We also collect information that you voluntarily provide to us through responses to surveys, search functions, questionnaires, feedback, quizzes and the like. On some of our Sites, we offer assessment tools that ask you to provide self-assessment information. We may also ask you to provide additional information such as your e-mail address, Name, telephone number etc., if you want to obtain additional services, information, participate in a contest or to resolve complaints or concerns.
How we use the Information Collected
Before forwarding us any personal information, please be advised that any information gathered on our Sites may be used in the aggregate for research and development relating to our Sites and/or for future site development and, if you ask us to, to send you promotional materials. In particular, we may use information gathered about you for the following purposes: to monitor interest in our range of products and to assist us to tailor the content of our Sites to your needs by collecting information about your preferences through tracking of patterns page views on our Sites; to create a profile relating to you in order to show you the content that might be of interest to you, and to display the content according to your preferences; and, in circumstances where you have indicated that you wish to receive additional information, to send you information about us and promotional material about our products together with details of any offers we may have available from time to time.
Disclosure of Information
We may disclose your personal information, without prior notice to you, only if required to do so in accordance with applicable laws and/or in a good faith belief that such action is deemed necessary or is required in an effort to:
- Remain in conformance with any decrees, laws and/or statutes or in an effort to comply with any process which may be served upon Choosing to Thrive and/or our website;
- Maintain, safeguard and/or preserve all the rights and/or property of Choosing to Thrive; and
- Perform under demanding conditions in an effort to safeguard the personal safety of users of our websites and/or the general public.
Children Under Age of 13
We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13) without verifiable parental consent. If it is determined that such information has been inadvertently collected on anyone under the age of thirteen (13), we shall immediately take the necessary steps to ensure that such information is deleted from our system’s database. Anyone under the age of thirteen (13) must seek and obtain parent or guardian permission to use this website.
Unsubscribe or Opt-Out
All users and/or visitors to our website have the option to discontinue receiving communication from us and/or reserve the right to discontinue receiving communications by way of email or newsletters. To discontinue or unsubscribe to our website please use the link provided at the bottom of the emails or send an email to [email protected]. If you wish to unsubscribe or opt-out from any third party websites, you must go to that specific website to unsubscribe and/or opt-out.
Data Retention and Modification
When you provide personal information and/or place an order through our websites, we will maintain your Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. To request removal or modification of your information please send an email to [email protected].
If you have an account on our sites, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.
Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to the United States and Canada.
Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.
When you use and access our websites, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser. We use both session and persistent cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of the website, to provide analytics (e.g. Google Analytics), to store your preferences, to enable advertisements delivery, including behavioral advertising (e.g. Facebook) and as well as tracking determined behaviors or activities carried out by yourself inside our websites.
In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Website (e.g. Google Analytics), deliver advertisements on and through the Website (e.g. Facebook), and so on.
What are your choices regarding cookies?
Where can you find more information about cookies?
You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:
Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/
As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
You can opt out of targeted advertising by visiting:
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
GOOGLE – https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
BING – https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads
We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. We apply security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information, such as retaining information in secure facilities and making personal information accessible only to authorized employees on a need-to-know basis. Personal information you share with us may be hosted by third parties who have entered into agreements with us.
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Choosing to Thrive
Richard A. Fortier
185 911 Yates, St.
Victoria, BC V8V 4Y9