Last updated: April 21, 2021
Locate Local believes our community should always know what data is collected from you, how we use that data, and that you should have meaningful control over both. We want to empower you to make the best decisions about the information that you share with us.
Locate Local Ltd. (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates https://www.locatelocal.ca (the “Site”) and Locate Local app (the “App”) collectively referred to as “Services”. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of our Services.
We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Information Collection And Use
While using our Services, there are three types of information with Locate Local: Personal Information, Anonymous Information, and Public Information.
We may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name (“Personal Information”).
We require information about your sign up and current location, which we get from signals such as your IP address, GPS data, or device settings to securely and reliably set up and maintain your account and to provide our Services to you.
Subject to your settings, we may collect, use, and store additional information about your location – such as your current precise position or places where you’ve previously used our Services – to operate or personalize our Services including with more relevant content like local businesses or video reviews.
When you engage in activities that relate to your personal preferences or values for example but not limited to liking a business, liking a video, checking-in to a business, or selecting personal shopping values, this information is not available to any 3rd party outside of Locate Local. Businesses on Locate Local have the ability to see the quantity of likes, quantity vendor profile views, and other information about various types of interest in their business, but are not able to personally identify shoppers within Locate Local.
When you engage in submitting video reviews of a business, these videos can be deleted based on inappropriate content or selected to be excluded from public view by either Locate Local or the business associated with the video. “Inappropriate content” includes but is not limited to any material that is disturbing, improper, and just plain wrong for children; anything that is not normal for a child to view such as: explicit content, encouraging dangerous behaviour, use of profanity and/or vulgar language. These video reviews are public to the Locate Local community of users. You are responsible for your video review and any other public information provided through our Services especially if you choose to include sensitive information.
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.
Error Reporting Data
We may collect app crash data solely for the purpose of testing and resolving compatibility issues and fixing and resolving “bugs” or other quality issues related to our Services. Any personal information that is collected as a result will be stored on a secure server with limited access.
We use YouTube generated links to display videos on our website and YouTube’s API’s in our products. Users of our Services agree to be bound by YouTube’s Terms of Service which can be found at https://www.youtube.com/t/terms.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We receive information when you view content on or otherwise interact with our Services, which we refer to as “Log Data,” even if you have not created an account. For example, when you visit our website, sign into our Services, interact with our email notifications, or visit a third-party service that includes Locate Local content, we may receive information about you. This Log Data includes information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information (including device and application IDs), search terms (including those not submitted as queries), and cookie information. We also receive Log Data when you click on, view, or interact with links on our services. We use Log Data to operate our services and ensure their secure, reliable, and robust performance. For example, we use Log Data to protect the security of accounts and to determine what content is popular on our services. We also use this data to improve the content we show you to improve the effectiveness of our own marketing.
We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing, or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to the Locate Local community.