Your privacy and the integrity of any information you provide are important to us. CanSport has developed the following policy pursuant to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, 2000 c.5. (the "Privacy Act").
In the course of operating Gretzky.com, CanSport may collect both Non-Personal Information and Personal Information about its users.
"Non-Personal Information" is information of an anonymous nature, including but not limited to your Internet Protocol Address ("IP Address"), 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 compiled by CanSport, such as demographic statistics of our users (e.g. average age or geographical allocation of our users), number of visitors, average time spent on Gretzky.com and ads clicked through, is also considered Non-Personal Information.
Non-Personal Information is collected or derived by us in the course of operating Gretzky.com. 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 Gretzky.com. Non-Personal Information is used by CanSport as described below.
Business contact information such as the name, title, business address, email address or telephone number of a business or professional person or an employee of an organization is not considered Personal Information.
During normal website usage, it is possible to use Gretzky.com without communicating any personal information. However, to make use of certain features on our sites, such as contests, quizzes, promotions, personalized services, subscriptions or newsletters, users may be asked to register with Gretzky.com. As part of this voluntary registration, Gretzky.com may request contact information and other data required for operating these services.
"Personal Information" is personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, email address, birth date and gender. CanSport can only collect Personal Information from you if you voluntarily provide it. By sending us a comment or suggestion, by entering any available chatroom or bulletin board, or by entering a contest that is posted on Gretzky.com, you will be consenting to the collection, use and distribution of your Personal Information by CanSport for the purposes set out below. You are under no obligation to provide CanSport with Personal Information and can access and enjoy many parts of Gretzky.com without providing any Personal Information. Among other things, the following is a representative list of reasons CanSport may ask for your Personal Information:
CanSport may receive Personal Information from its business partners and other third parties, provided that such third parties confirm to us that they have obtained your consent to the disclosure of your Personal Information. CanSport will not use this information except for the purposes that you have consented to with CanSportís business partners or other third parties who collected the information. CanSport can rely on the representations of its business partners and other third parties that the proper consents were obtained when the Personal Information was collected.
CanSport will only use Personal Information for the purposes stated at the time of collection and pursuant to the Privacy Act, or as otherwise set out in this section:
Your Personal Information will not be sold or rented to anyone.
CanSport will only disclose your Personal Information to third parties:
Non-Personal Information is used generally by CanSport to monitor and improve the operation of Gretzky.com, to perform statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our users, to measure user demographics and interests regarding specific Gretzky.com services, to describe our services to third parties such as prospective business partners and advertisers and to analyze how and where best to use our resources. No Personal Information will be disclosed during these activities.
CanSport also may share this information with our affiliates, suppliers, sponsors and advertisers. CanSport may use Non-Personal Information to inform our sponsors and advertisers as to the performance of a particular sponsorship (such as a contest) or advertisement. In such case CanSport may disclose to those third-party sponsors and advertisers the overall aggregate demographics available regarding, for example who participated in a contest or who saw and "clicked" on an advertisement. No Personal Information will be disclosed to these sponsors and advertisers as part of this process; only information in an anonymous, aggregate form will be disclosed.
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An IP Address is the unique number which is assigned to every direct Internet access point. IP Addresses do not contain any Personal Information. When you, through your browser, request a web page or similar Internet information from another computer on the Internet, your browser automatically provides that computer with an IP address to which it will send the requested information.
Whenever you request a Gretzky.com web page or certain other similar Gretzky.com content, your browser automatically provides our computers with your IP Address, to which our computers will send the requested information. Each such request is logged by our computers with information including the IP Address of the computer that requested the page and is stored by our computers as needed for the purposes described in this policy.
CanSport may use your IP Address to display more appropriate and relevant content and advertising, such as content and advertising based on your geographic area. Aggregate information derived from IP Addresses may be reported by CanSport to its advertisers and partners. For example, CanSport may report to its advertisers the estimated total number of users accessing Gretzky.com from a specific province.
CanSport may use your IP Address to facilitate the diagnoses and remedy of a technical problem reported by you or our technical team.
Certain Gretzky.com services may contain electronic images known as Web Beacons - sometimes called single-pixel gifs - that allow CanSport to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. Web Beacons are not used to access your Personal Information. They are a technique used to compile aggregated statistics about Gretzky.com usage. Web Beacons collect only a limited set of information including a Cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides. Gretzky.com may also contain Web Beacons placed there by our advertising partners to help CanSport determine the effectiveness of our Internet advertising campaigns.
At any time, you may remove your Personal Information from our database by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your username and "remove me" in the subject line.
Gretzky.com may contain links to other websites and services. While CanSport tries to link only to sites and services that share our high standards and respect for privacy, please understand that CanSport is not responsible for the content of, or the privacy practices employed by, other companies or websites. This policy applies only to Gretzky.com.
CanSport will try to ensure that information about you is accurate, complete and up-to-date. However, please inform CanSport to whom you provided your information of any change of name, address or other information. In the event you have questions about the accuracy of factual information CanSport has collected about you, you will have access to that information in order to verify and update it. If CanSport has disclosed inaccurate information about you to a third party, CanSport will be pleased to contact the third party in order to correct the information.