BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS POLICY, AS MODIFIED FROM TIME TO TIME.
Using the Website
Maple Tree Publishing Inc. (“Maple Tree”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is the operator of the Website, although software, hosting and other functions and content may be provided by service providers (“Service Providers”).
This Policy describes the type of personal information we collect from visitors to the Website, what we do with that information, whom we share it with, how we protect it, and how visitors can update and control the use of personal information in our custody or control.
“Personal information” is information that is regulated by applicable personal information privacy statutes in force in Canada, and generally refers to information about an identifiable individual. This Policy applies to our online data collection from the Website. This Policy does not apply to information you may provide on other websites that we do not control.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ABIDE BY THIS POLICY OR ANY FUTURE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT USE THE WEBSITE.
Except as described below, we do not collect or require visitors to the Website to disclose any personal information. We collect non-personally-identifiable 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. Our purpose in collecting non‑personally-identifiable information is to better understand how our visitors use the Website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifiable information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in usage of the Website.
We also may automatically collect some computer generated information such as your Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which could be used to identify you. We do not use such information to identify you, do not link the information to your personal information, nor do we disclose such information to third parties, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personal information, as described below, should you decide to identify yourself to us.
Collection of Personal Information
Certain visitors choose to interact with the Website in ways that require us to know a little bit more about them. The amount and type of personal information that we collect depends on the nature of the interaction.
Classified Ads. If you post a classified ad, we will collect your name, email address, partial address and a password, and any other optional information you provide to us.
Blog. If you make an entry in our Blog, we will collect your name and display it on the Blog. We will also collect your email address. We will not display your email address on the Blog posting.
Contests. If you enter one of our contests, we will collect your name and email address.
Emails. If you send us an email, whether by clicking on “Contact Us” or otherwise, we will collect your email address and any other personal information you include in the email.
We will also collect personal information about you if you send us a book order or make an enquiry about advertising on the Website.
Use of Personal Information
We use personal information for the following purposes:
To identify you and ensure that a classified ad, blog entry, contest entry, email or other communication sent to us is genuine.
To post on the website a classified ad or blog entry you have submitted.
To contact you if you win one of the prizes in a contest.
To contact you if you have sent us a communication.
In addition, if you do not opt-out, we may use your personal information for the purposes of compiling a customer profile about you and for marketing purposes, such as sending you information via the Website mailing list.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Business Partners and Service Providers: We may transfer personal information to Service Providers that: (a) need to know this information in order to collect, use, disclose, store or process it on our behalf for the purposes set out in this Policy, or to provide services offered through or relating to the Website; and (b) have agreed by contractual or other means to protect your personal information and not to disclose it to others. Some of our Service Providers may be located in jurisdictions outside of Canada (including in the United States) that may have different privacy standards and regulations than those in Canada.
Business Transactions: Personal information may be used by us and disclosed to parties connected with the proposed or actual financing, securitization, insuring, sale, assignment or other disposal of all or part of our business or assets, for the purposes of evaluating and/or performing the proposed transaction.
Our assignees or successors of our business or assets may use and disclose your personal information for similar purposes as those described in this Policy.
Legal: We may disclose your personal information without your consent, as permitted or required by law, including pursuant to a court order or subpoena, as required by applicable Canadian and foreign laws applicable to us or our Service Providers, or pursuant to lawful requirements to disclose personal information to government authorities.
Posting to Public Areas of the Website
If you post any of your personal information in public areas of the Website, such as in blogs or email inboxes, such information may be collected and used by other users over whom we have no control. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of the Website.
Generally, by providing us with personal information, we will assume that you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of such information for the purposes identified or described in this Policy, if applicable, or otherwise at the time of collection.
You may withdraw your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of personal information at any time, subject to contractual and legal restrictions and reasonable notice. If you withdraw your consent to certain uses of your personal information, we may no longer be able to provide certain of our products or services.
We may collect, use or disclose your personal information without your consent where required or permitted under applicable law for example to comply with a court order, to comply with local or federal regulations or a legally permitted inquiry by a government agency, or to collect a debt owed to us.
Links to Third-Party Websites and Services
The Website may include links to other websites. The privacy customs and policies of these sites may be different from ours. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties or websites, you are subject to the privacy customs and policies of those parties or websites. We cannot be responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by anyone else.
The Website is not intended for children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18.
We may, in our sole discretion, change this Policy from time to time. Material changes to this Policy will be disclosed through a notice on the Website. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Policy. Your continued provision of personal information or use of our services following any changes to this Policy constitutes your acceptance of any such changes.
If you no longer wish to receive materials distributed by our mailing list, you should unsubscribe by using the unsubscribe link located in the email message. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not want us to disclose your personal information to third parties or to use it for purposes other than your participation on the Website.
If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact David Dunkelman by email at email@example.com.