COPPA Policy

COPPA Policy - The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, applies to the online collection of personal information from children under 13.

WHO MUST COMPLY?

Websites or online services directed to children under the age of 13 that collect personal information from children or websites that cater to general audiences and have knowledge that they are collecting personal information from children must comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

WHAT INFORMATION DOES THIS WEBSITE COLLECT?

User name and email address only for logging in to participate in forums, or to vote in contests. We suggest that users do not use their real name as a user name.
To make a user account, the initial request is followed by an email verification using a confirmation return link.

For contests, we collect names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of each person claiming a share in the prize should their entry be a winner.
This information is not made public, but is used to identify owners of the entry, and to contact entrants regarding their entry and to identify and make payment to the winners.
All personal contact information with the exception of user name and email address (for logging in as a user) is deleted at the end of each contest.

WHEN / HOW DOES THIS THIS WEBSITE COLLECT INFORMATION?

  1. To be able to log in, or vote in a contest, a user account with a valid email is necessary.
  2. To ask for information via email, we also collect an email address for the purpose of replying.
  3. To be able to enter one of our contests, applicants are required to fully identify themselves as the owner(s) of the entry with full name, address, phone number and email address.

All personal contact information with the exception of login information is deleted at the end of each contest.

WHO CAN SEE AND USE THIS INFORMATION?

The information access is restricted to senior management of Regional Maple Leaf Communications Inc.
under the general care and control of

Toni Ziganash, Editor (editor@regionalmapleleaf.com)

10213 - 111 Street, NW
Edmonton, AB T5K 2V6,
Ph: 1-800-753-0193

The information is maintained in a secure database hosted within our web domain on RMC's web servers.

HOW WILL THIS INFORMATION BE USED?

The information (email address) is used solely for logging user into our site to participate in forums, to vote in our contests or to answer email enquiries.

In the case of entrants to our contests, the information is to establish ownership of the entry, to contact entrants regarding their entry, as well as identify and make payment to the winner(s) of the contest. All personal contact information with the exception of login information is deleted at the end of each contest.

CAN THE USER CONTROL THIS INFORMATION?

Yes, the user can log into their account and under "edit" press the "Delete Account" button. This will completely remove the email address from our database, and change the identity of any posts that were previously made by the user to "deleted user."

Entrants to the contest can request their information be removed by emailing editor@regionalmapleleaf.com. Entrants who request removal of their information prior to the end of the posted contest will eliminate themselves from the contest. All personal contact information with the exception of login information is deleted at the end of each contest.

   
 
 
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