How we care for the information you provide

SCGC Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or otherwise interact with https://www.simcoecountygreenbelt.ca (the “Site”).

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition believes in the value of community, which means the value of healthy communication and accurate information. We strive to be receptive to information presented us, and to give it careful, respectful, and responsible consideration. If you believe information we have is inaccurate or is being used in such a way that would be considered inaccurate, please contact us, at info@simcoecountygreenbelt.ca.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you visit the Site, certain information is about your device is automatically collected, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.” We refer to the activity of collecting information as “Collection”.

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

- “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

Most of what we gather during Collection passes through Google Analytics, which is described on Wikipedia as “a freemium web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic, currently as a platform inside the Google Marketing Platform brand.”

When you interact with us through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, home address, payment information (including credit card numbers), email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “User Information.” Interactions with us through the Site may include instances such as when someone RSVPs for an event, or when someone signs up to receive email alerts.

Interactions with us via social media platforms that we are present on, such as Facebook and Twitter, are also logged on the Platform. In the case of these data solely associated with those interactions on such social media platforms, data indicates only the given expression and the user name of the account associated with the action.

The Site functions on the Nationbuilder platform. The company Nationbuilder describes its software, which is what our Site runs on, as “the world’s #1 leadership platform”. More information about this software can be found here: https://nationbuilder.com/leadership_software. We refer to this software as the “Platform”.

The Platform integrates a website with a database in which stores User Information. The database allows User Information to be organized in various ways, including with the application of tags, through the compiling of lists, as well as according to various attributes that can be associated with respective instances of User Information, such as “Support Level”.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and User Information.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We use the User Information that we collect generally to determine and understand interests among those who interact with the Site, and with our organization generally, and to then communicate with those who interact with the Site and our organization generally in a manner that we hope will best achieve our organizational goals. You can learn more about these goals at https://www.simcoecountygreenbelt.ca/about_us.

Additionally, we use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our Users browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Paypal and Stripe to process donations. You can read their privacy polices here, https://www.paypal.com/ca/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full and here, https://stripe.com/ca/privacy. We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site--you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

As a coalition, we may share your Personal Information from time to time with our coalition members. Sharing will only be in accordance with the privacy policy as outlined here, including only for the purposes outlined herein. This means your Personal Information will only be shared and used by Coalition members strictly in furtherance of the goals of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition. You can find out who Coalition members are here, https://www.simcoecountygreenbelt.ca/about_us.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights. Recognizing the use of the term “may”, here, we will be guided by the aforementioned Guiding Principles in the sharing of Personal Information in response to lawful requests, recognizing that simply because something is lawful does not mean that it is right. History proves this point.

DO NOT TRACK
Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

DATA RETENTION
When you interact with us through the Site, we will maintain your User Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

CHANGES
We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. We will post notice of said updates prominently on the Site as well as on our associated social media accounts for a period of one week from said changes.

CONTACT US
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at info@simcoecountygreenbelt.ca or by mail using the details provided below:

Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition
36 Hillview Crescent, Midhurst, ON, L9X 1N4, Canada