Thank you for your interest in Energy IQ. 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 when signing up for the newsletter, such as:
- email address
We may use the information in these ways:
We use your email address in order to deliver the Energy IQ newsletter. We may also send you further information about the website, Canadian Geographic magazine, its offers, or other products produced under its name.
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 the creators of Energy IQ, Canadian Geographic and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), to 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 e-mail address, province, etc. beyond providing you with the newsletter or information you requested. See “Contact Us” below. 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. We keep your information for the time we are providing you with the newsletter or information you requested, and for a reasonable time thereafter in the event that you wish to resume service/contact. 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 Canadian Geographic Enterprises regarding privacy matters in any one of the following ways:
From time to time, we may update our privacy statement. Please review this policy periodically.
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