Privacy Policy

CanadianFoodies.ca Privacy Policy. On this page:

  • Information Collection
  • Information Usage
  • Information Protection
  • Cookie Usage
  • 3rd Party Disclosure
  • 3rd Party Links
  • Google AdSense
  • Our Contact Information

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in Canadian privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When registering for our site [not yet available], as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, relevant social media accounts, and any profile information you want to share. We allow for pseudonymous use of the website, and anything you post on your profile is public, not private. In the future, you may choose to register for the site, at which point with an email address rather than link to an OAuth environment (e.g. Twitter, Instagram, etc.), at which point our SSL certificate will be in place.

When do we collect information?

We currently collect no personalized information from you, (unless you are a member of the content team). In the future, we may collect information from you should you choose to register on our site or enter information on our site (contribute content).

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you in the future, if you choose to register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey, or participate in content-sharing, in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.

How do we protect your information?

  • Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
  • We use regular Malware Scanning.
  • We do not YET use an SSL certificate, as we currently only provide public articles and information. We never ask for personal or private information like names, email addresses, or credit card numbers. (This is forthcoming, for users who wish to register to publish a public profile and contribute reviews and participate in discussions.)

Do we use 'cookies'?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember what level of authenticated user you are. If you are using the website as a member of the general browing public, your data is aggregated to help us understand user preferences based on previous or current site activity, site traffic, and site interaction, which in turn enables us to provide you with improved services (and possibly eliminate unused services). For Editors and Contributors, cookies are used to ensure you have adequate permissions to access additional functionality for the site.

We use cookies to:

  • Understand and save user's preferences for future visits.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. It won't affect most users experience, only those who need to log in will find that functions that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it's release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google Ads

We reserve the right to implement Google Ads as a revenue-generating option. Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. Visit https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en for more information. We have not currently enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below. CanadianFoodies.ca 120 Carlton, Suite 305 Toronto, Ontario M5A 4K2 Canada support@canadianfoodies.ca Last Edited on 2016-09-20