Your privacy is very important to us and we believe in giving you
full disclosure about the kinds of information we gather and what
we do with it. We also want to give you a choice about the use of
your personal information.
Personally identifiable information
This is information you may have given us specifically about who
you are, such as:
• name, mailing address, email address, user name, password
• demographic information (such as age and education)
• your interests and preferences
• transactional information (such as the history of your purchases
or the fact that your name and address was obtained by us on a contest
We may use the information in these ways:
We use your name and address (postal and/or email) in order to
deliver the product, information or service you requested and to
follow up with you about the transaction (i.e., send a bill). We
may also send you further information about the publication, its
offers, or other products produced under its name.
Your credit card number, debit card number, or banking information
for pre-authorized payments is used only for processing payments
and for presenting you with payment options — not for marketing
This is information that cannot personally identify you, such as:
• System Information. The type of operating system you are using
(eg. Windows 98, Mac OS), the domain name of your Internet Service
Provider (ISP) (eg. AOL, Sympatico, Rogers Internet) and the type
of browser you are using (eg. Netscape, Internet Explorer). Browser
information (i.e. the URL of the web page you were just on, the IP
address of the computer you are using and your domain type) is automatically
recorded as part of transmitting information over the Internet. We
may use it to help us display information in the best format for you.
• Cookies. A cookie is a small text file we place in your browser's
files. No one else can read this file. Cookies allow our server to
recognize you when you return to our site, so you don't have to re-register
and so we can retain any preferences you may have given us. If you
do not wish to receive cookies, most browsers allow you to be alerted
when a cookie is sent to your computer, so you can decide whether
to accept it.
• Statistical Reports. We may develop summary reports to help
us and our advertisers better understand our audience and provide
web content and advertisements that are more likely to be of interest
to you. For example, we may report total number of visitors to our
site in general or to specific pages, average length of visit, etc.
No identifying data about individuals would be reported.
• "Clickstream" Data. During your visit to our sites, we may
record choices you have made and use this to provide more customized
content or advertising. The data does not identify you and is not
retained after your visit. This is sometimes called "clickstream" data.
If we do market research studies or polls in any area that will only
be reported in aggregate, this will be indicated.
Control of Your Information
You always have the option to instruct us not to use your name,
address, e-mail address, etc. beyond providing you with the product,
information or service you requested. See "Contact Us" above.
E-mail communications will always include an "Unsubscribe" option.
We make every reasonable effort to protect against the loss, misuse,
and alteration of personal information under our control. Our security
policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary.
Only authorized individuals and suppliers have access to customer
information. Where information is sent to a third party for processing,
we make sure, through our contracts with them, that all customer
information is kept secure. We keep your information for the time
we are providing you with a product or service, and for a reasonable
time thereafter in the event that you wish to resume service.
We operate secure data networks protected by industry standard
firewall and password protection systems. Credit card information
is processed using industry-standard encryption and security. We
do not collect personal information from bulletin boards or forums.
However, we cannot guarantee that personal information voluntarily
disclosed on message boards and discussion groups will not be collected
and used by others, which may result in unsolicited messages to
you from other parties.
You may contact The Canadian Council for Geographic Education regarding privacy
matters in any one of the following ways:
Canadian Council for Geographic Education
Suite 200, 1155 Lola Street
Telephone: (613) 745-4629
Fax: (613) 744-0947
From time to time, we may update our privacy statement. Please
review this policy periodically.
No part of this website may be reproduced in any form without
the express written consent of the Canadian Council for Geographic Education.