The policy set forth below is applicable to the Tech Forum site and all other domains registered under BookNet Canada (BNC).
We may change this policy from time to time. If you continue to use our products and services after we make changes, you are consenting to the updated policy. If the changes are significant, we will provide you with notice and archive prior versions.
As part of our operations, we gather certain types of information about the Canadian book publishing community, and we would like to explain the types of information we gather, what we do with it, and how to change, request, or delete the information.
Information Collected by Our Sites
We collect two types of information from users: personally identifiable individual information (such as names, company or affiliation, and email addresses); and aggregated data that cannot be associated with a specific person (such as information about website traffic patterns).
Personally Identifiable Individual Information
We use IP addresses, cookies, pixel tags, web beacons and other technologies to gather aggregated usage and statistical information, such as information regarding which pages visitors access on our websites, user location and device type. We use this aggregated information to administer our websites and services, to understand how you interact with us and our websites, to improve our services, to develop new services, for systems administration and to diagnose problems with our servers, to detect fraud and to improve security. Reports on user behaviour, e.g. “Top Searches”, are generated from aggregate user traffic and may be posted on our websites, either publicly or visible to users of the service in question. We may also collect anonymous information volunteered through surveys and other forms for the uses identified at the time of collection.
Use of Information Collected by BNC
Our websites use both the individual and aggregated information collected for multiple purposes. The information is used to improve the content of our online resources, to monitor the efficacy of our communications and services, to answer questions that will direct BNC initiatives, and to gather information about what the Canadian publishing industry wants to know.
Contact information collected by our websites is used only for BNC purposes. As Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act dictates, we will not share your information without your consent.
All the information we collect is stored on dedicated BNC servers or with trusted external server companies and third-party services like MailChimp and SurveyMonkey.
Changing, Requesting, or Deleting Information, Retention
BNC retains the personal information you provide while your account is in existence or as needed to provide you with our products or services.
BNC uses technical, contractual, administrative and physical security measures to protect your personal information in a manner that is reasonable for the nature of the personal information you provide to us.
Links to Other Sites
It is important to note that this site contains links to other sites, and that those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as our site.
European Union Residents
BNC’s websites and services are not intended for use by individual residents of the European Union and BNC does not knowingly collect any personal information from such residents. If any personal information from a European Union resident is discovered, BNC shall endeavour to delete it.
If you have questions or concerns about our privacy practices, you may contact BNC’s Chief Privacy Officer in writing at:
#440-455 Danforth Avenue