Festival of the Tartans is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Festival of the Tartans site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Festival of the Tartans site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Festival of the Tartans collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Festival of the Tartans also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Festival of the Tartans. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Festival of the Tartans for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Festival of the Tartans site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Festival of the Tartans public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Festival of the Tartans does not read any of your private online communications.

Festival of the Tartans encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Festival of the Tartans so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Festival of the Tartans is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Festival of the Tartans and Festival of the Tartans family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Festival of the Tartans collects and uses your personal information to operate the Festival of the Tartans Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Festival of the Tartans also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Festival of the Tartans and its affiliates. Festival of the Tartans may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Festival of the Tartans does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Festival of the Tartans may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Festival of the Tartans may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Festival of the Tartans, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Festival of the Tartans does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Festival of the Tartans keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Festival of the Tartans, in order to determine what Festival of the Tartans services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Festival of the Tartans to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Festival of the Tartans Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Festival of the Tartans or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Festival of the Tartans; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Festival of the Tartans, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Festival of the Tartans Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Festival of the Tartans pages, or register with Festival of the Tartans site or services, a cookie helps Festival of the Tartans to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Festival of the Tartans Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Festival of the Tartans features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Festival of the Tartans services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Festival of the Tartans secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Festival of the Tartans secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Festival of the Tartans will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Festival of the Tartans encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Festival of the Tartans is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Festival of the Tartans welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Festival of the Tartans has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Festival of the Tartans at andrew@medialadder.ca. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.