Who we are
Our website address is: https://catfishing.ca
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What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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 visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded 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.
If 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.
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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.
What third parties we receive data from
Google analytics is Not used on our site
Google Search Console data which gives information to us allowing fixes to the website to continue providing quality content to users. Pages clicked, countries visited from, search queries used, dates clicked, and devices used are among the data used, nothing which identifies you in any way to us, other than as described above.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
EEA UK EU
This site is set up for use in North America by Canadians and Americans. However, interest in our content may lie in other countries including the EU. Therefore, we have selected options for your selection in Adsense in case of pages showing up in the EU from Google search.
You can decide on precisely what ad preferences you choose and a dialogue box will come up allowing the selection of your choice. Please select your preference upon arrival to the site. You can choose Consent, Do Not Consent, Manage Consent
California Consumer Privacy Act
Updated: Although we believe that this site does not currently apply to the requirements regarding the need for a CCPA message, in respect of California law, and in case the time comes when California residents may choose to view the site, you can choose the option in Google Adsense allowing for California residents to opt out regardless. Google Adsense makes this option to California residents should they happen to find our site online.
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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 are obliged to 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
Will be kept in an email account if you contact us. If this is unacceptable to you then request at the end of your message for us to delete it.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Data collected by Google may be used as a way to identify trends in potential areas of content that we may decide to include on our site that may be of interest to viewers.
Currently a participant in the Amazon Associates Program:
Affiliate Disclosure: We are a member of Amazon Affiliates as a means to earning revenue for advertising products. “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”
Use of the site is at your own risk
Your use of this site and any information, products, ads, or merchandise recommended, purchased, or any other aspect of catfishing.ca use is at your own risk, and your use of the site is therefore considered consent to do so by yourself and you will not hold any person, or registered company owned by catfishing.ca or its affiliate partners liable for any actions or information you act on or rely on from this site. Any damages you occur or legal fees you occur for any reason from any advice or article read here and actions you take in life is solely your responsibility. catfishing.ca and its employees, and advertisers are not responsible for any damages real or perceived by any user of this site for any reason.
We do not intentionally market to any one under the age of 18. Use of this site is meant for those of legal age to make purchases in their country of origin. You must be at a minimum age of 18 or over to browse this site.