Privacy Statement Privacy Statement

Welcome to the community service (referred to herein as the "Service"), owned and produced by Inc. (referred to herein as ""). The Service is made available subject to this Privacy Policy. This statement discloses the privacy practices of with regard to only. By using the Service, you agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

Contact information for questions regarding this statement should be directed to: Privacy Site Coordinator Inc.
18478 Ninth Line
Mount Albert, Ontario, Canada, L0G 1M0
[email protected]

This policy may be updated from time to time, so please check back periodically.

What information of yours does collect?

In registering for the Service, you provide us with a username, an email address, and complete the Service questionnaire. collects and posts all your responses to the questionnaire, including the zip code or postal code you provide and any photos or images that you post. At the end of the registration process, you may be asked whether you are interested in receiving information about certain topics that may be of interest; collects your responses to those questions. Also, each time you access the Service, collects and stores your Internet Protocol (IP) address. Occasionally, the Administrator of the community of which you are a member may send a survey to the community members; if you answer the survey, collects your survey responses. When you register with, if "I agree to receive offers from advertising partners" is listed and if you leave the box checked next to it, you explicitly authorize us to share your information with our advertising partners to contact you via email.

What are "cookies" and how does use them?

In addition to the information described above that collects, we also collect information "anonymously" using "cookies." A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred from a Web site to the hard drive of your computer so that the Web site may identify you and track your activities on the Web site. This unique number identifies your browser-- but not you -- to computers whenever you visit the Service. A cookie will not let a Web site know any personally identifiable information about you, such as your real name and address. does not collect personally identifiable information about any one person using cookies. Because cookies are only text files, they cannot run on your computer, search your computer for other information, or transmit any information to anyone. generally uses cookies to determine in what state your computer workstation is located. Third party advertising networks for may issue cookies when serving advertisements. and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the Double Click cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on a visitor's past visits to This is done in the form of Remarketing. Remarketing is used to advertise online to visitors who visit These ads are shown across the Internet, utilizing Display Advertising features of Google Analytics. Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ad Preferences Manager. An opt-out browser add-on is also available.

The use of cookies is now an industry standard, and you will find them used on most major Web sites. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can reset your browser either to notify you when you have received a cookie, or to refuse to accept cookies. You should understand that while does not require you to use cookies, certain areas of the Service will not function properly if you set your browser to not accept cookies. For example, you may have difficulty searching the Service, completing the Service questionnaire, and paying for your Service subscription.

What organization is collecting the information?

Information provided by you during your registration for and use of the Service is collected and maintained by may offer a service provided by a third party. Data collected is shared with the third party. If you do not want to have share your data, you can choose not to complete the offer provided by the third party.

This Privacy Policy does not cover third party data collection practices, and does not assume any responsibility for any actions of third parties.

Your California Privacy Rights under California's Shine-the-Light Law:

California law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the types of personal information disclosed to those parties. If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please submit your request in an email to [email protected].

How does use the information it collects? uses the username and password you provide at registration to provide and maintain the Service and your access to the Service. Your email address is used to verify your account and to communicate with you regarding the Service and your use of the Service. collects and displays on the Service all of the acceptable information you provide in completing the questionnaire, including the zip code you provide and any photos or images you post. Your credit card information is used to collect your subscription fee. uses the aggregate user data collected to inform our sponsors as to numbers of people who have certain demographic characteristics and the number of those people who have seen and "clicked" on their advertisement(s). We will also disclose to those third-party sponsors the overall demographics available regarding who saw and "clicked" on their advertisement. No personally identifiable information will be disclosed to these advertisers as part of this process; only information in an aggregate form. In addition, uses the aggregate data to perform statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our registered users and visitors and to measure user demographics. may, from time to time, use your information to contact you about changes or enhancements to the Service, and other products and services available on the Network.

If you enter a sweepstakes or a contest on, we will use the information you provided to contact you in the event you win. uses your IP address(es) in the event of a suspected violation of the Service terms and conditions. We may share information about you with our data security partners for cyber security, fraud, or risk.

In addition, may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide information on individual users to the appropriate governmental authorities, and may reveal information on individual users in order to protect such users' personal safety or the personal safety of others.

How can you access, edit or delete your information or remove your account? provides registered users the ability to access and edit the personal information in their user profiles. To access and edit the majority of your personal information, including your responses to the Service questionnaire and essays; your username; your password; the email address you listed with us; and other profile settings including allowing non-members to view your photo or profile; you must click the "Profile" link at the top of any page inside your account, and select the information you would like to update or revise.

How To Request Data Deletion

As part of our continuing dedication to data security, customer privacy, and privacy compliance, offers all customers the opportunity to request data deletion for the personal data associated with their account.

What is the data deletion process?

Once data deletion is requested and account ownership is confirmed, the data deletion request enters our queue. Generally, the data is deleted within 24 hours of the initial request. During the deletion process data is securely purged from databases and servers. Once data has been deleted it cannot be recovered.

How can I request data deletion?

You can submit a request to delete your personal data via your account removal page.

What kinds of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information? has security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control. While our employees have access to information, including your username, password, and credit card information, has strict rules on its employees to maintain all of this information in strict confidence and not to permit this information to be disseminated to third parties. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we make every effort to prevent such unfortunate occurrences. Your credit card number is encrypted prior to transmission.

You are ultimately responsible for the security of your username and password. Please take care when using and storing them. recommends that you do not divulge your password to anyone. You should log out of your browser at the end of each computer session to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence, especially if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.

What you can do to better protect yourself on the Internet

  • Know the risks - When you communicate with others online, you should be aware that, when disclosing personal information such as one's actual name, member name, e-mail address, etc., on a Web page, in a newsgroup, chat room or forum, that information may be collected and used by others to send you unsolicited e-mail from other parties, outside Some of the e-mail you receive may be useful to you, but some may not.
  • Educate yourself - Search the Web for as much information as you can about how to protect your privacy.
  • Use Symantec Encryption Solutions or another encryption program.

Last updated Dec 30, 2019