THE CANADIAN BOOK CLUB AWARDS
WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

THE CANADIAN BOOK CLUB AWARDS (“CBCA”) respects the privacy of every individual who visits this website and is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy outlines the information that CBCA may collect and how that information may be used. CBCA reserves the right to alter this policy at any time by posting a new privacy policy at this location.

The thecanadianbookclubawards.ca website is defined as publicly accessible. CBCA is not responsible for the privacy practices of external sites linked from or referenced by thecanadianbookclubawards.ca. This policy applies solely to information collected by this website.

Personal Data
CBCA will not collect any personally identifiable information about you, such as name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address (‘personal data’) through this site unless you have provided it voluntarily. If you do not want your personal data collected, do not submit it. When you do provide personal data, that information may be used in the following ways, unless stated otherwise: (i) to fulfill a request you have made and/or (ii) to contact you.

CBCA will not sell, rent, or market personal data about you to third parties. We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside TSPA if we have a belief in good faith that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to: (i) meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (ii) enforce applicable terms of service, including investigation of potential violations, (iii) detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of CBCA, our users or the public, as required or permitted by law.

Additional Information Collected Automatically
In some cases, this website may automatically (i.e., not via registration) collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. Examples of this type of information include the web browser and operating system you are using, the date and time of the visit, the pages or services accessed, the IP address of your computer, and the domain name of the website from which you linked to this site. This information is used solely to provide TSPA with overall statistics on website usage, and to evaluate generalized user demographics.

Information Placed Automatically on Your Computer – Cookies
When you view this website, some information may be stored on your computer. This information will be in the form of a ‘cookie’ or similar file and will allow the website to tailor the experience to your interests and preferences. With most internet browsers, cookies can be blocked or erased after visiting a website. Your decision to disable cookies may impair your ability to browse, read, and download information contained on the CBCA website, and CBCA may be unable to personalize your web experience. CBCA collects personal information through cookies to better understand general user trends at an aggregate level and improve web performance, web services, and website maintenance.

Personal information will only be used by authorized staff to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected or for a use consistent with that purpose, unless you expressly consent otherwise.

Security
TSPA takes every precaution to protect users’ information. CBCA complies with all provincial and federal statutes requiring safeguards on specific types of information. Questions regarding this privacy statement, including the collection of personal information, can be directed to the current privacy officer of CBCA. The current privacy officer is Megan Williams (megan@theselfpublishingagency.com).

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