Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Privacy Policy

The security of your personal information is very important to us. We never sell or rent your personal information to any third parties under any circumstances. We value your trust very highly, and will work to protect the security and privacy of any personal information you provide to us and will only use it as we describe here in our Privacy Policy.

Personal Information means information about you which is, or can be, tied to you as an individual. Aberdeen Publishing will collect and use Personal Information of customers and members only as follows:

Our purpose in collecting Personal Information.

We collect Personal Information to deliver the products and services you want; administer our businesses; provide customer service; and respond to legal process (such as subpoenas and warrants).

What Personal Information we collect and how we collect it.

The Personal Information we collect may include:
* Contact information; names, addresses, email addresses and other such information required for us to transact business with you; and
* Technical information (such as your computers operating system and browser type, and the address of a referring website, if any, and the path you take through our web pages) when you visit our websites;

When you visit our website, we may place a “cookie,” a small computer file, on your computer to allow our web site to function properly. You may delete this cookie from your computer. You may also set your Internet browser to reject cookies, however, doing so will compromise the functionality of our website.

How we use Personal Information.

We do not sell or rent Personal Information to others.
We do not use cookies to track movements on websites other than our own.
We do not disclose Personal Information to others.
We take reasonable steps to protect your Personal Information.
We maintain reasonable physical, technical, and procedural measures to limit access to Personal Information to authorized individuals with appropriate purposes.

Modifications to our privacy policies.

We reserve the right to change our privacy policies at any time, except as may be prohibited by law. We will post revisions online. Use of our websites or services or the purchase of products after posted changes means that you consent to the privacy policies as changed.

Contact us for more information about our privacy policies.

Editorial Policies

ETHICS POLICY:

We believe that ethical behaviour is critical to being a trusted media source. We subscribe to the Canadian Association of Journalists Ethics Guidelines and are also members of the National Newsmedia Council of Canada (NNC), a voluntary, self-regulatory ethics body for the English-language news media industry in Canada. The NNC deals with matters concerning fairness of coverage, relevance, balance and accuracy and represents the public and the media in matters concerning the democratic rights of freedom of speech and freedom of the media.

CORRECTIONS POLICY:

We subscribe to the Canadian Association of Journalists’ Ethics Guidelines with regards to corrections as follows:

  • When we make a mistake, whether in fact or in context, and regardless of the platform, we correct it promptly and in a transparent manner, acknowledging the nature of the error.
  • When we correct errors online, we indicate that the content has been altered or updated, and what the original error was.

FACT-CHECKING POLICY:

We subscribe to the Canadian Association of Journalists’ Ethics Guidelines with regards to fact-checking as follows:

  • We are disciplined in our efforts to verify all facts. Accuracy is the moral imperative of journalists and news organizations, and should not be compromised, even by pressing deadlines of the 24-hour news cycle.
  • We make every effort to verify the identities and backgrounds of our sources.
  • We seek documentation to support the reliability of those sources and their stories, and we are careful to distinguish between assertions and fact. The onus is on us to verify all information, even when it emerges on deadline.

OWNERSHIP AND FUNDING POLICY:

We are owned and operated by Aberdeen Publishing Inc., a B.C.-owned and operated private company which operates community media publications throughout British Columbia and Alberta. You can find more information about Aberdeen at http://www.aberdeenpublishing.com.