Privacy Policy

Welcome to our Privacy Policy - Your privacy is critically important to us.

Who we are

Our website address is:

GoFish! Communications is owned and operated by Amanda Rafuse. We are located at: 325-140 Lincoln Cross, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We can be contacted via email at, or by phone at (902) 440-1183.

It is GoFish! Communications' policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to (hereinafter, "us", "we", "GoFish! Communications," or ""). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

This Privacy Policy sets forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Non-personally-identifying information

Like most website operators, GoFish! Communications collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. GoFish! Communications’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use our website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

GoFish! Communications also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blog posts. We only disclose logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that we use and disclose personally-identifying information as described below.

Personally-identifying information

Certain visitors to GoFish! Communications' websites choose to interact with our websites in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that GoFish! Communications gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our newsletter at to provide their name, email address, and geographical region.


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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

We do not currently have any contact forms active on our site. However, we do ask for the email, full name, and associated organization of anyone who uses our free featured tools. This allows us to (1) send a record of their responses to the person using the tool, and (2) monitor who our audiences are, so that we may tailor our content to better meet their needs. At the time you use our free tools, you will have the option to opt-in or opt-out of receiving additional email messages from GoFish! Communications, other than the response receipt. The tools are built using Google Forms, and the information collected by the forms is stored on our secure Google Drives. You can find their privacy policy here: Your information submitted via the free tools is only accessible by employees of GoFish! Communications who require that access in order to complete their work tasks.


To enrich and perfect your online experience, GoFish! Communications uses "Cookies," similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. GoFish! Communications uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of, and their website access preferences. Our visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using our website, with the drawback that certain features of our website may not function properly without the aid of cookies. By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to GoFish! Communications' use of 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.


GoFish! Communications uses Google Analytics to collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to our website. Google Analytics transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. We may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, GoFish! Communications does not disclose your personally-identifying information.

Links to External Sites

Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.


Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by GoFish! Communications and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Who we share your data with

We will never sell any of your data to any third parties. GoFish! Communications uses Google Analytics to collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to our website. Google Analytics transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States.

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), and users who use our free tools, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile indefinitely. All information obtained via the free tools is stored on our secure Google Drive. All registered users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). All free tool users can request to see the information we have retained about them by contacting us at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, used one of our free tools, 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We send your webpage usage data to Google Analytics. All details collected via the site or our featured free tools in stored on our secure Google Drive.

Your contact information

We will never sell your contact information to any third parties. We will not use your contact information without first obtaining permission from you to contact you. You have the option to opt-in or opt-out of receiving communications from GoFish! Communications when you provide your contact information to us.

Additional information

How we protect your data

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

The GoFish! Communications website is protected by a universally-recognized security certificate, ensuring the encryption of any data transmitted via our website. All data provided to us via the website and our featured free tools is stored on the Google secure servers via our Google Drive.

Protection of certain personally-identifying information

GoFish! Communications discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on GoFish! Communications’ behalf or to provide services available at GoFish! Communications' website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the GoFish! Communications website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. GoFish! Communications will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, GoFish! Communications discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when GoFish! Communications believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of GoFish! Communications, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of and have supplied your email address, GoFish! Communications may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with GoFish! Communications and our products only if you opt-in to receive these messages. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. GoFish! Communications takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If GoFish! Communications experiences a data breach, we will proactively reach out to all affected parties to advise of the breach, its severity, and what the affected parties can do to mitigate their losses.

Privacy Policy changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, GoFish! Communications may change our Privacy Policy from time to time, and in GoFish! Communications' sole discretion. GoFish! Communications encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.