James Chow for Ward 23

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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.jameschow.ca/.


General Privacy Policy

CONFIDENTIALITY

All information collected from you will be maintained by this site and any of our subdomains as applicable) or by trusted third parties working as our agents – namely Statcounter and various Google products . We take precautions to maintain both the security and the confidentiality of the information we collect from you.

However if we are legally compelled to disclose any of the collected information by court order, intervention of a law enforcement agency or other similarly empowered entity or legal mechanism, they in turn are empowered to obtain further identifiable information from the ISP’s that are involved. In addition, we reserve the right to initiate legal proceedings against any disruptive visitor when we believe it is necessary to protect our service, site or members.

COOKIES

We may make use of cookies from time to time to track the movement of our visitors around the site and assets, to enable our members to remain logged into our services during page transitions and for various other purposes relating to the normal operation of our site. The non-identifiable information (i.e. not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) encoded in each of these cookies will only be readable by the site which has set them, i.e. this site(for the cookies set, if any, by this site), www.google.com/analytics/ (for the cookies set, if any, by Google Analytics ) and statcounter.com (for the cookies set, if any, by Statcounter ).

We also may at times use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use non-identifiable information (i.e. 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. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, visit Google’s ad privacy policy .

Some pages on our site may include third party website content through the use of iframes or embedded external media, which may also bring about their own cookies, and which provide their own privacy policies.

No other cookies are involved on our site to the best of our knowledge.

The tracking information we collect is used to provide visitors and members with a tailored service that meets their specific needs and for statistical purposes. It is non-identifiable information (i.e. it does not include your name, address, email address, or telephone number).

LINKS TO EXTERNAL SITES

You should be aware that if you follow a link to other external web sites from our site, you will be subject to the terms, conditions and privacy policies of those other sites. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, and collect and/or disclose personal information from its users. The privacy policies of such sites may differ significantly from our policies and practices. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites and cannot guarantee the security of any personal information collected on such sites. We generally do take precautions to avoid linking to any sites which, at the time of publication of our web content , exhibit symptoms of nefarious activity.


GDPR SPECIFIC

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. For this site it’s AKISMET. However we don’t actually allow comments.

Your contact information

Only authorized users who can log in have some basic contact information stored on the site.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We don’t actually collect any data except for authorized users who need to log in.

What data breach procedures we have in place

This site is kept up-to-date at all times. It is protected by WORDFENCE. If any hacking occurs despite this, the site will be promptly shut down, analysed and cleaned up before being reinstated, with all passwords changed.

What third parties we receive data from

No data is received on this site. Externally we have Statcounter and Google Analytics data.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None for visitors. Logged in users remain logged in unless they refuse cookies.

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