Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared by us (the employees, agents, and suppliers of Practical Reporting Inc.) when you visit PracticalReporting.com (the “Site”).

Personal information we collect
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically collected information as “Device Information”.

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

  • “Cookies” are small files or pieces of text that download to a device when a visitor accesses a website or app. For information about viewing the cookies dropped on your device, visit About the cookies Squarespace uses.

  • “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

  • “Web beacons”, “tags”, and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

Additionally, when you use our Contact Form, choose to subscribe to our mailing list, or register for one of the open-registration workshops listed on our site, we collect and store the Personal Information that you provide us, possibly including, but not limited to: your name, email address, employer, and occupation. When we refer to “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are referring to both this and your Device Information.

How do we use your personal information?
We use the Personal Information that we collect to:

  • Communicate with you;

  • When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information about changes to our site (such as new blog posts) or information relating to our services.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how people browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

Sharing your personal Information
We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, this Site is hosted by Squarespace. Squarespace collects personal data when you visit this Site, including:

  • Information about your browser, network and device

  • Web pages you visited prior to coming to this website

  • Your IP address

Squarespace needs this data to run this Site, and to protect and improve its platform and services. Squarespace analyzes the data in a de-personalized form.

Information we share with Squarespace may include details about your use of this website, including:

  • Clicks

  • Internal links

  • Pages visited

  • Scrolling

  • Searches

  • Timestamps

We share this information with Squarespace to learn about site traffic and activity.

We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our users use the Site -- you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

We use MailChimp to host our email mailing list and send emails to people who have subscribed to the list. When you subscribe to our mailing list, we share the information you enter with them. You can read MailChimp’s privacy policy here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.  You can unsubscribe from our mailing list by clicking the link at the bottom of any MailChimp email that you’ve received from us.

We use Eventbrite for registrations and payment processing related to our events. When you register for an event on this Site, it opens a pop-up window that is connected to Eventbrite’s website. The registration information you enter is stored by Eventbrite and, with the exception of your credit card information, that information is shared with us. We use this Personal Information to administer your registration to an event and may contact you via email about that event. Eventbrite’s privacy policy can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/support/articles/en_US/Troubleshooting/eventbrite-privacy-policy?lg=en_CA

This website uses font files from Google Fonts and Adobe Fonts. To properly display this site to you, servers where the font files are stored may receive personal information about you, including:

  • Information about your browser, network, or device

  • Your IP address

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

Behavioral advertising
As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.

You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below:

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.

Do not track
Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

Your rights
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident, we note that we are processing your information in order to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

Data retention
When provide Personal Information to this Site, such as by using our Contact Form, we will maintain this Personal Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

Changes
We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

Contact us
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e‑mail at info@practicalreporting.com or by mail using the details provided below:

Practical Reporting Inc.
P.O. Box 77021, RPO Old Ottawa South
Ottawa, ON K1S 5N2
Canada