Website Privacy Policy

Overview

Boat Rocker Media knows that your privacy is important to you, and we want you to know that it is important to us too. This Policy explains the types of information that Boat Rocker Media collects from you through our web site (mobile and online versions), The Next Step, https://www.thenextstep.club/ (“Site”), how we will use, disclose and protect this information once it is collected, and how you can opt out of some of our uses and disclosures of your information. This Privacy Policy also applies to children under the age of thirteen (13), who are visiting our Site. For children under the age of 13, specific consent restrictions will apply, which are further detailed below and which should be read and reviewed by a parent or guardian. There may be other applicable policies that apply when you register or subscribe to some of our services. Please ensure that you read these separate policies upon registration or subscription. By visiting our Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the processing of your information as described in this Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective as of October 18, 2017.

Here are a few general things to keep in mind as you read this Policy:

  • The Site is owned and operated by Boat Rocker Media and Temple Dance Productions Limited or one or more of its corporate affiliates (referred to collectively in this policy as "we," "us," "our" and other similar pronouns).
  • This Policy may be supplemented from time to time by other terms that are posted on our Site. In addition, as our business changes, this Policy may also change, so we encourage you to come back to this page from time to time.
  • If you are located outside of the Canada, you should know that the information you provide to us is being transmitted to us and processed in Canada and in other countries by us or our service providers on our behalf, and will be protected subject to this Privacy Policy and applicable laws, which may not be as protective as the laws in your country. By using the Site, you agree to this.
  • Advertisements shown to you on this Site and elsewhere may be customized to your interests and preferences based on your Personal Information and Site Usage information collected through our Site, unless you opt out. Likewise, third-party analytics use cookies to improve your browsing experience, analyze your utilization and activities on the Site, and personalize content. You can change your cookie preferences; however, the functionality of the Site may be impacted. Instructions on how to modify your preferences for frequently used Web browsers can be found at the following hyperlinks: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome. In order to opt-out on all devices and all browsers, you have to change your preferences separately for each of your devices, and for each Web browser you use, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari. Even if you opt out, we may still suggest offerings to you on our Site based on your history at our Site.

What information do we collect on this Site?

User-Provided Information

We may collect Personal Information from you when you sign-up for an account with the Site or when you otherwise interact with the Site. "Personal Information" is information that can be used to identify an individual or allow someone to contact an individual. We may collect Personal Information such as:

  • Name
  • Parent’s name
  • Postal or physical address
  • Email address or parent’s address
  • Telephone number
  • Photographs, videos or audio recordings
  • Credit card and other payment information
  • Date of birth (for age-screening purposes and demographic research only), but we do not keep date of birth unless we specifically say we do in connection with a particular activity.

Personal Information may also include information, such as names, addresses and email addresses that we collect from you about other people when you share content on our Site with someone else.

Site Usage Information

When you visit or access our Site, certain information may be automatically collected from you. Our servers automatically collect the Internet protocol, or "IP", address associated with your computer, to help us track and resolve issues with Site functionality or administration. An IP address is a string of numbers that is usually controlled by a user's Internet service provider, and automatically assigned when a user's computer connects to the Internet. In some cases, we may get general geographic location information from your IP address.

We may also capture "clickstream data" about your Site usage. Clickstream data includes information about your "clicks" or actions on our Sites, such as what you see or click on during your visit and how you interacted with certain features. It can include information about your computer or device, Web browser and operating system and settings and may include referrer URL information that is automatically passed to us (that is, information about where the user came from before arriving on our Site, which may include search terms in the URL string).

To track information about use of our Sites, we use various technological tools. For example:

  • Cookies are small data files sent by a Web site or application and stored on your computer or device at the request of that site or app. A cookie stores information related to your browser to enable us to recognize your browser on return visits to our Site and remember your preferences. Most browsers can be set to detect browser cookies and to let you reject them, but refusing cookies may make it difficult to use the Site. To learn more about browser cookies, including how to manage or delete them, look in the Tools, Help or similar section of your Web browser, or visit http://allaboutcookies.org. By allowing their children to use our website, parents agree to the placement of cookies on their child's computer or device.
  • Local shared objects, such as "Flash cookies," may be stored on your computer or device through a media player or other software installed on your computer or device. Local shared objects operate a lot like cookies, but cannot be managed in the same way. Depending on how local shared objects are enabled on your computer or device, you may be able to manage them using software settings. For information on managing Flash cookies, visit http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html. By allowing their children to use our website, parents agree to the placement of local shared objects on their child's computer or device.
  • A pixel tag (also known as a "clear GIF" or "web beacon") is a tiny image - typically just one-pixel - that can be placed on a Web page or in an email to you, to tell us when you have displayed that page or opened that email.

By using our Site, you agree to our use of these tracking technologies, and to our use of any additional tracking technologies which may be useful to facilitating your use of our Site. These tools may allow us to assign a unique number to our child users, but this number cannot be used to track child users across different, unaffiliated Web sites. We also do not link a child's user number or usage information with the child's Personal Information, or collect geolocation information more specific than city or zip code, unless we get consent from the child's parent. We do not track kids across different, unaffiliated sites, online services or applications using any other persistent identifiers unless we have a parent's consent. We do not use IP addresses or the child's unique number to attempt to identify individual kid users except under the circumstances described in the "Legal Disclosures" paragraph of this Privacy Policy.


How do we use information Collected?

We may use the information we collect from and about you to perform various business functions including, for example:

  • Authenticating you as a user and enabling you to use the Site
  • Processing and fulfilling transactions
  • Maintaining and administering the Site and your account with us
  • Responding to your requests
  • Analyzing the Site, making overall Site improvements and developing new features
  • Sending you marketing and other communications, including information about products, services, and events, of ours and of others, that we think might interest you
  • Protecting our rights and property and the rights, property, and safety of others
  • Investigating suspected fraud or other unlawful activity
  • Personalizing or customizing our Site to your interests and history with us (for example, remembering items in your shopping cart)
  • Evaluating email marketing and other campaigns
  • Tailoring ads displayed to you on our website and elsewhere to your interests and history with us
  • Other purposes disclosed when Personal Information is submitted to us
  • Where otherwise permitted or required by applicable law

To do these things, we may match information collected from you in different ways or at different times, including both Personal Information and Site usage information, and use that information along with information obtained from other sources (including third parties) such as demographic information and updated contact information.


Do we share Personal Information and Site Usage Information with others?

Yes. We share the information we collect on the Site with others who need it to provide services for us and so we can operate or support the Site or our business. Information sharing also happens when it is a necessary part of certain Site features, such as when you post your information to public areas on the Site where other Site users can see it.  In order to improve the functions and usability of our service and Site, we rely on third-party analytics to gather and analyze user information.

We may also share your Personal Information:

  • With third parties for shipping;
  • When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or property or that of others, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud or respond to a government, judicial or other legal request, or to comply with the law; or
  • In additional circumstances subject to your consent

In addition, we may share non-personally identifiable Site Usage information (including aggregate data) with others, for their own use, in a form that does not include your name or contact information.


Children Under the Age of 13

For children under the age of thirteen (13) (“Children” or “Child”), we do not collect Personal Information from them without parental notice and consent, as required by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and all other applicable laws.  Under the applicable legislation, our Site cannot condition a Child's participation in an online activity on the Child's providing more information than is reasonably necessary. If we do collect personal information from a Child online, the law allows us to keep that information only as long as is reasonably necessary to fulfill the purpose for which the information is collected.

When we collect Personal Information from a Child, we ask the Child's parent for consent before we collect it, except as permitted by law, such as, where we are only using a Child’s email address to respond directly to a request from the Child. If the email is collected for a one-time response, we delete it after our response has been sent. If the email is collected to respond more than once to the Child, we will ask the Child to provide the email of his or her parent or guardian, so we can let the parent or guardian know that the child has given us Personal Information, and to give the parent or guardian a chance to request that the Child’s Personal Information be deleted before we re-contact the Child. The Child's Personal Information will be deleted at either at the parent's request, or, if no such request is made, when we have finished responding to the Child and otherwise fulfilled the purpose for which the email was initially collected.

We may request the parent's or guardian’s consent in any way the law allows. For example, if the Child's Personal Information will be used only by us, we may ask for the parent's or guardian’s consent by email. If the Child's Personal Information will be disclosed on the Site or shared with a third party, we may verify that the person providing consent is the parent by asking for consent in connection with a credit card transaction. Parents or guardians have the option to consent to the collection and use of their Children's information without consenting to the disclosure of that information to third parties, except to the extent that disclosure of such information is a necessary part of the activity for which parental or guardian consent is given. Notice of the information collection, use and disclosure practices associated with a particular online activity will be provided to the parent or guardian when we ask for consent. That notice will also be on the Web site to which it applies. Sometimes, in connection with the direct notice to the parent or guardian, we may collect the parent or guardian or Child's name from the Child (for example, the Child's first name, so that the parent or guardian knows which of their Children wants to sign up for an activity).


Community Features

At some point, our Site may include social media and community components. Children may be able to post messages (for example, on message boards), and share ideas, creations and comments (for example, through blog commenting tools or online writing features), but these postings are moderated before they are made public. We take reasonable measures to delete Personal Information included in these submissions before they are posted.


Newsletters and Contests

Children can sign up for newsletters and contests by submitting their email address along with an email address for their parent or guardian. For these activities, the Child's email address is used only to respond more than once to that Child's specific request in connection with a particular newsletter, sweepstakes or contest. The parent or guardian email address is collected to tell the parent or guardian that we have collected the Child's email and why, and to give the parent or guardian the chance to let us know if he or she does not want the Child to participate. We provide information about how to unsubscribe in the newsletters we send.

For sweepstakes and contests, we also use the parent or guardian email to notify the parent or guardian if the Child is selected as a potential winner and to coordinate fulfillment of the prize. If a contest may allow Child users to submit additional information about themselves, we will get consent from the Child's parent or guardian before collecting that additional information, which we may do by email if the information will not be shared with third parties.

If a Child is selected as a potential winner of a sweepstakes or contest, an offline affidavit or release must be signed by the parent or guardian and returned to us. This form may ask for additional Personal Information necessary to award the prize.

Unless a parent or guardian declines to let a Child participate or asks us to delete a Child's Personal Information, Personal Information collected from entrants or their parents or guardians in connection with a sweepstakes or contest entry will be retained in accordance with Boat Rocker’s records retention policies, to the extent permitted and/or required by applicable law, including any statutory retention periods.

More details about Personal Information collected from Children in connection with a particular promotion may be set forth in the official rules for that sweepstakes or contest.

For further details on collection, use and disclosure of information in connection with newsletter subscriptions, and for more details on the privacy policy relating to newsletters, please refer to the pertinent Privacy Policy attached to the newsletter.


Disclosure to Service Providers

The Personal Information and Site Usage Information we collect may be collected or accessed by our service providers (whether third parties or our corporate affiliates) who support and administer the internal operations of our website, such as to enable registration and maintenance of accounts, to fulfill account requests, and to provide customer service. Our service providers who have access to Children's Personal Information can use that Personal Information only to do the tasks we engage them to do; they cannot use it for any other reason or for their own purposes, and we require them to agree to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of that Personal Information. Service providers also assist us in collecting and understanding usage information. We may share non-personally identifiable usage information (including aggregate data) with others, for their own use.


Legal Disclosures

We reserve the right to release a Child's Personal Information, or to use a Child's IP address or unique number to attempt to identify a Child user, to the extent consistent with applicable law, when we believe release is required to comply with federal, state or local law (such as cooperating with a judicial process or law enforcement investigation), to maintain the safety and integrity of the website, to enforce any applicable terms of use, or to protect the Child or our or others' rights, property or safety, or to take precautions against any other liability.


Other Disclosures

Unless we have obtained a Child's parent's or guardian’s consent as required by applicable law, a Child's Personal Information is not shared with third parties (even with corporate affiliates, unless they are co-operators of the website where the Personal Information was collected) for their own use or disclosure except as described under the "Legal Disclosures" paragraph of this Privacy Policy.

If you are a parent or a guardian of a Child using this Site and have any further questions or complaints about this Privacy Policy, or if you believe that your Child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, please contact us at privacy@boatrocker.com.


Security

While we have policies and procedures in place and take reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of Personal Information collected on our Site, we cannot guarantee that information will be absolutely safe from intrusion during transmission, while stored on our systems, or when otherwise in our care. Except as expressly required by applicable statute or regulation, we will have no liability for disclosure of information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.

If you create an account on our Site, you are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password, and for any activity that occurs under your account credentials, whether or not authorized by you. Please notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security.

If we believe that the security of Personal Information in our care may have been compromised, we may seek to notify users of that development, as soon as possible under the circumstances. If we have a parent or guardian email address associated with a Child user whose Personal Information may have been compromised, we may send the notice by email.

HOW CAN YOU REVIEW YOUR CHILD'S PERSONAL INFORMATION, DEACTIVATE YOUR CHILD'S SITE ACCOUNT OR DELETE YOUR CHILD'S PERSONAL INFORMATION?

If you are a parent or guardian and you or your minor Child have provided us with Personal Information about that Child, you may:

  • Review or revise your Child's Personal Information
  • Ask us to deactivate your Child's Site account
  • Revoke any consent you have given for your Child
  • Ask us to delete Personal Information your Child has given us
  • Ask that we no longer collect Personal Information from your Child

At your request, we will stop collecting, using, and/or disclosing Personal Information from or about your Child in accordance with your request (for example, for just one activity or for all), but we reserve the right to keep certain information necessary for record-keeping to the extent permitted and/or required by law, including any statutory retention requirements.

To make these requests, you may contact privacy@boatrocker.com.


"Linked to" Websites

Our Site may contain links, banners or advertisements that lead to other third-party Web sites or online services. We are not responsible for these other sites and services, and so the privacy policies on those sites (not this Policy) will govern the collection and use of information there. We encourage users to read the privacy policies of each Web site visited after leaving our Site, and of each such third-party service used, to learn about how their information is treated by others.


Opt In and Opt Out

You may see advertisements tailored to your interests and preferences on our Next Step Site. Based on your activity on our Site, and the Personal Information and Site Usage Information disclosed to us, advertisements will be generated based on your preferences, unless you opt out. Additionally, third-party analytics will use cookies to improve your browsing experience, analyze your utilization and activities on the Site, and personalize content.

You can change your cookie preferences. For instructions on how to modify your preferences for frequently used Web browsers please refer to the following hyperlinks: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome. In order to opt-out on all devices and all browsers, you have to change your preferences separately for each of your devices, and for each Web browser you use, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari. After you opt out, you may still receive advertising on the Site, though they will not be tailored to your preferences. Additionally, opting out of or blocking cookies may impact the full functionality and your use of the Site.

You may have the right to opt in to or opt out of certain of our uses and disclosures of your Personal Information. By registering for the Next Step email communications or Newsletter, you are consenting to receive messages from us (including marketing messages) when you submit Personal Information to us on the Site. If you no longer wish to get emails from us, you can tell us you do not want to get them by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in those emails. Or, you can contact us at: privacy@boatrocker.com. Please include your name, address, email and phone number and tell us if you want us to stop sharing your Personal Information with third parties for marketing purposes, or if you want us to stop sending a particular kind of communication.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Policy from time to time. When we do, we will let you know by posting the changed Policy on this page with a new "Last Updated" date. We may choose (or be required by law) to tell you about changes by additional means, such as by sending an email to the email address we have on file for you. In some cases, we may request your consent to the changes.


Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us at:

Boat Rocker Digital c/o Boat Rocker Media
595 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1N8

Email: privacy@boatrocker.com
Phone: 1-416-591-0065

Last Updated: October 25, 2017