Website Privacy Statement

The Nova Scotia Government Website Privacy Policy Statement applies to the operation of Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) websites.

NSBI websites use Government of Nova Scotia servers and external service provider servers to store site content and information collected through online forms.  NSBI service providers are required to comply with Government of Nova Scotia privacy laws in providing services to NSBI.

Cookies

NSBI websites use cookies to track visits and improve the visitor experience. For more information, review our Cookies Notice.

Google and other third-party web applications

NSBI websites use a variety of web applications, including Google Analytics, Google Maps, Youtube, and AddThis to provide users with relevant information and to enhance their online experience. Through these applications, Google and AddThis collect users’ IP addresses. You have the ability to decline providing the information by refusing cookies in your browser. However, this may prevent personalized services from being provided and you may not be able to take full advantage of all the features available.

To learn more about how Google collects and stores IP address, please see Google's Privacy Centre. Further information on Google Applications and Google’s policies on the protection of personal information, can be found through Google's Privacy FAQ. Please refer to the AddThis Privacy Policy to learn more about their commitment to privacy.

Google Remarketing — Google uses these cookies to show relevant adverts to users who have previously visited our website, as they browse other websites. To opt-out from Google's remarketing program, please edit your Google Ad Settings.

Facebook - Cookies and pixels are used to understand and deliver ads and make them more relevant to you. We may also use a cookie to learn whether someone who saw an ad on Facebook later visited our website.

In addition, NSBI uses Proposify to generate presentations, proposals and information packages. You may be required to provide personal information, such as your name to access this online content. We use this information to track visitor usage and improve your experience with the tool. Learn more about the Proposify Privacy Policy.

NSBI uses third-party email campaign providers to send relevant business news to interested groups. Some of these groups are created through opt-in lists (ie., ConnectNS and Trade Development News) and others are generated from our current database of clients. Each email provides an opportunity for recipients to opt-out, unsubscribe and in some cases, update their information. Our providers currently include: SimplyCast (Canadian edition) and Vertical Response.