Privacy Policy

By accessing or using the CAOAC.CA Web site, you agree to the terms of the Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs (CAOAC) Online Privacy Policy, as outlined below. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use this site. CAOAC reserves the right to change the Online Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion. Your use of this site will be subject to the most current version of the Online Privacy Policy at the time of such use.

Collection of personal information
When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as filing in any forms or downloading materials, CAOAC may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, CAOAC may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including postal code), e-mail address, telephone number, and other personal identifying information. Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.

How your personal information is used
CAOAC collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. The information that you provide is also used as part of our effort to keep you informed about or allow you to participate in CAOAC activities, events and special offers.

CAOAC does not sell, loan or rent your personal information to any commercial entities such as pet stores, on-line pet merchants or other tropical fish related commercial enterprises. CAOAC may, from time to time, inform you of other tropical fish and reptile hobby related activities sponsored by other tropical fish clubs and not-for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Protection of your personal information
The personal information that you provide in connection with our website is classified as personal Information. CAOAC uses industry practices consistent with other tropical fish clubs.

Use of cookies
When you visit CAOAC.CA, you can surf the site anonymously and access important information without revealing your identity. In order to improve our site and other website systems, we use "cookies" to track your visit. A cookie is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card, recording only your passwords, any purchases, and preferences. It cannot be executed as code or deliver malicious content.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (For some WebPages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages.)

While CAOAC uses cookies to track your visit to CAOAC.CA, and the web server automatically logs the IP/Internet address of your computer, this information does not identify you personally and you remain completely anonymous unless you have otherwise provided CAOAC with personal information.

Privacy related complaints
If you believe that CAOAC has not complied with this Online Privacy Policy with respect to your personal information, please contact the CAOAC webmaster.

In your message, please describe in as much detail as possible the ways in which you believe that the CAOAC Online Privacy Policy has not been complied with. We will investigate your complaint promptly. Please note that CAOAC is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non-CAOAC websites to which CAOAC.CA or any other CAOAC website link may direct you to.

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