Website Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy

Effective October 20, 2018.

This Website is the property of SM Software Solutions (“SMSS”, https://smsoftware.ca/). This privacy policy applies to any information collected or otherwise obtained on or through the Website https://www.shoplocalfarmer.com (the “Website”) and not any other website you may access using the links on the stated above Website.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy, any personal information about you in our possession or under our control or any of our practices with respect to personal information, please contact Website privacy officer at privacy@shoplocalfarmer.com.

1.          Collection of Personal Information

We are committed to protecting your privacy. Unless expressly provided, personal information collected is for the sole purpose of the operation of this Website and providing the services offered through or in conjunction with this Website (collectively, the “Services”). 

Registration

Personal information is collected in conjunction with the creation of your account for the Website, namely your e-mail address, city and province or state of residence and postal code. You may also choose to provide us with a telephone number.  Please note that to the extent you provide us with a business address and/or business e-mail address , such information is not considered as being personal information and is therefore not subject to this privacy policy.

Financial Information

We do not collect any personal information of a financial nature about individuals, except if an individual uses a personal credit card in conjunction with the purchase of any service. In such cases, your name, credit card number, expiration date and security code will be collected for the sole purpose of transmitting same to our payment gateway provider. Your credit card information is not retained by the Website.

Website and Services

Personal information may also be collected in conjunction with your access and use of the Website and Services.  For example, if you upload or post content on the Website (such as a request for information, message, post, business profile, testimonial, success story, a rating, portfolio, advertisement, referral, review, complaint, pictures or business documents [collectively, “Content”]), such Content will be associated to your account and any personal information contained in such Content will be accessible to other users of the Website.  

This Website uses cookies.  A cookie is a piece of data tied to information about the user and stored on the user's computer. This Website uses both session cookies, which terminate when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which remain on your computer until manually deleted.

By setting a persistent cookie, we allow you not to have to log in with a password more than once, thereby saving time while accessing the Website. If you reject these cookies, you may still access and use the Website but your experience and/or access may be limited in some areas of the Website.

Website may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on its behalf and to monitor certain pages of the Website for the purpose of reporting web traffic, statistics, advertisement “click-throughs”, and/or other activities on our site. These third party service providers may employ cookies and action tags to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous.

As is the case with most other websites, personal information may also be collected by Website with respect to your system and your specific access to and use of the Website and Services. We may monitor your use of the Website and Services and may create records of your use of the Website and Services.

Such information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamps, cookies, user profiles and log files detailing access dates and times, webpages visited and features used.  A profile is stored information that Website keeps on individual users that detail such users’ viewing preferences, Website activities and interactions and exchanges with Website. Like most standard Website servers we use log files.

Third Party Posts

The Website allows third parties to post own content and, although our terms and conditions of use prohibit anyone from posting any personal information about someone else (except where such personal information also constitutes business information), it is possible that a third party may post personal information about you, in contravention with such terms and conditions. Any such personal information will be promptly removed upon us discovering its existence on the Website. If you come across any such personal information on the Website, please contact our privacy officer by mentioned above e-mail, and such personal information will be promptly removed.

2.        Use of Personal Information

As indicated above, we will use personal information obtained for the purposes of operating the Website and providing the Services.  This includes us communicating with you with respect to your use of the Website, your use of Services, your account and responding to inquiries made by you.  This also includes allowing you to upload Content in certain sections of the Website (such as success stories, ratings, rankings, business profiles, portfolios, referrals or review).  You understand and agree that to the extent you include personal information in posted or uploaded Content such personal information will be posted on the Website and will be accessible to other users of the Website.

Likewise, if you register on the Website and provide information about yourself in a listing or profile, such personal information will be accessible to other users of the Website. Although such personal information may be posted on the Website, any personal information of a non-business nature will be deleted from the Website when we become aware of its existence.

3.       Modification of Personal Information

To the extent your personal information has changed or that our records are otherwise not accurate with respect to your personal information, you may always change your profile on the Website. Use user name and password created when you registered on Website to complete such changes.

4.       Disclosure and Safeguarding of Personal Information

When you submit information to Website, you authorize us to store this information with our service provider. We do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personal information.

Though we strive to preserve user privacy, due to the inherent nature of the Internet, we cannot ensure that all of your personal information will always remain confidential. You acknowledge and understand that the Internet is a public network and that communications on or through the Internet may be intercepted, misdirected, altered and/or deleted. Likewise, e-mails and accounts may be spoofed and individuals impersonated. Care should therefore be taken prior to disclosing personal information on or through the Website.

Likewise, we may disclose personal information when required by law (including by court order or in conjunction with police investigations or legal proceedings), when we have a belief that such action is necessary or advisable to comply with applicable laws, or when we believe that a user is violating the law, is a threat to others or himself/herself or is in personal danger.

5.    Links and Integrated Partnerships

This Website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that this privacy policy does not apply to such websites and that personal information you disclose or that may otherwise be collected from you may not be subject to the same terms and conditions as those that apply with respect to this Website.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage you to be aware of this when you leave our Website and to read the privacy statements or policies of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

6.       Location of Storage Facilities

This Website is hosted from facilities located in Chicago, USA.

By creating an Account, and/or by accessing and using this Website and any service offered by or through this Website, you hereby consent and agree to the practices described in this privacy policy, including, without limitation, the collection, use, disclosure, retention, storage and destruction practices relating to your personal information.  Without limitation to the foregoing, you also agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.