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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. Learn more about how we protect the information we collect.


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

Google Analytics and other third-party web applications

Google Analytics - We use Google Analytics to collect site usage data in aggregate to monitor the user experience and measure visitation patterns. Our instance of Google Analytics uses Google's IP anonymization/masking feature which takes place as soon as data is received by Google's Analytics Collection Network, and before any storage or processing takes place. This means your complete IP address is not processed or stored by Google nor shared with us.

NSBI websites use a variety of web applications, including, Google Maps, Youtube, Vimeo, and AddThis to provide users with relevant information and to enhance their online experience. Through these applications, IP addresses may be shared through a cookie. 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. Refer also to the Vimeo and 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.

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., Business Insider, Trade Mission Bulletins) 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.

Form Assembly, a third-party data collection and storage service, is used to collect application and survey information either through embedded forms on the NSBI website or an external link. The information is collected and stored on servers in the United States and worldwide using Amazon Web Services.  Please review the Form Assembly privacy policy and terms of service for information on how data is collected and secured.

Salesforce is our customer relationship management platform. Information collected through our online forms, applications, registrations, and through interaction with NSBI employees may be stored in Salesforce on servers outside of Canada and made available to NSBI employees and our providers and partners in relation to the purpose for which it was collected. Please review the Salesforce privacy policy and terms of service for more information.

Contact Us

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Phone: 902.424.6650
Fax:  902.424.5739