House of Kin privacy policy

The Sudbury Kinsmen Family Centre Foundation (Operating as House of Kin) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the House of Kin Sudbury website and governs data collection and usage. By using the House of Kin website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

House of Kin collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. House of Kin also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by House of Kin. This information can include: your IP address; browser type; domain names; access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by House of Kin for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the House of Kin web site.

House of Kin encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the House of Kin website so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. House of Kin is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Websites outside of the House of Kin Website.

Use of your Personal Information

House of Kin collects and uses your personal information to operate the House of Kin website and deliver the services you have requested. House of Kin also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from the House of Kin and its affiliates. House of Kin may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

House of Kin does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. House of Kin may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, House of Kin may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to House of Kin, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

House of Kin does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

House of Kin Websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on House of Kin or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of House of Kin; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of House of Kin, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The House of Kin website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize House of Kin pages, or register with the House of Kin site or services, a cookie helps the House of Kin to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same House of Kin website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the House of Kin features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

Security of your Personal Information

House of Kin secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. House of Kin secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

House of Kin will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. House of Kin encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how House of Kin is protecting your information.

Contact Information

House of Kin welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that House of Kin has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us by email at karly_f@houseofkin.ca. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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