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SHARE Family & Community Services is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the SHARE Family & Community Services Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the SHARE Family & Community Services website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

SHARE Family & Community Services collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. SHARE Family & Community Services also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by SHARE Family & Community Services. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by SHARE Family & Community Services for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the SHARE Family & Community Services Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through SHARE Family & Community Services public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: SHARE Family & Community Services does not read any of your private online communications.

SHARE Family & Community Services encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from SHARE Family & Community Services so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. SHARE Family & Community Services is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the SHARE Family & Community Services and SHARE Family & Community Services family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

SHARE Family & Community Services collects and uses your personal information to operate the SHARE Family & Community Services Web site and deliver the services you have requested. SHARE Family & Community Services also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from SHARE Family & Community Services and its affiliates. SHARE Family & Community Services may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

SHARE Family & Community Services does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. SHARE Family & Community Services may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, SHARE Family & Community Services may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to SHARE Family & Community Services, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

SHARE Family & Community Services does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

SHARE Family & Community Services keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within SHARE Family & Community Services, in order to determine what SHARE Family & Community Services services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within SHARE Family & Community Services to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

SHARE Family & Community Services Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SHARE Family & Community Services or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SHARE Family & Community Services; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of SHARE Family & Community Services, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The SHARE Family & Community Services Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize SHARE Family & Community Services pages, or register with SHARE Family & Community Services site or services, a cookie helps SHARE Family & Community Services to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same SHARE Family & Community Services Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the SHARE Family & Community Services features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the SHARE Family & Community Services services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

SHARE Family & Community Services secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. SHARE Family & Community Services secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

SHARE Family & Community Services will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. SHARE Family & Community Services encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how SHARE Family & Community Services is protecting your information.

Contact Information

SHARE Family & Community Services welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that SHARE Family & Community Services has not adhered to this Statement, please contact SHARE Family & Community Services at valerie.hutton@sharescociety.ca. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.
 

 

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