Where personal information is required to use or interact with the Sites, it is our policy that this information – such as your name, postal or email address, or telephone number – is private and confidential. The personal information you provide to APA is stored in a secure location, accessible only by appropriate staff, and is used for the purposes set forth in this policy, such as to reply to a question or to send requested materials.
We collect two types of information from visitors to the Sites:
1. Personal information
2. Non-Personal information, such as your IP address or cookies.
“Personal information” is information that identifies you personally, such as your name, postal address, telephone number, or email address. Simcoe Block (1979) Limited collects and stores the personal information that you have provided to us. Here are some examples of manners in which we may collect your personal information on the Sites:
The above list provides an example of the personal information that may be collected from you on the Sites. If you do not want Simcoe Block (1979) Limited or any of it’s divisions to collect your personal information, please do not provide it to us.
“Non-Personal Information” can be technical information or it can be demographic information, such as your age, gender, ZIP code or other geolocation data, or interests, Non-personal information does NOT identify you personally. Here are some examples of the non-personal information that is collected via the Sites and a description of how this information is used:
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies the user, but information that we store about the user may be linked by us to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Simcoe Block (1979) Limited websites use the information we obtain from people’s use of our website through cookies for the following purposes:
When users visit Simcoe Block (1979) Limited websites third-party cookies may be sent to their computers by Simcoe Block (1979) advertisers or service providers.
They may use the information obtained from these cookies:
Most browsers allow users to refuse to accept cookies.
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you may not be able to log on, access content or use search functions, for example.
Users can also delete cookies already stored on their computers:
Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
Please note that we also consider aggregated information, which is not personally indentifiable, to be non-personal information. The above list provides an example of non-personal information that is collected via the Sites.
We use your personal information that is collected on the Sites primarily for the following purposes;
Non-personal information is used as described above and in other areas as permitted by applicable laws, including combining non-personal information with personal information.
Simcoe Block (1979) Limited Sites may also permit advertisers, third party ad networks or other advertising companies to serve advertisements on the Sites. Please be advised that such advertising companies may gather information about your visit to the Sites or other sites (such as through cookies, Web beacons and other technologies) to enable such advertising companies to market products or services to you,, to monitor which ads have been served to your browser and which Web pages you were viewing when such ads were delivered.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POLICY DOES NOT COVER THE COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION BY SUCH ADVERTISING COMPANIES.
Please note that any information you include in a message you post to any chat room, forum or other public posting area is available to anyone with Internet access. If you don’t want people to know your e-mail address, for example, don’t include it in any message you post publicly.
PLEASE BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WHEN DISCLOSING ANY INFORMATION IN CHAT ROOMS, FORUMS AND OTHER PUBLIC POSTING AREAS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE BY OTHERS OF THE INFORMATION THAT YOU DISCLOSE IN CHAT ROOMS, FORUMS AND OTHER PUBLIC POSTING AREAS.
We communicate with our customers on a regular bases via email. For example, we may use your email address to confirm your request, to send you notice of payments, to send you information to information about changes to our products and services, and to send notices and other disclosures as required by law. Generally, members cannot opt-out of these communications, but they will be primarily informational in nature rather than promotional.
However, we provide you the opportunity to exercise an opt-out choice if you do not want to receive other types of communications from us, such as messages or updates from us regarding new services and products offered on the Sites or if you do not want us to share your personal information with third parties. For emails, you may opt-out by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link within the test of an email. We will process your unsubscribe as soon as possible, but please be aware that in some circumstances you may receive a few more messages until the unsubscribe is processed. If you have elected to receive notices to your mobile device via text message, you may opt-out by replying “STOP” to such mobile message. You may receive a confirmatory text message in response to your “STOP” request and you hereby consent to receipt of such confirmation.
No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you understand that any information that you transfer to Simcoe Block (1979) Limited is done at your own risk. However, Simcoe Block (1979) uses website security measures consistent with current best practices to protect its website, email and mailing lists. These measures include technical, procedural, monitoring and tracking steps intended to safeguard data form misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, loss, alteration or destruction.
We realize there can be incidents of misuse or unauthorized program incursions, as almost every website, service and user encounters. In those instances, our goals are to move quickly to isolate the problem, ensure or restore proper functionality and minimize any inconvenience to our users. As appropriate and necessary, Simcoe Block (1979) Limited will notify the relevant authorities of these incidents of misuse or unauthorized program incursions of the Simcoe Block (1979) Limited website.