Information Collection and Use
You can generally visit our Site without having to submit any personally identifiable information about yourself to us. However, to use certain services and functionality of the Site (such as to become a member, register for a workshop, or to purchase books), you will be required to register for an account with Golden HomeSharing Connections. When you register for an account, we will collect certain information from you, some of which is required for an account and some of which is optional (as indicated in the Profile forms): for example, we ask for your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, username, and password.
If you are posting a profile as a Home Sharer, we will also collect the location of the home to be shared, dollar amount of monthly rent proposed. If you are posting a profile as a Home-Seeker, we also ask for your preferred search location and dollar amount of preferred monthly rent. We also may collect personally identifiable information about you that you elect to upload to the Site (such as a description of the home to be shared or sought, and information about your own lifestyle that will assist potential home-mates to determine the potential of compatibility.)
We automatically collect your IP address and browser type. We may use your personally identifiable information to register you to use our Site and to provide our home-mate listing services to you, contact you to deliver certain services or information you have requested, verify your authority to use the Site, to detect fraud, improve the content and general administration of the Site. We may use the personal identifiable information to verify your identity.
If you become a member of our database, you may engage in direct messages with other users through the Site. Golden HomeSharing Connections may collect personally identifiable information that you include in such messages and may review such messages from time-to-time for purposes of confirming compliance with Golden HomeSharing Connections’ Terms of Service or to detect and/or investigate email scams or similar fraudulent activities.
Golden HomeSharing Connections recognizes the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. The Site is not directed to children under the age of 18. Golden HomeSharing Connections does not target its Site to children under 18. Golden HomeSharing Connections does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If we learn that a child under the age of 18 provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete that information. If your child has provided personally identifiable information, please contact us so we can delete it. If you are under the age of 18, please do not provide us with any personally identifiable information.
Cookies and Tracking
We may use small text files called cookies to improve overall Site experience. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies generally do not permit us to personally identify you. We generally use session cookies to save your preferences and such cookies expire when you close your browser. We also use persistent cookies to authenticate users and for support for the internal operations of our Site. Golden HomeSharing Connections may track users over time and over our Sites but we do not respond to browser do not track signals.
Third parties such as providers of external services like web traffic analysis services may also track users over time and over our Site and third party websites and such third parties may also place cookies, via our Site. These cookies are likely to be analytical, performance cookies or targeting cookies, including: Google Analytics cookies are used as Golden HomeSharing Connections contracts with Google as a third party vendor
We may use social plugins on our Site and may include icons that allow you to interact with third party social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. For example, you may “like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. The third party social plugin may set a cookie when your browser creates a connection to the servers of such social networks and the plugin may transmit your data to the social networks. Your use of these social plugins is subject to the privacy policies of the third party social networks.
Through the third party analytic providers, as discussed above, and directly through our Site, we may track information that will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and which will not contain your personally identifiable information. For example, without limitation, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, browser type, External Web Sites (defined below) linked to IP addresses. We may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, and we may use such aggregate information to administer the Site and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Any information, including personally identifiable information that you include in Home-Sharer or Home Seeker Profile will be publicly available on the Site. We will transmit your personally identifiable information, including, without limitation, your user name and email address to any member who initiates contact with you through our Site.
We may transfer your personally identifiable information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which Golden HomeSharing Connections participates or to a purchaser or acquirer of all or substantially all of Golden HomeSharing Connections’s assets to which this Site relates.
Third Party Services and Links to Third Party Sites
Golden HomeSharing Connections makes certain third party services available on the Site. Golden HomeSharing Connections is not the provider of such third party services, but Golden HomeSharing Connections will provide your name and contact information to such third party. You may be required to agree to terms with the third party provider that you engage with through third party services.
We may employ procedural and technological measures that are generally consistent with industry practice. Such measures are reasonably designed to help protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Golden HomeSharing Connections may use encryption, secure socket layer and password protection to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information.
Updating Personally Identifiable Information
Golden HomeSharing Connections provides you with the ability to review and update the registration information that you provide to us by accessing and modifying this information in your account online or by contacting us at Hello@GoldenGirlsCanada.ca or 25 Colleen Crescent, Caledon East, Ontario L7C 1E8.
Users Outside of Canada