BayToday.ca is owned and operated by Village Media. This policy governs the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information by BayToday.ca, whether oral, electronic, or written. The application of this policy is subject to the requirements or provisions of any applicable legislation, regulations or agreements (such as collective agreements), or the order of any court or other lawful authority.
BayToday.ca reserves the right to amend this policy from time to time.
Personal information is information that can be linked to an individual. For example, your email address is considered personal information, even if it does not include your name. This policy does not cover business contact information such as your name, title, business address and phone number. Nor does it include information that is collected, used, or disclosed solely for journalistic purposes.
Most of the Personal Information collected by BayToday.ca is provided directly by users of the service. For example, if you make a free account, you will be asked to provide your name and email address, and if you sign up for a membership, BayToday.ca will collect your credit card and billing information in order to process your payment.
BayToday.ca also uses third party services which collect usage and browsing information and provide aggregate non-personal information about visitors to the site.
BayToday.ca collects Personal Information for the following purposes:
The Personal Information collected is the minimum required for the stated purposes and will only be stored as long as is necessary to achieve the stated purposes.
BayToday.ca does not sell your Personal Information, but may disclose limited information to third party platforms for advertising and promotional purposes.
BayToday.ca does not otherwise disclose your information, unless it is legally required to do so or if disclosure is necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of BayToday.ca, its staff, users, or members of the public.
When BayToday.ca discloses information to third party advertising platforms, they may link that information to other data that they already have about you in order to tailor advertisements or to identify other people who might be interested in BayToday.ca content.
Users of BayToday.ca should be aware that comments posted on the site are visible to the public, and that any Personal Information shared in the comment forums or in publicly accessible classifieds postings is not secure.
BayToday.ca uses password-protected, restricted access services to keep its users’ data secure. Employees who have access to Personal Information are trained on how to keep this information secure. BayToday.ca uses industry-standard SSL encryption on the site so that users who visit and interact with the website will have their traffic is encrypted, protecting it from third party surveillance