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Collection of Information:
StartingBusiness.ca does not collect any personal information other than what is submitted to the site in such manners as a web form, registration information, and browser cookie settings. StartingBusiness.ca does collect end users’ IP Address, email address, and date/time of each post. StartingBusiness.ca does not disclose any end user information on the site publicly, privately or commercially, except those web forms which have their own agreements, but does retain certain information for in-house technical administration, marketing and maintenance of the web forum application.
StartingBusiness.ca does contain links to other sites that may include but not limited to advertisers, third party advertiser links, forum members link contributions, and other affiliated links. StartingBusiness.ca is not responsible for the content, activities, cookies, and information collected by other sites that are linked to from this site. StartingBusiness.ca makes it a priority to only link to reputable sites on the internet, but can not guarantee or confirm any misuse by any outgoing or third party links. All links posted by forum members or advertisers, are subject to moderation, and are not represented nor endorsed by StartingBusiness.ca.
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This policy explains in detail how "StartingBusiness.ca" along with its affiliated companies (hereinafter "we", "us", "our", "StartingBusiness.ca", "https://www.startingbusiness.ca") and phpBB (hereinafter "they", "them", "their", "phpBB software", "www.phpbb.com", "phpBB Limited", "phpBB Teams") use any information collected during any session of usage by you (hereinafter "your information").
Your information is collected via two ways. Firstly, by browsing "StartingBusiness.ca" will cause the phpBB software to create a number of cookies, which are small text files that are downloaded on to your computer’s web browser temporary files. The first two cookies just contain a user identifier (hereinafter "user-id") and an anonymous session identifier (hereinafter "session-id"), automatically assigned to you by the phpBB software. A third cookie will be created once you have browsed topics within "StartingBusiness.ca" and is used to store which topics have been read, thereby improving your user experience.
We may also create cookies external to the phpBB software whilst browsing "StartingBusiness.ca", though these are outside the scope of this document which is intended to only cover the pages created by the phpBB software. The second way in which we collect your information is by what you submit to us. This can be, and is not limited to: posting as an anonymous user (hereinafter "anonymous posts"), registering on "StartingBusiness.ca" (hereinafter "your account") and posts submitted by you after registration and whilst logged in (hereinafter "your posts").
Your account will at a bare minimum contain a uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter "your user name"), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter "your password") and a personal, valid email address (hereinafter "your email"). Your information for your account at "StartingBusiness.ca" is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us. Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your email address required by "StartingBusiness.ca" during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of "StartingBusiness.ca". In all cases, you have the option of what information in your account is publicly displayed. Furthermore, within your account, you have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated emails from the phpBB software.
Your password is ciphered (a one-way hash) so that it is secure. However, it is recommended that you do not reuse the same password across a number of different websites. Your password is the means of accessing your account at "StartingBusiness.ca", so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with "StartingBusiness.ca", phpBB or another 3rd party, legitimately ask you for your password. Should you forget your password for your account, you can use the "I forgot my password" feature provided by the phpBB software. This process will ask you to submit your user name and your email, then the phpBB software will generate a new password to reclaim your account.
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Last Updated: January 10, 2020