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Privacy Policy

We take the privacy rights of users of this Site very seriously and seek to ensure the highest standards of compliance with Canadian data protection laws and regulations.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated in and subject to the Site Terms of Use.  This Privacy Policy explains to You (as relevant) or otherwise how Your Data is gathered and used on the Site.  You expressly consent to the use of Your Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

1.      Your Data

1.1.   "Your Data" means any information about You which is personally identifiable, including, without limitation, Your name, address, telephone number, email address, employer, Member Name, Password, comments, profiles, personal descriptions, photos and other information from which You can be identified and which You may disclose to Us or otherwise via the Site at any time.

2.      When do We collect Your data?

2.1.   If You register as a Member, We collect Data when You:

2.1.1.      register as a Member;

2.1.2.      update Your Member Profile or Settings; 

2.1.3.      post an entry on the Site; and

2.1.4.     when You provide or otherwise disclose Your Data to Us through the Site at any other time.

2.2.   If You use the Site (whether or not You are a Member), We collect Your Data from You:

2.2.1.      when You make a complaint or enquiry or provide other feedback to Us;

2.2.2.      when You request that information be sent to You;

2.2.3.      in monitoring Your communications sent via and use of the Site to ensure and check compliance with the Site Terms of Use or otherwise as required by law; and

2.2.4.      when You disclose Your Data to Us or otherwise through the Site at any other time.

3.      How do We use Your Data:

3.1.   We use Your Data to:

3.1.1.      monitor, develop and improve the Site, services and Your experience;

3.1.2.      process Your registration as a Member and to process and administer Your Membership (where appropriate);

3.1.3.      process and deal with any complaints or enquiries made by or about You;

3.1.4.      investigate any suspected breach of the Site Terms of Use or otherwise relating to You and to monitor compliance including by way of checking postings to the Site, retaining forum or chat room exchanges and using keyword triggers to investigate usage that may be inappropriate;

3.1.5.      where (and only where) requested by You, to send You and keep You updated with information by email about upcoming events and other activities; and

3.1.6.      to notify you of new content on the Site posted by other members.

3.2.   To opt-out of receiving any information pursuant to paragraphs 3.1.5 or 3.1.6, You can email us at stating Your Username and from whom You do not wish to receive further communications.

4.      Will we pass on Your Data to third parties?

4.1.   We may pass Your Data to other parties as follows:

4.1.1.      Where relevant, Your Member Name and information you voluntarily provide in Your Member profile will be published on the Members' area of the site and this will be the identity by which You are known on the Site.  Where other Members wish to chat or otherwise contact You, they will be able to identify You by Your Member Name and any other information You may yourself disclose via the Site.

4.1.2.      To other Members, Our employees and agents to administer the Site, Your Membership and the services provided to You by Us now or in the future.

4.1.3.      We may disclose Your Data to the police, regulatory bodies or legal advisers in connection with any alleged criminal offence or suspected breach of the Terms of Use by You or otherwise where required by law.

4.2.   We do not pass or sell Your Data to third persons for any other purpose than those set out in 4.1 above.  

4.3.   Always think carefully before disclosing Your Data or other information to other Members or otherwise posting Your Data on the Site.  It is important that You are aware that any of Your Data or other information which You disclose to another Member may then be disclosed on the Site by that Member. As stated in the Terms of Use, We have no responsibility or control over the contents of communications made between Members.

5.      Data Security

5.1.   We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect Your Data.  All the Data collected by Us is stored on a secure server.

6.      Cookies

6.1.   Cookies are small pieces of information stored by Your browser on Your computer's hard drive.  We use cookies to allow Us to understand who has seen which pages of the Site, to determine how frequently particular pages are visited, to determine the most popular areas of the Site and generally in order to monitor usage of the Site.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, though You do not have to.  We do not control the use of cookies by third parties.  If You wish to disable cookies then You can do so by readjusting Your browser settings although please note that by disabling cookies You may not be able to register with or use all features of the Site.

6.2.   For more information on cookies and how to disable them, You can consult the information provided by the Interactive Advertising Bureau at

7.      Access to and Updating Your Data

7.1.   Where You are a Member, You may access and update Your Data contained in Your Member Account accessed by the "My Account » Edit" link.  You must make sure that You update Your Data as soon as possible with any and all relevant changes.

8.      Other links

8.1   Please be aware that the Site may link to other web sites that may be accessed by You through Our Site.  We are not responsible for the data policies, content or security of these linked web sites.  We do not have any control over the use to which third parties may put Your Data where You choose to purchase products or services or otherwise to contact them via this Site.

9.      Transfer Outside Canada

9.1   This Site is accessible via the internet and therefore may potentially be accessed by anyone around the world.  Other Members may also be or access the Site from outside Canada.  This means that, where You post Your Data on the Site, this could be accessed from anywhere around the world and therefore a transfer of Your Data outside of Canada may be deemed to have occurred.  You consent to such transfer of Your Data for and by way of this purpose.

10.  Contact Us

10.1   If You have any comments or queries in connection with Our privacy policy, please contact Us by email at, stating Your Username and the nature of your concern or complaint.