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Cobourg Internet is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of commenters, contributors and any other stakeholders. The trust of those dealt with is valued and it is recognized that maintaining this trust requires transparency and accountability in how the information that you choose to share is treated.

Defining personal information

Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. This information can include an individual's name, address, email address or phone number. Exceptions: business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories, are not considered personal information.  On this site, the only personal information collected is via cookies used by Google with their advertising or for the Letters to the Editor page.  That is, the only personal information collected by Cobourg Internet is in connection with the Letters to the Editor page.

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  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to the website
  • Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to this site and/or other sites on the internet
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Letters to the Editor

The rules of Letter to the Editor specify that authors must supply their real name and email address.  The name is published but not the email address unless requested by the author.  The email address is kept private per this policy.

Privacy practices

During the course of various projects and activities, sometimes personal information is gathered and used.

Anyone from whom such information is collected, should expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use of or other dealing with this information is subject to consent. Cobourg Internet’s privacy practices are designed to achieve this.

Personal information gathered by Cobourg Internet is kept in confidence. Cobourg Internet’s personnel are authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with information for the reason(s) for which it was obtained. Safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. Cobourg Internet also takes measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent its being lost or destroyed.

There is no tracking of personal surfing practices on this site.  Advertising is done using the services of Google's Adsense and any personal tailoring of advertising is done by them.  No information about users is provided by Cobourg Internet to Google or anyone else.

Updating of privacy policy

Cobourg Internet regularly reviews its privacy practices for various activities and update its policy. Please check the web-site on an on-going basis for information on most up-to-date practices.  Note that this site is not intended for visitors in Europe so is therefore not compliant with GDPR.

Contact information

Questions, concerns or complaints relating to Cobourg Internet’s privacy policy or the treatment of personal information should be e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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