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the fine print – revised June 11, 2019
– Website Visitors
Like most website operators, Ontario Bike Trails collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Ontario Bike Trails purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Ontario Bike Trails visitors use its website. From time to time, Ontario Bike Trails may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Ontario Bike Trails also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://ontariobiketrails.com/ blog posts. Ontario Bike Trails only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
– Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Ontario Bike Trails websites choose to interact with Ontario Bike Trails in ways that require Ontario Bike Trails to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Ontario Bike Trails gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who leave a comment at https://ontariobiketrails.com/ to provide a username and email address.
By subscribing to our Newsletter, you give us permission to log your name and email address for future use on MailChimp. You can opt out at any time. Link to do so at the bottom of future Newsletter emails.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
– Links to External Sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.
– Ontariobiketrails.com/ uses Facebook and/ or Google AdWords for remarketing
You can set preferences for how Facebook or Google advertises to you using the Preferences page on their sites. If you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.
– Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Ontario Bike Trails discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that
(i) need to know that information in order to process it on Ontario Bike Trails behalf or to provide services available at Ontario Bike Trails website, and
(ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Ontario Bike Trails website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Ontario Bike Trails will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Ontario Bike Trails discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Ontario Bike Trails believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Ontario Bike Trails, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of https://ontariobiketrails.com/ and have supplied your email address, Ontario Bike Trails may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Ontario Bike Trails and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.
If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Ontario Bike Trails takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
– Affiliate Disclosure
This site uses affiliate links and does earn a commission from certain links. This does not affect your purchases or the price you may pay. We may earn a small amount in return, which is greatly welcome in exchange for the free content we post and to maintain the site.
As an Amazon Associate, this site earns from qualifying purchases.
– Aggregated Statistics
Ontario Bike Trails may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. Ontario Bike Trails may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Ontario Bike Trails does not disclose your personally-identifying information.
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).
Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with further services related to the use of this online offer and the internet usage. In this case, pseudonymous usage profiles of the users can be created from the processed data.
We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the users will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
The IP address submitted by the user’s browser will not be merged with other data provided by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; Users may also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
For more information about Google’s data usage, settings and opt-out options, please visit Google’s websites: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners (“Google’s use of your data when you use websites or apps of our partners”), https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads (“Advertising use of data”), https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated (“Managing information Google uses to show you ads”).
Incidentally, the personal data will be anonymized or deleted after a lapse of 26 months.
This site utilizes caching in order to facilitate a faster response time and better user experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site. All cache files are temporary, and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary.
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
To enrich and perfect your online experience, Ontario Bike Trails uses “Cookies”, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.
Those who engage in transactions with Ontario Bike Trails – by purchasing Ontario Bike Trails services or products, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Ontario Bike Trails collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Ontario Bike Trails. Ontario Bike Trails does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
We use gumroad.com for online payments.Your payment details never get stored anywhere when you buy on Gumroad. We don’t have access to your credit card information. Gumroad just has a token that represents your credit card. The same goes for your PayPal details. That means if your Gumroad account, or even Gumroad itself, were compromised, nobody would gain access to your payment data.
If you choose to save your credit card for future buying on Gumroad, these same PCI compliant providers keep your information safe, and encrypted.
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