LAST REVISED: MAY 1, 2013
Changes to this Policy
We reserve the right to change the provisions of this Policy at any time. We will alert you that material changes to this Policy have been made by announcing the updates on the Sites, so please check back periodically. If we make any change to our Policy, previously collected information will continue to be governed by the protections of the Policy in effect at the time the information was collected.
Canada Wide, its Sites and mobile applications operate in Canada and are intended for use in Canada. The applicable laws include the BC Personal Information Protection Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (the “Privacy Legislation”). You are taken to consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in compliance with the Privacy Legislation and the application of Canadian laws concerning this Policy.
Personal information does not include "aggregate" information, which is data we collect about or through the use of the Sites or through the Services from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed. This Policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information.
Personal Information Collection
We may collect certain information that you voluntarily provide to us which may contain your personal information. Personal information may also be collected by us, among other means, if you provide such information in connection with your (a) sending an email or message to us from the Sites; (b) providing us with your personal information in order to subscribe to receive one of our free or for pay publications; or (c) provide us with information in order to get information about one of our products or services. If you choose to link any of your social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ to comment on our magazines, websites from mobile applications, when you click allow on the permission authorizations screen, you have consented to our collection, use and disclosure of your basic profile information, user ID and other information from the social media Sites that you specifically allow us to access.
If you subscribe to or use our Services, we may also collect personal information through your use of those Services. For example, personal information is requested when you provide us with your personal information for the purposes of using our Services. Information that you might provide us might include your name, contact information, credit card number or other payment or account information, home address identification, personal preferences, information about your personal residence, and other identification and contact information.
We may collect non-personal information from you by tracking of your traffic patterns through the Sites and the pages you visit and your use of the Services. With this information, we are able to measure your interest in the Sites and Services to enhance or develop our products and Services. Any non-personal information we may collect is used for our own internal purposes to improve the Sites and the Services, to enhance your experiences when visiting our Sites or using the Services, to customize the content and/or layout of our Sites, and to provide the products or Services that you may desire.
If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser manufacturer to learn about these functions. However, if a browser is set not to accept cookies or if a user rejects a cookie, some portions of the Sites may not function properly.
We may also use embedded scripts that collect information about your interaction on our website such as the links you click on. This feature is active only while you are connected to our Sites. We may use HTML5 and some mobile applications. These HTML5 cookies are not stored in a browser “cookies” file and can be used to track users across websites.
For some of the mobile applications, you may be asked if you wish us to collect your geo location in order to provide you with information about products and services within your geographic location. If you agree, we will collect that information to assist you in searching.
Personal Information Use and Choice
We use personal information collected for a variety of purposes, primarily to provide you with the services that you have agreed to receive, to provide you with information regarding news features, products or services, or to contact you regarding the use of our services.
If you have subscribed with us, we will send you information from time to time relating to your account, products and services, such as renewal notices, invoices or service related announcements. If you have subscribed to receive our email newsletter(s) and/or partner offers, we will use your personal information to send that communication to you.
We have a number of communications such as marketing offers and surveys. When we contact you about these special offers or services, you may opt out by following the unsubscribe instructions located at the bottom of these emails or in the case of direct mail marketing offers, contact us at the contact information set forth at the end of this Policy.
From time to time we may offer sweepstakes, contests or other promotions. These will require that you register and will be subject to specific rules governing the contest or promotion. You should note that if you choose to participate, your personal information may be disclosed to third parties.
We may use third party service providers to provide advertisements when you visit our Sites or mobile applications. These third party advertisers automatically receive a device identifier and may use tracking technologies to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and personalize the content. You may choose to opt out of receiving targeted ads from such service providers and ad networks, by consulting the respective privacy policies of any of the advertisers to see your options for opting out of such targeted ads. You will continue to receive random advertising and promotional messages but they will not be customized or personalized to you, and will not involve the use of your specific personal information.
We may share your personal information with Service Providers who are engaged by or working with us in connection with the operation of the Sites or the provision of the Services and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us. We may use third party service providers to verify financial information, such as the validity of a credit card. We may also share personal information with other third parties when you give us your consent to do so. We are not responsible for the actions of Service Providers or other third parties, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to these Service Providers or other third parties, and we encourage you to become familiar with their practices before disclosing information directly to them. We may share aggregate information and other information that does not identify you with third parties without your consent.
We may share your personal information in order to provide you with the Services. We take your conduct in providing us with that information as consent to disclose the information for the purposes of providing the Services.
Updating, Correcting or Deleting Your Personal Information
If you have an online account with us, you may change any of your personal information in your account at any time. We encourage you to promptly update your information if it changes. You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed. You may also contact us at the email or address listed below and request that we update, correct or delete any personal information we have collected, and we will endeavor to respond to your inquiry or to correct, update or remove the personal information you have provided us as you indicate. However, please note that in some cases, we may believe it is necessary or appropriate to retain certain personal information we have collected, and the deletion of such personal information will be in our discretion unless otherwise required by law.
As an additional security measure we may "back up" the data stored on our systems. Data archived for back-up purposes at a given point in time may include information that you corrected or deleted after the back-up was made.
Online Information Security
We have endeavored to put into place and maintain reasonable industry-recognized security measures in an effort to protect the security of your personal information. For example, if you have an online account, it is only accessible through the use of a password. To protect the confidentiality of your information, to the extent you obtain a password for access to the Sites or for use in connection with the Services, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of the Sites and Services by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused or misappropriated. We also encourage our partners and Service Providers to adopt and follow stringent consumer privacy policies. You may choose to link to other third party sites from our Sites or mobile applications in which case you should be aware that we are not responsible for the third parties’ privacy practices or collection, use and disclosure of personal information. You should read the privacy polices of all third party sites before submitting any personal information to those sites.
Changes in Ownership
Canada Wide may decide to sell, buy, merge, or reorganize businesses to further strategic or business interests. Where a transaction of this kind involves disclosing personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, our practice is to seek appropriate protections consistent with our Policy.
If you have any questions about this Policy or the practices of our Sites or the Services that this Policy may be applicable to, please contact us by sending a letter to:
Canada Wide Media
Attention: Privacy Officer
4th Floor, 4180 Lougheed Hwy.
Attention: Privacy Officer
4th Floor, 4180 Lougheed Hwy.
You may also contact us by sending an e-mail to privacy.emob.canadawide.com.