We strive to collect only the minimum amount of personal information required. For example, when you subscribe to our newsletter, we only ask for your email address and nothing more. When you support us financially, we do need a bit more personal information, such as your name, address and credit card number, but no more than what’s necessary to authenticate and process the financial transaction.
All personal information collected is kept confidential and will not be sold or shared with any person or organization without your prior consent, unless we are under a legal order to do so. In instances where a legal order requires us to disclose your personal information, we will endeavour to inform you of such disclosures.
Third-Party Privacy Policies
The Local relies on third-parties to carry out specific services. We select these vendors carefully.
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website’s servers and stored on your computer.
We employ a number of security methods designed to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information. Your personal information will be stored within a database that is located behind a firewall for added security.
No data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be secure. As a result, while we try to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
We do not encrypt normal web sessions, however any transmission to The Local’s website or service of credit card information uses SSL encryption to help protect the data.
In the event of a data breach coming to our attention, we will immediately notify you, take steps to minimize foreseeable damage, and keep you abreast of our investigation and actions.
Changes to Policy