The Orb Factory (Orb™)
225 Herring Cove Rd
Halifax, Nova Scotia,
Canada B3P 1L3
During the course of carrying out our business and performing our services, this website collects personal data for the purposes of marketing our services, and meeting our legal obligations.
You may refuse to provide us with some or all of your personal data; however, this may limit the ways in which we can interact with you, including providing you with our services through this website.
This website uses contact forms, which are used to communicate with us electronically. To handle your request it is necessary to provide us with a valid email address. Alternatively, you may contact us via the contact information cited above. If you use one of these channels, we will store the personal data transmitted automatically, as data controller, to handle our contact with you.
In some cases it may be necessary to provide additional information, in order that we may better assist you, such as name, address or telephone number.
The form data will be served using a secured mail server application. The data you provide will only be used within the context of your request for communication with us. Your personal contact data will not be shared.
This website provides the option for the you to sign-up for electronic newsletters by entering in your email address.
If you subscribe for our periodic email newsletter your IP address as well as date, and time of subscription will be collected and stored by Mailchimp as the data processer, through ORB as data controller. This allows us to prevent misuse of our services or of the e-mail address of the subscriber. This data is only used for the distribution of the newsletter. You can terminate the subscription at any time by following the unsubscribe link, included in each newsletter. The relevant personal data will be deleted promptly upon your unsubscribe instruction.
We collect personal data through our server access logs. When you access our website, your internet (IP) address is automatically collected and is placed in our secure server access logs. We also record the URLs of the websites and pages you visit, the times and dates of such visits, information about the computer hardware and software you use.
This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and version, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp.
The processing of this data is necessary for the provision and the security of our website.
Cookies (General Information)
Cookies currently used on our site identify you as an anonymized number. These cookies are used to analyze trends, administer the website, understand how the user engages with the website, and gather demographic information about our user base. We may receive anonymized reports based on the use of these technologies by our partners on an aggregated basis. We also use this data to provide the site’s content, ensure the functionality of our information technology systems, and to optimize our website.
When you visit our website, the following categories of cookies will be set in your browser:
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make to provide enhanced, more personal functionality.
They do not track your browsing activity on other websites. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or to record where you’ve been on the Internet outside our site.
In order to keep our website services relevant, easy to use and up-to-date, we use web analytics services to help us understand how people use the site.
Cookies allow web analytics services to recognise your browser or device and, for example, identify whether you have visited our website before, what you have previously viewed or clicked on, and how you found us. The information is anonymous and only used for statistical purposes, and it helps us to analyse patterns of user activity and to develop a better user experience.
Third Party Applications
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google, Inc.. Google Analytics employs cookies that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site. The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the US and stored there.
In using Google Analytics our website employs the extension “anonymizeIp”. In doing so, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address before transferring it from EU/EEA member states. Google uses this information to analyze your use of our site, to compile reports for us on internet activity and to provide other services relating to our website.
Google Analytics also uses electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used.
You can find additional information on how to install the browser add-on referenced above at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
For the cases in which personal data is transferred to the US, Google has self-certified pursuant to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework)
Google Tag Manager (GTM)
– Google Analytics
If you prefer that we do not place this cookie on your web browser you may opt out by clicking the Do Not Track (DNT) feature in your browser. This prevents tracking for your particular browser and device.
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These providers are controllers for the relevant data processing.
Deletion and Term of Storage
As soon as the purpose for data storage is achieved, or the appropriate term of storage provided for by any applicable laws or regulations expires, your personal data will be deleted consistent with this and any other applicable
Changes to the Policy
Definitions and References
Any information that allows for the direct or indirect identification of a natural person.
Information collected automatically through this application (or third-party services in connection with in this application), which can include: the IP addresses of the computers utilized by the Users who use this application, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server response (successful outcome, error, etc), details of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the application) and the details about the path followed within the application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited.
The individual using this application.
The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Application. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Application.