Effective January 1st, 2006
CentralRoost.com respects your privacy and we are committed to protecting your personal information. Our privacy commitment includes ensuring the accuracy, confidentiality, and security of your personal information and allowing you to request access to, and correction of, your personal information.
We will inform you of why and how we collect, use and disclose your personal information and obtain your consent where required. CentralRoost.com does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested or when we have your permission.
PIPEDA defines personal information as "information about an identifiable individual" that includes any factual or subjective information, recorded or not, in any form. For example, the following would be considered personal information:
- name, address, telephone number, gender
- identification numbers, income or blood type
- credit records, loan records, existence of a dispute between a consumer and a merchant, and intentions to acquire goods or services
A Special Note About Children
Children (persons under the age of 18) are not eligible to use the Site unsupervised and we ask that children do not submit any personal information to us. If you are under the age of 18, you may only use this Site only in conjunction with and under the supervision of your parents or guardians.
In general, you may visit this website without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information about yourself. CentralRoost.com collects domain information from your visit to customize and improve your experience on our website. This information may include the URL that you just came from, which URL you go to next, your computer browser information and your IP address. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes.
Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to use our Site, we may require you to provide contact and identity information and other personal information as indicated on the forms throughout the Site. Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use a particular service or feature.
Unless the purposes for collecting personal information are obvious and the user voluntarily provides his or her personal information for those purposes, we will communicate the purposes for which personal information is collected at or before the time of collection.
We will only collect user information that is necessary to fulfill the following purposes:
Third Party Advertising
If you choose to post messages on our message boards or leave feedback for other users, we will collect that information that you provide to us. We retain this information as necessary to resolve disputes, provide customer support and troubleshoot problems as permitted by law. Please remember that any information you share in these areas becomes public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications so you should always exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
Use of Our Email Tools
CentralRoost.com allows you to electronically forward a picture or send a link from our site to a friend by entering their e-mail address. We do not use the e-mail address for any purpose other than to send your e-mail. We do not rent or sell these e-mail addresses.
Email Notices from Us
If you join our site, you are given the option to receive other offers and information from CentralRoost.com and other qualified companies. These qualified suppliers are pre-screened organizations or companies whose products or services we believe are of interest to you. If you sign up to receive these offers but later decide you don't want them, you can edit your personal settings located under My Roost and unsubscribe. We will not give your email address to these companies unless we obtain your consent.
Online Surveys, Contests & Sponsored Promotions
Sometimes we may conduct user surveys to improve the features of our site. We may share, aggregate, or summarize, anonymous information about our users with partners or other third parties, however, we will not sell or share any information at the individual user level. From time to time, CentralRoost.com or a partner may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake or contest on CentralRoost.com. Users may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. We may transfer personal information to certain ad partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.
We will collect, use or disclose your personal information only with your knowledge and consent, except where required or permitted by law.
Consent can be express or, in some circumstances, implied, and given in writing, by using or not using a check-off box, electronically, orally (in person or by telephone), or by your conduct, such as use of a product or service.
In determining the type of consent to obtain, CentralRoost.com will consider all relevant factors, including the sensitivity of the information and your reasonable expectations.
You may withdraw your consent at any time, on reasonable notice, subject to legal or contractual restrictions. A member's decision to withhold or withdraw their consent to certain uses of personal information may restrict our ability to provide a particular service or product. If so, we will explain the situation to assist the member in making the decision.
The collection of personal information shall be limited to that which is necessary for the purposes identified by CentralRoost.com.
We will collect personal information by fair and lawful means.
Personal information shall not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law.
Personal information shall be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
We will make reasonable efforts to ensure that your personal information is accurate and complete and up-to-date as is necessary for the purpose for which it is to be used.
We are committed to ensuring the security of your personal information in order to protect it from unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification or disposal or similar risks.
Your personal information will be protected by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information, including through the use of the following security controls:
We will continually review and update our security policies and controls as technology changes to ensure ongoing personal information security.
It's important for you to also protect against unauthorized access to your password and your computer, as you are responsible for all actions taken with your User ID and password. Be sure to sign off when you've finished using a shared computer.
Once you become a member of CentralRoost.com you will be able to review, change or remove any of your personal account information at any time by visiting the 'My Roost' section of our website.
Requests for Personal Information:
Upon request, CentralRoost.com will inform you of the existence, use and disclosure of personal information relating to you, and give you access to that information. You have the right to challenge the accuracy and completeness of your information and have it amended as appropriate.
However, in certain circumstances permitted by law, this information will not be disclosed to you. Some examples of these circumstances are information that contains references to other individuals that cannot be disclosed for legal, security or commercial proprietary reasons, or that is subject to solicitor-client or litigation privilege.
A request to access personal information must be made in writing and provide sufficient detail to identify the personal information being sought. A request to access personal information should be sent to email@example.com.
We will make the requested information available to you within a reasonable time and at minimal or no cost. Where a fee may apply, we will inform you of the cost and request further direction from you on whether or not we should proceed with the request. If a request is refused in full or in part, we will notify you in writing, providing the reasons for refusal and the recourse available to you.
We will investigate every complaint and take each seriously. If a complaint is found to be justified, we will take appropriate measures, including, if necessary, amending our policies and practices.