Privacy Policy

Privacy of personal information is an important principle to me. I am committed to collecting and using personal information responsibly and only to the extent necessary for providing data on website usage. I endeavour to be open and transparent as to how we handle personal information. This document describes m yprivacy policies.

What is Considered Personal Information?

Personal information is information about an identifiable individual. Personal information includes information that relates to their personal characteristics (e.g., gender, age, income, ethnic background, family status). Your privacy is very important to us and we are committed to safeguarding your information. I do not, and will not, sell or rent your personal information to other organizations, associations, or businesses.

Release Without Consent

In most cases, I will not release your information without your consent. However, I must provide information in response to a valid demand, search warrant, subpoena or court order based upon a request by a government institution or where otherwise required by law.

Protecting Personal Information

I understand the importance of protecting personal information. For that reason, I have taken the following steps:

  • sensitive paper information is either under supervision or in a secured location;
  • electronic data is protected by the use of passwords, firewalls and encryption methods; and
  • I am trained to be aware of the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of personal information in my control.

Retention and Destruction of Personal Information

I need to retain personal information for some time to ensure that I can answer any questions you might have about the services provided and for our own accountability to external regulatory bodies. I keep your personal information for an appropriate period to meet legislative requirements and for historical archival needs.

Google Analytics

We use "Google Analytics" to collect information about the use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use (as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

Google Analytics employs cookies to define user sessions, which allows for the collection of data about how visitors are using the websites. Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies for data analysis. This means that the cookies are linked to a specific website domain, and Google Analytics will only use that cookie data for statistical analysis related to your browsing behavior on that specific website. According to Google, the data collected cannot be altered or retrieved by services from other domains.

If you choose, you can opt-out by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your web browser or using Google Analytics' currently available opt-outs for the web.

Do you have a Concern?

If you have any concerns about this policy, contact us.