On-line privacy concerns focus primarily on the protection of “customer identifiable personal information” which an individual reasonably expects to be kept private. As the term suggests, “customer identifiable personal information” (“Personal Information”) is information that, when associated with an individual identifies that individual, for example, your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
Collection and Use: We will collect and use your Personal Information in connection with the provision of products and services from our website including: (i) delivery of the services, (ii) carrying out the transactions you have requested, (iii) for billing purposes, (iv) in order to communicate with you about new products and services, promotional offers, and surveys to improve the services, and (v) to prevent fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities. This means that we may use your Personal Information, in conjunction with information available from third parties that enables us to provide the complete functionality of the services that we provide on our website. However, we prohibit such third parties from independently marketing to you using any Personal Information that we provide to them. Other than as set out above, we will not disclose your Personal Information to any third parties who want to market products to you.
When you access the Internet, the computers that host websites you visit (“servers”) automatically receive some anonymous information. This “usage data” may include a record of which web pages a web browser has visited. Our servers receive usage data when customers visit our website, and when our users also visit other websites. We may use usage data to provide advertising about goods and services that may be of interest to our customers, or to provide customized features and services. We will not use information about your activities on the Internet together with any information that identifies you without your consent.
We and our advertisers may use various kinds of software devices to collect information about Internet use. Small files called “cookies” may be attached to your Web browser. These files identify your browser and save information such as user IDs so that websites can recognize you. We use “cookies” to enable you to sign in to our services and to store your preferences and other information on your computer in order to save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information. You can set your browser to disable cookies, but our website may not work properly if you do this. For more information about cookies and whether you should disable them, you should contact our customer support.
Advertisers on dmvculture.com may elect to use third party advertising companies to serve ads on our website, and in these instances may use a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. web beacons/web bugs/action tags/pixel tags) to better manage advertising on our website. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. Clear gifs may ping or alert the advertiser’s server about the online movements of web users. Web beacons help us measure the effectiveness of our website and our advertising. Web beacons also help us measure the effectiveness of our e-mail campaigns. The information collected may include some limited Personal Information, and Web beacons allow us to recognize users by accessing cookies. We may also combine the information that we collect through web beacons with other Personal Information that has been collected from you. All this information is used to better tailor our advertising and promotions to you. We also use web beacons in conjunction with one-to-one marketing e-mails sent by our users to enable them to better track the effectiveness of such e-mails.
We may permit third parties to compile individual information or aggregated statistics from our use of web beacons to enable such third parties to determine the effectiveness of online marketing and to allow such third parties to develop purchasing or other statistics on the advertiser’s site. All aggregate statistical information is anonymous. We do not share any Personal Information with such third parties. We do not allow web beacons on our website from being used by third parties to access your Personal Information.
Security: We have implemented technology and security features and strict policy guidelines to safeguard the privacy of your Personal Information from unauthorized access or improper use, and we will continue to enhance our security procedures as new technology becomes available.
E-mail Contents: We will not read or disclose to third parties private e-mail communications that are transmitted using our services except as required to operate the service or as otherwise authorized by law.
Improper Conduct: We may use Personal Information to investigate and help prevent potentially unlawful activity or activity that threatens the network or otherwise violates the Website Subscriber Agreement.
Account Information: Your Personal Information is available to you in your profile that you created when registering as a user. Such information is available to you at any time to validate or correct errors.
We will continue to protect your information derived from our services consistent with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein. You irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario or the Federal Court of Canada, as applicable, with respect to any matter arising hereunder or related hereto.