Privacy Policy

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Apt411.ca (“Apt411”) operates several websites including apt411.ca, and all sub-domains. It is Apt411’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Apt411 collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Apt411’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Apt411’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Apt411 may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Apt411 also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Apt411.ca posts. Apt411 only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Apt411’s websites choose to interact with Apt411 in ways that require Apt411 to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Apt411 gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who leave comments on posts at Apt411.ca to provide an email address. Apt411 does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Apt411 may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Apt411 may monitor the most popular blogs on the Apt411.ca site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam.  Apt411 may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Apt411 does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Apt411 discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Apt411’s behalf or to provide services available at Apt411’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Apt411’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Apt411 will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Apt411 discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Apt411 believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Apt411, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Apt411 website and have supplied your email address, Apt411 may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Apt411 and our products. We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Apt411 takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Apt411 uses cookies to help Apt411 identify and track visitors, their usage of Apt411 website, and their website access preferences. Apt411 visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Apt411’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Apt411’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Apt411, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Apt411 goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Apt411 may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Apt411 and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to our Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Apt411 may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Apt411’s sole discretion. Apt411 encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.