This version in effect since January 1 2012
Protecting your privacy is important to BIRTH SOURCE. This Policy explains how BIRTH SOURCE collects, uses, and discloses the personal information you may provide while using BIRTH SOURCE's Web site (the "Web Site") and in its Electronic Publications, newsletter, and announcements ("Electronic Communications"). Any personal information you provide to us through the Web Site will be treated with care, and subject to this Policy will not be used or disclosed in ways to which you have not consented. By using the Web Site, you signify your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Policy. If you do not agree with this Policy, you may not use the Web Site.
Information Automatically Collected
Non-Identifiable Information - Like many other Web sites, the Web Site may automatically collect certain non-identifiable information regarding Web Site users, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the IP address of your Internet Service Provider, the date and time you access the Web Site, the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to the Web Site, the operating system you are using, the sections of the Web Site you visit, the Web Site pages read and images viewed, and the materials you post to or download from the Web Site. This non-identifiable information is used for Web Site and system administration purposes and to improve the Web Site. Your non-identifiable information may be disclosed to others and permanently archived for future use.
Cookies - The Web Site may use "cookies", a technology that installs information on a Web Site user's computer to permit the Web Site to recognize future visits using that computer. Cookies enhance the convenience and use of the Web Site. You may choose to decline cookies if your browser permits, but doing so may affect your use of the Web Site and your ability to access certain features of the Web Site.
Personal Information You Specifically Provide to the Web Site
Your Personal Information - During your use of the Web Site, you may be asked to voluntarily provide certain personal information (such as your name, email address, postal address, and telephone number) for purposes such as facilitating communications with you or for applying for access to certain special features or areas of the Web Site.
Emails from BIRTH SOURCE - If you provide your email address, BIRTH SOURCE may send to you, from time to time, email containing information about BIRTH SOURCE and other matters it believes will interest you. At any time you may ask BIRTH SOURCE to stop sending you email and other information by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tracking Information - In addition, BIRTH SOURCE may use non-personal information to create aggregate tracking information reports regarding Web Site user demographics and Web Site traffic patterns. None of the tracking information in the reports can be connected to the identities or other personal information of individual users. BIRTH SOURCE also may link tracking information with Web site users' personal information. Once such a link is made, all of the linked information is treated as personal information and will be used and disclosed only in accordance with this Policy, and in accordance with the law.
Disclosure of Your Personal Information - BIRTH SOURCE may disclose your personal information to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information or where BIRTH SOURCE has reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful in the investigation of unlawful activity, or to comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of information, or to comply with court rules regarding the production of records and information, or to protectBIRTH SOURCE's rights and property. If BIRTH SOURCE is involved in a merger or other reorganization, BIRTH SOURCE may disclose your personal information to the resulting organization.
Storing and Securing Your Information - BIRTH SOURCE may store and process your personal information in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and at BIRTH SOURCE's various offices in Canada. To help protect the confidentiality of your personal information, BIRTH SOURCE employs security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. Nevertheless, due to the nature of the Internet and Internet technologies, security and privacy risks cannot be eliminated and BIRTH SOURCE cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Policy.
Accessing Your Personal Information - You may request access to your personal information and information about BIRTH SOURCE’s collection, use and disclosure of that information by contacting BIRTH SOURCE at email@example.com. BIRTH SOURCE has a Privacy Officers who are responsible for the protection of personal information and compliance with privacy-related legislation in various jurisdictions. Your enquiries will be forwarded to the appropriate Privacy Officer when it is received. Subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law, you will be given reasonable access to your personal information, and will be entitled to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and to have it amended as appropriate. You can help BIRTH SOURCE maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying BIRTH SOURCE of any changes to your personal information.
Withdrawal of Consent - In some jurisdictions, you may withdraw your consent to the use and intention of personal information about you. To do this, please contact our Privacy Officers firstname.lastname@example.org as noted above. Additionally, we routinely provide "opt out" or "unsubscribe" instructions on our Electronic Communications to provide for removal of your name from future transmissions.
Other Web sites - The Web Site may contain links to other Web sites or Internet resources. When you click on one of those links you are contacting another Web site or Internet resource that may collect information about you voluntarily or through cookies or other technologies. BIRTH SOURCE has no responsibility or liability for or control over those other Web sites or Internet resources or their collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.
Web Site Use Agreement - The Web Site Use Agreement governing your use of the Web Site (which may be viewed by clicking here) contains important provisions disclaiming and excluding the liability of BIRTH SOURCE and others regarding your use of the Web Site and provisions determining the applicable law and exclusive jurisdiction for the resolution of any disputes regarding your use of the Web Site. Each of those provisions also applies to any disputes that may arise in relation to this Policy and the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, and are of the same force and effect as if they had been reproduced directly in this Policy.
Former Users - If you stop using the Web Site or your permission to use the Web Site is terminated byBIRTH SOURCE,BIRTH SOURCE may continue to use and disclose your personal information in accordance with this Policy as amended from time to time, and subject to compliance with the law.
Electronic Communications - Generally - Electronic Communications are not to be construed as legal advice. Delivering of the same will not instantiate or begin any relationship between BIRTH SOURCE and the recipient as Solicitor and Client. Electronic Communications are meant to provide access to information and knowledge of interest generally, and not with respect to your particular facts or circumstances. If an Electronic Communication raises any point of interest, please feel free to contact one of our professionals to arrange for a consultation.
Your Comments - If you have any comments or questions about this Policy or your personal information, please contact BIRTH SOURCE at email@example.com