Russ Harvey/Russ Harvey Consulting ("us", "we", or "our") operates russharvey.bc.ca (the "Site"). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.
This site is aimed primarily at Canadian users, but it is available world-wide to anyone with an Internet connection.
Notice to European Site Visitors
GDPR, which came into effect on May 25, 2018, has certain requirements which are designed with much larger organizations in mind whose economic model is built upon the collection and monetization of personal data.
This site does NOT practice the sort of widespread collection and retention of personal data that GDPR is designed to protect you from. Russ Harvey Consulting neither collects nor retains the details about visitors to this site.
Information on this site is freely available without filling out forms or other requests that require you to provide personal information in order to obtain that information.
Information Collection And Use
While using our Site, we do not ask you to provide us with personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you unless you engage our services or request our help.
Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, postal address and phone number ("Personal Information").
Our use of that data is governed by the PIPEDA/PIPA statement on this page.
We do not maintain mailing lists of any kind.
However, we retain the right to respond if you contact us. Our records of correspondence is generally limited to the record retained by our email program unless we do business together. We do not share that information with anyone unless it is required to fulfill your request AND your request includes that permission (we will request it, if needed and not previously granted).
Unlike many site operators, we DO NOT collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site ("Log Data") (also known as analytics). This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
This choice NOT to engage Google Analytics or similar service is a result of our concern about the widespread collection and commercialization of personal information that affects user privacy for commercial gain. Learn more about our privacy concerns.
This data may be collected by our hosting service or by your ISP or by your browser but we do not have access to it. We strongly recommend Mozilla Firefox for privacy.
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.
Unlike many sites, we don't use "cookies" to collect information about your visit.
However, CloudFlare generates the “__cfduid” cookie as part of a service provided via our hosting company that improves website performance.
Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. — Cookiepedia
Links to sites external to this Site are widely used throughout this Site:
- to provide additional information on topics discussed on this Site;
- to provide reference to direct quotations used on this Site; and
- to provide additional services related to this Site.
These specific outside services are linked from within this Site:
- PayPal is used by this Site for donations and pre-payments for services provided to unapproved distance clients.
- Google's site search option is provided for your convenience.
- Weather information from Environment Canada Weather is embedded into RHCs Gateway to the Internet, an unlinked private “start page” provided to Russ Harvey Consulting clients.
The information or cookies that may be collected by these sites are neither generated nor accessible to us in any way. We recommend that you read the privacy policies for each of these services before providing information to them.
Your Browser Can Be Configured to Refuse or Regulate Cookies
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or alter how your browser deals with cookies. However, some websites may not retain personalized settings and features such as shopping carts may not work if you do not accept cookies from those sites.
Enable Do Not Track in all the browsers installed on your computer. While sites may not honour the Do Not Track signal, it will indicate your preference to sites that do.
Ghostery stops beacons, ads, analytics services, page widgets and other third-party page elements from secretly tracking your every move and is highly customizable. The Ghostery FAQs will answer most of your questions.
Privacy Badger may be a better alternative if you're uncomfortable with Ghostery. It blocks spying ads and invisible trackers by enforcing the Do Not Track header (you have to have “Do Not Track” enabled in your browser).
This site does NOT use Google Ads, however, many sites do.
You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick Cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the Google Ads Settings page. Google creates a special tracking link when visiting the “Google Ads Settings” page and you must retain the generated cookie for this setting to be enforced.
Do Not Track
We support the Do Not Track (or DNT) browser setting. However, because we DON'T track site visitors we don't respond the Do Not Track signals.
Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your browser to let the websites you visit know that you do not want them collecting certain information about you. For more details about Do Not Track, including how to enable or disable this preference, visit this Do Not Track webpage.
This site does NOT use Google Analytics to protect your privacy.
Some sites use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise on third party sites to you after you have visited their site. Third party vendors, like Google, use first party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to such sites.
This Site does NOT use Remarketing with Google Analytics.
You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads. Visit the Google Ads Settings page.
Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.
Currently, we do NOT use newsletter, marketing or promotional material other than our Site. However, in response to a request for information or help, we may respond with other information that may be of interest to you.
We Hate Spam
We dislike spam and opt-out marketing. We do NOT engage in those practices.
Other than with clients with whom we have an existing business relationship, we generally do not initiate contact at all.
If you initiate contact, we reserve the right to respond. We will honour any subsequent request to cease communications and expect that you will do likewise.
Compliance With Laws
Russ Harvey Consulting will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our Site.
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.
Links To Other Sites
Russ Harvey Consulting has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services.
Our Site does not address anyone under the age of 13 ("Children"). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we discover that a Children under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our servers immediately.
See also the Terms and Conditions ("Agreement") for this Site.
Note: The original Terms and Conditions Agreement was purchased from TermsFeed. Because this Site does not collect the sort of information that most sites do (e.g. cookies and Google Analytics), we have modified this agreement and added privacy suggestions plus the PIPEDA/PIPA statement.