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Privacy Policy

The Gabriola Community Exchange is operated by AIP Consulting. Our Privacy Policy was designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you might provide us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our website and services. By using The Gabriola Community Exchange and its related services and providing us with your personal information, you are accepting the privacy practices described in this policy statement.

This Privacy Policy may be updated or modified by Gabriola Community Exchange at any time, subject to Gabriola Community Exchange giving reasonable notice of the revised terms, either by e-mail or by posting a notice on the Gabriola Community Exchange, prior to the revisions taking effect.  By continuing to access the Gabriola Community Exchange after the effective date of any revisions, you are deemed to have accepted the revisions.

Information Collection and Use

We use ‘personal information’ (as defined under applicable Canadian laws). for the purposes of administration, customer service and making available other services to you. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. We use non-personally-identifiable information including IP addresses and aggregate user data to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track movement around the site and to gather demographic information about our membership base as a whole.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

Gabriola Community Exchange collects personal information from users of our website and uses such personal information as is reasonably required to process your registration in order to provide our services to you.  Contact information that you provide to Gabriola Community Exchange may be used to contact you in connection with the website. For instance, we may use your contact information to provide periodic notices regarding changes to the website or regarding new services or products.

This website allows you to publish personal information about yourself and others. By publishing your personal information on such pages, by email and on our forums, you consent to the publication of such personal information. By publishing personal information about another individual, you represent that you have, where required by applicable privacy laws, obtained the consent of such individuals to publish such information.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Gabriola Community Exchange will not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with your consent or as required or permitted by law.

Cookies and IP Addresses

Gabriola Community Exchange may use your IP address to gather broad demographic information about our users, diagnose problems with our systems, and administer the website. The website is entitled to use cookies to save your password so that you are not required to re-enter it while you use the website.

Links

The Gabriola Community Exchange contains links and embedded links to other websites. Gabriola Community Exchange is not responsible for the privacy practises or the content of such websites. Please ensure you review the privacy policies of the websites that you visit or services that you use via the Gabriola Community Exchange.

Security

Gabriola Community Exchange protects against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personal information with security measures appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. However, it is possible that any information transmitted via the Internet may be intercepted by unknown third parties.

Protection of Children On-Line

The privacy of children is important to Gabriola Community Exchange.  We encourage parents to review our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service Agreement and other documents where applicable, available on our websites.

Gabriola Community Exchange asks that minors do not submit any personal information to us. Our services are only available to individuals who can form legally binding contracts.  Gabriola Community Exchange does not intentionally collect or use a child’s personal data.

Opt-Out

When appropriate, users of the website are given the opportunity to (i) opt-out of receiving communications from us, (ii) remove their personal information from our records, or (iii) elect to no longer receive services from us. If you wish to opt-out of receiving further communications, please contact Gabriola Community Exchange by email.

Corrections/Contact

Contact ‘privacy’ to modify or correct any of your personal information that is under our control. You may also direct a written complaint regarding compliance with this Privacy Policy to ‘privacy’ and, within a reasonable period of time after receiving the written complaint, an investigation into the matter will be conducted.  Gabriola Community Exchange will take the appropriate measures necessary to rectify the source of the complaint.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or Gabriola Community Exchange’s collection, use, disclosure, or retention of your personal information in connection with this Site, please contact us.