Version 1.1.0 (24 May 2006)
We don't want your personal information. We ask for it, but we don't
really want it. That is to say that if we could get by without it we
would. It's against the law to release or sell your information
without your permission. But even if it weren't against the law, we
still wouldn't release your information because all we want to do is
track Canadian bank notes.
Use of Information
The only personal information we require to take part in the fun here
at the site is your name and e-mail address. We need your name and
e-mail address in order to ensure that people are honest and don't
falsify money input. It's not that it really matters per se, it's more
a case of we don't want some person with ill intent spoiling the fun.
The remaining information on registration, such as age and gender, are
not required to register and if given, are only used to compile stats
like 'have males or females had more hits' or 'what age range is
generating the most hits', all of which will soon be freely viewable
on our stats page. And all the stats are
generalized; there are no specifics about any particular user, except
for various lists which will mroe than likely contain the usernames
of various users.
You can also enter in additional information about yourself, such as
your default postal code, a brief overview and a complete profile.
Via the preferences page, you can
control what information is displayed to other users on the site.
All such options start with 'Allow others to...' and will
allow you to customize how much other users can see about you.
Certain contact information, such as instant messenger info, will
always be displayed, but as such, is completely optional.
Use of Email Addresses
We will never release your email address to anyone. We will, however,
use your e-mail address to send you reports on hits and changes to
the website. But we won't do that unsolicited; you have to change
your preferences before we'll send any email to you.
When you enter in a bank note, you must specify a postal code. The
postal code used can be your home postal code or the postal code of
where you received the note, but you must enter in a postal code
nonetheless. That postal code is then used to track the travels of
the bank note. You can also specify comments about the note, such
as where you got it specifically or where you spent it. That said,
a user could, in theory, use such details to gather information
about you. For example, if a user is browsing through various
entries, they may be able to determine that you're a
who frequents coffee shops on 17th Avenue SW in Calgary, Alberta.
Why anyone might care is beyond us, but we live in a bizarre world.
In any case, you have been
And registered users can click on a location of an entry and see
a map of where that note was entered. The accuracy of that map is
determined by the map provider and by the data used to match postal
codes to lat/long coordinates. For example, this
note was first
entered using the postal code T2S 2S5; and the resulting map,
when zoomed in is fairly accurate (you can do a
at the Canada Post website). If you aren't happy with the information
that might be gathered or the potential accuracy of the mapping but
still want to use the site, there are options.
If you have any doubts about your privacy, you can hide your
information, remove any optional information, use the site anonymously
or simply don't use the site at all. The choice is always yours.
If you have any other questions, feel free to