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Privacy Policy


THE TOWNSHIPSHIP OF BLACK RIVER-MATHESON MUNICIPAL WEBSITE

The Township of Black River-Matheson Municipal Website respects the privacy of all of its users and is committed to protecting such privacy in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy explains the Township's Website treatment of your personally identifiable information collected in connection with your activities on or related to all websites referencing this Privacy Policy and all services made available on the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website. This Privacy Policy also explains how you can ask questions and make suggestions about our privacy practices and review and update your personal information.

We urge you to read this Privacy Policy carefully and to check back periodically as this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Please note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies or websites which are not owned or controlled by the Corporation of the Township of Black River-Matheson.

INFORMATION COLLECTED

In the course of operating the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website, we may collect two types of information about our users: Personal Information and Non-Personal Information.

"Personal Information" is personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, e-mail address, birth date and gender. Personal Information is collected by us when you choose to provide it to us when registering for the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website, such as when you choose to subscribe to a Service, enter a promotion or choose to receive information. In addition, if you choose to contact any of our municipal government representatives, we may keep a record of that correspondence so that we may fully address the subject matter. We may also receive Personal Information from our business partners and other third parties, provided that such third parties confirm to us that you have permitted them to share such information.

Business contact information such as the name, title, business address, e-mail address or telephone number of a business or professional person or an employee of an organization is not considered Personal Information.

"Non-Personal Information" is information of an anonymous nature, such as your Internet Protocol Address (IP Address), the domain you may have used to access a service on the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website, the type and version of browser or operating system you may be using, and the website you may have come from and visit next. Aggregate information, such as demographic statistics of our users (i.e., average age or geographical allocation of our users), number of visitors and average time spent on the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website, is also considered Non-Personal Information.

Non-Personal Information is collected or derived by us in the course of operating the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website. For example, our web servers may automatically collect Non-Personal Information which is provided through your browser or stored on a cookie or through a web beacon when you choose to visit the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website. Non-Personal Information is used by the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website as described here.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Personal Information may be used by us for the following purposes:

(a) providing you with the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website information you have requested from us, including your use of the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website. We may from time to time use your Personal Information to contact you about changes, enhancements or similar notices related to the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website;

(b) if you indicated that you were interested in receiving offers or information from the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website or certain of our selected sponsors or advertisers, the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website may send you e-mail materials and other mailings about products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. If at any time you would like to end your subscription to any such e-mail materials, unsubscribe in the email itself, or call the Township office;

(c) if you enter a contest or other promotion offered on the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website, we may, under the rules of the promotion, use your name and certain other information to administer the promotion, such as contacting, announcing and promoting the winners of the promotion;

(d) The Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website may also use Personal Information if it has reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful when investigating a contravention of a federal, provincial or foreign law or in order to protect or defend a legal interest.

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We will not sell or rent your Personal Information to anyone.

We will only disclose your Personal Information to third parties:

(a) where you have specifically given us your consent to disclose your Personal Information for a designated purpose;

(b) who are acting on our behalf as our agents, suppliers or service providers, solely to enable us to more efficiently provide you with the services from the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website. Such entities act under strict contractual controls, requiring them to maintain the confidentiality of all such Personal Information and to use such information solely for purposes related to the provision of the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website;

(c) as may be set out in the Terms And Conditions applicable to a service on the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website, to facilitate the provision of such service, such as fulfilling legal requirements;

(d) as required by law, including by an order of any court, institution or body with jurisdiction or authority to compel the production of information, or in order to protect or defend a legal interest;

(e) in connection with the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website, merger or amalgamation with another organization/community, or a sale of all or a substantial portion of the assets of the Township of Black-River-Matheson provided that the Personal Information disclosed continues to be used for the purposes permitted by this Privacy Policy by the entity acquiring the information.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES AND ADVERTISEMENTS

The Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website may contain links to other websites and services. While we try to link only to sites and services that share our high standards and respect for privacy, please understand that we are not responsible for the content of, or the privacy practices employed by, other companies or websites. This Privacy Policy applies only to the parts of the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website referencing this Privacy Policy.

SECURITY

The security of your Personal Information is important to us. The Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website takes technical, contractual, administrative, and physical security steps to protect Personal Information that you provide to us. We instruct our employees with access to your Personal Information that it is to be used only in adherence with the principles set forth in this Privacy Policy and the laws applicable to each specific business.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

The Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website may from time to time change its Privacy Policy as new services on the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website are added or old ones changed. Changes will be effective when notice of such change is posted on the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website. Please check this Privacy Policy regularly for updates by checking the date of "Last Update" at the top of this document.

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS

If you have questions, comments or suggestions about this Privacy Policy or the Township of Black-River-Matheson Municipal Website privacy practices that were not answered here, please call the Township office.