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"Personal Information" is defined in Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) as information about an identifiable individual, though it does not include the name, business title, business address or telephone number of employees of organizations.
At The Parent Link Inc., your privacy is very important to us. We are dedicated to providing you with superior service while protecting your privacy and safeguarding your personal information. Though we cannot warrant or ensure that any information you transmit through TheParentLink.ca will not be compromised by outside parties, we can state confidently that personal information that is collected will not be sold, disclosed or distributed without prior consent or unless otherwise stated*.
* Classifieds may display personal information as a result of the information that you post. We do not recommend that you post your phone number or personal information. Your email address will be protected, until you choose to reply to email inquiries or messages directed to you.
* Your personal information may be released to the organizations that you direct donations towards (see our Referral Program). This is to acknowledge your efforts to those organizations. You may select to remain anonymous, in which case your personal information will not be released.
* Under certain circumstances, we may be compelled by lawful circumstances to disclose personal information.
As a general policy, no personal information is automatically collected from visitors to TheParentLink.ca sites. However, certain non-personal information of visitors is recorded by the standard operation of our servers. This information is primarily used to provide an enhanced online experience for the visitor. Other uses of this information include internal review of the number of visitors to the sites but only in an aggregate and non-personally identifiable form. E-mail addresses and other personally identifiable data about visitors to this site are known to our website only when voluntarily submitted. Personally identifiable information that may be collected in connection with visitors voluntarily filling out contest entry forms or subscribing to newsletters is retained by us and not sold or otherwise transferred outside the company, unless otherwise disclosed. This information is used to better understand visitor use of our sites and to support transactions made on the sites. However, this data in an aggregate form may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising or other uses. We sometimes also use e-mail addresses and other personally identifiable information to contact visitors who communicate with us. For example, we direct e-mail to visitors who provide us with their e-mail addresses for specific purposes such as receiving our e-mail newsletters, updating submission statuses or being notified if they have won a contests.
TheParentLink.ca places a "cookie" in the browser files of our user's computer. The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifying information. Although the cookie could enable us to relate a user's use of our site to information that the user has specifically and knowingly provided, we do not do so unless under legal obligation. Users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personal information (e.g., user name, e-mail address, telephone number) for the classifieds section, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other people.
To the extent that any of our sites accessible through TheParentLink.ca has additional practices, these practices will be explained at that site.