Privacy

1. Introduction

Questions. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, contact our Privacy Team through this form. Thank you.

Scope. This Privacy Policy covers the domain www.socialwhitepages.ca. It does not, however, apply to entities that SocialWhitePages does not own or control, such as third party advertisers and outbound links from this domain. By using or accessing www.socialwhitepages.ca, you agree to our Privacy Practices outlined here.

No information from children under age 13. If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to use or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we may have any information from a child under age 13, please contact us through this form.

Parental participation. We strongly recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe Internet use practices.

2. Information We Receive

Information you provide us:

Search terms. When using SocialWhitePages, you provide us with a search query that includes a first name, a last name, or both. We may retain the details of any search queries that you provide us on SocialWhitePages.

Information we collect when you interact with SocialWhitePages:

Site activity information. We keep track of some of the actions you take on SocialWhitePages, such as searching for individuals, links that you may click on, advertisements that you may click on or time spent on our domain. In some cases you are also taking an action when you provide information or content to us. For example, if you perform a search for a person, in addition to storing the search query, we might log the fact that you clicked on a specific link as a result of that query.

Access device and browser information. When you access SocialWhitePages from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, we may collect information from that device about your browser type, geographic location, and IP address, along with any pages that referred you such as search engines.

Cookie information. We use “cookies” (small pieces of data we store for an extended period of time on your computer, mobile phone, or other device) to make SocialWhitePages easier to use, to make our advertising better, and to protect both you and SocialWhitePages. You can remove or block cookies using the settings built into your web browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to properly use SocialWhitePages.

Information we receive from third parties:

Information from other websites. We may institute programs with advertising partners and other websites in which they share information with us:

We may ask advertisers to tell us how our users responded to the ads we showed them (And for comparison purposes, how other users who didn’t see the ads acted on their site). This data sharing, commonly known as “conversion tracking,” helps us measure our advertising effectiveness and improve the quality of the advertisements you see.

We may receive information about whether or not you have seen or interacted with certain advertisements on other sites in order to measure the effectiveness of those ads.

3. Sharing Information on SocialWhitePages

When conducting a name search for an individual on SocialWhitePages, you are sharing your search query with SocialWhitePages and potentially, with others. In some cases, we will display your search query within a “Recent Searches” or “Top Searches” section on our domain.

4. Information You Share With Third Parties

Exporting information. You and anyone who uses SocialWhitePages may use tools like RSS feeds or copy and paste functions, to capture and export information from SocialWhitePages, including your information and/or information about you.

Advertisements. Sometimes advertisers who present ads on SocialWhitePages use technological methods to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize advertising content. You may opt-out of the placement of cookies by many of these advertisers here (http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp). You may also use your browser cookie settings to limit or prevent the placement of cookies by advertising networks. SocialWhitePages does not share Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) with advertisers unless we get your permission to do so.

Links. When you click on links on SocialWhitePages, you may leave our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, and we encourage you to read their privacy statements. Also, by clicking on a link, you agree to and understand that SocialWhitePages does not necessarily have to tell you that you are leaving www.socialwhitepages.ca.

5. How We Use Your Information

We use the information we find to try to provide you with a useful and meaningful experience on our website. Here are some of the details on how we do that:

To manage the service. We use the information we collect to provide our services and features to you and to measure and improve those services and features. We use the information to prevent potentially illegal activities. We also use a variety of technological systems to detect and address anomalous activity and screen content to prevent abuse such as spam. These efforts may, on occasion, results in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users.

To contact you. We may contact you with service-related announcements from time to time. You may opt out of all of these communications.

To serve personalized advertising to you. We don’t share your information with advertisers without your consent. We allow advertisers to choose the characteristics of users who will see their advertisements and we may use any of the non-personally identifiable attributes we have collected to select the appropriate audience for those advertisements. Even though we do not share your information with advertisers without your consent, when you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement there is a possibility that the advertiser may place a cookie in your browser.

To make suggestions. In many cases, when users are conducting a search query on our website, we may provide you with a suggestion that will help you spell the name of the individual you are looking for or provide you with popular names that somewhat match the query you have entered. These suggestions are provided as is.

6. How We Share Information

When you choose to share your information with marketers. You may choose to share information with marketers or electronic commerce providers that are not associated with SocialWhitePages through on-site offers. This is entirely at your discretion and we will not provide your information to these marketers without your prior consent.

To help improve or promote our service. Sometimes we share aggregated information with third parties to help improve or promote our service. However, we only do so in such a way that no individual user can be identified or linked to any specific action or information.

To provide you with services. We may provide information to service providers that help us bring you the services that we offer. For example, we may use third parties to help host our website, send out email updates about our site, remove repetitive information from our lists, or provide search results or links (including sponsored links). These service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time, but when this occurs we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections to limit their use of that information in helping us provide the service.

To offer joint services. We may provide services jointly with other companies. If you use these services, we may share you information to facilitate that service. However, we will identify the partner and present the joint service provider’s privacy policy to you before you use that service.

To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. We may disclose information pursuant to subpoenas, court orders or other requests (including criminal and civil matters) if we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law. This may include respecting requests from jurisdictions outside of Canada where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law under the local laws in that jurisdiction, apply to users from that jurisdiction and are consistent with generally accepted international standards. We may also share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm or to protect ourselves and you. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts or other government entities.

Transfer in the event of sale or loss of control. If the ownership of all or substantially all of our business changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner so that the service can continue to operate. In such a case, you information would remain subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Policy.

7. How You Can Change or Remove Your Information

Removing your online presence. Since www.socialwhitepages.ca is a people search engine, our goal is to find information that is publicly shared on the web by individuals. Because of this, your information is being pulled from various other sources across the web, such as a personal blog that you may have, a public social account such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter or LinkedIn, as well as other sources. If you do not wish to have your information show up on SocialWhitePages, we encourage you to either remove your information from the original domain where this content is stored or increase your privacy settings on social networks, so that search engines such as Google, Bing, and SocialWhitePages do not find your information.

8. How We Protect Information

We do our best to keep any of the information we find on the public web secure from unlawful or unethical edits.

Risks inherent in sharing your information. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on SocialWhitePages. You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices.

Report violations. You should report any security violations to us using this form.

9. Other Terms

Changes. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that our search engine has found about you from other websites. If we make changes to this Privacy Policy we will notify you by posting the date of the latest revision on this Privacy Policy.

Defined terms. “Us,” “we,” “our,” and “SocialWhitePages” all refer to domain www.socialwhitepages.ca.

Consent to collection and processing in the United States and/or Canada. By using SocialWhitePages, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and process in both the United States and/or Canada.