Privacy

Privacy Policy for GoCaching.ca

The privacy of our visitors to GoCaching.ca is important to us.

At GoCaching.ca, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit GoCaching.ca, and how we safeguard your information.  We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Log Files
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files.  The information in the log files include  your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Web Analytics
GoCaching.ca uses Google Analytics to collect usage statistics. The information does not identify visitors personally, but allows us to review data such as number of visits,  page views, specific pages visited, and country of origin.

Gocaching.ca also uses MyBlogLog and BlogCatalog to review usage statistics. These services may identify you personally if you are a member of those services and are logged in when you visit GoCaching.ca. You user id and avatar may be displayed in the MyBlogLog and BlogCatalog widgets appearing in the navigation columns of the web site. Also, if you are a member of those services, similar information is displayed within the site statistic pages of the services.

User Communications
When you send email or use the Contact form on GoCaching.ca, we collect your name, e-mail address, and other information you provide in the body of your message. This information is used solely for the purpose of corresponding to you and addressing the subject of your enquiry. GoCaching.ca retains those communications for a period of up to one year past the last contact.  We do not give this information to any third parties.

Cookies and Web Beacons
We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site.  This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

We also use third party advertisements  on GoCaching.ca to support our site.  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 (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) 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 New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

GoCaching.ca uses affiliate links to support our site. Affiliate links may trigger cookies and web beacons to be used to track and complete transactions with the third party affiliate sites.

DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements).  This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”).  The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey).  DART uses “non personally identifiable information”.  It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers.  You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security.  However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites.  This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program.  Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

Links
GoCaching.ca contains links to third party sites. These sites are governed by their own privacy policies of which  GoCaching.ca has no control. We encourage you to review any privacy and terms of use policies that these sites may have posted.

AdSense Privacy Policy Provided by JenSense and adapted by GoCaching.ca to meet our site specific needs.

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