December 2, 2023

Privacy policy

Last modified: August, 2009 realizes that respecting the privacy of its users is important. Our Privacy Policy applies to all of the following:

  •’s websites, and offered products and services
  •’s subsidiaries and affiliated companies
  •’s “Services” as applied collectively


As needed, we post more detailed information in supplementary notices, explaining our privacy practices with regards to how particular services, process your personal information. These notices can be found at. adheres to the US Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, Access and Enforcement, and is registered with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor Program. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us through our website, or write to us at

Privacy Matters
C/O Inc.
423 Queen Street West, Unit 106
Toronto, Ontario

Information we collect and how we use it offers a number of services that do not require you to provide personal information to us, or to register for an account. We may collect the following types of information to provide our full range of services to users:

  • Information provided by you – We ask for personal information such as your name, email address and account password; when you sign up for a account, or another service or promotion that requires registration. We request credit card or other payment account information, for certain services such as our advertising program. We maintain this information in encrypted form, on secure servers. Information you submit under your account, may be combined with information from other services or third parties. This may be done to provide you with improved quality of service, or to give you a better experience. We give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information for certain services.
  • Cookies – When a visitor comes to, they are sent one or more small files containing a string of characters, called a cookie. It is sent to your computer to uniquely identify your browser. Cookies are used to improve the quality of our service, by storing user preferences and tracking user trends. An example of a trend is how people search. Cookies are also used in’s advertising services to help advertisers and publishers manage and serve their ads across the web. A cookie may be set by us to your browser, when you visit a website and view or click on an ad which is supported by’s advertising services.
  • User Communications – may retain your email or other communications to us, so that we can respond to your requests, process your inquiries and improve our services.
  • Affiliated Sites – Some of our services are offered in connection with other web sites. Personal information you have provided to other sites may be sent to to deliver the service. We process this information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Our affiliate sites have different privacy practices and it is to your advantage to read their privacy policies.
  • Links – may keep track of links in a format that allows us to see if these links have been followed. We use this information to customize content and advertising, as well as to improve the quality of our search technology. Please see the FAQs section for more information about links and redirected URLs.
  • Other sites – Our Privacy Policy applies to services only. We do not have control over other sites displayed as search results, or links from within our various services. These other sites may collect data, solicit personal information from you, or place their own cookies, or other files on your computer. only processes personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy and/or the supplementary privacy notices for specific services. In addition to the above, such purposes include:
  • Providing our services to users, including the display of customized content and advertising;
  • Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;
  • Ensuring the technical functioning of our network; and
  • Developing new services.


More information about how we process personal information can be found by referring to the supplementary privacy notices for particular services. processes personal information on our servers in (put in name of country).In some cases, we process personal information on a server outside your own country. We may process personal information to provide our own services. In some cases, we may process personal information on behalf of, and according to the instructions of a third party. Our advertising partners are an example of a third party. Choices for personal information

When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. We will ask for your consent prior to such use, if this information is to be used in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected. We will offer you an effective way to opt-out of the use of personal information, if we propose to use it for any other purposes than those described in the Privacy Policy, and/or in the specific service privacy notices. Sensitive Information will not be collected or used for purposes other than those described in the Privacy Policy and/or in the supplementary service privacy notices, unless prior consent is obtained from you.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to indicate when a cookie is being sent, and to refuse all cookies. However, some services and features may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. You may choose to opt-out of’s Ad Serving cookies on the content network, at any time by using Double Clicks’s cookie opt-out

Although, you can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, declining may mean that may not be able to provide those services to you. Information sharing only shares personal information, in limited circumstances, with other companies or individuals outside of The following are examples of those limited circumstances:

  • We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
  • We provide such information to trusted businesses or persons, our subsidiaries, or affiliated companies for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • We have a good faith belief that access, use, disclosure or preservation of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of, its users, or the public as required or permitted by law.


If becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy. We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non personal information. Examples of this type of information are: the number of users who searched for a particular term, or how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. Such information does not identify you individually. If you have any additional questions about the management or use of your personal data, please contact us at the address below. Information security

To protect against the unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of data, takes appropriate security measures. These measures include reviewing our security measures, data collection, as well as storage and processing practices on a regular basis. We also take physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. restricts access to personal information to employees, contractors and agents, if they need to know that information to operate, develop or improve the services. These people are bound by confidentiality obligations, and may be subject to discipline, if they fail to meet these obligations. Disciplinary measures could include termination and criminal prosecution. Data integrity only processes personal information for the purposes for which it was collected. This is done in accordance with this Privacy Policy or any applicable service-specific privacy notice. Our data collection, storage and processing practices are reviewed to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services. Although we take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current – we depend upon our users to update, or correct their personal information whenever necessary. Accessing and updating personal information When you use services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information in order to:

  • correct your data if it is inaccurate
  • to delete such data at your request


The only time we do not allow you access to your personal information, is in circumstances where it is required to be retained by law, or for legitimate business purposes. Before we process a request, we ask individual users to identify themselves, and the information to be accessed, corrected or removed before we process it. We may decline to process requests that require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic. We also may decline to process a request if it would be extremely impractical, (ie: requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In cases where we provide information access and correction, the service is performed free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Some of our services use different procedures to access, correct or delete a user’s personal information. Details for these procedures can be found in the specific privacy notices or the FAQs sections of these services. Enforcement regularly reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, or’s treatment of personal information. We can be reached through this website or by writing to us at the following address.
423 Queen Street West, Unit 106
Toronto, Ontario

When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is’s policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We try to resolve the issue between and the individual. We will also cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between and an individual. Changes to this Privacy Policy Please note that this Privacy Policy may occasionally change. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor in nature. We will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page. If the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Privacy Policy changes). Each version of this Privacy Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date. Prior versions of this Privacy Policy will be stored in an archive for your review. If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us through this web site or in writing at the following address.
423 Queen Street West, Unit 106
Toronto, Ontario
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