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Privacy Policy

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Date of Last Revision: November 25, 2018


Welcome to our Come Walk With Us web site.  This site was created using the Wix platform, and is operated by Sonya Richmond and Sean Morton.  It was created to provide information about our hike across Canada on the Great Trail, to collect donations for our hike and our charity of choice, Bird Studies Canada, and to sell limited products to generate income for our hike.  This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, and share data collected from visitors to our web site. 


Before you use or submit any information through our web site please review this Privacy Policy.  By using any part of the web site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information as further outlined in the Privacy Policy.


1. Information We Collect

  • We collect information from you (including, but not limited to, your name, email address, and location) when you voluntarily provide such information, such as when you contact us with inquiries, respond to one of our surveys, provide us with feedback, or make a donation through our secure PayPal gateway.

  • Our website and blog supports comments and message boards.  Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information for both us and other users to use and share.  Please be considerate and respectful of others while using the community to share your opinions. We reserve the right, but do not have the obligation, to review and monitor such posting or any other content on our web site and blog, and to remove postings or content that may be viewed as inappropriate or offensive to others.


2.  Information That is Passively or Automatically Collected

  • When you interact with the Come Walk With Us web site, we automatically receive and store certain information from devices that you use to access the web site. This information is collected passively using various technologies, including a third party analytics app available through the Wix app market, and includes the type of internet browser or mobile device you use, any website from which you have come to the web site, your operating system, and may include location data through an IP address that identifies the city and state where you logged into the web site or your precise geo-location if you have permitted your mobile device to provide that information to us. We may store such information ourselves or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by Wix affiliates, agents or service providers.

  • When you interact with the Come Walk With Us website, we try to make that experience simple and meaningful. When you visit our web site, our web server sends a cookie to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small pieces of information that are issued to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or access or use a mobile application, and that store and sometimes track information about your use of the web site. A number of cookies we use last only for the duration of your web or application session and expire when you close your browser or exit the application. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the web site and will last longer. We do not use cookies ourselves, but they are set by third parties and by Wix on our behalf.  Additional information on the type of cookies Wix uses can be found here:


3. Our Use of Information Collected

The privacy of our web site visitors is important to us.  We will not knowingly share, sell, or distribute the personal information of our visitors, such as names, email, physical, or IP addresses.  We use password protocols and encryption software to protect personal and other information we receive when data are entered onto our web site. Our software is routinely updated to maximize protection of such information.

  • If you provide information for a certain reason, we may use the information in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us by email, we will use the information you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem.If you make a donation we will do our best to send a thank you reply to the supplied email, and if you make an order in our store, we will use your shipping information to mail your item. For the purposes of the GDPR, we may use your information in the above ways as this is necessary for us to fulfill our obligations under our contract with you or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract.

  • We may use the automatically collected information about the location of our visitors, the number of hits to each page, and the timing of visits to our website to assess the geographical composition, interests, and behaviour of web site visitors.This general kind of information may be included in reports to our collaborators and/or sponsors to help us estimate how many readers our message reaches.

  • We may use email addresses explicitly and voluntarily supplied to us through submitted comments or donations to send occasional emails regarding our progress, milestones, or gratitude for past support. If you wish to be excluded from these periodic correspondences please contact us at and we will gladly remove you from this list.


4. Disclosure of Information Collected Through Services

  • We created our web site using the Wix platform.  For further information on the type of information Wix collects on visitors to websites supported by its platform please see their privacy policy

  • Our web site also uses the third-party web analytics service Visitor Analytics.This app uses cookies to collect data about visitors' device type and screen size, approximate location, browser, OS, IPs, page visits, bounce rate, conversions and popular content on the website. All this data is pseudonymized and Visitor Analytics will never use the collected data to identify individual users or to match it with additional information on an individual user. Each visitor has control over the cookies placement.

  • Our website also uses the GetFunding Wix App, which uses the PayPal gateway to collect secure information. For further information on the type of information collected by PayPal please see their Privacy Policy.


5. External Links

There are links on the Come Walk With Us web site that take you to other web sites.  Any links provided to third party web sites outside of our web site are provided solely for your convenience. The operation and content of such third party web sites is beyond our control, and we do not endorse in any manner whatsoever or accept any responsibility for the content or other material that may be contained on such web sites, the use of such web sites, or any products or services advertised on or sold through any such web sites. We will not be liable under any circumstances for any damages whatsoever, direct or indirect, resulting from any use of this web site or any other third party web site linked to this web site, whether or not we are advised of the possibility of such damages.


6. Children

Our web site is not designed for unsupervised use by individuals under the age of 13 (or 16 in Europe). If you are under the age of 13 (or 16 in Europe), please do not submit any information through our web site. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13(or 16 in Europe) has provided personal information through the Come Walk With Us web site, please contact us at, and we will delete that information from our databases to the extent required by law.

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