AUTHORSdb.com (Adb) has created this privacy statement (the “Statement”) is firmly committed to the protection of your privacy. This Statement sets out how we collect, use and secure the personal information of individuals using any website owned by us (each, a “Adb Website”). This Statement reflects the requirements of Federal privacy legislation as well as our continuous commitment to protecting your personal information.
BY USING Adb WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE FOLLOWING PRIVACY STATEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS STATEMENT, DISCONTINUE ALL USE OF THIS SITE IMMEDIATELY.
What is “Personal Information”?
Personal information is information about you that uniquely identifies you as an individual. Your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number are all examples of personal information. However, the name, address and telephone number of an individual that appears in this directory that is available to the public (where such individual can refuse to have such information appears in such directory) does not fall under the scope of “personal information as it is publicly available information. Also, in some circumstances, some of this information may qualify as business information which is not covered by this Statement.
Collection of Personal Information
We do not automatically gather any personal information from users of Adb Websites. Personal information is only obtained online if you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us via e-mail, applying online for a contest, answering online surveys, submitting a posting to a blog, forum, or review or registering for services. You are not required to supply personal information to view the content of any Adb Website. You should also be aware that when you share personal information in public areas of a Adb Website, this information may be seen and used by others users. We urge you to exercise good judgment when sharing personal information in these areas.
If you decide not to provide us with personal information online, no material consequences will result, although you may be unable to participate in certain promotions, receive product information, or use portions of a Adb Website that require personalized information or applications. Adb Websites provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request contact information about you. Except in the case of voting in any of our contests. Once you enter your email you agree to receive and opt-out email from any of our promotions.
We may use software that receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted Adb Websites. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting Adb Websites.
We may also use service providers to serve third party’s advertisements on Adb Websites or Adb advertisements on other websites. In serving advertisements these providers may place cookies on your browser computer and may collect certain anonymous information about your visits to other websites or on Adb Websites. This information may include browser type, IP address, domain name and the name of the web page from which you entered such websites, web activity and time of day. This information is used by these third parties to better understand and optimize the online advertising campaigns.
From time to time, we analyze traffic and use Adb Websites to determine which features and services people like and do not like so that we can improve what we do. We prepare aggregated user statistics or information summaries in order to describe our services to third parties such as prospective business partners and advertisers and for other lawful purposes.
Use and Sharing of Personal Information
We will generally collect and use personal information to administer our contests, promotions, surveys, reward programs and other services, to understand our customers’ responses, needs and preferences, and to generally manage our business.
Personal information may be shared with our agents or contractors in connection with services that they perform for us. Our written agreements with such agents and contractors ensure that personal information can only be used for the purposes for which it was shared with them, and that they handle the personal information in accordance with this Statement. Some of our agents and contractors are located outside of Canada and, as such, are subject to foreign laws, including laws that may require disclosure of personal information to government agencies in those countries.
By providing us with your personal information, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of that information as described in this Statement as amended from time to time or as described at or before the time of collection, use or disclosure, as the case may be. If you do not want your personal information to be collected, used or disclosed in this manner, then please either:
do not submit your personal information to us;
exercise opt-out procedures described above or as may be offered at the time of collection, or
refrain from exercising opt-in procedures described above or as may be offered at the time of collection.
Where permitted or required by law, we may collect, use or disclose your personal information without your consent, for example, to collect a debt you owe us, to comply with a legally permitted inquiry by a government agency, or to comply with a court order.
Safeguards and Retention
We use physical, organizational and technological safeguards to protect your personal information against theft, loss or unauthorized access, use, modification, disclosure or disposal. Generally speaking, you can visit Adb Websites without revealing personal information. However, given that electronically submitted data is not 100% secure, we make no warranties as to the security of any personal information you submit online, which you do at your own risk.