Unless otherwise indicated, the policies below are applicable to www.readersdigest.ca, www.ourcanada.ca and www.besthealthmag.ca, all of which are operated by The Reader’s Digest Association (Canada) ULC.
Online Policy for Individuals Under 18 Years Old
No personal information should be submitted or posted on our web sites by individuals under 18 years of age.
We do not knowingly use information collected from online guests 17 years of age or under for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever. Unless otherwise disclosed at collection, we do not provide any personally identifying information collected through our web sites from individuals 17 years old and under, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever.
Note to parents: If your child has submitted his or her name through one of our web sites, and you wish to communicate with us, please do so via one of the channels mentioned below.
The information that may be gathered through our web sites is submitted to us voluntarily and knowingly by site users. When you browse our sites, personal information is not collected.
* From time to time we may make names and postal addresses we have collected available to our affiliated third parties. These are reputable companies whose products and/or services we feel may interest you.
* We may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, user traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third parties for statistical analysis, but these statistics will not include personally identifying information.
* Demographic and preference information may be provided to allow advertising on our web sites to be targeted, in aggregate, to the users for whom they are most appropriate.
* We use credit card numbers submitted to us through our web sites for payment purposes only, and not for marketing purposes. We utilize industry standard secure encryption technology to ensure the privacy and security of the credit card numbers of anyone who places online orders with us.
Receiving E-mail and Postal Correspondence
By submitting a form on our web sites you will be entitled to receive e-mail correspondence from us. Both our e-mail and postal correspondence may include subscriber-only special offers, including discounts, free gifts, opportunities to win cash and prizes, as well as opportunities to enter the Reader’s Digest sweepstakes. Our purpose is to provide users with useful information and offers that will interest them. Please note Reader’s Digest will not share e-mail addresses we collect through our web sites with any unaffiliated third parties unless we specify at the point of collection. Every e-mail we send out will include an explanation on how to opt out from receiving future e-mail correspondence. You may also opt out of being included in our postal mailing list at any time, by following the instructions below.
Your Privacy Choices
Receiving e-mail messages from us is optional. If, at any time, you prefer not to receive e-mail marketing information from us, simply follow the unsubscribe options at the bottom of each e-mail. For more information on how to unsubscribe from e-mail marketing, click here.
If, at any time, you prefer not to receive offers and/or other correspondence by mail or telephone originated by Reader’s Digest and its third party affiliates, you may choose to opt-out by calling 1-866-659-2887 or writing to us at the address below.
Reader’s Digest Association (Canada) ULC
P.O. Box 974, Stn. Main
Markham, Ontario L3P 0K6.
To view and edit your existing personal information, or for more information on how to view and edit your personal information, click here.
For general customer-service questions not related to privacy issues, please click here to visit our online Customer Care Centre. For customer-service purposes, we maintain a record of e-mail messages and addresses sent to us, as well as any replies we may have sent in return.
Hyperlinks to Other Web Sites
Our web sites may include links to web sites of other companies unaffiliated with us. Please note that we are unable to review all such sites and take no responsibility for the content of any unaffiliated web site.
Cookies and Server Logs
Server logs capture certain non-personally identifying data, such as the time and date of a web visit, the browser and operating system being used, the IP address or domain name of the user’s ISP, and the web URL a user linked from. The cookies may reflect de-identified demographic or other data linked to data you voluntarily have submitted to us, e.g., your email address, in hashed, non-readable form. This information is used in aggregate form to help us plan system enhancements when necessary and to provide content which is compatible with our visitors’ web browsing systems. To opt-out of these cookies or learn more please go to http://aboutads.info/choices or http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
Additionally, emails we send may contain a bit of code known as a “web beacon.” This code allows us to understand the time and date of when a user has opened an email and when he/she has utilized a link within the email to visit a website. Our web beacons do not collect personally identifiable information. Users wishing to disable our web beacons should do so by turning images “off” in their email client (e.g., Outlook, Outlook Express). Please see your email client for more information.”