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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At IDesignCore we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We too don’t like services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • In our blogging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals.

If you have questions about accessing or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

It is IDesignCore’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

The BusinessCore.com and its parent company e-Core.com are private companies and as such are obligated to conduct business within the legislation of Alberta’s Personal Infomratoin Protection jAct (PIPA) that became law on January 1, 2004.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, IDesignCore and our parent company, e-Core, collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. IDesignCore’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how IDesignCore’s visitors use its website. From time to time, IDesignCore may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
IDesignCore also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on IDesignCore.com blogs. IDesignCore only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to IDesignCore’s websites choose to interact with IDesignCore in ways that require IDesignCore to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that IDesignCore gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at IDesignCore.com to provide a username and in some cases, an email address. Those who engage in transactions with IDesignCore – by upgrading to a Pro account, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, IDesignCore collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with IDesignCore. IDesignCore does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

IDesignCore may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, IDesignCore may monitor the most popular blogs on the IDesignCore site or use spam screened by our filters to help identify spam. IDesignCore may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, IDesignCore does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

IDesignCore uses Google Analytics for stat tracking including Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. These stats are never shared, sold, or used for purposes other than to understand our visitors and improve our service.

Using Ads Settings, visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

IDesignCore discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on IDesignCore’s behalf or to provide services available at IDesignCore’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using IDesignCore’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. IDesignCore will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, IDesignCore discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when IDesignCore believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of IDesignCore, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an IDesignCore website and have supplied your email address, IDesignCore may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with IDesignCore and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. IDesignCore takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

e-Portfolio Deletion and Inactivity

All users have the ability to delete their e-Portfolio at any time.  When a user deletes the e-Portfolio it will be removed from the network.  The data will be held for 2 weeks and the user has the option of restoring the e-Portfolio within that time frame.  If a request for restoration in not received the data will be permanently deleted from the database.

All e-Portfolios will be monitor for user activity.  If a e-Portfolio is inactive for 1 year that e-Portfolio will be deleted and removed from the database.  A e-Portfolio inactivity email notification will be sent out to inform the user of the upcoming deletion two weeks prior to the account deletion.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. IDesignCore uses cookies to help IDesignCore identify and track visitors, their usage of IDesignCore website, and their website access preferences. IDesignCore visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using IDesignCore’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of IDesignCore’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads

The IDesignCore platform is 100% advertising free on the e-Portfolio’s.  Advertising will be displayed on the main IDesignCore.com website.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, IDesignCore may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in IDesignCore’s sole discretion. IDesignCore encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.