OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY
What is excluded from privacy protection?
This site is not marketed to or directed towards children. Nevertheless, it is possible for children to publicly post or distribute personally identifiable contact information without prior parental consent within chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups. No communication, however, will be sent to anyone or information collected from anyone who indicates that they are younger than 18 years old without their parents’ permission. We encourage parents to get involved with their children’s online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating.
Children: If you are under the age of 18, be sure to obtain your parent or guardian’s permission before you send any information to us, or anyone else.
What information do we collect, and why?
OBOX delivers advertisements from hundreds of third party advertisers across numerous publisher websites. When you visit one of the publishers’ websites in our network, OBOX’s automated system may collect “click stream data” related to your visit to the website.
Click stream data is anonymous and can include information such as web pages viewed, the date and time those pages were viewed, banner advertisements that were shown and your interaction with content and advertisements on those websites. This information can also be used for online preference marketing purposes. Technologies used to collect this stream data include cookies, web beacons or pixels.
We collect demographic information, as well as ads served to you and your response thereto, in order to gain a better understanding of your interests so that we may develop better products and services, and to determine your eligibility for other products and services when our publishers register their websites for such purpose.
If you are concerned about cookies, it is possible to turn them off in your web browser preferences. However, please be aware that by disabling cookies, you may not be able to use all portions of our publisher’s websites, particularly pages requiring registration.
We may place advertising or other links on the websites of publishers who have contracted with us to deliver advertising that originate from outside advertisers. If you view these ads, the advertisers may assign a cookie. Oboxmedia does not control these cookies, nor is it responsible for any marketing or other use of your information by these third-party advertisers.
Our publishers’ websites may use Web beacon, gif, pixel, or other technologies to better tailor and manage advertising on those sites. These technologies may be in use on a number of pages across web sites. When you access these pages, a non-identifiable notice of that visit is generated which may be processed by us or by our suppliers. These Web beacons usually work in conjunction with cookies. If you don’t want your cookie information to be associated with your visits to these pages, you can set your browser to turn off cookies. If you turn off cookies, Web beacon and other technologies will still detect visits to these pages, but the notices they generate cannot be associated with other non-identifiable cookie information and are disregarded. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click http://www.appnexus.com/platform-policy#choices
We may from time to time use IP (internet protocol) addresses, to gather demographic and statistical information about our users, for systems administration and to diagnose problems with our servers, and to administer our websites. We may also use IP addresses to display or allow our third party advertising providers to display more targeted advertising and content.
We may, from time to time, track and analyze anonymous usage and browsing patterns of visitors to our websites to provide our advertisers with more targeted advertising opportunities and to help users see advertising that is most likely to interest them.
If you choose to opt-out of any use of your information in accordance with our opt-out policy, we will keep your contact information on a list so that your request can be honoured. If you provide a complaint to any of our departments, we will collect your contact information and the nature of your complaint, for the purpose of investigating your concerns and responding to you.
Who does Oboxmedia disclose information to, and why?
Oboxmedia may disclose your information under the following circumstances:
- OBOX uses third party service providers to provide certain services, including the collection and analysis of data described above, and to serve and host advertisements. Our service providers must maintain the confidentiality of the information they receive from or on behalf of OBOX, and may not use such information for any purposes other than to carry out the services they perform for OBOX.
- OBOX may disclose your information to third parties if you have violated our terms of service, or if we need to comply with applicable laws and lawful governmental requests, other legal and regulatory authorities and for other legal reasons.
Consent and opt-out policy.
In general, OBOX seeks consent to use your information in accordance with our opt-out policy. Except as set out in this section, OBOX obtains your express opt-in consent to use or disclose sensitive information.
If you do not wish to have OBOX use your information for any purpose, you may opt-out at any time by doing any of the following:
- Call us at 1.514.282.5020 (ask for the OBOX Privacy Officer) and request that your information not be used.
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request that your information not be used.
- Mail us at:
Atten: Chief Privacy Officer
55 Mont-Royal Ouest, Suite 303
Montréal, Qc, H2T 2S5
If you choose not to visit our website to opt-out of the collection, use or disclosure of your information, it may take 4 weeks to fully process your opt-out request.
Safeguards: OBOX has technical, contractual, administrative and physical security measures to protect your information in a manner that is reasonable and appropriate to the nature of the information you provide to OBOX. Please be aware that email is not a secure medium, and any information you send to us by email could be intercepted. If your communication is very sensitive, or includes information such as your credit card number, you should not send it electronically unless the email is encrypted or your browser indicates that the access to our website is secure. Materials posted to online forums such as bulletin boards or comment sites are public, not secure and may be viewed by anyone. Any information you post may be collected and used by anyone and may result in unsolicited messages from other internet users.
How to address concerns regarding your privacy?