Your privacy is important to us.
What information are we collecting and how are we collecting it?
Every device connected to the Internet is given a set of numbers that serve as that device’s “Internet Protocol” address also known as its IP address. In cases where visitors access the Internet behind a router performing network address translation (NAT), the IP address is given to the router and not to the computer. When a visitor requests a page from within www.sustainablehamilton.com or www.sustainablehamilton.ca, our web servers automatically recognize that visitor’s IP address. The IP address reveals nothing personal about you other than the IP address from where you have accessed our site. We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate and to investigate misuse of www.sustainablehamilton.com or www.sustainablehamilton.ca, its users, or to co-operate with law enforcement. We do not collect and evaluate this information for specific individuals.
What are cookies?
How do we use single-pixel gifs?
www.sustainablehamilton.com or www.sustainablehamilton.ca and its advertisers may use single-pixel gif images, sometimes referred to as web bugs or web beacons, to count web page accesses and gather some general statistical information. www.sustainablehamilton.com or www.sustainablehamilton.ca does not gather personal information through the use of these images. Our advertisers may use single-pixel gifs that can track personal information from cookies that may have been previously placed on a user’s computer by an advertiser.
What information do we collect when you register for something?
www.sustainablehamilton.com or www.sustainablehamilton.ca offers access to some services that are free but that require registration. We may use your registration and pre-registration contact information to send notification of www.sustainablehamilton.com or www.sustainablehamilton.ca products and services by e-mail and/or postal mail. We also may share that information with our partners. We may also use your IP address internally for the sole purpose of sending you information about our Sustainable Hamilton services.
What other information do we request and do we collect?
We may also request your e-mail address or mailing address for the purposes of conducting a survey or to provide additional services such as: subscriptions to e-mail newsletters, announcement lists, information about conferences and trade shows, or other products and services. We may collect any information that you have entered. We maintain a strict “No-Spam” policy that means that we will not sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party without your consent.
We may, from time to time, send e-mail announcing new www.sustainablehamilton.com or www.sustainablehamilton.ca services or events. If you choose to supply your postal address in an online form, you may receive mailings from our partners.
When you enter a contest or other promotion, we may ask for your name, address, and e-mail address so we can administer the contest and notify winners.
You will have the ability to opt-out of mailings at any time by selecting the “Unsubscribe” link within email mailings.
What information do we collect when you purchase something?
If you are purchasing something from www.sustainablehamilton.com or www.sustainablehamilton.ca, we need to know your name, e-mail address, mailing address, credit card number and expiration date. This allows us to process and fulfill your order. This information may also be used by us to notify you of related products and services. Credit card and e-mail information will not be shared or sold to third parties for any purpose.
Certain www.sustainablehamilton.com or www.sustainablehamilton.ca properties use a shopping cart feature that safeguards this information by using industry standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encrypted servers. SSL codes the information transferred between you and the server, protecting it from anyone trying to intercept the information.
We do not engage in the practice of selling, renting, or sharing our customer lists or customer information to third parties. Exceptions include release of information that is required by law, which is pertinent to legal investigations or proceedings, which we believe is relevant to illegal activities, fraud, or threats, and which may be relevant if we are acquired by or merged with another company.
Will we disclose the information we collect to outside third parties?
www.sustainablehamilton.com or www.sustainablehamilton.ca will disclose personal information and/or an IP address when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:
1) Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on www.sustainablehamilton.com or www.sustainablehamilton.ca,
2) Protect and defend the rights or property of the www.sustainablehamilton.com or www.sustainablehamilton.ca network of sites and related properties, or visitors to the www.sustainablehamilton.com or www.sustainablehamilton.ca network of sites and related properties,
3) Identify persons who may be violating the law, the www.sustainablehamilton.com or www.sustainablehamilton.ca legal notice and website User Agreement, the rights of third parties, or otherwise misusing the www.sustainablehamilton.com or www.sustainablehamilton.ca network or its related properties,
4) Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.
www.sustainablehamilton.com or www.sustainablehamilton.ca uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. Furthermore, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive the information. We are not responsible for such third party privacy policies or how they treat information about their users.
What should you know about changes and links?
Please note that this site may contain links to other sites and that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites.