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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.lawverse.ca.

User privacy is of top importance to Lawverse. We aim to provide users with a safe community to share experiences, information and resources. This Privacy Policy describes how Lawverse collects and uses online data. By using Lawverse.ca you confirm you have read and agree to our Privacy Policy.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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

On our website we offer a contact forms which can be used to get in contact with us electronically. To handle your request it is necessary to provide us with a valid email address. Otherwise you may choose to email us directly. 

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.

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

To keep our website services relevant, easy to use and up-to-date, and understand interest in our services we use Google Analytics services to help us understand how visitors use our site. The information generated by these cookies, such as time, location, frequency and length of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the US and stored there.

Cookies allow web analytics services to recognize your browser, device, or IP address and, for example, identify whether you have visited our website before, what you have previously viewed or clicked on, and how you found us. The information is only used for statistical purposes, and it helps us to analyze patterns of user activity, user interests, and to develop a better user experience.

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.

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.

Any personal information that you share with Lawverse.ca or the users of this website may reveal or allow others to identify you or parts of your life not explicitly stated on your profile. You are encouraged not to provide any personal information on our forums or anywhere else on our website. By providing information to Lawverse.ca or sharing it with other users when you create, update, or otherwise interact on this website, you are doing so at your own risk and are expressly and voluntarily accepting our terms of service and related policies.

Where we send your data

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

Third-Party Website Links

Lawverse is a for-profit blog. It contains paid banner advertisements that are generated and managed by a third party network. This site also includes relevant affiliate links through Amazon. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a small commission. This does NOT result in any additional cost to you, and the affiliate money we earn helps pay the fees to keep this site up and running – we appreciate your support. We only recommend products we genuinely like. Lawverse is in no way affiliated with any third-party website and we do not endorse any linked products, services, or websites. We have not and do not confirm the accuracy of the information for content outside of Lawverse.ca. Lawverse is not liable for the content found on third-party services and sites. We do not make any representations or warranties about the privacy and/or security of any information, including personal information and credit card information that may be requested by a third-party. Visiting or using the services of third-party websites that are linked on Lawverse.ca is at your own risk.