At OttawaLiving.ca user privacy is of utmost
concern. We are committed to protecting your privacy and security,
and to providing you the best possible user experience. We
may update this policy from time to time, so please check
What do we mean by privacy? We will never disclose your
personal information to any third party without your consent,
except in limited circumstances to our affiliates or business
partners with whom we have established agreements that also
protect your privacy
Here's how we collect and use information from you in our
efforts to provide the highest quality user experience:
IP Address - Your IP or "Internet
Protocol" address and other site usage data is used
to gather broad demographic information. This data helps
us serve you by allowing us to understand how visitors use
our web sites.
Cookies - Our sites use a technology called
"cookies," small files stored by your browser
to help keep track of your user profile. Our cookies do
not collect personally identifiable information, nor do
personal profile for your convenience, to deliver content
specific to your needs and interests based upon your prior
usage, and to ensure you don't see the same ad repeatedly.
of our sites that our users find valuable.
Ads - We sometimes use outside companies
to display advertising on our web sites. These ads may place
cookies on your computer, which are referenced by our ad
companies. We do not have access to this information. We
use customer contact information from registration forms
to send you information related to our products and services
if you consent to receiving such mailings. Your contact
information may also be used to contact you when necessary
for administrative purposes related to your account. We
use your email as a unique identifier in our record system,
to verify communications from you, and to send you newsletters
and promotional offerings that you ask to receive or to
tell you about changes to the OttawaLiving.ca website.
Demographic information and site usage data is also collected
on our sites. We use this data to tailor your experience,
allowing us to provide content related to your preferences
and information on products or services we think you may
be interested in.
Email Services - If you take advantage
of any email notification features on our sites, you will
receive email updates as described in the service. OttawaLiving.ca
website provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving
communications from our partners and us. Users can remove
their personal information from the our Email database by
selecting “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of any
Ottawa Living Newsletter or Advertising Email.
OttawaLiving.ca Email Addresses - Ottawaliving.ca
email addresses are used to protect the privacy of our customers
personal or work email address. In exchange for this service,
inquiries for property information using ottawaliving.ca
email address may be provided to us/partners and sponsors
of the site for solicitation and advertising purposes.
Order Forms - Our sites use forms for you to
request information, products and services. We collect financial
information to bill you for the products and services you indicate.
(See "Your Security" below for more on how we safeguard
your financial information and social security information.).
We collect contact information, unique identifiers and demographic
information for the purposes described in "Registration"
above. See "Disclosure" or “Ads” for more
information on when we provide your information to affiliates
or third party business partners.
Contests and Surveys - Online, we may
also survey visitors for contact information, unique identifiers
and demographic information. You are never required to answer
these questions. The information you submit may be used
for analyzing overall site demographics, user preferences
and tastes, and similar "getting to know our customers"
purposes. We may disclose this data to third parties in
an aggregated form (such as summary reports for our advertisers)
but never with user data or identification assigned to the
When you enter a contest, we will require that you submit
a limited amount of personally identifiable data such as
contact information. We may also ask you questions related
to your preferences and age or background. We will designate
which questions are required to be answered in order to
enter the contest. The information you submit may be used
to analyze site demographics and user preferences, and for
similar "getting to know our customer" purposes.
We may share this data with third parties in aggregate form
only (as in summary reports to advertisers), and never in
the form of personally identifiable information.
Your Security – OttawaLiving.ca,
and its affiliates have taken the following important measures
to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of your personal
information. First, we store no financial information or
social security information on our sites. Although you may
have to enter your credit card number, we think the benefits
of security are worth it. Credit Card processing is handled
by a third party processor, InternetSecure.
InternetSecure Inc. is a Canadian Corporation founded in
1995 to develop a secure, on-line, real-time credit card
processing system for Internet merchants. When InternetSecure
transmits your data, they use only Secure Servers using
current encryption technology to encode your data safely.
The personal data we do store on our system is protected
by firewall and password. Our network firewall is a combination
of hardware and software designed to keep unauthorized users
from accessing our network. The password you select, along
with your unique email address, prevents others from accessing
your information. We suggest that you do not disclose your
password to anyone.
Third parties that have their own privacy policies that
may be different than ours provide Third Party Service Providers
- some of the services available through our website. You
providing your personal information to them.
Outside Links - While on OttawaLiving.ca,
you may be led to other web sites. Be aware that other sites
may collect data and personal information and operate according
to their own privacy practices. Please remember that, once
outside of our website, any information you submit is outside
of our control.
Disclosure - To provide you the best products
and services, we team with business partners. When you indicate
that you want to receive a product or service, or contact
a person or organization, we share the data needed for you
to receive what you have indicated. Occasionally, we hire
consultants that may need access to our member database
to perform their services for us. We take great care to
require that these business partners agree by contract not
to use any member information that they may receive access
OttawaLiving.ca may contract with outside companies to
administer our mailing lists or provide retail services.
Your personal information may be shared with an outside
company for the sole purpose of administering the products,
services and programs you have selected.
Contacting Us - If at any time you feel
that the OttwaLiving.ca website has not adhered to this
policy, email us at support@OttawaLiving.ca
and we'll do our best to determine any problem and quickly
respond. If you have questions or concerns about our privacy
policy, please contact us at support@OttawaLiving.ca.
And check this page periodically for changes in our privacy
any information that is inherent in the operation of the
Internet, and therefore beyond the control on OttawaLiving.ca
and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable
law or governmental regulation. We reserve the right at
our discretion to make changes to this policy at any time.
OttawaLiving.ca and its affiliates may disclose your personally
identifiable information if required to do so by law or
in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to
(1) conform to the requirements of the law or comply with
governmental orders, court orders, or legal process served
on OttawaLiving.ca or its affiliates; (2) protect and defend
the property or rights of OttawaLiving.ca and its affiliates
or the users of OttawaLiving.ca
Information presented here is being provided to you on
an "as-is" basis. OttawaLiving.ca and its affiliates
do not make any representations, warranties or guarantees,
express or implied, regarding the accuracy, correctness,
or completeness of such information, including, without
limitation, pricing, descriptions, designs, data and other
features. It is your sole responsibility to independently
evaluate the accuracy, correctness and completeness of the
information presented here. All information, including pricing,
is subject to change without notice.