Terms of Website Use – May 2018
1.1 The materials and information contained on the Site are provided for general information purposes only and do not claim to be or constitute legal, financial, real estate, medical or other professional advice. The information shall not be relied upon as such and you should seek trained professionals for expert advice. Neither HMI, nor its subsidiary or affiliate companies or their respective officers, directors and employees accepts any responsibility for any loss which may arise from accessing or relying on the information on the Site. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we exclude any and all liability for injury, loss or damages, whether direct or indirect, arising from use of the Site.
1.2 HMI or our licensors are the sole owners of all intellectual property, including logos, images, illustrations, audiovisual works, photographs and text (“Materials”) on the Site. The Materials are protected by Canadian and international copyright and, where applicable, trademark laws and treaties. All rights are reserved. Materials may not be downloaded, reproduced or used for commercial purposes without the prior written permission of HMI or its licensors. You may download or print individual pages from the Site for personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you may not modify any information or Materials in any way.
1.3 We do our best to ensure that the information and Materials on the Site are up-to-date, accurate and relevant. However, occasionally some of the services provided or information and Materials on the Site may be incomplete or out-of-date. The services provided and information and Materials displayed on the Site are provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to their accuracy or completeness. To the extent permitted by law, HMI, our subsidiary and affiliate companies, and each of their respective officers, directors and employees, contractors and suppliers hereby expressly exclude any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damages incurred by any user in connection with the Site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of the Site, any websites linked to it and any information and Materials posted on it, including, without limitation, any liability for:
– personal injury, illness or death
– loss of revenue or income;
– loss of business;
– loss of anticipated savings;
– loss of data; or
– loss of goodwill
1.4 HMI uses industry standard security precautions, however it is up to you to understand the risks involved in using the public Internet. HMI will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by virus attack to the Site or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Site or to your downloading of any Materials, or on any website linked to it.
Hecktic Media Incorporated (“HMI”) is the owner and operator of the website, HeckticMedia.com (the “Site”). As an internet-based business, HMI respects and recognizes the importance of your privacy rights.
This policy explains how we collect, use, retain and disclose the personal information that you provide us through the Site or our affiliate websites, or through the course of our other business dealings with you.
In addition, please note that your personal information may be processed in the country in which it was collected, and in other countries including Canada and/or the United States, where laws regarding processing of personal information may be less stringent than other countries.
What is Personal Information?
“Personal Information” for the purposes of privacy law is information about an identifiable individual, such as their name, address, telephone number and email address. Personal Information does not include aggregated information that is anonymous, such as the type of browser you are using, or other non-personally identifiable information.
What information does HMI collect and why?
There are other types of non-personally identifiable information that we may collect on the Site.
In addition, we may also collect search queries that are typed into the Site’s search engine and retain them in anonymous form. We may collect the web addresses of third party sites you visit – also known as “browsing history.” We may also use Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can connect to the Internet or email. IP addresses are generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information, because in most cases an IP address changes each time you connect to the Internet, rather than unique to the particular user’s computer. We may collect or use these to diagnose problems with our server or report aggregate information to improve the function of the Site. HMI, our subsidiary and affiliate companies and any third party as we may designate, may use, update, disclose or sell such non-personally identifiable aggregate information to third parties.
In addition, we may use third-party advertising and marketing companies to publish advertisements on the Site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable aggregated information compiled from your visits to the Site, so that these companies may serve advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you.
How do we collect, use, protect and disclose your Personal Information?
HMI requires your consent to collect, use or disclose your Personal Information, subject to certain exceptions in law.
We typically collect your Personal Information when you subscribe to our newsletters or submit an inquiry through the “Contact Us” form on the Site. If you are one of our business partners, we may also obtain Personal Information about you from other sources, e.g., from your business partners or other individuals within your company, or third party representatives or government agencies.
HMI may use your Personal Information to send you our monthly newsletters; to conduct or administer contests or other promotions in which you have participated; respond to inquiries that you make through the Site; to receive feedback and make improvements to the Site; and to maintain a database of client information.
In accordance with Canada’s Anti-Spam laws, we will only use your Personal Information for marketing purposes with your prior consent. If you subscribed to our newsletter and no longer wish to receive it, you may unsubscribe at any time by following the “unsubscribe” instructions in our emails. If you have any questions or concerns about your unsubscribe request, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HMI has a number of policies and procedures in place to protect your Personal Information, including physical procedures such as locks; administrative procedures such as contractual obligations by our third parties who may manage your Personal Information; and technological safeguards including the use of passwords, secured servers and firewalls. Only individuals who are involved in the administration of our operations have access to your Personal Information and they have been provided with the requisite training on our Privacy Policies.
Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, Internet or wireless transmissions are never completely private or secure. In that respect, you hereby acknowledge and accept the potential risk of inadvertent disclosure due to any such disclosure beyond our reasonable control.
In addition, please note some of our service providers may be located in countries where authorized government officials may lawfully be able to access your Personal Information without your knowledge or consent pursuant to the laws of such countries.
HMI may disclose your Personal Information to our subsidiary and affiliate companies and to third parties who provides services or perform functions on our behalf, including: support services, website services, contest administrators, and processors of credit card or online payments. We will only disclose your Personal Information to the extent necessary for these third parties to provide these specific services.
Privacy of Minors
HMI recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. The Site is not intended for children under the age of majority in their province or territory of residence and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from minors.
Requests for Access and Correction of Personal Information, Questions or Comments
Upon request, subject to certain exceptions provided by law, we will inform you of the existence, use and disclosure of your Personal Information and provide you with access to same.
Any of the above inquiries or requests should be directed to our Privacy Officer at:
- Hecktic Media Inc.
#3, 217 Silkstone Road W
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4J9
Please make your request as specific as possible so that we may address it in a timely fashion.
If you have other questions about privacy law, or you are not satisfied with our response to your inquiry, you may contact the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at:
112 Kent Street