Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by Tourism Burlington. The privacy concerns of individuals who visit our websites tourismburlington.com & tasteofburlington.ca are important to us. We will take all means available to ensure that your personal information is kept private.

This privacy policy outlines the information which Tourism Burlington will collect from you on our website and how Tourism Burlington will use that information.  We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time by updating this posting.  Please check periodically for changes.  Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will mean you accept those changes.

Our Policy

When you visit the Tourism Burlington website you do so anonymously and are not required to tell us who you are. Tourism Burlington may request personal information from you in order to provide requested specialized services, but such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit.  When personal information is requested it is our commitment to provide notice outlining:

  • The purpose for collecting the personal information and under what authority
  • How the information will be used
  • Who to contact if you have any questions about these practices

Access is limited to only those employees who need access in order to perform their assigned duties. Employees are regularly instructed in their responsibilities in protecting personal information and privacy.

All information voluntarily sent to the Tourism Burlington websites, by email, feedback form or other means, becomes the property of Tourism Burlington.

Data That We Collect

Tourism Burlington collects data to operate effectively and provide better quality experiences. The voluntary information you provide to us is used to improve our customer service standards and/or provide the requested information. The information that is gathered through the web site is only used for internal purposes. We will never sell your information to third parties. Tourism Burlington does not reveal specific information about users or other personally identifiable data to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use, except if required to do so by law.

Below, you will find a table of our services that gather personal data, our purpose and legal basis for processing that information, who we share that information with, and how long we hold that information.

Description of Products or Services ·        Visitors requesting information about Burlington or Tourism Burlington related services

·        Industry partnership with Tourism Burlington

·        Educational sessions and meetings to provide tourism learning opportunities

·        Research that benefits the tourism industry at large

 

 
Categories of Data ·        Identifying information such as name, job title, employer of industry partners

·        Social and contact information such as address, phone number, email, website

·        Tracking data such as email open history, website navigation history (refer to server cookie technology)

 
Purpose and Legal Basis for Processing ·        For identifiers and contact data, we use that information as the basis to enter into a contract with you and provide information to you.  

·        For tracking data, we gather that information to determine how users navigate and use our websites.

 
Automated Processing or Profiling ·        We do not use automated processing or profiling procedures on the information you provide to us.

·        Third parties that we use for gathering tracking data may use automated processing to evaluate the best method to market our websites to you.

 
Recipients Who Receive Personal Data ·        Tourism Burlington receives this information.

·        Online marketing analytics companies such as Google Analytics receive tracking data.

·        Cloud service providers such as Microsoft store the identifiers and information you input into our website and emails.

 
Whether the Personal Data is Transferred Outside of the European Economic Area ·        Information is transferred to Canada.  
Retention Period ·        For services on an annual cycle, information is stored for one year subject to renewal once per year

·        For other services, we retain this information for a reasonable time after you end your relationship with us.

 

Server Cookie Technology

The only personal information that is captured through the web site is that which you volunteer. However, as with most sites, certain non-personal information is recorded by the standard operation of our servers (“Cookie” technology). Such information is used to provide an enhanced online experience, and may include:

  • The name of the ISP from which you access the Internet.
  • The date and time you accessed the site.
  • The Internet address of the Web site from which you enter our site and where you go after you leave our site.

This information is also used to measure and monitor the use of our site and to improve its content. The “Cookie Technology” does not personally identify you or extract any information from your computer. Data which would personally identify you is known only when voluntarily submitted.

E Newsletters

We offer free, electronic newsletters, updates and e-mail reminders as a service to our visitors, based upon your voluntary subscription. You will only receive an electronic newsletter if you have requested it (opted-in). We do not share our mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers or partners.

Opt-Out

If you no longer wish to receive communications from us, you may opt-out at any time by using the opt-out link at the bottom of any email message. If you wish to change or delete your personal data, or if you have any questions regarding our use of your personal data, please contact the Executive Director who is responsible for data protection. We will respond to your request as soon as we can.

Contests

Users participating in Tourism Burlington contests may be required to submit varying degrees of personal information, depending upon the nature of the particular contest. The specific information to be collected and how it will be used will be disclosed in the general contest rules and regulations and/or in the referring contest page or newsletter. The names, addresses and photograph or likeness of contest winners may be reproduced on the site or in other advertising materials.

Surveys

From time to time, Tourism Burlington will conduct online surveys for internal purposes or for third parties, to gather general information about users and/or their views. Participation in these surveys is voluntary; no information will be collected except that which is knowingly supplied by the user. Identifying Personal Information will not be shared.

Links

Tourism Burlington provides links to other sites to help visitors in trip planning and to provide industry partners resources. The content on many of these sites is maintained by parties other than Tourism Burlington. This privacy statement is limited to the Tourism Burlington Web sites. Tourism Burlington assumes no responsibility for the websites that are linked to, hosted by or otherwise electronically connected to the Tourism Burlington websites or web server, nor do we endorse the materials presented on sites which are not owned and operated by Tourism Burlington.

Your Rights

You have the right to request, access, rectify, erase, and restrict how we process your personal data.  These rights include the ability to review the personal data we have in our information and communications systems concerning you, to make any corrections to that personal data to be informed of who that data may have been shared with, to request that we erase all of our personal data, and to restrict how we process your personal data. We are required to respond to any of your requests to exercise these above rights as soon as possible and will contact you to inform you of any delay.

Terms and Conditions

Any images, graphics, multimedia, or content on our websites is copyrighted by Tourism Burlington.  The site contains names, logos, trademarks, service marks and other intellectual property which are the property of Tourism Burlington and may not be used for any purpose without the express written consent of Tourism Burlington. For permission to use images of Burlington refer to our image request page.

Miscellaneous

The terms and conditions outlined throughout this Privacy Policy, are interpreted in accordance with and governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario (without applying the province’s conflict-of-law principles).  If any provision of this agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, it will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.