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Atlantic Canada Showcase  Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

Welcome to the official website of Atlantic Canada Showcase (ACS). ACS has a commitment to the privacy of our website users. Because visitors to our website are important, we do not capture personal information about them without their permission. We endeavor to collect only the minimum amount of non-personally identifiable information needed to meet the purposes for which the website was created. ACS does not actively market to children, and we never knowingly ask a child under 13 to divulge personal information.

This statement applies solely to information collected at www.atlanticcanadashowcase.com. Your use of this site indicates your agreement with the privacy policies outlined below. Please note that this policy may change from time to time, so check this page periodically for changes.

NOTE: Last updated April 16, 2014.

INFORMATION AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED AND STORED BY THIS SITE

Any time you use the ACS websites noted above, our server automatically records information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your search request, Internet Protocol address, IP geographic location, browser type, browser language, and the date and time of your request. These IP addresses and domain names are captured (logged) and summarized as part of system administration to monitor the use of the website. We may also monitor a visitor’s movement within our site, as well as review Google data from its interest-based advertising and 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender, and interests). We use this aggregated information to improve the quality of our website and to evaluate traffic statistics, such as the number of visits to our site, the average time spent on our site, the time of day and days of week at which we see peak traffic, the number of pages viewed and various other site statistics. This information helps us improve the quality of our content and provide a more useful online experience for our visitors. If you have concerns about information gathered by Google, we encourage you to implement Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the Web.

PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

“Personally identifiable information” is information about a person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. It includes, for example, an individual’s name, street address, email address, or phone number.

Personally identifiable information will not be collected unless you voluntarily send an email message, fill out and send an online form, or fill out personal information and send in a survey. Your choice not to participate in these activities will not impair your ability to access certain information or obtain a service. Unless specifically protected under law, any information provided may be inspected by the public or disclosed in a legal proceeding.

We will not attempt to match any personally identifiable information that you provide to us with your IP address, unless there are reasonable grounds to believe that doing so would provide information that is relevant and material to an authorized law enforcement criminal investigation.

COOKIES

Cookies are files that a website can place on your computer. Our website uses cookies to customize certain options and to make results available for your on-site searches. We also use cookies to track usage trends to understand how people use our website and what content they find of most interest. (Cookies are not used for any other reason on this site.) A cookie is a small file that our site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive. This small amount of information does not contain any private information stored on your computer. You may set your Web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, or to disable cookies altogether. Disabling cookies may affect your ability to view or interact with some websites. ACS does not match information gathered by cookies with personal information you may voluntarily submit to ACS.

SECURITY

Our website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. ACS uses generally accepted, industry-standard security systems, software, and encryption technologies to protect against unauthorized access to ACS’s servers, equipment, and other components of our online presence. We also use software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Credit card processing information for the ACS is collected via a third-party using an industry-standard security system. ACS makes no assurances beyond that provided by industry-standard security systems.

Because this site does not encrypt incoming email, you should not send information that you consider highly sensitive through this website. We use standard security measures to ensure that your personally identifiable information is not lost, misused, altered or unintentionally destroyed. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

INFORMATION USAGE

The information collected by ACS will be used for the purposes on the page in which the form/email request is located. Users who provide information may be added to the ACS regular email list or region-specific email lists unless they specifically request not to be included.

The information we collect will not be used to create customer profiles. We will not supplement information collected at our website with data from other sources. We will not share data with third parties. Information is shared with the four Atlantic Provincial Tourism Departments and Tourism Industry associations, who are joint partners of ACS, and with ACS contracted representatives.

LINKS

Within this site, we offer links to other websites. These links do not imply an endorsement by ACS, and users should note that we have no control over the content of these sites. ACS is in no way responsible for the contents of these linked sites or any links within those sites. Please note: when you click on links to other websites, we encourage you to read their privacy policies as their standards may differ from ours.

IMAGES

The images on this site are for on-screen viewing only and may not be copied, reproduced, manipulated or used in any way, for personal or commercial use, without express written permission from ACS, stating rights granted and terms thereof.

Unauthorized use or reproduction of a photograph constitutes copyright infringement and is a violation of federal copyright law.

We maintain a library of high-resolution images to accompany editorial coverage. Please contact us at acs@atlanticcanadashowcase.com or call our offices at (902) 566-5008 for information.

DISCLAIMER

ACS makes every effort to ensure that published information is accurate and current. No representative of ACS warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published on the ACS website, nor endorses any products or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of the information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

If our policy on information collection or use changes, it will be posted here promptly. Your continued use of this site implies your agreement with this policy, and it is your responsibility to check for any updates.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions or concerns, contact ACS by calling (902) 566-5008 or email us at acs@atlanticcanadashowcase.com. We are committed to resolving issues within a timely fashion.