All businesses engaged in commercial activities in Ontario must comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (the “Act”) and the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information, which it incorporates. The Act gives you rights concerning the privacy of your personal information.
yapAgame is responsible for the personal information we collect and
hold. To ensure this accountability, we have developed this policy,
and trained our representatives about our policies and practices.
yapAgame facilitates networking between sports fans and members of the global sport and social media communities. If we did not collect and use your personal information we could not provide you with our social networking oriented services.
We use your personal information for internal purposes. We do not share this information outside yapAgame and the yapAgame community, except with our approved agents, who help us to provide the service(s) you have requested. All of our approved agents are required to provide a level of privacy protection comparable to that provided in this policy and are not permitted to use your information for any other purpose, such as to market to you. We do not sell, rent or trade in personal information.
“Personal information” is any information that identifies you, or by which your identity could be deduced. Please note that “personal information” does not include either aggregate information that does not allow an individual to be identified, information about your visit to our websites which is not linked to you, information about your computer’s operating system and web browser software (this technical information is verified to ensure that our websites are optimized to serve our customers) or, the name, title or business address or phone telephone number of an employee of an organization.
In most cases, we shall ask you to specifically consent if we collect, use, or disclose your personal information. Normally, we ask for your consent in writing, but in some circumstances, we may accept your oral consent. Sometimes, your consent may be implied through your conduct with us.
We use your personal information to provide advice and services to you, to administer our client databases and to include you in any of our direct marketing activities. If you tell us that you no longer wish to receive information about our services we will not send any further material.
yapAgame does not disclose your personal information to any third
party to enable them to market their products and services. Your
consent to our use of your personal information can be withdrawn at
any time by following the directions at the end of this policy.
yapAgame will retain your personal information for only the period of time which is reasonable under the circumstances and once your personal information is no longer required for the purposes discussed above, it will be deleted.
Since we use your personal information to provide services to you,
it is important that the information be accurate and up-to-date.
yapAgame cannot, however, guarantee that loss, misuse or unauthorized use will never occur (e.g. that someone will overcome our security measures). If you receive any electronic communication which purports to be from yapAgame that you have any questions or concerns about, please contact us. Spam, improper use, and pirating of domain names and email addresses is a growing problem, so we appreciate hearing about incidents in order that we may investigate them and provide you the best customer service.
yapAgame attempts to ensure that personal information is accurate, complete and up-to-date for the purposes for which it is used. If yapAgame holds information about you and you can establish that it is not accurate, complete and up-to-date, yapAgame will take reasonable steps to correct it.
Your rights to access your personal information are not absolute.
If we deny your request for access to, or refuse a request to
correct information, we shall do so in writing and explain why.
yapAgame does not use your Canadian Social Insurance Number (or foreign equivalent) as a way of identifying or organizing the information we hold upon you and will not record it even if you submit it.
Whenever it is legal and practicable, we may offer the opportunity to deal with general inquiries without providing your name (for example, by accessing general information on our website).
Please be aware that any channel of communication, such as e-mail, is not 100% secure, and also be aware of this when contacting us to send personal or confidential information.
If you have any questions, complaints or wish to access your
personal information, please write to our Chief Privacy Officer at:
If you are not satisfied with our response, the Privacy Commissioner
of Canada can be reached at:
112 Kent Street,
Ottawa Ontario, K1A 1H3
On our website, like most other commercial websites, we may monitor
traffic patterns, site usage and related site information in order
to optimise our web service. We may provide aggregated information
to third parties, but these statistics do not include any
identifiable personal information.
When you interact with our websites, we may use a browser feature,
known as a “cookie” (which is a small computer file), to verify
non-identifiable information about visitors to our websites and
measure visitor traffic patterns. We do this to maintain the best
possible websites. When you first visit our websites, the website
manager may have implemented a program that creates a small computer
file stored on your computer’s hard drive. We ensure that the
minimum information required is placed in the cookie only so that we
can recognize returning website visitors. The cookie does not
contain personal information and we will not combine information in
the cookie with personal information that would enable us to
identify you individually. On subsequent visits to the website, our
server communicates with your computer, reads the cookie, recognizes
and confirms that you are a returning visitor. Our server uses this
information to provide you with a “short cut” that facilitates the
quickest, most efficient and best possible website experience.
Most browser software allows you to delete cookies. You should consult your ISP for information on how to delete cookies. This may interfere with our ability to personalize your experience at our websites and be recognized, or may slow down performance.