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Privacy Policy

Updated: January 1st, 2013

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) is intended to inform you of Bookkaholic Media, Inc.’s (“Bookkaholic Media,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) policies and practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information through our Site. We define “Personal Information” as information that allows someone to identify or contact you, including for example your name, address, telephone number, and email address.

By registering with us or using our Site, you expressly consent to the information handling practices in this Privacy Policy. If you reside outside the Canada, you understand that your Personal Information may be processed in countries (including the Canada) where laws regarding processing personal information may be less stringent than in your country.

This Privacy Policy is a part of Bookkaholic Media’s Terms of Use and Contributor Terms. If any provision in this Privacy Policy is inconsistent or conflicts with any provision in the Terms of Use or Contributor Terms, this Privacy Policy will control. Capitalized terms used in this Privacy Policy but not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meanings given to them in the Terms of Use or Contributor Terms, as applicable.

Personal Information You Provide to Us. When you register for an account on our Site, we collect your name, e-mail address, and e-mail preferences, and password for your account. You may also provide us additional information on an optional basis indicated as such in connection with your account and/or your use of our Site. When you choose to participate in a survey, we may collect your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, age, gender and/or other requested information. When you give us Feedback, we may collect any information that is contained in your Feedback. When you contact us by sending us an e-mail, fax, or letter, we collect your e-mail address, fax number, or mailing address, and any information contained in the e-mail, fax, or letter you send us.

Personal Information Collected via Technology. As you use our Site, some information may also be collected passively, including your Internet protocol address, browser type, and access time. We may also store a small text file called a “Cookie” on your computer. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer or phone until you delete them).

Personal Information from Other Sources. We may receive Personal Information about you from other sources, including other users. We may associate this information with the other Personal Information we have collected about you.

Use of Information

We use your Personal Information to respond to requests that you make, to personalize your online experience on our Site, and to provide and improve our Site and its associated features and our services.

We track IP protocol addresses solely in conjunction with session Cookies to analyze our web page flow and to keep track of your session information and clickstream data. We use persistent Cookies to keep track of your login name and password in connection with your use of, and uploading of Your Content through, our Site and to personalize your online experience on our Site. Most web browsers accept Cookies by default, but allow users to reject Cookies by changing the browser preferences. If you have set up your browser to reject Cookies, some aspects and features of our Site may not work properly.

We may use your Personal Information to send you electronic newsletters or promotional e-mails, unless you have requested not to receive such promotional communications from us. We may also use your Personal Information to send you communications relating to any of our programs for which you have registered, and you may opt out of these communications if you terminate your account on our Site.

We may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information. We reserve the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information at our discretion. “Anonymous Information” means information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information.

Any Feedback you provide will be governed by the Terms of Use.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not trade, rent, or share your Personal Information with third parties, unless you ask or authorize us to do so.

We may provide your Personal Information to third party service providers who work on behalf of or with us to provide our Site and features thereof. However, these service providers do not have any independent right to share this information (except pursuant to a legal requirement such as a subpoena or warrant).

Although we currently do not have a parent company, any subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (collectively, “Affiliates”), we may in the future. We may share some or all of your Personal Information with our Affiliates in which case we will require our Affiliates to honour this Privacy Policy.

If we or our assets related to this Privacy Policy are acquired by another company, that company will possess the Personal Information collected by us and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personal Information, as described in this Privacy Policy.

Law Enforcement Compliance. We may be required by law, or by law enforcement officers acting under the color of law, to record some or all of your communications on or through the Site. We may, and you hereby authorize us to, disclose your Personal Information (including your account information) and your communications through the Site, if required by law or by law enforcement officers acting under the color of law, or if we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to: (1) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (2) to protect and defend ours, our Affiliates,’ other users,’ or your, rights, property or safety.

Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information

We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Information. When you receive promotional communications from us or our Site, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further promotional communications from us and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the promotional e-mail you receive.

Despite your indicated e-mail preferences, we may send you administrative e-mails regarding our Site and programs, including without limitation, for example, account creation confirmation, and notices of material changes to our Terms of Use, Contributor Terms, or Privacy Policy.

You may change the email address, password and preferences you submitted related to your account on the Site at any time by editing it in your account page or you may delete your account. You may request deletion of your Personal Information by us, but please note that we may be required (by law or otherwise) to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request, only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete Personal Information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives.

Regarding Children. We do not intentionally gather Personal Information about users who are under the age of 13.

Third Party Websites, Products, Services, Content, and Links. Please be aware that the terms of our Privacy Policy do not apply to third party websites, products, services, or content or to links provided for the foregoing on our Site. Third party providers of such third party websites, products, services, or content, may collect (via tracking technologies like Cookies or web beacons) and use anonymous information regarding your interaction with the third party website, product, service, or content that they deliver and with which you interact.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/

Security. We make reasonable efforts to protect your Personal information, but no company, including Bookkaholic Media, can fully eliminate security risks connected to handling information on the internet.

Amendment. This Privacy Policy may be amended at any time in accordance with Section 14 (Amendment) of the Terms of Use.

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