Your privacy is critically important to us. At Whistler Immigration, we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- Your information is held in strict confidence, at all times, unless disclosure is expressly authorized, is required by a Canadian court, statute or regulation or is required by provincial law.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of one of our services.
Like most website operators, Whistler Immigration collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Whistler Immigration’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Whistler Immigration’s visitors use its website.
Whistler Immigration also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Whistler Immigration only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Whistler Immigration’s website choose to interact with Whistler Immigration in ways that require Whistler Immigration to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Whistler Immigration gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, if you sign up for an account at this website you will be asked to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Whistler Immigration are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Whistler Immigration collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Whistler Immigration. Whistler Immigration does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Whistler Immigration may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. Whistler Immigration may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Whistler Immigration does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Whistler Immigration discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Whistler Immigration’s behalf or to provide services available at Whistler Immigration’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Whistler Immigration’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Whistler Immigration will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Whistler Immigration discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Whistler Immigration believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Whistler Immigration, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Whistler Immigration website and have supplied your email address, Whistler Immigration may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Whistler Immigration and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Whistler Immigration takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
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