Collection of your Personal Information
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you are registering before entering a contest, ordering subsciptions or Snap Gear, and signing up for an event. Personal information collected by SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. often is limited to e-mail address, language, country or location, but may include other information when needed to provide a service you requested. SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. also collects certain information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times and referring web site addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of our web sites. This site visitation data is identified only by a unique ID number, and it is never linked with personal information unless a user consents as described below.
Use of your Personal Information
We use your personal information for the following purposes: To ensure our site is relevant to your needs. To deliver services, such as newsletters, events, or training, that you request. To help us create and publish content most relevant to you. To alert you to special offers, updated information and other new services from SNAP Newspaper Group Inc., if you so request. To allow you access to limited-entry areas of our site as appropriate. We will merge site-visitation data with anonymous demographic information for research purposes, and we may use this information in aggregate to provide more relevant content. In some limited-entry sections of SNAP Newspaper Group Inc., with your approval, we will combine site-visitation data with your personal information in order to provide you with personalized content. If you decline permission, we will not provide you the personalized service and won't merge your personal information with site-visitation data. We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, answering customer questions about products or services, sending postal mail and processing event registration. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose. SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. or the site;
- protect and defend the rights or property of SNAP Newspaper Group Inc., or;
- act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. employees, users of SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. products or services, or members of the public.
Your information may be stored and processed in Canada or any other country in which SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
Control of your Personal Information
When you register, or otherwise give us personal information, SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above. Registering also allows you to tell us how or whether you want SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. to communicate with you. SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. occasionally allows other companies to offer our registered customers information about their products and services, using email only.
Access to your Personal Information
We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current. If you register on SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. and/or subscribe to a newsletter, you can review and edit your personal information. Some services offered by SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. may collect information that is not accessible via Change my info. However, in such cases, you can access your personal information by contacting SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. as described at the bottom of this statement, or through alternative means of access described by the service.
Security of your Personal Information
SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide in computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities.
Protection of Children's Personal Information
SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect any personal information from children.
Enforcement of this Privacy Statement
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should first contact SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. by email.
Changes to this Statement
SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this statement, SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. will notify you by placing prominent notice on the web site.
SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement, please contact us by email, or postal mail.