Privacy Policy of Brunico Communications Ltd. and its subsidiary Brunico Marketing Inc. (collectively referred to as "Brunico")

Protecting personal information and respecting personal privacy are very important to Brunico. This policy applies to all of Brunico's information practices and to all of its business operations, products, and services, including:

  • the print and electronic publications published by Brunico Communications Ltd., including Playback, Strategy, Media In Canada, Stimulant, Kidscreen, iKids, Realscreen, and STREAM ("Our Publications");
  • conferences and other events produced by Brunico Communications Ltd, and by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Brunico Marketing Inc. (collectively "Our Events");
  • websites related to Our Publications and Our Events ("Our Websites"); and
  • email newsletters related to Our Publications ("Our Email Newsletters").

Our Websites and Our Email Newsletters may contain links to third-party websites, for whose information practices Brunico is not responsible. When leaving Our Websites or Our Email Newsletters, please read the privacy policy applicable to the website to which any link is being made.

Personal Information

Personal information will not be collected and stored by Brunico, electronically or otherwise, without the knowledge and consent of the individual to whom it relates.

The purpose of collecting personal information is to be expressly stated by Brunico whenever solicited, and is not to be used for purposes other than those stated.

Personal information obtained by Brunico is not to be shared with third parties, unless the consent of the person to whom the personal information applies is obtained beforehand.

Information which Brunico treats as personal includes the following:

  • Credit card information;
  • Passwords;
  • Responses to validation questions asked for circulation audit purposes, such as year of birth or parent's first name;
  • Home address and contact information, unless identified to Brunico as being business address and contact information;
  • Mobile telephone numbers; and
  • Responses to opinion surveys, except to the extent that these are stated to be "for the record" and for publication.

Information which Brunico does not treat as personal for the purposes of this policy includes the following:

  • Individual's name;
  • Business title of the individual;
  • Individual's business function (e.g. sales, marketing, creative, engineering);
  • Name of the organization with which the individual is affiliated at the time that the information is obtained;
  • Industry sector and sub-sector describing the organization's activity;
  • Business mailing address;
  • Business telephone numbers;
  • Email address;
  • Website address of the organization or individual; and
  • Photos or videos of the individual.

To access or change your personal information, or for any matters pertaining to privacy of personal information, please contact Brunico:

Brunico Communications Ltd.
Suite 100, 366 Adelaide St. West
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 1R9, Canada
Telephone: 1-866-408-2300 or 416-408-0136

Personal information collected from Our Websites is always collected on a secure web server using 128-bit encryption.

Personal information is safeguarded on Brunico's servers. Access to the personal information on Brunico's servers is protected by the use of a security system, a firewall, passwords, and in some cases encryption.

Identifying Subscribers

An individual may be required to register on Our Websites to gain access to content. A registrant is normally required to supply non-personal information when creating his or her account, with the exception of a password. After registration, a small file (commonly called a "cookie") is created and stored on the registrant�s computer to (a) maintain access to content and (b) facilitate the use of the Website through bypass of the sign-in process upon successive visits. The use of cookies is an industry standard and many websites use them.

Opting out

A recipient may, at any time, opt out of receiving any of Our Email Newsletters or emails from Brunico which inform about new products, services or information related to the industry by so indicating at the time that information is being given to Brunico, or thereafter, by following the simple steps stated in any such Brunico email received.

An individual may also deny permission or opt out of any previous permission given for Brunico to share address information with carefully screened third-party organizations by so indicating at the time that information is being given to Brunico, or by contacting Brunico's privacy officer (at the address shown above).

Accuracy of collected personal information

Brunico will from time to time on its own initiative, or immediately upon an individual's request, rectify or erase any incomplete, inaccurate or outdated personal information retained by Brunico.

Information that is no longer being used for the reasons stated upon collection is deleted from our databases after five years.

Non-personal information collected automatically

Non-personal information is collected from Our Websites in the form of web logs. The web logs are used to analyze anonymous behavior on Our Websites for the purposes of improving Brunico's products and services. On occasion aggregate statistics will be provided to reputable third-party companies, but these statistics will contain no personally identifiable information.

If you do not agree with this privacy policy, please do not use or subscribe to Our Websites, Our Publications or Our Email Newsletters.

This policy was last modified on July 18, 2013.