Salon Communications Inc. PRIVACY POLICY

At Salon Communications Inc., your privacy is important to us. We adhere to the Personal Information Protection & Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) by the following methods:

1.Accountability

Salon Communications Inc. has designated a Privacy Officer to oversee compliance with the Act. Salon Communications Inc. will inform any third party customers and partners of these policies. All employees of Salon Communications Inc. have been made aware of and have access to our privacy policy.

2. Identifying Purposes

Salon Communications Inc. collects information concerning an individual in a business setting. This information includes an individual's name, title, business name, mailing address, phone, fax and email, business classification and demographics. This information is collected for the following reasons:

a) in order to send the media to an individual

b) in order to determine if an individual qualifies for a complimentary subscription to the media

c) in order to renew/requalify an individual as a subscriber

d) in order to help direct editorial content to satisfy the readers' needs

e) in order to ensure advertisers they are reaching their targeted audience

f) in order to provide information to reputable third party customers whose products/services may be relevant to our readers

g) in order to fulfill circulation audit requirements



3. Consent

Consent is given at the time an individual requests a subscription to Salon Communications Inc. that their information will be used to send the media and any mail pertaining to their subscription. Unless specified, an individual also gives consent for Salon Communications Inc. to make their name available to third party customers whose products/services may be relevant to our readers. An individual has the option to "opt-out" or remove their information from any or all lists at any given time.



4. Limiting Collection

Salon Communications Inc. collects no data beyond which is stated in (2) above.



5. Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention

The collection of information will be limited to those purposes for which it was collected. The information will be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes. Information will only be made available to those companies and individuals necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes. Salon Communications Inc. will only provide information to third party customers from records which contain a business name.



6. Accuracy

Salon Communications Inc. will take reasonable steps to ensure that the information under its control is as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used.



7. Safeguards

Salon Communications Inc. will take practical steps to protect information through security safeguards suitable to the sensitivity of the information. Original documentation is kept, for circulation audit purposes, on the premises in a secure location. Computers and databases are password protected. A backup of the databases is made on a daily basis. These backups are kept in a secure location. Copies of the mailing list are transmitted to our mailing partners at the time of mailing, and decoy addresses are included to track any unauthorized use of the list.



8. Openness

Salon Communications Inc. will make readily available to individuals specific information about its policies and practices relating to the management of information. An individual will be able to acquire information about these policies by any one of the means listed at the end of this policy.



9. Individual Access

Salon Communications Inc. will inform an individual of the existence, use and disclosure of their information, and will provide access to the information. An individual can change or remove the information at any given time. Upon request, Salon Communications Inc. will inform an individual with a list of the third party customers to whom their information has been made available.



10. Challenging Compliance

An individual will be able to address a challenge concerning compliance with the above principles to the Policy Officer. All challenges will be handled in a timely fashion. If necessary, Salon Communications Inc. will take appropriate measures to amend its policies and practices.



How to Contact us:


Salon Communications Inc. can be contacted by any of the following means:


- by phone 416-869-3131
- by fax 416-869-3008



- in writing or in person


Salon Communications Inc., 
183 Bathurst Street, Suite 202, 
Toronto, ON M5T 2R7