At Newsana Incorporated (“Newsana”) we are committed to protecting your privacy, and support a general policy of openness about how we collect, use and disclose your personal information (as defined below).
The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to inform you about Newsana’s practices relating to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information that may be provided through access to or use of our website or services or that may otherwise be collected by us. By using our services or website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the following terms and conditions.
This Privacy Statement also explains how you can contact us if you have a question about, want to make a change to or delete any personal information that Newsana may be holding about you. We strongly recommend that you take the time to read this Privacy Statement and retain it for future reference.
For the purpose of this Privacy Statement, personal information means information about an identifiable individual.
What Personal Information We Collect
Contact information (such as name, address, e-mail address and telephone number in a non-business capacity);
Demographic information (such as age, gender, education and occupation);
A photograph of you; and
Biographic information about you.
How We Use Your Personal Information
We use your personal information to:
Provide you with personalized services and interactive communication;
Provide you with timely and reliable services;
Do all the things necessary to administer those services;
Research, develop, manage, protect and improve those services;
Advise you about new features, products or services that may be of interest to you;
Develop and maintain our relationship with you and communicate with you;
Solicit information from you, including through surveys;
Respond to your questions or comments; and
Prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities.
When We Disclose Your Personal Information
Except with your consent, we will not sell, license, trade or rent your personal information to or with others.
Newsana may share personal information with third parties engaged to assist us in providing services to you or to carry out one or more of the purposes described above. These service providers are prohibited from using your personal information for any purpose other than to provide this assistance and are required to protect personal information collected by them on behalf of Newsana or disclosed to them by Newsana and to comply with the general privacy principles described in this Privacy Statement.
Newsana reserves the right to disclose personal information to a third party if a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order legally requires or authorizes us to do so.
Newsana also reserves the right to disclose and/or transfer personal information to a third party in the event of a proposed or actual purchase, sale (including a liquidation, realization, foreclosure or repossession), lease, merger, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal, transfer, conveyance or financing of all or any portion of Newsana or of any of the business or assets or shares of Newsana or a division thereof in order for you to continue to receive the same products and services from the third party.
Knowledge and Consent
Newsana collects personal information about you only when you voluntarily provide it. Typically, we will seek consent for the use or disclosure of your personal information at the time of collection. In certain circumstances, consent may be sought after the information has been collected but before use (for example, when we want to use information for a purpose not previously identified).
The form of consent that we seek, including whether it is express or implied, will largely depend on the sensitivity of the personal information and the reasonable expectations of the individual in the circumstances.
You may withdraw consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, please contact us as outlined below (see “Contacting Us”). We will inform you of the implications of withdrawing consent.
We will not, as a condition of the supply of a product or service, require you to consent to the collection, use or disclosure of information beyond that required to fulfill the explicitly specified and legitimate purposes for which the information is being provided.
Use or Disclosure for Marketing Purposes
If you have not opted out of receiving marketing materials, we may also use (but will not disclose) your personal information to promote and market additional goods, services and special offers from us, our affiliates and/or our business associates, including by means of direct marketing. We may also disclose your name and mailing address to these affiliates and/or third party business associates so that they can send you promotional materials directly.
You can choose not to allow us to use or disclose your personal information for direct marketing purposes by indicating your preference on our website or by contacting us as outlined below (see “Contacting Us”).
When you visit our website, we may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser directory of your computer’s hard drive. A cookie is a small piece of information that a website can store on your web browser and later retrieve. A cookie will be used to track your use of our website and other activities on our website as determined by Newsana. If you are a Registered User, a second cookie will be used to track more detailed information about your use of our website including your login status, page views, time on site, community activity, pitching, voting, social media, shares and other activities on our website as determined by Newsana. The cookie cannot be read by any website other than the one that set up the cookie. Some browsers can be set to reject all cookies. If you are a Registered User and choose to modify your browser in this manner, some pages of this website may not function properly.
For more information about cookies that may be set on your computer by visiting our website, please see the “Third Party Advertisers” section of this Privacy Statement.
How We Protect Your Personal Information
Newsana makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that personal information collected from you is protected against loss, theft and unauthorized access. This protection applies in relation to information stored in both electronic and hard copy form. Access to your personal information is restricted to selected employees or representatives. In addition, Newsana employs generally accepted information security techniques, such as firewalls, access control procedures and cryptography, to protect personal information against loss and unauthorized access.
Third Party Advertisers
The website may use third parties such as network advertisers to serve advertisements on the website and may use third party analytics service providers to evaluate and provide us and/or third parties with information about the use of the website and viewing of ads and of content on the website, including without limitation links to news articles and other content. Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements, which may be based on your visits to the website and other websites you have visited. Third party ad serving enables us to target advertisements to you for products and services in which you might be interested.
The website’s third party ad network providers, the advertisers, the sponsors and/or traffic measurement services may themselves set and access their own cookies (including Flash cookies) and track certain behavioural usage information regarding users of your computer using their own tracking technologies. These third party tracking technologies may be set to, among other things: (a) help deliver advertisements to you that you might be interested in; (b) prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times; and (c) understand the usefulness to you of the advertisements that have been delivered to you.
While we may use a variety of companies to serve advertisements on the website, you may wish to visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp, which provides information regarding this practice by Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) members, and your choices regarding having this information used by these companies, including the “opt-out” procedures of NAI members. Opting out of one or more NAI members only means that those NAI members will no longer be able to deliver targeted content and/or ads to you, which will affect this and other websites, but does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content and/or ads. Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit this opt-out page, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different device or change web browsers, your NAI opt-out may not, or may no longer, be effective. Additional information is available on the NAI’s web site accessible by the above link. You may also opt-out of receiving third party behavioural ads by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance website at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/#completed.
Links to Third Party Sites
Retention and Storage of Your Personal Information
Newsana retains your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws, and your consent to such purposes(s) remains valid after termination of our relationship with you.
For the purposes set out in this privacy statement, we or one of our affiliates or an unaffiliated service provider may process and store your personal information outside of the province in which you reside and/or outside of Canada, and under the laws of those other jurisdictions, in certain circumstances courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in those other provinces or foreign jurisdictions may be entitled to access your personal information.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
Newsana reserves the right to modify this Privacy Statement at anytime without notice to reflect changes in legal or regulatory obligations or changes in the manner in which we deal with personal information. The Privacy Statement posted at any time or from time to time via this website shall be deemed to be the Privacy Statement then in effect.
Correcting or Updating Your Information
You can help us maintain the accuracy of your personal information by notifying us of any changes to this information. You may contact us outlined below (see “Contacting Us”).
In the event that you have any questions about Newsana’s Privacy Statement or if you have reason to believe that Newsana may have failed to adhere to this Privacy Statement, you may contact us at: