Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement
Effective Date: 10/17/2006
Last Update: 03/22/2011

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at admin@apnatoronto.com.

This statement discloses the information gathering process and the privacy and dissemination practices for the Web site.

Our site contains links to other web sites and our site is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

Private, Public and Aggregate Information obtained by Our site

AGGREGATE This is information we collect that is not personally identifiable, such as browser type and IP address. This information is gathered from all visitors to the site.

Use of Information Obtained by Our site

PRIVATE INFORMATION: We use email addresses submitted by members when forwarding anonymous emails. Responders’ email addresses are not disclosed to the original sender nor is any other personally identifiable information. We may use a user’s email or street address to send news regarding our site or offers we feel appropriate to our members but the user may choose not to receive email of this type by indicating upon joining up to not receive such mail or later at any time through our unsubscribe methods or by modifying their account information. Any sharing of email or street addresses with third party marketers is done only with the permission of the user by giving consent on signup or by changing their email setting preferences at a later date.

Email and street addresses may also be used in private correspondence with the user for customer service issues. Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for services. Our site utilizes a third party service provider for credit card processing to facilitate the user’s transaction and the service provider does not use personal information provided by the site for its own promotional purposes. All other private information submitted by the user is confidential and will not be disclosed except as required by law or to protect members of Our site. All private information can be updated or deleted by the user at any time.

We also use personal information in connection with newsletters, information, offers and other promotional materials sent to you for Our site’s or third parties’ goods or services. We attempt to have offers sent to you that are of value to you, such as discounts, exclusive offers or special event information. The Site provides you with options to decline to receive communications from Our site (other than those contained in Operational Communications). Some of these options may only be for a certain category of communications; others may be more general.

To operate the Site, including processing your transactions and supporting your activities on the Site, we may share your personal information with our agents, representatives, contractors and service providers so they can provide us with support services such as authorization of credit card transactions, email origination, receipt or support services, customer relationship management services, order fulfillment and sweepstakes and promotional fulfillment. We require these entities not to use your information for any other purpose. By purchasing, or registering or making reservations for, products or services offered or sponsored by third parties on the Site, or electing to receive communications (such as emails or magazine subscriptions) or electing to participate in contests, sweepstakes or other programs (such as discount or rewards programs), offered or sponsored by third parties on the Site, you consent to our providing your personal information to those third parties. Those third parties may use your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. You will need to contact those third parties to instruct them directly regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them. Additionally, you agree that we may use and disclose all such information so submitted to such third parties in the same manner in which we are entitled to use and disclose any other information you submit to us.

Any third party with whom we are allowed to share your personal information is authorized to use your personal information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control, and you agree that we are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions. Those who contact you will need to be instructed directly by you regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them.

Your personal information or financial information may be passed on to a third party in the event of a transfer of ownership or assets of Our site, or a bankruptcy. We may also disclose personal information or financial information when we determine that such disclosure is necessary to comply with applicable law, to cooperate with law enforcement or to protect the interests or safety of Our site or other visitors to the Site. We also may disclose your personal information or financial information to our subsidiary and parent companies and businesses, and other affiliated legal entities and businesses with whom we are under common corporate control. Whenever personal information or financial information is disclosed under this paragraph, we may also disclose your demographic information along with it, on a non-anonymous basis. All of our parent, subsidiary and affiliated legal entities and businesses that receive your personal information, financial information, or non-anonymous demographic information from us will comply with the terms of this privacy policy with respect to their use and disclosure of such information.

PUBLIC INFORMATION: Public information supplied by the user is intended to be viewed by registrants and subscribers to the site. This information is used by registrants and subscribers for searching and matching purposes.

AGGREGATE: We use your server, IP address, and browser-type related information in the general administration of our website. It is not personally identifiable information and is not released to third parties.

Email-A-Friend: If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site.

Use of Cookies: We currently use cookies in our Chat areas and for our own advertising purposes. We use third-party advertising technology to serve ads when you visit our Web site and sites upon which we advertise. This technology uses information about your visits to this Web site and the sites upon which we advertise, (not including your name, address, or other personal information), to serve our ads to you. In the course of serving our advertisements to you, a unique third-party cookie may be placed or recognized on your browser. In addition, we use web beacons, provided by our ad serving partner, to help manage our online advertising. These web beacons enable our ad server to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits this site and to learn which banner ads bring users to our Web site. The information we collect and share through this technology is not personally identifiable.

Google as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/faq.aspx enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

We use 3rd party advertisements on this website. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing Toronto Classisifed ads to someone in Toronto, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing MP3 Player ads to someone who frequently visit MP3 Player sites).