Privacy and Security

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula is committed to protecting your personal information. This statement explains our practices for this web site and our eNewsletters.

What Personal Information We Gather

We gather personal information that we need to know when you ask us to do something for you. For example, if you ask us to send you our electronic newsletter, we need to know and store your email address. We will always ask for your permission and tell you how we're going to use your personal information first. You can always choose not to provide it.

How We Use It

We only use the personal information we gather for purposes that you have agreed to, for example, to send you a newsletter. We do not collect personal information about any of our site's visitors unless you authorize us to do so.

Who Has Access to It

Only authorized staff within the Town of South Bruce Peninsula who need to access your personal information can access it; for example, the people who send a newsletter need to know your email address.

How We Share It

We do not sell or provide your personal information to any third parties. We might share your personal information if we have your consent or are required to share the information by law.

How You Change or Remove It

You have access to your personal information that we retain. We try to keep your personal information accurate and up to date. If you'd like to change or remove your personal information, please contact us.

Security

We use current security measures to safeguard your personal information. All the personal information you provide us is stored in a secure computing environment protected by secure firewalls to prevent unauthorized access. We control access so that only people who need to access the information can.

Email

If you send us an email, we may save it if we think we'll need it to communicate with you. We never sell or share email addresses. Please note, however, that email is not a secure way to send personal information because it is not encrypted. Please don't send any personal information to us using email; call instead.

Cookies

Our Web site stores information in a small text file, called a cookie, on your computer. We use what is called a "persistent cookie," which is stored as a file on your computer and remains there when you close your Web browser. The cookie can only be read by the Web site that created it when you visit that site again.

Security Concerns

Once the cookie is saved on your computer, our Web site is the only site that can access and read the information that you provide. We will not provide this information to any third parties or use it for sending unsolicited email.

Java and Javascript

Java is a programming language that allows different kinds of computers to talk to each other. We use Java technology to provide functionality such as navigation menus, forms and so on. You will still be able to use this Web site if you have Java or Javascript disabled, but some functionality may not be available.

Changes to this Statement

We may amend this privacy and security statement from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on this Web site.