Personally Identifiable Information
We provide forms and links in places throughout the websites for you to send comments, to ask for more information, and to report problems you may experience on our site. Even if you email us through one of our response forms on the site, we cannot determine your email address unless you include it in your response. Visit Nova Scotia Wineries may collect information from you when you fill in an online form for any of the services available on our website, for example, membership sign up, visitor guide requests, newsletter sign up, etc. The type of information we will collect includes, for example, your name, mailing address, email address, telephone numbers, and other information specific to the requests that are being made by you regarding the service you are wanting us to provide.
Cookie And Tracking Technologies
Visit Nova Scotia Wineries may automatically collect information as you browse, such as Internet Service Provider, browser type and version, operating system and device type, average time spent on our site, pages viewed, information accessed, the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet and other relevant statistics. Such information is sometimes referred to as web analytics and/or clickstream data.
We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, to improve marketing, analytics, and provide site functionality.
Technologies such as cookies, tags and scripts are used by Visit Nova Scotia Wineries and our affiliates, analytics services and service to provide site features and functionality. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
Social Media Widgets
Data Integrity and Storage
Any information you provide, such as name, address, email and postal code will be stored in a secure location and will be used only for those purposes stated. All data transferred will be/is encrypted (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, or HTTPS) transfer, through Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Visitors can always refuse to supply personal identification information, noting that choosing to do so may prevent the user from engaging in certain site-related activities. Users of our services, such as e-newsletter subscriptions, may also withdraw consent for the use of their personal information at any time.
Email Marketing Opt-in
You may decide to receive email promotions from Visit Nova Scotia Wineries, including our monthly e-newsletters. When you voluntarily choose to receive this information, you are added to Visit Nova Scotia Wineries email marketing lists. Your information will remain on this list until you request to be removed – you may update your information or remove yourself from this list at any time. Please click the “Unsubscribe” button at the bottom of any e-newsletter you receive to be removed from the list.
How We Use Your Information
The information that we collect is used to enhance the usability and improve the content of our webpages. It may be used to personalize information and for statistical purposes. Personal information will not be shared with third parties unless indicated and when approved by the user (if you opt in to sharing information) or unless required to do so by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, court orders, legal process from law enforcement agencies, or similar legal proceedings. We provide information to investigate or prevent suspected illegal activities.
Links To Third Party Sites
Our website includes links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Visit Nova Scotia Wineries. Your use of an external website or any informational content found on an external website is subject to and governed by the terms and conditions of such website. Visit Nova Scotia Wineries does not endorse or make any representations or warranties concerning, and will not in any way be liable for any informational content, products, services, software, or other materials available on an external website, even if one or more pages of the external website are framed within a page of Visit Nova Scotia Wineries website. Visit Nova Scotia Wineries is not responsible for the privacy practices of any external websites.