thevan ("thevan") operates thevan.ca and may operate other websites. It is thevan policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, thevan collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. thevan purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how thevan visitors use its website. From time to time, thevan may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
thevan also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on thevan.ca blogs/sites. thevan only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to thevan websites choose to interact with thevan in ways that require thevan to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that thevan gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at thevan.ca to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with thevan are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, thevan collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with thevan. thevan does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
thevan may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. thevan may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, thevan does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
thevan discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on thevan behalf or to provide services available at thevan websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using thevan websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. thevan will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, thevan discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when thevan believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of thevan, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an thevan website and have supplied your email address, thevan may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with thevan and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. thevan takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If thevan, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that thevan goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of thevan may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.