The Neptis Foundation ("Neptis") shares your concerns about maintaining the integrity and privacy of personal information collected through the Internet. Neptis is committed to protecting your online privacy when visiting our website (the "Site"), and this privacy policy ("Policy") page is intended to explain our information collection, retention and dissemination practices in connection with visiting and using our Site. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Policy please contact us by email at publications [at] neptis [dot] org or in writing at 501-1240 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2A7. Also, please read our Terms of Use for accessing and using the Site.

By using the Site, subscribing to our newsletters or other e-updates, or if you request information about the products or services offered by Neptis, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

This Policy was last updated on December 23, 2013. Neptis reserves the right to update this Policy from time to time and any changes will become effective once posted on this page. By continuing to use the Site, you accept any updates to this Policy.

1. Collection of Personal Information

Neptis collects personal information from you by asking you to provide personal information such as your name and email address when you subscribe to our newsletters or other e-updates.

Additionally, to help us monitor the Site's usage and performance, to provide you with a better experience when visiting the Site and for statistical purposes (systems analysis, maintenance and evaluation of the Site), we may automatically collect the following information from users of the Site ("you") through the use of first-party cookies: (1) your home server domain name, IP address, geographic location, type of computer and operating system, type of web browser, device (mobile or tablet), and (2) aggregate information about which pages you access and relevant information such as the date and time on which you accessed them. This information is only used in aggregate form and does not identify you personally. Neptis uses the following services to collect data and personal information:

2. Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

Personal information collected by Neptis will only be used or disclosed for purposes described in this Policy or for other purposes that we have informed you of at the time of collecting that information. Before your personal information will be used or disclosed for a new purpose, we will ask you for your consent, unless use or disclosure without your consent in the circumstances is otherwise permitted or required by law, regulation or court order.

We use and disclose your personal information to contact you in response to requests for information, to respond to voluntary comments or to enforce or apply the Terms of Use of the Site or this Policy. We may also use personal information to improve the content of our Site and to research Site usage patterns. In addition, we may disclose your personal information to affiliates who agree to follow this Policy for the purpose of providing you with the products or services you have requested.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating the Site or providing our services to you (e.g. technical support or sending newsletters), so long as those parties agree to keep this information secure and confidential. We may also disclose your information when we believe disclosure is permitted or required by law, court order, or government regulations.

3. Accessing Your Personal Information

You can ask to view personal information about you held by Neptis by contacting Neptis via the postal address, email address, or telephone number listed in our contact information. You can request that we correct or update such information where you can show that the personal information about you that we possess is incorrect or incomplete. Subject to legal and contractual restrictions and reasonable notice, you may withdraw your consent at any time to our continued use and disclosure of personal information previously collected and request that Neptis remove from its database any personal information you previously provided. Such requests can be made by contacting Neptis through the process listed above. Please note that removal may not be immediate.

We retain your personal information as long as is required for the purposes identified when you provided the personal information and for any new purposes identified and consented to by you, and for an appropriate time thereafter. If you would like to opt out of receiving any communications from Neptis, please contact Neptis at publications [at] neptis [dot] org.

4. Links to Other Websites

The Site may contain links to third-party Internet websites that we do not own or operate. Neptis is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of those websites. If you visit another website, we recommend that you review their policies in connection with your use of such third-party sites.

5. Security Measures

Neptis has established reasonable precautions to protect collected personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction, which includes contractual, administrative, physical, and technical measures. Technical measures include the use of firewall protection. Although Neptis takes reasonable precautions to assess the reliability of such technology, it relies on the statements of the vendors of those products and services as part of its security evaluation. Neptis urges you to take reasonable precautions to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet.

6. Right to Contact Users

Neptis reserves the right to contact users of the Site regarding changes to this Policy, the Terms of Use of the Site, or any other policies, agreements or transactions relevant to Site users. Questions or concerns regarding Neptis data protection practices should be addressed to: publications [at] neptis [dot] org.


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