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Donations and Refunds
Donations to help pay for the costs of running the site are gratefully received. Please see the Tip Jar heading on the sidebar at right. Please be sure of your intention to donate because requests for refunds will not be honoured.
The IP addresses of all visitors are captured just as they are on virtually every website in the known universe. In this case, the addresses are recorded in both the server logs and in the software’s built in access logs.
This site uses “cookies” which are small text files deposited on users’ hard drives. While they can also be used for other purposes, on this site they’re used for session management and primarily to require only a single login from registered users rather than constantly pestering them for passwords.
An anonymous commenter will be required to supply a valid email address when submitting a comment. This address is not published. When registering an account, a new user will be required to submit a valid email address and this will only be published if the user chooses to do so.
In the case of visitors who are kind enough to make a deposit to the tip jar, the payment service passes along your real name, email address and street address along with the donation. It does not supply your credit card information — onpoli.ca never sees that information.
Unlike some sites, at onpoli.ca your email communication is regarded as a private matter by default simply because that’s the way we’d like to be treated. Emails will not be published or shared without the author’s permission.
Outside of anything the users choose to share, the only access to all of the above information is by onpoli.ca’s administrator. None of this information will be shared with third parties without a user’s consent with the following exception: it is onpoli.ca’s policy to cooperate with law enforcement officials in the detection, investigation, and prosecution of unlawful activity. If we receive a warrant or subpoena for user information, we may disclose requested records to law enforcement authorities or outside parties seeking information through the legal process.
Use of Third Party Services
If reading all of those pages makes you nervous about the amount of information you're sharing, consider the fact that you've been doing it all along.
At onpoli.ca we respect the intellectual property of others and require that our users do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on this site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please don't hesitate to contact us -- see the next paragraph.
Inquiries about any of the above or on any other matter involving the site can be emailed to this address. As an alternative you can use the contact form (which can always be accessed using the "contact" prompt on the main menu).