WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?
For the purposes of the privacy legislation, Bill C6, “personal information” is defined as any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. This information can include an individual’s opinions or beliefs (e.g. religion or political affiliation), as well as facts about, or related to, the individual.
There are exceptions: business contact information and certain publicly available information-such as names, addresses and telephone numbers (as published in telephone directories)-are not considered personal information. Where an individual uses his or her home contact information as business contact information, the contact information provided is regarded as business contact information and is not subject to protection as personal information.
PROTECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
valeriebuhagiar.com collects no personal information about you unless you choose to contact Valerie by email. Any personally identifiable data is stored securely and used only for the purpose for which it is provided.
I do not share any personal information or aggregate data with any bodies or entities. I never will share information that you provide via phone, email, in person, or any other medium.
The operating system for Valerie Buhagiar's website (valeriebuhagiar.com), or an analytical service such as Google Analytics, may automatically record some general information about your visit, such as:
- The Internet domain for your Internet service provider, such as “company.com” or “service.ca” and the IP address of the computer accessing the Web site, such as “ppp-55″;
- The type of browser (such as “Chrome version x” or “Internet Explorer version x”) you are using;
- The type of operating system you are using (such as Macintosh, Unix, or Windows);
- The date and time you visit our site and the web pages that you visit on our site, along with the address of the previous Web site you were visiting, if you linked to us from another Web site.
We use this information for statistical analysis, to help us make our site more useful to visitors. We may disclose this information-in aggregate only-to third parties such as sponsors, clients or advertisers and/or use it for auditing purposes.
The Valerie Buhagiar web site may use “cookies” that identify you as a return visitor. A cookie is a piece of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store the cookie on your hard drive. Browsers allow you to disable cookie collection if you wish, or inform you when a cookie is being stored on your hard drive.