Please read this policy and if you have any questions contact us.
By using the site you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this policy.
Who we are:
This site is operated by Thecreativeforum and may be accessed in Canada and abroad. For personal data protection purposes in the European Union, Thecreativeforum is the controller and, unless otherwise noted, is also the processor of the personal data.
Our website address is: https://thecreativeforum.com
583a Des Ardennes St.
Alma, QC, G8C 1G2
Or by email through our Contact Page.
Accessing Your Personal Data
If you would like to review or revise information that you previously provided to us, you may access and change your personal data in the “My Account” section of the site. You may also contact us by email our contact page for assistance.
Personal Data Preferences
Thecreativeforum respects your right to make choices about the use and disclosure of your personal data. You can request access to, and rectification or erasure of, personal data at all time.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We collect personal information you provide to us. For example, we collect your name, email address, postal address, phone number, fax number, demographics, and other information you provide us. If you make a purchase, we also collect credit card numbers and other payment information.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
You can contact us by email via our Contact Us page.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and we erase it when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Our websites may include Cookies from third-party service providers. In some cases, that is because we have hired the third party to provide services on our behalf, such as site analytics. For this purpose, Getty Images works with various third-party partners like Amazon, Facebook and Google to see what actions you take on third party websites to deliver our personalised ads to you via third party websites. We use Demographics and Interest reporting features in Google Analytics to inform our requests to our service providers.
- Measure and analyse aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our users on our site. Information gathered may include, but is not limited to the following: activity of the user browser when the user is visiting the site, the site path of users, general information regarding the visitor’s internet service provider and host, and the time users come to the site.
- Remember our users’ previous search of products and services, and dynamically display more relevant content to them.
- Record users’ behaviour on our site, such as pages visited, emails clicked, forms completed and products and services purchased to create customised advertisements and communications that better meet your needs.
- Evaluate user traffic and behaviour on the site to compile activity reports.
- Conduct research and diagnostics to improve our products and services.
- Identify users arriving at the site via a referral from an affiliate website or sponsored link.
We do not share your data outside our website.
Your data are only used inside our site for our own transactional purposes.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
You can contact us via our Contact Us page.
How we protect your data
The security of your personal data is important to us. We take appropriate and reasonable steps designed to help protect your personal data from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. For instance, in some cases we encrypt that information in transit using secure socket layer (SSL) technology. No method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you use a password to protect your account and personal data, it is your responsibility to keep it confidential.
What data breach procedures we have in place
Confirm the Breach
The Data Breach Team should act as soon as it is aware of a data breach. Where possible, it should first confirm that the data breach has occurred. It may make sense to proceed Contain the Breach on the basis of an unconfirmed reported data breach, depending on the likelihood of the severity of risk.
Contain the Breach
The Data Breach Team should consider the following measures to Contain the Breach, where applicable:
- Shut down the compromised system that led to the data breach.
- Establish whether steps can be taken to recover lost data and limit any damage caused by the breach.
- (eg: remotely disabling / wiping a lost notebook containing personal data of individuals.)
- Prevent further unauthorised access to the system.
- Reset passwords if accounts and / or passwords are at Risk.
- Isolate the causes of the data breach in the system, and where applicable, change the access rights to the compromised system and remove external connections to the system.
Assess Risks and Impact
Knowing the risks and impact of data breaches will help our officer determine whether there could be serious consequences to affected individuals, as well as the steps necessary to notify the individuals affected.
Report the Incident
Thecreativeforum has the legal obligation to notify every individuals if their personal data are at risk. This will encourage individuals to take preventive measures to reduce the impact of the data breach, and also help Thecreativeforum rebuild consumer trust.
Evaluate the Response & Recovery to Prevent Future Breaches
After steps have been taken to resolve the data breach. The privacy officer should review the cause of the breach and evaluate if existing protection and prevention measures and processes are sufficient, to prevent similar breaches from occurring, and where applicable put a stop to practices which led to the data breach.
Which third parties we receive data from
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data.
We might use some user data for statistical purpose only.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
We may link to websites, including those of our third-party content providers or distributor network, that have different privacy policies and practices from those disclosed here. We assume no responsibility for the policies or practices of such linked sites, and encourage you to become acquainted with them prior to use.