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Last Updated: February 05, 2010

Manitoba Forestry Association Inc. ("MFA", 'we", "us", or "our") recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of individual specific information (referred to as "information") collected about our customers, prospective customers, or anyone else who is interested in visiting our website (referred to as "Customers", "you" or "your") located at: www.thinktrees.org, (referred to as "our website"). This Privacy Policy discloses the type of information we may gather about you, how we may use it, and how you may correct or change it if you believe it is inaccurate. At MFA, it is our intention to give you as much control as possible over your privacy in regards to your information and the use we make of it in the course of your visit to and any interaction with our website.

  1. Types of Information

    We receive two types of information from Customers who visit our website: (1) data that Customers provide through registrations or customer information for MFA to provide services or other communication on our website; and (2) data MFA gathers through aggregated tracking procedures, such as tallying the number of page views throughout our website over a given period of time. This Information enables us to tailor our website content to better meet the needs of our Customers. However, we assure you that MFA will not disclose your personal information to third parties, except in trying to contact you from an online transaction.
     
     
  2. How We Collects Information?

    1. Registration: Information may be collected by specifically requesting it from you on our website. Generally, this occurs when you register at our website or otherwise request information or a service from us. Usually, our website and its necessary service partners collect your information in order to facilitate the operation of our website and to deliver the services it offers. Our website also uses your information to inform you of other products or services available from MFA and its affiliates.
       
       
    2. Usage Tracking:
      1. Use of IP Addresses: An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Internet. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address.

        MFA and/or its affiliates collect IP addresses for the purpose of system administration, to report aggregated information to our advertisers, and to audit the use of our website. When Customers request pages from our website, our servers log the requesting Customer's IP addresses. Except where you participate in any online transaction MFA may offer from time to time, we normally will not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that Customers' sessions will be logged, but Customer identity remains anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a Customer when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules or terms of service or to protect our service, website, or any person, or where it is otherwise permitted by law.
         
         
      2. Use of Cookies: Cookies are bits of information that a website transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make Web surfing easier for you by saving your preferences while you visit our website. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and you'll encounter them at most major websites.

        MFA and/or its affiliates may use them so Customers can specify viewing preferences, encrypted passwords, product information etc., you always have the option of disabling the receipt of cookies on your computer by adjusting the cookies settings in your Web browser preferences.

        Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your Web browser to either refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent, with a concurrent option to accept or receive the cookie. However, note that some of the services offered on our website will not function properly or may be considerably slower if you refuse to receive cookies. For example, without cookies, you will not be able to set personalized preferences. You might also encounter difficulties participating in online transactions offered on our website from time to time.
         
         
  3. With Whom Will We Share Your Information?

    No one, MFA will not disclose any of your Information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under other specified circumstances including those described below:

    MFA may disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this Information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating MFA Terms of Conditions or maybe causing (either intentionally or unintentionally) injury to or interference with MFA rights or property, other MFA Customers, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. MFA may disclose or access Information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.
     
     
  4. How Can You Control the Use of Your Information?

    If any of your contact Information changes (such as your postal code or e-mail address), please contact our office. We will answer any questions you may have concerning this Policy Statement or about our privacy practices in general.
     
     
  5. What happens when you link to a third party site?

    You should be aware that when you are on our website you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. These other sites may include sites of advertisers, sponsors and partners that may use MFA and/or its affiliates' logos as part of a co-branding agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to Customers, or otherwise collect data or solicit information.

    MFA and its affiliates do not control such sites, and, therefore, are not responsible for their content. MFA and/or its affiliate’s provision of hyperlinks to these sites do not imply any endorsement of the material on such sites or any association with their operators. Our Privacy Policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet and which is beyond the control of MFA and its affiliates.

    Please keep this in mind whenever you give out Information online (for example, via message boards or chat lines), that Information can be collected and used by people you don't know. While MFA and its affiliates strive to protect their Customers' Information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any Information you disclose online and so you disclose such Information at your own risk.
     
     
  6. Is your Information Secure from Others using the Website?

    The importance of securing your information is of the utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your Information from your PC to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Information, MFA and its affiliate cannot promise or warrant the security of any Information you transmit to us, including through the use of our online products or services. Any such transmission is done so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, MFA uses industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your Information, such as firewalls and Secure Socket Layers. However, ironclad security does not yet exist on the Internet.
     
     
  7. Your Acceptance of This Policy

    By using our website and/or services you signify your agreement with and acceptance of our Privacy Policy. If you do not accept this Privacy Policy, please do not use our website in any way. Your continued use of our website and/or services following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you are deemed to have accepted such changes, regardless of whether we provide you with additional notice of such changes. Accordingly, you should periodically review this Privacy Policy.