By default, whenever you contribute observation data to eTick.ca and the eTick mobile application, the public will see the following data: photograph, province of residence, location, date of collection and type of host the tick was collected on (if applicable). Your username and any other information collected during the submission process will not be visible to other users.
If you submit records from your home but do not want the address put on display, click on the map directly to select your location instead of using the “search address” tool. In addition to public data, eTick.ca and the eTick mobile application also collects your username, name and e-mail address. That information, however, is only visible to eTick administrators and may be used to communicate with you and/or generate aggregate data about user numbers per province. No personal contact information is shared with a third party or made available to the public.
Your Privacy and Internet
The nature of the Internet is such that Web servers automatically collect certain information about visits to Web sites and mobile applications, including the visitor’s Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP addresses are unique numbers assigned by Internet Service Providers (ISP) to all devices used to access the Internet. Web servers automatically log the IP addresses of visitors to their sites and mobile applications. The IP address, on its own, does not identify an individual. However, in certain circumstances, such as with the co-operation of an ISP for example, it could be used to identify an individual using the site or mobile application. You therefore agree to use the eTick platform at your own risks.
Last update: March 17, 2020