Local Green Fees Trust Centre

Privacy Policy

Last updated: Sunday, March 22, 2020


Local Green Fees does not and will not ever sell your personal information.

Local Green Fees funds our costs with Google ads or banner/on-page advertising or ads sold to individual golf courses. As of January 1, 2020, our Google ads settings restricts data processing for users in California (see more California-specific information below). You can turn off Google ads on our site using the switch below. Users with the Google Ads switch turned off may still see ads for individual golf courses as these are not presented using any personal location data.

Local Green Fees also uses Google Analytics to better understand our users and to see where our site is the most popular. In this manner, we maximize our information sources to keep our busiest cities up to date with green fees and course information. Google Analytics tracks things like what IP address you come from, your browser, and your city. You can turn off Google Analytics on our site using the switch below.

Both of the switches below use cookies that store no personal information (called optOutAds and optOutAnalytics respectively) on your system to opt-out of these Google services which are used by default. Clearing all your cookies or using a different browser will require you to make these switch selections again.

When you visit any city page on Local Green Fees, we use a cookie (called city) that stores the url of the city page. We do this so the next time you visit our website, we can relocate you to the last city page you visited. For the vast majority of our users, visiting one of our websites relocates them automatically to their locale.

We ask for your email address when you register but we do not store it.

Why we ask for your email address during registration if we don't store it?

We allow users to track where they have golfed and to login to contribute to or update our site. We require an email address for this privilege but do not store it in our database. Rather, we create an irreversible, algorithmic hash so that we limit the amount of personal information in our database (see Hashes below).

A small subset of our users use the tools on our website to purposely provide misleading or untrue information or to upload what can be considered offensive or incorrect images or comments. Because this can only be done by logged in users, if this type of activity is detected or reported and confirmed, we permanently ban users using the irreversible, algorithmic hash of their email address.

We do store the domain portion of your email address (example: gmail.com) in order for employees of golf courses to claim a golf course information page.

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This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) explains how information about, and/or that directly identifies, you or makes you identifiable (“personal information”) is collected, used, and (if legally required) disclosed by Local Green Fees - an Intoria Inc. (“Company”, “we”, or “us”) project - in connection with our group of websites including localgreenfees.com, localgreenfees.ca, localgreenfees.uk, localgreenfees.co.uk, localgreenfees.com.au, localgreenfees.nz, localgreenfees.co.nz, localgreenfees.co.za, localgreenfees.in, and local.gf (the “Sites”) and the information we provide in connection with the Sites (the “Service”). By visiting any of the Sites, registering for an account, or otherwise using the Service, you signify that you have read, understood, and agree to the collection, storage, and disclosure of personal information as described in this Policy.

Information Collected

We collect information from you. The category of information we collect can include:

Registration Information - We collect personal information that you provide when you register for an account at the Site. This information may include your email address, password, the city you live in, and your first and last names. Although we collect information in the registration process, in our database we only store your first name, last initial, and the domain portion of your email address (ex. gmail.com). For example, if John Doe with the email address, jdoe1970@yahoo.ca registered, we would only store John, D, yahoo.ca, and an algorithmic hash of his email address.

Information collected through the Use of the Service - Following registration, you may upload or transmit files, comments, and data or information as part of your use of the Service (Collectively, “User Content”). User Content and any information contained in the User Content, including personal information you may have included, is stored and collected as part of the Service. You have full control of the information included in the User Content.

Inquiries and Feedback - If you contact us, we will collect the information that you provide to us, including your contact information and the contents of your communication with us.

Information Uses

We are committed to providing you with relevant content of golf course and green fee information for the city you live in and ones you may travel to. We respect the data privacy laws of the different jurisdictions in which we operate. We use information about you so we can help you enjoy and use our Services, including in the following ways:

  • Register and manage your account;
  • For our business activities, including to operate the Service and to provide you with the features and functionality of the Service;
  • To respond to communications you send to us;
  • For marketing and advertising purposes using internal methods or external services (ex. Google ads). While we may use your personal information in this manner, please note that we do not use User Content to serve you ads, and we will never share User Content with any third parties for marketing or advertising purposes, unless you have explicitly submitted it to us for that purpose;
  • For analytics and research purposes;
  • To enforce this Policy, to resolve disputes, to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights, and to protect our business interests and the interests and rights of third parties;
  • To comply with contractual and legal obligations and requirements;
  • For any other lawful purpose, or other purpose that you consent to.

Information Choices

You have options with respect to the collection and use of your information. You can access, update and even close your account by visiting your Profile page.

If you close your account, we will deactivate your account and permanently delete your first name, last initial, and all comments and photos you've uploaded. We will retain some information associated with your account, such as your email hash, for internal purposes including backups, fraud prevention, dispute resolution, investigations and legal compliance for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Statement.


We have implemented appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security procedures to protect your information. We recognize that no matter the precautions taken, there is an unlikely but possible threat of data breach. This is one of the main reasons we do not store email addresses or last names.

Cookies, Log Files, Hashes, etc.

We, and our third party partners, automatically collect information about you and any computer or device you use to access the Service or otherwise engage with us. Some of the information we collect, and ways we collect it, include:

Cookies. When you use or visit the Service, we may send one or more cookies - small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer or device that allows us to uniquely identify your browser, computer, or device. A cookie may also convey other information to us, such as: your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address; unique device identifiers; your browser settings and specification; and information about how you use the Service (e.g., the pages of our Service you view, links you click, features and functionalities you utilize, how frequently you access the Service, and other actions you take on the Service). Cookies also allow us to track your usage of the Service over time.

Log Files. We may record log file information each time you access the Service. This information may include information such as: your requests or actions; IP address; browser type; unique device identifiers; information about your computer or device; number of clicks; how you interact with links, features, or functionalities on the Service; and other such information.

Clear Gifs. We may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons or pixel tags) which may collect information about you, your computer or device such as: your requests or actions; IP address; unique device identifiers; browser type; information about your computer or device; how you interact with links, features, or functionalities of the Service; information about cookies; all of which can show your Service usage patterns.

Mobile Device Information. When you access the Service with a mobile device, we may collect and store a unique identifier associated with your device (including, for example, a UDID, Unique ID for Advertisers (“IDFA”), Google Ad ID, or Windows Advertising ID), or information about your mobile carrier, device type, model and manufacturer, and mobile device operating system brand and model.

We also collect information about the way you use our Service. For example, if you enter or exit our Service from a hyperlink, some details about this information is stored. We track the pages you visit, the links you click, how frequently you access the Service, whether you access the Service from multiple devices, and other actions you take on the Service. We may collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service and to understand more about the demographics of our users. We may also work with third party partners to employ technologies, including the application of statistical modeling tools, which attempt to recognize you across multiple devices.

Analytics. We may collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, including Google Analytics, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the sites and to understand more about the demographics of our users. For more information on how Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps, visit: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites. Google Analytics tracking can be turned off using the switch prominently displayed on this Privacy Policy page under the Summary area. Please note this setting is browser-based meaning if you access this website from more than one browser or computer/device, you will need to turn this switch off in each browser you wish to use this privacy feature with.

We use or may use the data collected through online data collection technologies to: (a) remember the last locale you visited on our site so we may redirect you there upon your next visit; (b) remember information (such as search filters or other information) so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Service; (c) provide custom, personalized content and information, including targeted content and advertising; (d) identify you across multiple devices; (e) provide and monitor the effectiveness of our Service; (f) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, usage, and demographic patterns on our Service; (g) diagnose or fix technology problems; and (h) otherwise to plan for and enhance our Service.

If you would prefer not to accept cookies, most browsers will allow you to: (i) change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; (ii) disable existing cookies; or (iii) set your browser to automatically reject cookies. Please note that doing so may negatively impact your experience using the Service, as some features on our Service may not work properly. Depending on your mobile device and operating system, you may not be able to delete or block all cookies. Your email options may also be set to prevent the automatic downloading of images that may contain technologies that would allow us to know whether you have accessed our email and performed certain functions with it.

We, and our third party partners, may also use cookies and online data collection technologies for advertising purposes.

Hashes. In order to reduce the amount of identifiable personal information stored in our database, we hash a lot of data including email addresses. A hash is a mathematical algorithm that returns an unidentifiable, unique set of characters that cannot be unhashed back to the original, identifiable email address. For more information, see this Wikipedia article. By storing this hash value instead of an email address, we still have a method of uniquely identifying you based on your personal information without storing your personal information. This method of data storage allows us to ensure a personalized experience for you without the risk of revealing your information to others.

Information Access and Correction

If you have registered for an account with the Service, you can change registration information using your Google, Facebook, or Apple profile settings. If there is personal information in User Content, you can use the features and functionality of the Service to edit or delete the personal information or User Content.

Not all personal information is maintained in a format that you can access or change. If you would like to request access to, or correction or deletion of personal information, you may send your request to us at Intoria Inc. Attn: Local Green Fees Privacy, Box 28001 Mahogany PO, Calgary, AB, Canada T3M 2P0 or by emailing privacy@localgreenfees.com. We will review your request, and may require you to provide additional information to identify yourself, but it may not be possible satisfy your request.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in the law, our data collection and use practices, the features of our services, or advances in technology. Please check this page periodically for changes. Use of information we collect is subject to the Local Green Fees Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post the changes here. Please review the changes carefully. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will constitute your consent and acceptance of those changes.


General Data Protection Regulation Privacy Statement (“GDPR Statement”)

This GDPR Statement applies to persons in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), including those based in the United Kingdom. This GDPR Statement supplements our Privacy Policy; however, where our Privacy Policy conflicts with the GDPR Statement, the GDPR Statement will prevail as to persons in the EEA.

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has provided the following rights to the EU residents:

  • Right to information - including any of your contact details for the purposes for processing Personal Information and the rights of the individual.
  • Right to access the Personal Information that are processed.
  • Right to erasure (”Right to be forgotten”).
  • Right to rectification
  • Right to restriction of processing
  • Right to data portability of the Personal Information supplied to Local Green Fees by the EU resident.
  • Right to object (opt-out) to processing (unless Local Green Fees otherwise has compelling legitimate grounds).

EU residents can exercise these rights by directing a request to privacy@localgreenfees.com or to mail us at Intoria Inc. Attn: Local Green Fees Privacy, Box 28001 Mahogany PO, Calgary, AB, Canada T3M 2P0.


California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

California residents may exercise the following rights:

  • To request a copy of your personal information
    The information we may store of yours is as follows: your first name, last initial, the domain portion of your email address, the city you have selected in your Profile page as your home city, any photos that you have uploaded, and any reviews that you have contributed. If you would like a copy of this information, it is your right to ask for this at a maximum of once per 12-month period. Please write us at Intoria Inc. Attn: Local Green Fees Privacy, Box 28001 Mahogany PO, Calgary, AB, Canada T3M 2P0. In your letter, you must include your email address (so we can hash it to look up your account) and your first name and last name. To comply with California law, we will reply within 45 days of receipt of your letter. As is stated in the CCPA, the time period to provide the required information may be extended once by an additional 45 days when reasonably necessary, provided you are given notice of the extension within the first 45-day period.
  • To request disclosure of personal information sold or disclosed for a business purpose
    We do not sell personal information nor will we ever sell your personal information. We use the following services which you may fully opt out of using the switches above: Google Adwords and Google Analytics. We allow people to register with Google, Facebook, Apple, or via an email address. In respect to these registrations, we may receive your email address but we do not store it, except for the domain portion (ex. google.com). We may receive your first and last name from third-party providers, of which we only store your first name and last initial. We also may store your local city to determine your time zone for the purpose of displaying you correct pricing. You may change your first name, last initial, and local city at any time using the tools on your Profile page. We also store user content that you upload to our server. Your user content (ex. photos you've uploaded or reviews you've given) may be permanently deleted at any time by closing your account or by using the tools on our site to delete them.
  • To request the deletion of personal information
    We provide tools to delete all personal information. If you would like all your personal information to be deleted from our servers, simply delete your account using the link at the bottom of your Profile page. Please note we continue to store an unidentifiable, irreversible hash of all email address so banned users cannot continue to engage in activity that harms our community of users. This hash cannot be turned back into your email address and is thus not considered personal, identifiable information.
  • To opt out of the sale of personal information
    We do not sell your personal information and we never will sell your personal information. You may use our website without being logged in and with the Google Adwords and Google Analytics services disallowed using the switches above. If you have elected to opt-out of these services, please note that you will still receive cookies that are essential to the function of the website; you may still see advertising, but it may not be targeted and may not be relevant to you; and, your opt-out choices will only be effective for this browser. If you clear your cookies on this browser, you will need to opt-out again.