Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which The Sunflower Project website collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the www.sunflowerproject.ca website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by The Sunflower Project website.

PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION  
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, respond to a survey, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, email address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if you choose to provide that information to us.  Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

NON-PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION 
The Sunflower Project’s web server automatically creates log files for each visitor who accesses their site. These “access logs” allow us to make the site more useful to our Users. The access logs DO NOT record a User’s name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, or any other personally-identifying information.  They contain some or all of the following information about Users connecting to our site: 

  • the browser name, 

  • the Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine which accessed our website,

  • the type of computer and operating system, 

  • the date and time of the visit,

  • the Internet service providers and pathway taken tour our site,

  • any errors encountered.


WEB BROWSER COOKIES

Like many websites, this site makes use of cookies.


Our Site also uses “cookies” to enhance User experience. A cookie is a string of characters that can be written to a file on the User’s hard drive when the user visits a website. Only the website that set the cookie can read it, and it can only be used as a record keeping device to store information that the site already has. It cannot, for example, be used to read other information from the User’s hard drive.

User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

USE OF INFORMATION 
The use of personally-identifying information is not used for anything else besides the purposes of the Site.  The use of personally-identifying information is limited to the following: responding to user e-mails; listing name, location (city, state and/or country), phone number, website, description and other information provided by users when publishing user listings or other submissions; contest management; editorial purposes such as contacting users; sending communications, including marketing and promotional communications, from The Sunflower Project.

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.  We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

The Sunflower Project website also may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or if it believes that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law or with legal process, (b) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Site, or (c) protect the personal safety or property of The Sunflower Project users, the public or The Sunflower Project and its employees.

If you do not want your personally-identifying information to be collected or used for any of these purposes, you can simply ‘opt out’ according to the process described below.

SECURITY 
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

The Site has in place what we believe to be appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Information provided to the Site is protected through Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) security features, which scramble your personal information so that only your web browser and our website’s server can decipher it.

OPTING OUT
Please contact us to a) correct or update any personal information in the Site database that you state is erroneous, b) opt-out of future communications from The Sunflower Project or c) request The Sunflower Project to make reasonable efforts to remove your personal information from the Site online database. The user understands that it may be impossible to delete personal information entirely because of backups and records of deletions.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY  
The Sunflower Project has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

The Sunflower Project reserves the right to change this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted to this page as soon as reasonably possible, so please check this page periodically. Use of the Site constitutes consent to any policy then in effect. Please make sure that you read The Sunflower Project’s Terms of Use to understand additional terms and conditions which apply to the use of our website.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

The Sunflower Project  
www.thesunflowerproject.ca

Email

This document was last updated on May 8, 2020

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