Privacy

Reader’s Digest Association (Canada) ULC
Reader’s Digest Magazines Ltd.
(the “Company”)

Privacy Policy

Summary

This Privacy Policy will inform you as to what personal information (“PI”) we collect when you visit any of our websites or order Company publications or other products we offer to you (whether you do so offline or online) or otherwise engage with our Company, how we use that PI, what choices you have about how it is used. We urge you to read our entire Privacy Policy (and any applicable additional privacy statements), so that you will understand both our commitment to you and your privacy, and how you can participate in that commitment. Please note that unless otherwise indicated, this Privacy Policy does not cover any information that may be collected elsewhere, including without limitation through any third party websites.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Collection of Personal Information
  2. Use of Personal Information
  3. Sharing of Personal Information
  4. Social Media – Sharing of Personal Information
  5. Third Party Advertising and Analytics
  6. Cookies, Web Beacons and Server Logs
  7. Privacy and Security Precaution Warning
  8. Privacy Policy Changes
  9. Terms of Use

1. Collection of Personal Information
As stated above the Company collects certain PI. The PI that we may collect includes email addresses, names, postal addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, credit card numbers or other account numbers. We may also collect other information about you that we associate with your PI such as your interests, preferences and demographics. For example, we may collect information about your interests in certain health, food and lifestyle topics. We collect this information for example, when you order a product, enter a contest or sweepstakes, request a catalog, or register for a mailing list.  However, to the extent we “de-identify” (i.e., removal or modification of personally identifiable elements or the extraction of non-personally identifiable elements, including through anonymization, pseudonymization and hashing) the information we do not consider PI for purposes of this Privacy Policy, we may, subject to applicable law, use and share without limitation. We do not make any assurance that de-identified data is not capable of re-identification.

2. Use of Personal Information
We may use your PI and other information we collect about you for lawful purposes only. Such uses may include, without limitation, use of your PI to:

  • operate and improve our other products or services;
  • understand you and your preferences for purposes such as to enhance your experience and enjoyment of our other products and services;
  • process and deliver promotional (e.g., contests and sweepstakes) entries and rewards;
  • send you a welcoming email;
  • provide the services, products or information you request and to process payments and complete any transactions in connection therewith;
  • respond to your comments and questions and provide customer service;
  • provide and deliver products and services you request;
  • request feedback and to enable us to develop, customize and improve our other products and services;
  • send you surveys or questionnaires;
  • send you newsletters you have requested;
  • send you related information, including confirmations, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
  • communicate with you about new contests and sweepstakes, promotions and rewards, upcoming events, and other news about products and services offered by Company and our selected partners;
  • for editorial purposes, such as to contact you about content you have submitted to give attribution to content you submit;
  • link or combine with other personal information we get offline and/or from third parties lawfully, for purposes such as to help understand your needs, provide you with better service, and determine whether marketing offers from third parties would be of interest to you; and
  • investigate and take action against fraudulent or illegal activity or improper conduct and otherwise protect us and our users.

3.Sharing of Personal Information

We may share your PI for lawful purposes. For example:

  • We may share your PI with our technical consultants, auditors and other third parties who act on our behalf, to enhance functionality, or to provide services related to the fulfillment of subscriptions or orders for any of our publications or other products and services (such as sending emails, processing credit cards, fulfilling subscriptions and other orders, providing customer service, and performing data-, information technology services-, or marketing-related services), and/or who assist us in producing, delivering, billing, collecting payments
  • We may make your PI, along with certain other information about you (such as your interests in particular health or lifestyle topics or your subscription information), available to carefully screened third parties for the purpose of offering products and services that may interest you, unless you opt out of such information sharing. You may opt-out as follows:

    By contacting/emailing:

    Marisa Orsini
    Marketing Specialist, International Promotions AND
    Administrator, Sweepstakes, Contests and Customer Care Canada
    Marisa.Orsi[email protected]

4. Social Media – Sharing of Personal Information
Please be aware that when you connect and share your actions, comments, content and information, for example, through discussions or board postings on Social Media, they are not private. Others may capture personal information you post, including your email address, and may use the data to identify or contact you, including to send you emails. We cannot control such actions by others. Please be mindful of your own privacy needs as you choose who to connect with and what to share and make public. If you share information about others, please be sure to respect their privacy and get consent for any information you may share about them. If you use our Email-a-Friend service, you represent that you have permission for the recipient to send that person the message and you accept that your name and email will be disclosed to them as part of that message.

5. Cookies, Web Beacons and Server Logs
We and third parties such as web hosting providers with whom we have contractual arrangements, advertisers and ad serving and tracking companies, sometimes utilize “cookie” technology and other tracking technologies now and hereafter developed (“Tracking Technologies”) on or in connection with our sites. Cookies are bits of data stored on your hard drive that contain no personally identifying information (but may associate a unique identifier with your device and/or collect information that is hashed or otherwise converted to non-PII). Not all Web browsers accept cookies, and those that do usually provide a preference or setting that allows you to refuse and remove most types of browser cookies. If your browser does not accept cookies, you may still enjoy the Service but not all features and functionality may work.

We may collect information using web beacons. Web beacons are electronic images that may be used on our sites or in our emails. We may use web beacons to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness, collect and share information that is converted to non-PII, and to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon.

Server logs capture certain non-personally identifying data (but do track device identifiers), such as the time and date of a Web visit or opening an email, the browser and operating system being used, and the Web URL a user linked from. This information may be used for various purposes, such as use in aggregate form to help us plan system enhancements when necessary and to provide content that is compatible with our visitors’ Web-browsing systems. We also collect information about keyword searches performed by visitors on the Service. We do not collect your name or email address as a result of using a search feature. We may keep logs of all words searched to help us learn what kinds of information Service visitors are seeking, and to improve our Service.

Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit. Note, however, there is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context.  Like many online services, we currently do not alter our practices when the Service receives a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser.  To find out more about “Do Not Track,” you can visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com, but we are not responsible for the completeness or accuracy of this third party information. Some third parties, however, may offer you choices regarding their Tracking Technologies, such as is described above regarding analytics and Interest-based Advertising.

6. Third Party Advertising and Analytics
We allow third parties to serve ads on our sites. Certain third parties may automatically collect information about your visits our sites – your IP address, your ISP, the browser you use to visit our sites (but not your name, address, email address or telephone number). They do this by using cookies, clear gifs or other tracking technologies. Information collected may be used, among other things, to deliver advertising targeted to your interests and to better understand the usage and the sites and services tracked by these third parties (“Interest-based Advertising”). We are not responsible for tracking technologies in or related to third party ads, and we encourage you to check the privacy policies of advertisers and/or ad services to learn about their use of cookies and other technology.

We may use Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics or other service providers for analytics services.  These analytics services may use cookies and other tracking technologies to help us analyze users and how they use the site.  Information generated by these services (e.g., your IP address and other usage information) may be transmitted to and stored by these service providers on servers in Canada or elsewhere and these service providers may use this information for purposes such as evaluating your use of the sites, compiling statistic reports, and providing other services for our site activity and other Internet usage. You may exercise choices regarding the use of cookies from Google Analytics by going to: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

or downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. You may exercise choices regarding the use of cookies from Adobe Analytics by going to http://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html under the section labeled “Tell our customers not to measure your use of their websites or tailor their online ads for you.”

7. Privacy and Security Precaution Warning
Please note that no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that you transmit via the Service.

8. Privacy Policy Changes
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to prospectively change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. Please bookmark this page and check it periodically. We will post any changes online.

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