Privacy Policy

Randomhouse.ca is part of Random House of Canada Limited, One Toronto Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 2V6. We can be reached by e-mail at canadaweb@randomhouse.com. Privacy is important to Random House of Canada Limited–we are committed to respecting the privacy of our readers, and to complying with all applicable requirements for privacy protection.

 

How Randomhouse.ca uses the information that you provide

This site does not collect personally identifying information about you except when you specifically and knowingly provide it. A user’s personally identifying information will not be sold or rented to any other party. To enable users to receive automatic notification of updates to some areas of Randomhouse.ca, a user’s personally identifying information may be shared with a third party agent who provides this service. Any such information will only be used to facilitate automatic updates.

A user’s personally identifying information may also be used by Random House of Canada, its parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates for editorial, marketing, or promotional purposes. Users can opt out of such use by e-mailing the following information to canadaweb@randomhouse.com:

1) The subject line should include the word: REMOVE
2) The body of the message should include:

a. your e-mail address
b. a description of the area where you signed up

Please be sure to provide us with the e-mail address that you used when you signed up.

Randomhouse.ca users should be aware that if they voluntarily disclose personal information (e.g., user name, e-mail address) on bulletin boards or in chat areas, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or parties.

While your personally identifying information is protected as outlined above, we sometimes aggregate data to remove personal identifiers, which we provide to our advertisers for statistical purposes. For example, we might report to advertisers that a certain percentage of users are between the ages of 35 and 45. In addition, non-personally identifying information may be used by Random House of Canada Limited for marketing analysis purposes.

Cookies

Randomhouse.ca may place a “cookie” in the browser file of a Randomhouse.ca user’s computer. The cookie itself does not contain or collect any personally identifying information although it will enable Randomhouse.ca to relate a user’s use of Randomhouse.ca to information that the user has specifically and knowingly provided to Randomhouse.ca. From time to time, Randomhouse.ca hosts advertiser banners. If you link to our advertisers, you may also occasionally get cookies from them. Randomhouse.ca does not control these cookies and these cookies are not subject to this policy. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is common on the Internet. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, it is possible that some portions of Randomhouse.ca will not function properly if you do so.

Kids

We do not at present collect any personally identifying information from children under age 13. If we do so in the future, we will comply with all relevant legal requirements. Our practices may change from time to time, so please check back here periodically to review our latest policy.

Parents and guardians

We encourage you to get involved with your children’s online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating. Any personally identifying information collected by Randomhouse.ca from children will only be used by Random House of Canada Limited and its parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates for internal purposes such as market research, and may sometimes be included in our database. However, such information will not be posted or published by us, nor sold, rented or provided to any third parties, without your prior consent. Random House of Canada Limited does not currently provide direct order fulfillment from this Web site. We do, however, offer links to third party vendors that can fulfill your orders. Random House of Canada Limited is not responsible for personally identifying information provided to these third party vendors. Additionally, anonymous aggregated data may sometimes be provided to our advertisers for statistical purposes as described above. Finally, you should be aware that if your child voluntarily discloses his name, e-mail address, etc. on bulletin boards or chat areas, such disclosure may result in unsolicited messages from other parties. Accordingly, you should discourage your child from doing so.

Again, if you have any concerns regarding privacy issues, please contact us at canadaweb@randomhouse.com.