How information is collected
Information is gathered in several ways, depending upon how you are using the website. When registering to use this site, you are asked to provide your name and related details. And if you sign up for newsletters or similar interactive feature, or make a donation, we need to know who you are.
Information is also collected automatically using electronic tools. Most web sites use ‘cookies’ to recognize you and your information, and may store data such as a username and password so you won’t need to enter it each time you visit. It might determine how often you’re exposed to a specific advertisement. It also may note your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
As technology evolves, we may use other methods to collect information. There may be times when you can refuse to provide information, such as by setting your browser to refuse ‘cookies’, but doing this may make it impossible to access sections of the web site, or you may need to enter your user details each time, and the site won’t be customized for your preferences.
What we do with your information
The information we gather is to make your visit to our site the best experience possible. It enables us to customize things such as content which might be of interest to you. Your information is never shared, and your private information remains private.
Any information that doesn’t personally identify who you are might be used in conjunction with similar information from others to improve our web site and the services we offer. This gives us knowledge about which features are most popular, or what our visitors are looking for.
However, we may use personal information to contact you for specific reasons, such as to solicit donations or anything else we think you might find useful. Your personal information is also used to administer the site, to troubleshoot, and to process donations.
Your information is used only as legally permitted. We may divulge your information when presented with a court order or when legally required or when requested by law enforcement agencies. In these circumstances, it may be unnecessary to notify you of this. Some third parties, such as our web hosting service, which provides specific support, may also access this information.
Affiliated/linked sites and advertisers
‘Cookies’ may be used by some of our affiliates or partners in order to determine what you might like, or the type of advertising that’s presented to you. MAPS Canada cannot determine what is used by these third parties or how it is gathered. Therefore, we are not responsible for anything taking place by these third-party companies, including their policies.
Please be aware that any personal information disclosed on blog posts can be considered public. As such, it can be used by third parties without the knowledge of MAPS Canada, as this is outside our control. If you do not want to receive unsolicited messages, please be careful what you disclose and where you do it.
Policy regarding children
MAPS Canada cares about the privacy and welfare of children and will never knowingly gather Personally Identifiable Information from anyone younger than 18 years old. If we find that such data has been collected, it will be promptly removed from our databases. You can contact us at the address below if you feel we have such information.
Our contact information is as follows:
LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING PERSONAL DATA UNDER THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
MAPS CANADA MAY PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA BECAUSE:
* We need to perform a contract with you
* You have given us permission to do so
* The processing is in our legitimate interests and it’s not overridden by your rights
* For payment processing purposes
* To comply with the law
RETENTION OF DATA
MAPS Canada will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
TRANSFER OF DATA
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
DISCLOSURE OF DATA
Disclosure for Law Enforcement
Under certain circumstances, MAPS Canada may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
MAPS Canada may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
* To comply with a legal obligation
* To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
* To protect against legal liability
SECURITY OF DATA
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS UNDER GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
If you are a resident of the EEA, you have certain data protection rights. MAPS Canada aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.
If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS:
The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where MAPS Canada relied on your consent to process your personal information.
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide a Service on our behalf or to perform Work-related services.
These third parties may have access to your Personal Data only to perform certain tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
The payment processors we work with are: Eventbrite, PayPal, Square, Fundrazr
Links To Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.
To have your contact information removed from the MAPS Canada database or to have MAPS Canada “forget” and delete all your personal data (or change your data), please contact us.
MAPS Canada operates and is controlled by the laws of the Canada Revenue Agency Acts and Regulation. Judgment may be brought by any court having jurisdiction.
Last updated on Jan 14, 2021