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Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy

Introduction

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Local is owned and operated by Village Media. This policy governs the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Local, whether oral, electronic, or written. The application of this policy is subject to the requirements or provisions of any applicable legislation, regulations or agreements (such as collective agreements), or the order of any court or other lawful authority.

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Local reserves the right to amend this policy from time to time.

What is Personal Information?

Personal information is information that can be linked to an individual. For example, your email address is considered personal information, even if it does not include your name. This policy does not cover business contact information such as your name, title, business address and phone number. Nor does it include information that is collected, used, or disclosed solely for journalistic purposes.

How the Niagara-on-the-Lake Local Collects Personal Information

Most of the Personal Information collected by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Local is provided directly by users of the service. For example, if you make a free account, you will be asked to provide your name and email address, and if you sign up for a membership, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Local will collect your credit card and billing information in order to process your payment. 

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Local also uses third party services which collect usage and browsing information and provide aggregate non-personal information about visitors to the site.  

What Personal Information Does the Niagara-on-the-Lake Local Collect?

  • Name and contact information;
  • Username and password;
  • Billing and payment information; 
  • IP addresses and information about your browsing habits;
  • Correspondence, requests and comments; and
  • Any other personal information you may submit.

Purposes for Collection of Personal Information

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Local collects Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • To allow a user to navigate through classifieds and other sections;
  • To identify a user for the purpose of allowing access to certain areas of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Local site;
  • Facilitate posting of ads through classifieds;
  • To communicate with members via email; 
  • Protect the rights, property and safety of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Local, staff and third parties;
  • To detect and investigate security breaches and enforce our Terms of Use; and
  • To undertake marketing and promotions.

The Personal Information collected is the minimum required for the stated purposes and will only be stored as long as is necessary to achieve the stated purposes.

Third Party Services

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Local uses third-party services to personalize users' interaction with our website and to collect aggregate non-personal information. The privacy policy for the Niagara-on-the-Lake Local’s analytics providers can be found on their websites: Google Analytics, Scorecard Research

Disclosure 

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Local does not sell your Personal Information, but may disclose limited information to third party platforms for advertising and promotional purposes. 

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Local does not otherwise disclose your information, unless it is legally required to do so or if disclosure is necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of Niagara-on-the-Lake Local, its staff, users, or members of the public.

Advertising and Promotions

When the Niagara-on-the-Lake Local discloses information to third party advertising platforms, they may link that information to other data that they already have about you in order to tailor advertisements or to identify other people who might be interested in Niagara-on-the-Lake Local content. 

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on a user’s computer when they visit a website. They collect and store information about users in order to do things like remember user preferences and tailor advertising. The Niagara-on-the-Lake Local uses cookies to personalize user experience and to compile aggregate, non-personal information about how many people are visiting our site and which pages they viewed. Users can choose to disable cookies at any time, though it may affect some site functionality.

Comments Section 

Users of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Local should be aware that comments posted on the site are visible to the public, and that any Personal Information shared in the comment forums or in publicly accessible classifieds postings is not secure. 

Security

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Local uses password-protected, restricted access services to keep its users’ data secure. Employees who have access to Personal Information are trained on how to keep this information secure. The Niagara-on-the-Lake Local uses industry-standard SSL encryption on the site so that users who visit and interact with the website will have their traffic is encrypted, protecting it from third party surveillance

Accuracy and Access 

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Local users can access personal information stored about them and request corrections to this information by sending a written request to the privacy officer at members@notllocal.com. Users may also direct any questions or concerns they have about Niagara-on-the-Lake Local’s privacy policy or practices to the same email.