Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes how Island Buyers handles your personal information. We collect, use, and share personal information to help the Island Buyers website (IslandBuyers.ca) work and to keep it safe (details below). This policy is effective May 8, 2017.

The use any of the Island Buyers services and products provided by Island Buyers (“Island Buyers”) are subject to the provisions of this Privacy Policy, including any amendments or updates hereto. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the Island Buyers Terms & Conditions. If you do not agree to or accept this Privacy Policy, please do not use the IslandBuyers.ca website.

Island Buyers’s Privacy Policy is to share personal information only with the owner’s informed consent. With your consent, from time-to-time, Island Buyers may provide its business partners with contact details for direct marketing purposes of relevant services, products, and programs. If you no longer wish your information to be shared, please let us know. If you have further inquiries regarding Island Buyers’s information sharing practices, please let us know. The designated contact for these queries is located on the contact us page.

General

BY USING, ACCESSING OR DOWNLOADING THE WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO THE COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION (AS HEREUNDER DESCRIBED), ALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET HEREUNDER.

Island Buyers reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy for any changes. Your use of the Island Buyers following any amendment of this Privacy Policy will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms.

If you are under the age of 14, you are not eligible to use the IslandBuyers.ca website, and we ask you not to submit any personal information to us.

Please note that any video, image, or other content posted at the direction of Users onto the IslandBuyers.ca website becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Policy.

You can see, modify or erase most of your personal information by reviewing and modifying your posting. There may a charge associated with such requests but these will not exceed the amounts permitted by law. We delete personal information when we no longer need it for the purposes we described earlier. We retain personal information as permitted by law to resolve disputes, enforce our policies; and prevent bad users from coming back. We may update this policy at any time, with updates taking effect when you next use the site or after 30 days, whichever is sooner. If we or our corporate affiliates are involved in a merger or acquisition, we may share personal information with another company, but this policy will continue to apply.

Collection of Information Personal Information

Use of certain features of the Website may require submission of certain personal information, including your first and last name, email address, a nickname (or other user ID) and a password.

Information posted on IslandBuyers.ca is obviously publicly available. Our servers are located in the United States and around the world. Therefore, if you choose to provide us with personal information, you are consenting to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers. We collect and store the following personal information:

  • email address,
  • physical contact information,
  • and (depending on the service used) sometimes financial information
  • computer sign-on data,
  • statistics on page views,
  • traffic to and from IslandBuyers.ca and ad data (all through cookies you can take steps to disable the cookies on your browser although this is likely to affect your ability to use the site);
  • other information, including users IP address and standard web log information.

Use

We use users personal information to:

  • provide our services resolve disputes,
  • collect fees,
  • and troubleshoot problems;
  • encourage safe trading and enforce our policies,
  • customize users experience,
  • measure interest in our services,
  • improve our services and inform users about services and updates,
  • communicate marketing and promotional offers to you according to your preferences,
  • do other things for users as described when we collect the information.

IslandBuyers.ca may also collect or receive additional non-personally identifiable usage information specifically related to the use of a particular feature or offering on the IslandBuyers.ca website, and responses to the offerings and advertisements presented on the IslandBuyers.ca website. IslandBuyers.ca may also collect or receive (in some cases as part of the internet communication protocol) certain non-personally identifiable technical information, when the IslandBuyers.ca website and pages are visited or when a IslandBuyers.ca client is used. Google and the DoubleClick DART cookie: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

How is the information being used?

The information is used to operate and improve the features, offerings and content presented to you by Island Buyers, to personalize the content and advertisements provided to you; to fulfill your requests for products, programs, and services; to communicate with you and respond to your inquiries; to conduct research about your use of the IslandBuyers.ca website; and to help offer you other products, programs, or services that may be of interest.

Please note that IslandBuyers.ca may use your personally identifiable information to present offers to you on behalf of business partners and advertisers. Further, when you have requested information regarding an offer presented on the website from one or more of our vendors, your contact information may be communicated to that vendor only in an effort to more effectively respond to your enquiry. Your consent for this data collection and dissemination, as outlined in the Terms of Service, is required in order to access and utilize the services provided by Island Buyers, and its associated web properties.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, your information may be accessed and disclosed if and as required by legal procedures, as determined by IslandBuyers.ca in good faith. Furthermore, Island Buyers may transfer personally identifiable information in the event of a transfer of ownership of Island Buyers or any of its websites or products, in which case the information could become subject to a different privacy policy.

Security

Island Buyers has implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect and safeguard the personally identifiable information under our control from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification, unlawful destruction or accidental loss. All our personnel that have access to, and are associated with the processing of your personally identifiable information, are obligated to respect the confidentiality of the information.

Cookies

IslandBuyers.ca may use cookies or similar technologies to enhance and personalize your experience of the Website, including to operate and improve offerings through the IslandBuyers.ca website; to help authenticate your identity when you visit and transact with the IslandBuyers.ca website; to remember your preferences and registration information; to present and help measure and research the effectiveness of the various offerings, advertisements, and e-mail communications (by determining which e-mails you open and act upon); and to customize the content and advertisements provided to you.

We or our service providers may use “cookies” (small files placed on your hard drive) on certain of our pages to help analyze our web page flow; customize our services, content and advertising; measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety. A few important things you should know about cookies are that:

We offer certain features that are available only through the use of cookies. We use cookies to help identify you and maintain your signed-in status. You are always free to decline cookies if your browser permits, although doing so may interfere with your use of some of our sites or services. For more information on your choices about accepting cookies, consult your browser help function.

We sometimes work with service providers who may place cookies on your computer to collect anonymous information about how you use websites owned by IslandBuyers.ca and its affiliates. This information allows them to help us customize our content and advertising. We do not allow these companies to collect any personal information about you using these cookies.

Transfer of Personal Data to Other Countries

We may share your information with members of the Island Buyers Inc. corporate family to provide joint content and services (like registration, transactions and customer support), to help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts and violations of our policies, and to guide decisions about their products, services and communications. Members of our corporate family will use this information to send you marketing communications only if you have requested their services.

Third Party Ad Servers

Island Buyers or its advertisers may use other companies known as third party ad servers to help present advertisements online in connection with the IslandBuyers.ca website. These third party ad servers may use cookies or similar technologies to help present such advertisements, and to help measure and research the advertisements’ effectiveness. The use of these technologies by these third party ad servers is subject to their own privacy policies, not Island Buyers’.

Communications and Email Tools

You agree to receive marketing communications from us unless you tell us that you prefer not to receive such communications. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us, simply indicate your preference by following directions provided with the communication. You may not use our site or communication tools to harvest addresses, send spam or otherwise breach our Terms of Service or Privacy Policy. We may automatically scan and manually filter email messages sent via our communication tools for malicious activity or prohibited content, but we do not permanently store such messages. If you use our tools to send content to a friend, we do not permanently store your friends addresses or use or disclose them for marketing purposes.

Removal of Personally Identifiable Information Deletion (Opt-Out)

In order to delete the personally identifiable information you submitted, notify us on our contact us page that you wish to delete your personally identifiable information or any part thereof contained at our databases. Disclosure We do not sell or rent users personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without users explicit consent. We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a posting or other content violates others rights, or protect anyones rights, property, or safety. We may also share personal information with: corporate affiliates who help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts and provide joint services. (Our corporate affiliates will market only to users who ask them to). service providers who help with our business operations.

If you wish to modify or update your personally identifiable information, use the Website or application interface. If you need help, please contact us. Please note that deletion of your personally identifiable information from Island Buyers’s database will not prevent IslandBuyers.ca from using gathered anonymous information. This Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices exercised by other providers of products or services, advertisers or other web sites, or companies/people that Island Buyers does not own or control, or does not employ or manage.

Last updated: May 16, 2017. Island Buyers

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