Privacy Statement

Sprouting Speech 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 Sprouting Speech Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Sprouting Speech website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Sprouting Speech collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Sprouting Speech 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 Sprouting Speech. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Sprouting Speech for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Sprouting Speech Web site.

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

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

Use of your Personal Information

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

Sprouting Speech does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Sprouting Speech 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, Sprouting Speech 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 Sprouting Speech, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Sprouting Speech does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

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

Sprouting Speech 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 Sprouting Speech or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Sprouting Speech; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Sprouting Speech, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Sprouting Speech 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 Sprouting Speech pages, or register with Sprouting Speech site or services, a cookie helps Sprouting Speech 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 Sprouting Speech Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Sprouting Speech 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 Sprouting Speech services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Sprouting Speech secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Sprouting Speech 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

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

Contact Information

Sprouting Speech welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Sprouting Speech has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Sprouting Speech at ginger.goldberg@champlain.ccac-ont.ca. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.