Privacy Policy

Who are we?

Brydal Technologies Inc. is the "parent" company for the brand of companies focusing on print, media and social networks sectors on the world wide web. Destined to become one of the largest commercial social network systems in North America, Brydal Technologies Inc is Canada's largest domain name holder for social networks, including but not limited to websites created for books, videos, trade and a strong second in every aspect of social networking. Through its Canadian and U.S. marketing facilities, Brydal Technologies Inc has the geographic platform and complete service offering needed to cover the entire North American market and extend its reach into global markets. The Corporation is also Canada's first Internet Reality Game provider for book authoring as well as a premier development site for a variety of consumer social network sites serving specific purposes.
This Privacy Policy applies to our collection, use and disclosure of personal information regarding the clients and consumers of our websites, their products and services, including our online and print publications (newsletters), and our individual service providers.

What personal information do we collect?
Canadian privacy legislation defines personal information broadly as information about "an identifiable individual" or as information that allows an individual to be identified. The types of personal information that we may collect from you from time to time include: your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, your forwarding address, previous address(es). In addition, from time to time, we may ask you to provide us with more detailed information regarding your interests, occupation, and background. For example, we sometimes ask our members to complete surveys in order to get a better sense of who they are and what issues, products or services may be of interest to them and our readership. Finally, from time to time, we may acquire demographic and other information about you (e.g. your occupation and interests), but only if you have previously agreed to allow such information on our websites.

Why do we collect your personal information?
We collect your personal information for the purposes listed below:
(a)To provide the product, service or information you requested
If you are a member of one of our websites, we use your name and address (postal and/or e-mail) in order to deliver service or information that you requested and to follow up with you about any needs you may have identified through the use of our site (i.e., sign up with our artisians, consulting departments, editors, proofreaders, etc.). If you enter into any competition or contest offered through one of our websites or printed publications, we use your personal information to administer the competition or contest on our own behalf or on behalf of any and all of our sponsors.
(b) To process payments
Your credit card number, debit card number, or banking information for pre-authorized payments is used only for any processing payments and for presenting you with payment options - not for marketing purposes.
(c) To send you information
From time to time we may send you further information about our websites, its offers, or other products produced under its name.
(d) Other purposes In addition, from time to time, we may use your personal information for the following purposes:
  • to detect and protect Brydal Technologies Inc and other third parties against error, fraud, theft and other illegal activity, and to audit compliance with Brydal Technologies Inc policies and contractual obligations;
  • to understand your needs and preferences, including to contact and communicate with you and to conduct surveys, research and evaluations;
  • to engage in business transactions, including the purchase, sale, lease, merger, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal, securitization or financing involving Brydal Technologies Inc;
  • for any other purpose we may indicate to you from time to time.
To whom do we disclose your personal information
We may disclose your personal information to the following third parties in the following circumstances:
  • (a) Disclosure to Service Providers
    We may disclose your personal information to other companies that provide services on our behalf, including invoice printers, fulfillment contractors, auditors, our software developers (including website developers and hosts), data processing, document management and office services. In addition, we may disclose your personal information to an organization or individual retained by Brydal Technologies Inc to evaluate your creditworthiness or to collect debts outstanding on an account or to our auditors. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
  • (b) Disclosure to Affiliates and Business Units
    We may disclose your personal information to any of the companies and business units that form part of the Brydal Technologies Inc group (i.e. amongst Brydal Technologies Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates) in order to serve you better and to provide you with information about our group's products and services.
  • (c) Disclosure to Trading Partners
    From time to time our websites may make their list of customers available to other carefully screened organizations (such as other websites, book publishers, banks and charities) that want to let you know about a product or service that might interest you. The material to be sent to you is reviewed by us before the names and addresses (including e- mail addresses) are released to ensure the organization is reputable and material is appropriate and not misleading.
  • (d) Disclosure in Business Transfers
    Brydal Technologies Inc may be involved in the sale or transfer of some or all of its business. As part of that sale or transfer, Brydal Technologies Inc may disclose your personal information to the acquiring organization, but will require the acquiring organization to agree to protect the privacy of your personal information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.
  • (e) Law Enforcement and Legal Disclosure
    Brydal Technologies Inc may disclose your personal information to a Government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information or where Brydal Technologies Inc has reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful in the investigation of unlawful activity, or to comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of information, or to comply with court rules regarding the production of records and information, or to Brydal Technologies Inc's legal counsel. If you would prefer for us NOT to share your information as described above in sections 4(a)-4(d), simply inform us (see contact us below).
Control of your personal information
At Brydal Technologies Inc, we want you to be able to maintain control over how we use your personal information. In particular:
  • You may have the right to "opt out" of some or all of the identified purposes, uses and disclosures listed in sections 3 and 4 above.
  • You always have the option to instruct us not to use your name, address, e-mail address, etc. beyond providing you with the product, service or information you requested. (See contact us below)
  • E-mail communications will always include an identification of the sender and an "Unsubscribe" option.
  • If you receive a mailing from any of our website offerings and you wish to know the source of your name (i.e. what list it came from), we will make every reasonable effort to determine the source and provide you with the information. For this request, or to confirm that any personal information we may have is correct, please contact us (See contact us below). (Note that some account information can be confirmed by visiting the customer care section of our consumer magazine websites). As mentioned above, we may not be able to provide you with our services if you withdraw your consent to our use of your personal information.
Where is your personal information stored?
Your personal information is stored in secured locations and on servers controlled by Brydal Technologies Inc, located either at our offices or at the offices of our service providers. For access to your personal information, please contact our Chief Privacy Officer using the contact information in the contact us section.

How can you access your personal information?
Upon written request, subject to certain exceptions, Brydal Technologies Inc will inform you of the existence, use, and disclosure of your personal information and will give you access to that information. Access requests should be sent to our Chief Privacy Officer, using the contact information in contact us section.

How do we protect your personal information? We make every reasonable effort to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personal information under our control. Our security policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary. Only authorized employees and suppliers have access to your personal information. Where information is sent to a third party for processing, we make sure, through our contracts with them, that all your information is kept secure. We keep your information for the time we are providing you with a product or service, and for a reasonable time thereafter in the event that you wish to resume service.
We operate secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Credit card information is processed using industry-standard encryption and security. We do not collect personal information from bulletin boards or forums. However, we cannot guarantee that personal information voluntarily disclosed in chat rooms or discussion boards will not be collected and used by others, which may result in unsolicited messages to you from other parties.

Changes to the privacy policy
Brydal Technologies Inc reserves the right to modify or supplement this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make a change to this Privacy Policy, we will post such change on our websites and make such revised policy and change available upon request to the Brydal Technologies Inc Chief Privacy Officer. However, Brydal Technologies Inc will obtain the necessary consents required under applicable Privacy Laws if it seeks to collect, use or disclose an individual's personal information for purposes other than those to which consent is obtained unless otherwise required or permitted by law.
Prior to March 1, 2008 some Brydal Technologies Inc websites may have collected personal information, such as e-mail address, using privacy policies which differ from the statement above. In such cases where information has already been provided, customers will be contacted and informed of the new policy practices before any new use is made of their personal information.