Dovetail Communications Privacy Policy

Dovetail Communications values your privacy. The purpose of this privacy policy is to disclose to you the type of personal information we gather, how it is gathered, what the information collected is used for, and inform you of the choices that you have in our use of your personal information. We may update this policy from time to time.

Personal Information We Collect

The types of personal information that we may collect from you includes: your name and business contact information and any information that you voluntarily disclose to us. We collect personal information in a number of ways, for example: when you subscribe to our magazine, when you enter various contests conducted to promote our magazine, when you submit to any of our website’s online forms, when you contact us requesting material or to ask questions, and when you complete our surveys in order for us to obtain a better sense of who our readers are and what issues, products or services may be of interest to them. We also may collect personal information from third party organizations which may provide us with your demographic and other information (e.g. your occupation and interests).

Non-Personal Information We Collect

The types of anonymous, aggregate information we collect:

Browser information (i.e. the URL of the web page you are connecting from, the IP address of the computer you are using, your domain type, the country you are connecting from, the search engine used, and your browser version). Browser information is automatically recorded as part of transmitting information over the Internet. We may use it to help us display information in the best format for you.

Cookies. Our website uses "cookies". A cookie is a small text file sent to your browser's files for our reference. No one else can read this file. Cookies allow our server computer to recognize you when you return to the site, so you don't have to re-register and so we can retain any preferences you may have given us. If you do not wish to receive cookies, most browsers allow you to be alerted when a cookie is sent to your computer, so you can decide whether to accept it.

Advertising Reports. We may develop summary reports to inform our sponsors and advertisers as to the performance of a particular sponsorship or advertisement. In such case we may disclose to those third-party sponsors and advertisers the demographics available or who saw and clicked on an advertisement. No Personal Information will be disclosed to these sponsors and advertisers as part of this process; only anonymous information will be disclosed.

Use of Your Personal Information

We collect your personal information to provide the product, service or information you requested. We will also use it to communicate further information to you about the publication in general. We may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In addition, we may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you e-mail or postal mail, and provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Dovetail Communications, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Control of Your Information

You always have the option to instruct us not to use your personal information beyond providing you with our magazine you have subscribed to, servicing your account, responding to your inquiries, or any other information or service you requested. See Contact Us below to provide us with your current instructions as to what personal information we can use and cannot use.

E-mail communications will always include an identification of the sender and an "Unsubscribe" option.

From time to time, we may send you information regarding products or services on behalf of our affiliated third parties or we may make our list available to them. These are reputable companies whose products and services we feel may be of interest to you. If, at any time, you prefer not to receive offers and/or other correspondence originated by Dovetail Communications and its third party affiliates, you may choose to opt-out by contacting us as per the information in the Contact Us section below.

Third Party Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites and services. While we try to link only to sites and services that share our high standards and respect for privacy, please understand that we are not responsible for the content of, or the privacy practices employed by, other companies or websites. If you choose to provide personal information when you visit those websites please remember that the privacy provisions that the third party has will govern your relationship with them and our privacy policy will not apply.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact Dovetail Communications in either of the following ways.

In Writing:

Privacy Officer – Spa Inc.
Dovetail Communications
30 East Beaver Creek Road, Suite 202
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1J2

By E-mail:

spa@dvtail.com (place "Attention: Privacy Officer" in the subject line)