Privacy Policy

Sentinel Bioactive Paper Network Privacy Policy Overview

We take your right to privacy seriously and want you to feel comfortable using this web site. This policy explains the type of personal information we collect from you, how it is used, and the steps we take to ensure your personal information is handled appropriately.

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “SENTINEL” means the “Sentinel Bioactive Paper Network ” business entity and/or the sentinelbioactivepaper.ca web site.

SENTINEL reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the revised Privacy Policy on www.sentinelbioactivepaper.ca.

What is Personal Information?

Personal Information is information that refers to an individual specifically and is recorded in any form. Personal information includes such things as age, income, birth date, medical records and credit records.

Collection of Personal Information

SENTINEL does not automatically collect personal information such as your name, address, telephone number, fax number or email address when you visit this site. Such information will be collected by SENTINEL when you become a member and/or if you provide it to us in order to:

  • participate in the SENTINEL network as a member, student, industry partner and/or interested party; participate in SENTINEL forums;
  • receive our newsletter;
  • register for meetings, workshops or seminars; and/or request information from us.

We do not require that any personal information be provided in order to view the public portion of our web site.

SENTINEL collects only the personal information required to provide products and services to you.

If the personal information we require is collected for a reason other than to provide products and services, your consent will be requested at or before the time the information is collected. Examples of reasons we collect personal information include:

  • to respond to your inquiries and send you requested information;
  • to provide SENTINEL news and information;
  • to provide products and services you request;
  • to allow you to participate in meetings, seminars and workshops;
  • to process and keep track of online transactions and report back to you;
  • to protect against fraud and error;
  • to recommend products and services that SENTINEL believes will be of interest to you; or
  • to comply with legal and government regulations.

Retention of Personal Information

SENTINEL does not sell or rent personal information to any organization or person for any reason. We do not share your personal information without your consent with any third party organizations except to offer you products or services.

SENTINEL retains your personal information only as long as it is required for our business relationship or as required by federal or provincial laws.

You can change your consent preferences at any time or request access to the personal information we have on record in order to review and amend the information by contacting our Privacy Manager atprivacy@sentinelbioactivepaper.ca or write to

Frances Lima
McMaster University
c/o Sentinel Bioactive Paper Network
1280 Main Street West JHE-136
Hamilton, ON, Canada L85 4L7

Cookies

Like many organizations, SENTINEL uses cookie technology on our web site. A “cookie” is a unique identifier collected by the site to verify a returning visitor’s identity, or to understand how visitors navigate the site. The use of cookies is standard. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You can usually change your browser to prevent or notify you whenever you are sent a cookie. This gives you the chance to decide whether or not to accept the cookie.

A cookie does not tell us who you are, your email address, or any other personal information. We use the information it provides to help us improve the site and our services, and to provide our visitors with a better website visit. Even without accepting a cookie you can still access most of the features on the site. There may, however, be limitations on your use of some site functions.

Links to other Websites

This site contains links to websites of third parties. SENTINEL is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

By using www.sentinelbioactivepaper.ca, you are consenting to the information collection and use described in this policy.

 

Privacy policy for SENTINEL.ca DATA (v1.00)

Introduction

The site editor takes your right to privacy seriously, and wants you to feel comfortable using this web site. This privacy policy deals with personally-identifiable information (referred to as “data” below) that may be collected by this site. This policy does not apply to other entities that are not owned or controlled by the site editor, nor to persons that are not employees or agents of the site editor, or that are not under the site editor’s control. Please take time to read this site’s terms of use.

1. Collection of data

Registration of a user account on this site requires only a valid e-mail address and a user name that has not been used already. You are not required to provide any other information if do not want to. Please be aware that the user name you choose, the e-mail address you provide and other information you provide may render you personally identifiable, and may possibly be displayed on this web site intentionally for networking and communication purposes(depending on choices you make during the registration process, or on the way in which the site is configured) or unintentionally (such as, but not limited to, subsequent to a successful act of intrusion by a third party). As on many web sites, the site editor may also automatically receive general information that is contained in server log files, such as your IP address, and cookie information. Information about how advertising may be served on this site (if it is the site editor’s policy to display advertising) is set forth below.

2. Use of data

Data may be used to customize and improve your user experience on this site. Efforts will be made to prevent your data being made available to third parties unless provided for otherwise in this Privacy; (i) your consent is obtained, such as when you choose to opt-in or opt-out for the sharing of data; (ii) a service provided on our site requires interaction a third party with or is provided by a third party, such as an application service provider; (iv) pursuant to legal action or law enforcement; (iii) it is found that your use of this site violates this policy, terms of service, or other usage guidelines, or if it is deemed reasonably necessary by the site editor to protect the site editor’s legal rights and/or property; or (v) this site is purchased by a third party, in which case that third party will be able to use the data in the same manner as set forth in this Policy. In the event you choose to use links that appear on this web site to visit other web sites, you are advised to read the privacy policies that appear on those sites.

3. Cookies

Like many web sites, this web site sets and uses cookies to enhance your user experience, such as retaining your personal settings. Advertisements may appear on this web site and, if so, may set and access cookies on your computer; such cookies are subject to the privacy policy of the parties providing the advertisement. However, the parties serving the advertising do not have access to this site’s cookies. These parties usually use non-personally-identifiable or anonymous codes to obtain information about your visits to this site.

4. Minors

People aged thirteen or younger are not allowed to become registered users of this site.

5. Editing or deleting your account information

This site provides you with the ability to edit the information in your user account that you provided during the registration process, by visiting your personal home page configuration page. You may request deletion of your user account by contacting the webmaster. Content or other information that you may have provided, and that is not contained within your user account, such as posts that may appear within site forums, may continue to remain on the site at the site editor’s discretion, even though your user account is deleted. Please see the site’s Terms of Use for more information.

6. Changes to this privacy policy

Changes may be made to this policy from time to time. You will be notified of substantial changes to this policy either by through the posting of a prominent announcement on the site, and/or by a message being sent to the e-mail address you have provided, which is contained in your user settings.

7. No guarantees

While this privacy policy states a standard for the maintenance of data, and while efforts will be made to meet the said standards, the site editor is not in a position to guarantee compliance with these standards. There may be factors beyond the site editor’s control that may result in disclosure of data. Consequently, the site editor offers no warranties or representations as regards maintenance or nondisclosure of data.

8. Contact information

If you have any questions about this policy or this web site, please contact the webmaster.

flima@sentinelbioactivepaper.ca or write to

Frances Lima
McMaster University
c/o Sentinel Bioactive Paper Network
1280 Main Street West JHE-136
Hamilton, ON, Canada L85 4L7

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