Privacy Policy

The Council of Turkish Canadians (CTC) respects and is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to www.turkishcanadians.com. CTC has therefore created this Privacy Policy to protect each visitor’s privacy. The Policy explains what and how CTC collects, uses, stores and protects the information gathered from its website.

Information collected and its use

Upon visiting the website, your browser automatically sends to CTC your IP address, the type of browser you are using and certain other technical information. CTC may use this information to enhance the www.turkishcanadians.com website.

If you request to join our mailing list, your email address will be stored in a database on our web server so that CTC may contact you in the future.

The Take Action! section of our website allows you to send information via this website, including your first and last name, email address, city, province, and postal code. This information is not stored in a database on our web server; however, by sending information using this website you demonstrate your consent to knowingly and voluntarily do so.

Some pages on the website may allow you to contact CTC via email, which provides us with your email address and other personal information contained in the email. By sending an email, you demonstrate your consent to knowingly and voluntarily provide us with this personal information.

To collect donations, we are presently using PayPal.ca. For information on PayPal privacy policies, please review https://cms.paypal.com/ca/cgi-bin/marketingweb?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=ua/Privacy_full.

To collect data for statistical reporting purposes in order to improve our Web site, we are presently using an analytics software package called Google Analytics. We do not tie the data that is gathered by this software to any personally identifiable information. This data is collected by the Google Analytics software and produces report used to improve this website. For information on Google privacy policies, please review http://www.google.com/analytics/tos.html and http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

CTC will not sell, trade, or otherwise disclose personally identifiable information to any third party, unless stated otherwise in this Policy or required by law.

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of data transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser that allow www.turkishcanadians.com to recognize your preferences and settings. Cookies also collect information such as the type of search engine used to find the website, the sections of the website visited and other website usage information. CTC may use this information for research purposes and to enhance the www.turkishcanadians.com website. The information is aggregated prior to such use and does not include any personally identifiable information. Most browsers automatically accept cookies and you may manually disable them. For more information on disabling cookies, go to the “help” menu on your browser.

Protecting your personal information

Personal information collected on www.turkishcanadians.com will be stored on a server located in a secure area and protected using firewall technology.

Links to other websites

The CTC Privacy Policy does not apply to other website links on www.turkishcanadians.com. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including sites linked to the CTC website, are subject to the rules and policies of that site. Please read the rules and policies of the sites you visit to further understand their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information.

Changes to our privacy policy

CTC may change and update this Privacy Policy, including materially changing the use made of personal information described herein. Your continued use of the website after the effective date of any changes will constitute your acceptance of all of the changes.

Last updated: April 14, 2010

We won’t spam you and we will not sell your email address (see our Privacy Policy).