What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Like most website operators, Canada Crossroads collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.
Canada Crossroads’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Canada Crossroads’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Canada Crossroads may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Canada Crossroads also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://www.canadacrossroads.com blog posts. Canada Crossroads only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Canada Crossroads’s websites choose to interact with Canada Crossroads in ways that require Canada Crossroads to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Canada Crossroads gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. Like email or newsletter sign-ups.
Contact forms & Email subscriptions
We use contact forms to enable you to contact us directly through the website. We will always indicate if your email will be added to any list when you complete a contact form and will enable you to opt-out of this subscription. You will be asked to re-confirm your email address to subscribe to our emails and newsletters.
Automatically collected information
Information that may automatically be collected when you land on our site is your IP address, operating system, browser type when you accessed our site, who referred you, what you do while and how you behave while on our website, links you clicked.
This information is anonymous and used for statistical purposes only.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
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.
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.
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 visit our login page, 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
Who we share your data with
Third Party use of information
We have partnered with the following services to help us in operating and measuring success & issues on our website
Google Analytics We use Google Analytics to track traffic and website statistics. They may receive anonymous aggregated information such as your location, how you landed on our site, links clicked, you long you stayed on our site, and other statistics.
MonsterInsights We use MonsterInsights to track our traffic and website statistics.
ConvertKit Our newsletter, email updates, marketing campaigns, and mailing subscription is provided by a 3rd party company called ConvertKit. Unless you explicitly gave us permission to email you for our newsletter or marketing purposes we will not use your email address to contact you.
All our subscriptions are double opt-in and meet GDPR requirements.
We will not offer any hidden promotions in order to trick you to sign up for our mailing list. It is our goal to be transparent about what you are signing up for.
It is your right to opt-out of our subscription list at any time. You can do this at the bottom of any of our emails (to unsubscribe) or you can email us and ask to be taken off our mailing list. Once you opt-out will are permanently removed from our mailing list along with your data.
SiteGround SiteGround is our hosting platform. They may receive your IP address, cookie information, and any data they need to ensure our website is visible and running to the public.
WordPress WordPress is the company we use to create our online website. They may receive analytics data from you, such as your IP address, your name, and email if you comment on our posts and other data.
How long is the data collected?
Sometimes when a visitor leaves a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize, approve, and respond to any follow-up comments.
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.
You have the right to know how your data is used and collected.
- You can request access to your personal data
- You can request a copy of your personal data
- You can request correction or deletion of your personal data;
- You have the right to request that we delete all data that we hold about you, and we must delete such data without undue delay
- You can request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and
- You can request to opt-out (of emails and newsletters). This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
You can contact us if you are concerned with the data we use and collect on you.
If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (AKA the “GDPR”), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law.
Why we collect data?
- To measure and gauge how well our articles are doing
- To improve (include or delete)upon any pertinent information related to the blog post published. For example, more elaborate tips on traveling to India. We can update a blog post published based on a reader’s feedback.
- To monitor the effectiveness of our social media channels and advertising.
- To send you information about travel-related tips via our newsletter if you signed up for it. You can opt-out of this at any time.
- To respond to your comments and concerns
- To respond to your emails or questions sent to us via email
- To send you marketing material if you gave us consent. You can opt-out of this at any time.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
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