to third parties having access to such information.
When you sign up for a CF account and create a profile, or otherwise sign-up to receive information regarding our developments or related products and services, we collect your contact information such as your name, phone number, mailing addresses and email address. If you opt in to receiving our communications, we will use this information to send you communications based on your expressed interests by mail or email.
You will always have the opportunity to unsubscribe from receiving any of our e-mail or other communications at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will ensure that our e-mails include instructions on how to unsubscribe if you no longer wish to receive future e-mails from us. We provide an on-going opportunity to unsubscribe or opt-out of contact by us as described in the footer of all emails, or at email@example.com