Who we are

Our website address is: https://toddjohnson.ca.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

 

Consent and Disclosure

 

Consent
By providing personal information to the website, you consent to its collection, use and disclosure in accordance with our privacy policies. Consent to the collection and certain uses of the information may be refused or withdrawn by you subject to legal or contractual requirements. In the event you withdraw consent please note, we may not be able to offer certain information or services to you.

Use and Disclosure Without Consent
In certain circumstances, we may be permitted or required by law to disclose personal information without consent. Those circumstances may include:

  • Where the information was public;
  • Where required by law;
  • Where it is necessary to protect the rights of an identifiable person or group;
  • Other circumstances recognized by privacy legislation as permitting disclosure without consent.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

 
If you contact us via the website’s contact form, it collects whatever you entered and your ip location and send to the website owner’s email. Such email box is password protected to make sure unauthorized access to your information is limited. By 

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

The Help feature on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the Web site of its referers. Because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of the website’s essential features, we recommend you leave them turned on. For instance, if you block or otherwise reject our cookies, you will not be able to record your search results, saved searches or services that require you to Sign in.

 

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

 
We collect visitor’s browsing history on this website only, for the purpose for analytical purposes. Such data we collect is used to improve the user experience on the website. This data is collected by 3rd party app such as Google Analytics and Facebook. Google’s privacy policy can be obtained here. Facebook’s privacy policy can be obtained here.

Who we share your data with

 
Our website is a combination of services generated to provide you with all the information it contains. We do not operate in a vacuum so third party services (other companies) are used to bring you a complete website. The third party services such as from Google, Facebook, WordPress, MLS, CREA, REBGV, FVBRE, REALTORS.ca etc. collect usage data from you. We do not store these data for third party providers thus the privacy control is with the third party providers.
 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

For users that enter and send via contact form, or email, or text, the agent and the brokerage could elect to retain your information until the users give express request to delete the said information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

 
User’s contact send expressively by the user is to be kept by the website.

Additional information

 
Contact the webmaster or the site owner for any questions. 

How we protect your data

 
All backend access points are protected by unique usernames and passwords. Our server is protected by network enabled firewalls. 
 
  • We take reasonable steps to protect information from unauthorized access or disclosure in a manner commensurate with its sensitivity, value and criticality. This applies regardless of the media on which the information is stored, the location where the information is stored, the systems used to process the information or the processes by which information is handled.
  • The measures used to protect personal information include physical measures (e.g. locked filing cabinets), organizational measures (e.g. information is available to other persons only on a need-to-know-basis) and technological measures (e.g. computer passwords).
  • While we put in place reasonable precautions, we cannot guarantee at all times the security of the information. No method of transmitting or storing data is completely secure, particularly with regard to Internet applications.

What data breach procedures we have in place

 

We have an obligation to tell you if there are any risks to you that could result if someone (not us!) misuses the personal information you provide us. Honestly, we’ve struggled what to say here as most of the information we collect is not particularly sensitive.

One thing we wanted to flag, however, is that whenever you share your email with another person using our websites, there is a risk that other person could misuse that email. We’ve taken legal (e.g. terms of use), technological (e.g. anti-spam filters and CAPTCHA technology) and design (e.g. designing our systems to reduce the likelihood of your email being misused) measures to try to limit such abuse, but no system is perfect. Please feel free to report any potential abuse to us.

Also, keep in mind that when you provide your personal information to a REALTOR® (for example to, advertise your listing), the REALTOR® may use a variety of CREA, Board/Association and third party systems and software solutions to promote that property and conduct the transaction. So your personal information may end up in more places than you originally anticipated. Talk to your REALTOR® to find out just what exactly they do with your personal information, so you aren’t surprised.

What third parties we receive data from

 
MLS, CREA, various real estate boards and associations, Realtors, Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, website plugins necessary to operate the website, spam detectors, domain providers, hosting providers.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

 

Revisions

The world is a fast-moving place. That means we need to periodically update our privacy policy to reflect new initiatives, products and services.

Any changes to our privacy policy will be promptly reflected on this page, which will take effect upon posting. We encourages you to revisit our privacy policy from time to time to review the most current version. Your continued use of our websites, products and services following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance by you of such modifications.

For your information, the last time our privacy policy was updated was: 2020-05-01.

 

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