Privacy Policy

Who we are

Fort Erie Radio Inc. operates from 43 Queen Street, Second Floor, Fort Erie, ON L2A 1V6. We can be contacted at (289) 931-8400 and hello@FortErieRadio.ca. Our website is forterieradio.ca.

Comments

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. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: automattic.com/privacy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies

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 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.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content, including videos, images, articles, ads, and more. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service, such as Akismet. The information checked typically includes your IP address, user agent, referrer, and website (if applicable), as well as name, email address, and the comment itself.

Internet radio stream

When connecting to our radio stream, your IP address will be sent to our radio service provider in order for us to track listening trends and provide licensing bodies with royalty reports. Once our service provider receives your IP, it is immediately anonymized, deleted, and becomes untraceable. This data is never sold or passed on to other companies.

iOS app

The Fort Erie Radio iOS app does not collect any user data when installed or launched on your device.

Android app

The Fort Erie Radio Android app does not collect any user data during use. In order to provide audio control during app use, the app may monitor the state of the phone (idle, in call, call ended) if applicable on your device. At no point will the app be able to listen in or derive phone numbers or data. ​The Android app also requires access to local storage. This is to store its configuration for faster launch times.

Analytics

We use cookies and similar technologies to collect information about your use of the website to help create reports and statistics on the performance of the website. Analytics cookies, such as Google Analytics, collect information such as your IP address, device type and operating system, referring URLs, location, and pages visited. If you don’t want Google Analytics to be used in your browser, you can install the “Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On”, provided by Google.

Advertising

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website and other websites. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to visitors to our site and other sites on the internet. Visitors may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting myadcenter.google.com. Visitors can also opt out of some third-party vendors’ uses of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting aboutads.info.

Contact forms

We will use the information provided via website contact forms to contact you in relation to your enquiry. In the event that you use our contact forms to submit an op-ed column (or similar) to Fort Erie Radio, identifying details, such as your name and location, may be publicly shared at the time of publication. Your personal contact details, such as your email address and phone number, will never be shared publicly.

Mailing lists

Information shared with Fort Erie Radio for the purposes of subscribing to our email newsletter, sometimes referred to as a “mailing list”, including your email address, will never be bought, sold, traded, shared, or rented. You have the right to unsubscribe from our email communications at any time.