Privacy Policy

What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for this website www.dsdigitalmedia.ca and served by DS1 Design/DS Digital Media and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website comply’s to all Canada’s¬†national laws and requirements for user privacy.

The DS Digital Media Web Site (www.dsdigitalmedia.ca) may collect and retain certain personal information in order to provide services to you. Protecting your privacy is important to us. Accordingly, we have established a Privacy Policy, as well as Confidentiality Standards for our employees, to ensure that your personal information is protected by appropriate security safeguards.

Why We Require Personal Information

We also collect personal information that you choose to share with us in the registration and interactive portions of this Web site. This information may include personal information, e-mail addresses and your answers to questions. This information is only collected with your permission. We collect this information, should you decide to provide it to us, to provide you with the services and information being offered in accordance with DS Digital Media’s main Privacy Policy.

E-Mail Communications, Newsletters And Related Services

We may occasionally send you informational e-mails or questionnaires. These e-mails may include links to this Web site or to the Web sites of other organizations. To enable this Web site to tailor our communications to your interests, we may track the Web links that you click on. This tracked information will only be used to analyze your interest in our communications, and in keeping with DS Digital Media’s main Privacy Policy, will not be shared with any other organizations. Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can access the Web pages referenced in those e-mails and your visit will not be tracked. To stop receiving e-mail communications, e-mail your request to unsubscribe from Web site’s electronic news service to unsubcsribe@dsonedesign.com.

Protecting Your Personal Information

We will provide specific notice before collecting any of your personal information (details that can identify you as an individual, such as your name and address). We will explain what information is being collected and how it will be used. You have the right to decline to have this information collected or transferred for marketing purposes. We collect no personal information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us. We do not use techniques that collect personal information about you without your knowledge. Any personally identifiable data about our customers or Web site visitors is stored securely.

How We Use Non-Personal Information

DS Digital Media’s web site operating system may automatically record some general information about your visit, such as: The Internet domain for your Internet service provider, such as “company.com” or “service.ca” and the IP address of the computer accessing the Web site, such as “User155”. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. IP addresses allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with one another. IP addresses are used to properly administer our system and to gather aggregate information on visitors to our site and how our site is being used, including the pages visitors are viewing. To maintain your anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information. We will use IP address information, however, to personally identify you when necessary to enforce our legal rights or when required to do so by law enforcement authorities. The type of browser (such as “Internet Explorer version x”) you are using The type of operating system you are using (such as Macintosh, Unix, or Windows) The date and time you visit our site and the web pages that you visit on our site, along with the address of the previous Web site you were visiting, if you linked to us from another Web site. We use this information for e.g. billing, customer support, customer contact, to make you aware of additional products and services which may be of interest to you, to contact you regarding site changes, statistical analysis, etc., and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

Cookies

We may use “cookies” that identify you as a return visitor. A cookie is a piece of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store the cookie on your hard drive. These cookies automatically identify your browser to our server whenever you interact with the Web site. So, when you come back to visit us again, we can tailor information to suit your individual preferences. The goal is to save you time and provide you with a more meaningful visit and to measure Web site activity. Cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. Most browsers automatically accept these cookies, however browsers such as Netscape allow you to disable cookie collection if you wish, or inform you when a cookie is being stored on your hard drive.

We use general traffic, site usage, and length of stay information in reports to advertisers and firms with which we have a business relationship. This sort of information is shared only on an aggregated basis and does not personally identify you.

We do not permit registration by, nor collect personally identifiable information from any person we know to be under the age of 18.

DS Digital Media will be pleased to inform you of the existence, any use, and disclosure of personally identifying information, and provide you with access to that Personal Information, within 30 (thirty) days of a receipt of a written request directed by fax or mail to Web site, Chief Privacy Officer. To request a change or delete information that has previously been provided by you to us, write to Web site, Web Master or Marketing Manager with the details of your request. Contact information is at the end of this statement.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information: Google Privacy Policy

Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

When You Leave This Site

This policy discloses the privacy practices for our Web site. However, our site contains links to other sites, including sites that may indicate a special relationship with us. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of the new site. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of all Web sites you visit, especially if you share any personal information.

If the Web site decides to change this Privacy Policies revisions will be posted on our Web site. You agree to review the Privacy Policies each time you use the Web site so that you are aware of any modifications made to these policies. By accessing or using the Web site, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of the Terms of Use as posted on the Web site at the time of your access or use, including the Privacy Policies then in effect.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links users should always adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertisers website through a referral program which may use cookies and will tracks the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computers hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls. (Example: http://bit.ly/1EDOpek ).

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Resources & Further Information

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