Privacy Policy

Your privacy on the Internet is important to us. We have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. As part of the operations of www.bluemasters.ca (“BlueMasters”), we gather certain types of information about BlueMasters users. This BlueMasters Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) explains the types of information we gather, what we do with it and how you may correct or change information that BlueMasters may collect.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

Information Collection and Use

Account and Profile Information: When you create an account on BlueMasters, we collect your name and the contact information you provide. You also will be asked to create a profile on BlueMasters. If you do, your username, any photo you submit, and information you enter into the fields indicated for public display will be displayed publicly on your profile page and in search results. You can use either your real name or a pseudonym, and customize some of the information displayed publicly in your BlueMasters profile by going to your account and profile settings.

Public Content: The information that you post to the Site is intended for public consumption, including your articles, photos, comments, and profile information. By posting on the Site, you agree to permit us to disclose publicly the material you post.

Communications: When you join BlueMasters by signing up for an account or creating a profile, as permitted by law, you are opting in to receive emails from us or about BlueMasters. Additionally, by joining, you are agreeing to receive feedback and communications from third-parties within the Site, including third-party providers of products or services who may comment on your postings within the Site. If you
exchange messages with others through the Site, in accordance with applicable law, we may store them in order to process and deliver them, allow you to manage them, and investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Site.

Transactional Information: If you purchase products within the Site, certain information collected for processing your request, such as your phone number, address, email, and credit card information, may be shared with relevant third-parties in order for them to process your request (but not for their own marketing or other purposes). When you submit credit card numbers, we encrypt that information using industry standard technology and use commercially reasonable security measures to protect it from misuse.

Site Activity/Automatically Collected Information: We collect and may store information about your use of the Site, such as your search activity, the pages you view, and the date and time of your visit. We also collect and may store information that your computer or mobile device provides to us in connection with your use of the Site, such as your browser type, type of computer or mobile device, browser language, IP address, mobile carrier, unique device identifier, location, and requested and referring URLs.

Linked Networks and Contacts: You can elect to connect your BlueMasters profile to another social network and, if you so choose, you will be asked to enable sharing of your contact information from that network to BlueMasters and to enable sharing of your activities on BlueMasters on that network.

Use of Cookies

BlueMasters uses ‘cookies’ to record information. A cookie is a small data file that Web sites store on your hard drive when you visit them. Cookies allow us to measure activity on our sites and to improve your user experience by remembering your passwords and viewing preferences, and allowing you to visit various members-only parts of our sites without re-registering. Cookies allow us to determine which areas and features of our sites are most popular by measuring user activity. This information allows us to make improvements on Site features and processes. Our Cookies may be persistent or stored only during an individual session. BlueMasters does not use cookies to retrieve any information from your computer.

Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. However, some Services may not function properly if you disable cookies.

Links to Third Party Sites

Our Site contains links to other sites that are not controlled by us and may not follow the same privacy policies as BlueMasters. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and read the privacy policies of each and every site you visit. This privacy policy applies only to information collected by our Site.

Sharing Your Information

We do not rent or sell your personal contact information (such as your email address associated with your account registration) to third-parties to use for their own marketing purposes. We may share some information about you with third parties in connection with your use of the Site. Our information sharing with third-parties falls into these categories and purposes:

(i) Agents, Contractors, and Service Providers: We may share your information with our agents and contractors or other service providers as needed to carry out the performance and functionality of the Site, fulfill your requests or authorized commercial transactions, or provide customer support.

(ii) Analytics and Usage: We may share user information in the aggregate, with third parties, such as advertisers, professionals, and business. For example, we may disclose to a business the number of users that have viewed their product. Business or professionals that
participate on the Site may also access usage data associated with your public profile. For example, a business can see that you, as identified by your public profile username, bookmarked their product.

(iii) Business Transfers and Affiliates: In the event that BlueMasters is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. This Privacy Policy will apply to your information as
transferred to the new entity. We may also disclose information about you to our corporate affiliates in order to help provide, understand, and improve our Services and our affiliates’ services, including the delivery of ads.

(iv) Other Users: Information that you post publicly on BlueMasters (e.g., photos, comments, your profile) will be made publicly available to other users of BlueMasters.

(v) Law and Harm: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Policy, we may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect BlueMasters’s rights or property. However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party’s, including a government’s, request to disclose your information.

Public Forum

Except for your personal private information, all information posted by you is available to the general public and becomes public information. It is your sole responsibility to exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. BlueMasters reserves the right to, but is not obligated to, refuse or delete any content that in our sole discretion is considered inappropriate.

Children Policy

Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. No information is permitted to be either submitted to, or posted on, our sites by users under the age of 13. BlueMasters relies on our users to be truthful in responding to the question of age. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account.

Account Termination and Data Retention

You can close your account at any time by going to account settings. When you close your account, you will cease to provide ongoing or future data to us. Your public profile will be deactivated. However, unless prohibited by applicable law, postings or comments you provided to the forum associated with your public profile prior to closing your account, will remain public. We may retain information about you for the purposes authorized under this privacy policy unless prohibited by law.

Changes to This Policy

We may revise this privacy policy from time to time. The most current version of the privacy policy will govern our use of information about you and will be located here: www.bluemasters.ca/privacy-policy. If we make material changes to this privacy policy, we may notify you by email or by posting a notice on the Site. By continuing to access or use the Site after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised privacy policy.

Disclaimer

No transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of bluemasters.ca to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your personal information, bluemasters.ca cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall BlueMasters be liable for any special, incidental or consequential damages that result from the use of the information or materials on BlueMasters sites, even if BlueMasters or an authorized representative of BlueMasters, has been advised of the possibility of such damages. BlueMasters reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Any such changes will be posted online.

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