Who we are
Our website address is: https://gofishcomm.ca
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (902) 440-1183.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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 https://www.gofishcomm.ca/ 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.
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 https://www.gofishcomm.ca/ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.
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.
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 https://www.gofishcomm.ca/ 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.