Privacy


This statement discloses the privacy practices for Point to Point Communications. Questions regarding this statement should be directed to the privacy coordinator by email at the company.


You may also send inquiries by snailmail to:


Tracy Mirafuentes
Privacy Coordinator
Point to Point Communications
38 Hooper Road
Barrie, ON L4N 8Z9


We takes your electronic privacy seriously. We do not share any personally identifiable information without your explicit approval. And we do not send you email without your approval.


Below are some of the reasons you should be concerned about your online privacy, and more specifically, how Point to Point Communications collects and uses information that we request from you and/or track about you.


GENERAL PRIVACY CONSIDERATIONS


The Internet is a powerful tool for gathering and collating information about people – that is, personal information about you that can be used to send you targeted marketing and advertising email, and is potentially available to thousands of people who may have no business knowing these things about you.


Here’s how it works. At the simplest level, Web users provide certain personal information every time they register at a Web site, or take part in a contest or sweepstakes, or make a purchase online. On a more sophisticated level, computers can monitor which sites users visit, which pages they view, and on which ads they click. Even messages in chat rooms can provide marketers with personal information about people.


This information lives – for all intents and purposes, forever – in databases that are sometimes sold and shared among marketers, advertisers, and others. There are currently no laws or regulations in place that limit how people can use personal information about you, so it is important that you take responsibility for what information you give away, and to whom. So read the Privacy Policies on Web sites you visit, and before you fill in a form and click that “OK” or “Submit” button, think about whether you want any particular information about you to live indefinitely in databases.
Now that you know all that, below is an explanation of the information Point to Point Communications may collect about you, what we do with it, and how you can control our use of it.


KINDS OF INFORMATION


There are two kinds of information you need to be aware of:


Aggregate Information: Aggregated information is anonymous data that Web sites use to diagnose problems on the sites’ servers, administer the sites, and to help improve the quality of the Web pages. It may be your domain name (i.e. “aol.com”) or your IP address. None of this identifies who you are in any way by itself.


Personally Identifiable Information: This is the kind of information that can be of concern. Anytime you type in your name or email address or your snailmail address with your age, occupation, income, and interests, for example, you are giving away personally identifiable information. Some of this is often necessary, as when you order products online or sign up with an ISP or send an inquiry to a Web site. But when it is not applicable to what you want from a Web site, you should consider whether you want to answer these kinds of questions.


When a user visits this site, his or her IP address, browser type [Firefox or Internet Explorer, for example], and a domain [i.e. “aol.com”] are collected in the background. This information is used in the aggregate to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer the Web site, and to gather broad demographic information. None of it is personally identifiable information.


COOKIES


We use “cookies”.


SURVEYS


In our surveys, we sometimes ask users for contact information (like email addresses) and demographic and profile information (like age and income level) which is personally identifiable. This is how we may use that information:


To email users new information about us


To pass on to some of our partners or advertisers who may email users promotional material


To pass on to some of our advertisers who may email users about their products and services Users are told up front on the information collection page how the information will be used in that instance. Information not required will always be marked “optional” at the point of collection, and there will always be a method for users to “opt out” of being contacted by us or any third parties on the page where the information is requested.


OPT OUT


We do not sell or otherwise share personally identifiable information about individual users without the prior approval of the user at the time of collection of the information. At that point, the user has the opportunity to indicate whether he or she would like to “opt out” of receiving promotional and/or marketing information about products, services, and offerings from Point to Point Communications and/or any third parties.


FEEDBACK AND EMAIL


On every page of our site, there is a link to a “contact us” form for users of the Web site to comment, complain, make suggestions, and ask questions. Full name and email address are required on this form so that we may respond in a timely manner when required. This information is not sold or shared with any third parties, and is not used for any purpose beyond answering the correspondence.


DELETING OR MODIFYING YOUR INFORMATION


We gives users the following options for removing or modifying their personal information from our databases:
Send snailmail to:


Tracy Mirafuentes
Privacy Coordinator
Point to Point Communications
38 Hooper Road
Barrie, ON L4N 8Z9


Although it is not always possible to remove or modify information in the databases, Point to Point makes its best effort to do so.


SECURITY OF PRIVATE INFORMATION


As hackers have proved worldwide, no computer security system is entirely foolproof. The most any Web site can do is make its best effort, which is what we do here at Point to Point Communications to protect your information from loss, misuse, and alteration.


CONTACTING Point to Point Communications


If you have any questions about this privacy policy statement, please contact the Privacy Coordinator. Send snailmail to:


Tracy Mirafuentes
Privacy Coordinator
Point to Point Communications
38 Hooper Road
Barrie, ON L4N 8Z9


IF YOU HAVE MANAGED TO READ THIS FAR – WOW. It’s more than I would probably do, and I wrote the thing. Basically, in short form, here’s what it says:


Sometimes we want personal information from you so that our partners and advertisers and even we at the Web site can send you some material we think might be personally interesting. We’ve got to pay for all this free stuff somehow. But we promise to never be sneaky about it. We always tell you up front when we want to ask you personal questions. We always tell you what we’re going to do with the answers. And we always give you a method to say “no way.”