Cobourg Internet is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of commenters, contributors and any other stakeholders. The trust of those dealt with is valued and it is recognized that maintaining this trust requires transparency and accountability in how the information that you choose to share is treated.
Defining personal information
Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. This information can include an individual’s name, address, email address or phone number. Exceptions: business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories, are not considered personal information.
The most likely way that Cobourg Internet will get access to private information is via the comments on News items. To minimize spam, the email address and IP address are collected and are classified as “private” per this policy.
During the course of various projects and activities, sometimes personal information is gathered and used. Personal information of a private nature which is related to any news items will not be released although it should be noted that it is no longer private if it has already been published in a news channel accessible to the public.
Anyone from whom such information is collected, should expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use of or other dealing with this information is subject to consent. Cobourg Internet’s privacy practices are designed to achieve this.
Personal information gathered by Cobourg Internet is kept in confidence. Cobourg Internet’s personnel are authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with information for the reason(s) for which it was obtained. Safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. Cobourg Internet also takes measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent its being lost or destroyed.
Cobourg Internet regularly reviews its privacy practices for various activities and update its policy. Please check the web-site on an on-going basis for information on most up-to-date practices.