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Downtown Oshawa respects the privacy and confidentiality of individuals who visit our website – This Privacy Policy outlines the information which Downtown Oshawa will collect from you on the Downtown Oshawa website and how Downtown Oshawa will use that information.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time by updating this posting. Please check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will mean you accept those changes.

Collection of your personal information by Downtown Oshawa
Downtown Oshawa routinely collect, compile, and report statistics and information reflecting the use of the Downtown Oshawa website and information services in order to enhance membership services, advertising services, improve marketing and promotional efforts, analyze Downtown Oshawa website usage, improve Downtown Oshawa’s website content and layout, generate aggregate reports on trends, interests and behaviour and enhance service offerings.

(A) Personally Identifiable Information
Downtown Oshawa reserves the right to share general demographic information with advertisers or potential advertisers; however, profiles of individual users are not shared, unless users expressly request information from our members or request information from our site. If you are under 18, be sure to obtain your parent’s or guardian’s permission before you send any information about yourself (your name, address, e-mail address, etc.) to us or anyone else over the Internet. We encourage parents to get involved with their children’s online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating.

(B) Information collected by “cookies”
Like most major websites, we use cookies to better understand how our site is used, to make sure our ads and dynamic content are served correctly, and to improve the performance of our site for our users, particularly the way search pages are delivered. The general information we gather through the use of cookies may be included in the overall traffic reports that we share with our advertisers, who help make it possible for us to bring you Downtown Oshawa.

Downtown Oshawa engages third party information management service providers to help maintain efficient operations. Because such information management service providers may access our systems, such information management service providers may have access to your information. Downtown Oshawa does not transfer or relinquish ownership of information maintained about you within Downtown Oshawa systems and databases to such information management service providers but requires these information management service providers to sign confidentiality agreements to keep all confidential information and other proprietary information found in our systems confidential.

Electronic Newsletters
We offer free, electronic newsletters, updates and e-mail reminders as a service to our registrants, based upon your voluntary subscription. You will only receive an electronic newsletter if you have requested it (opted-in). We do not share our mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers or partners.

Users participating in Downtown Oshawa contests may be required to submit varying degrees of personal information, depending upon the nature of the particular contest. The specific information to be collected and how it will be used will be disclosed in the general contest rules and regulations and/or in the referring contest page or newsletter. The names, addresses and photograph or likeness of contest winners may be reproduced on the site or in other advertising materials.

From time to time, Downtown Oshawa will conduct online surveys for internal purposes or for third parties, to gather general information about users and/or their views. Participation in these surveys is voluntary; no information will be collected except that which is knowingly supplied by the user. Identifying Personal Information will not be shared.

Partner Sites
These privacy policies refer to areas and services offered by Downtown Oshawa at the domain (web address) Downtown Oshawa partner sites may post their own privacy policies. Users are encouraged to take the time to familiarize themselves with the privacy policies of websites outside the Downtown Oshawa site.

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or any of Downtown Oshawa’s use of your information, please contact Downtown Oshawa at