What Personal Information We Collect and How We Use It
Among other reasons, the publisher collects and retains information for the purposes of conducting market research, promotional activities, contests, surveys and advertisement mailings. This information is collected only when you enter it yourself. Examples of personal information collected by the publisher are:
- Contact information (such as name, address, e-mail address and telephone number in a non-business capacity);
The publisher uses your personal information for the following purposes:
- to develop and maintain our relationship with you and to communicate with you;
- to address your inquiries or respond appropriately;
- to develop and improve our products, services and websites and to advise you about new products and services from our websites and/or sponsors that may be of interest to you;
- to inform you of promotional events;
- to subscribe to newsletters, advertisement mailings and fill out surveys;
- to protect our business interests and the interests of our consumers, and to generally meet requirements imposed by law.
When We Disclose Your Personal Information
Except with your consent, we will not sell, share, license, trade or rent your personal information to others outside of the publisher’s network of websites and related services. The publisher may disclose personal information to third parties, such as suppliers, advertising or promotional agencies, engaged to assist us in providing services to you or to carry out one or more of the purposes described above. We protect your personal information with appropriate security measures, and we require our suppliers, advertising and promotional agencies to do the same. The publisher reserves the right to co-operate fully with local, provincial/state and federal officials in any investigation relating to any personal information (including private electronic communications transmitted on any the publisher websites) or any purported unlawful activities.
Knowledge and Consent
The publisher collects personal information only when you voluntarily provide it. If you don’t want us to have access to your personal information, please do not provide it while using our sites. You may withdraw consent by using the appropriate link contained in all our mailings to unsubscribe from our mailing list.
Cookies & IP Adresses
The publisher uses first-party cookies as well as third-party cookies in order to better optimize ads based on a visitor’s past site visits. However, when communicating with our website through a mail-in form or by subscribing to a newsletter, your IP is logged onto our server. Also our host is monitoring traffic mainly for keeping track of statistics and for network security reasons.
How We Protect Your Personal Information
The publisher makes all commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that personal information collected from you is protected against loss and unauthorized access. Access to your personal information is restricted to selected employees or representatives. In addition, The publisher employs generally accepted information security techniques, such as firewalls, access control procedures and cryptography, to protect personal information against loss and unauthorized access.
Retention of Your Personal Information
The publisher retains your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected, to comply with applicable laws and for the duration and extent of our business practice.
The publisher believes that it is very important to protect the privacy of children and encourages parents or guardians to spend time with their children to participate in and monitor their activities. The publisher does not intend to collect personal information from children, should we be aware that we have such information in our database it will promptly be deleted. We also ensure that all advertising, sponsorship and promotional activity is not targeted at those under the age of 13. Please be aware that there may be links or content on an advertiser site that may contain mature content or that may be considered offensive to some. Please protect yourself as we are empowering you to take notice of all external site content. If an advertiser’s site content is not appropriate and is considered offensive by you, please notify us and we will then investigate the matter.
Links to Third Party Sites
Third Party Advertising The publisher may use third-party advertising companies and advertising networks to serve ads to you on our behalf when you visit our Website(s). These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Third party vendors, including Google, may show our ads on other websites. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following link : http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp
Changes in this Privacy Statement
Last update: December 2013