Like many other Web sites, plangenie.ca/plangenie.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
If you contribute to our blog, we will collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. We only disclose logged-in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that we use and disclose personally-identifying information as described above, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Plan Genie uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie* in order to evaluate your use of Plan Genie and compile reports for us on activity across the Plan Genie network.
Plan Genie uses Google Analytics with the “anonymizeIP()” function, which ensures that your IP address is shortened before it is stored and therefore cannot be linked directly to you.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie* on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your anonymized IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
THIRD PARTY SITES BEYOND PLAN GENIE
Both the Plan Genie website and the Plan Genie online workbook contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties.
These third party websites have their own privacy policies, including cookies*, and we urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit or data which is collected by cookies, while visiting these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.
We typically use the information gathered in anonymous or aggregate form to analyze ways to improve our platform. In some cases, we may convert the user ID that your social networking site provides to us into a unique, anonymous identifier. By using the non-personally identifiable information that is associated with the unique, anonymous identifier, we can personalize your experience, recommend media based on your preferences and use of the platform without personally identifying you.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT THROUGH SOCIAL NETWORKING
When you use one of our platforms or when you connect to a social networking site through one of our services, we may record information regarding your use of the App. We also may collect other information that is visible on your social networking profile or site when your social networking service provider permits us to do so, or when you choose to allow your social networking service provider to provide the information to Plan Genie. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, profile picture, gender, user ID, email address, your country, your language, your time zone, the organizations and links on your profile page, the names and profile pictures of your social networking site “friends” and other information you have included in your social networking site profile.
You may choose not to allow your social networking site to provide us with certain information about you, but then you might not be able to use the platform or take advantage of all of the features.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We may use the information we collect about you for any of the following purposes:
- To improve our platform by providing personalized experiences and recommendations, language and location customization, personalized help and instructions, or other responses to your usage of Plan Genie.
- To better understand how users access and use Plan Genie, our platform, on an aggregated and individualized basis, for the purposes of improving our products and services, and to respond to customer desires and preferences.
- To provide you with Plan Genie news and newsletters.
HOW AND WHEN WE SHARE INFORMATION
Information about our users is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling or renting it to others. We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include sending postal mail and email, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, and providing marketing assistance. These third parties have access to the personal information needed to perform their functions on our behalf. We require these companies to agree (1) to provide adequate protections for your personal information that are no less protective than those set out in this Policy and (2) to use your personal information only for the purposes for which the third party has been engaged by us.
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS
*A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier, sent to your computer or device from a website and stored on your device’s hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser, if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you. Users can set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The latter means that certain personalized features cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly they may not be able to take full advantage of all of the website’s features.