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Canada Privacy Notice

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U.S. Privacy Policy
For individuals located in the United States of America.

European Economic Area Privacy Policy
For individuals located in member countries of the European Economic Area and Switzerland.

Thank you for visiting this Fortune Media (USA) Corporation website. Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to ensuring your privacy is respected and protected. As part of this commitment, we have prepared this Privacy Notice to explain the manner in which Fortune Media (USA) Corporation and its affiliates collect, use, disclose and otherwise treat the personal information of consumers based in Canada. This Privacy Notice is delivered on behalf of Fortune Media (USA) Corporation and our affiliates and governs the data collected on any website or mobile application on which a link to this Privacy Notice appears and any data we collect in connection with delivering our services to you, which may include providing you with online subscriptions and other product offerings, whether online or offline, (collectively, the “Services”).

Collection and Use of Personal Information

We collect information about you in various ways. For example, you may provide personal information directly to us, we may receive personal information about you from someone else, we may collect certain information about you automatically through your use of the Services, or we may obtain information about you from third parties who are acting on our behalf.

Information You Provide Us: You are able to enjoy our publications, take advantage of our promotions and visit many areas of our websites without providing us with any personal information. However, we do collect personal information in certain instances, such as when you:

  • Subscribe to one of our publications;
  • Purchase, return, or exchange products offered through one of our websites or publications;
  • Subscribe to one of our online newsletters, or register to participate in an online forum or community;
  • Apply to attend or register for a FORTUNE conference;
  • Submit content to one of our publications or on-line services;
  • Enter into a contest or sweepstakes;
  • Respond to one of our polls or surveys; or
  • Contact our customer service department with an enquiry, comment or suggestion.

Information Other People Provide About You: Through some features on our Services, certain promotions and on various portions of the websites and applications on which a link to this Privacy Notice appears, other people may be able to submit information about you to us. For example, someone might submit your name, mailing and/or email address to send you a gift. The types of personal information that people may submit about you at these pages may include your name, address, email address and telephone number. We do not use your personal information that we have received through other people for any other purpose unless you give us permission to do so.

Information We Obtain from Other Sources and Third Parties: We may also engage service providers to collect information about you on our behalf. For example, in some instances, you may be asked to provide one of our third party providers with payment information instead, such as your credit card or debit card number, where needed, such as when completing a purchase.

We sometimes may offer conferences, contests, sweepstakes, promotions, editorial features, or other activities or offerings that are sponsored, co-branded or co-sponsored by or presented with identified third parties. If you, or your company or organization, choose to participate in such activities or offerings, your IP address and the personal information that you voluntarily submit or that other people submit about you may be provided to Fortune Media (USA) Corporation, our affiliates and such third parties. Fortune Media (USA) Corporation has no control over such third parties’ use of your information.

We may use third parties to present or serve advertisements, including online behavioral advertisements, that you may see on the Services. Third parties may also conduct research about the advertisements, or the Services themselves, and may place and use tracking mechanisms (e.g., tracking pixels) in the emails we may send to you. This information may be combined with information collected across different websites, online services, and other linked or associated devices. This Privacy Notice does not cover any use of information that such third parties may have collected from you for their own purposes or the methods used by the third parties to collect that information.

Subscriptions: When you subscribe for one of our publications, we may ask you to provide your name, mailing address, email address and credit card or other payment information for the purposes of fulfilling your subscription, sending you invoices,  contacting you about the expiry of your subscription and to offer other products, programs or services that may be of interest.

Product Purchases: When you purchase products offered through one of our websites or publications, we collect your credit card and other payment information and keep a history of your purchases. We use this information to process your orders, to better assist you when you visit or contact us in the future, to improve our Services, as well as to offer other products, programs or services that may be of interest.

When you return merchandise purchased via one of our websites or request a refund or exchange, you may be asked to provide certain information, including your name, email address, residential address and phone number. We collect and use this information for fraud prevention purposes.

Online Registration: You do not have to register to browse some areas of our websites. However, registration is required to receive online newsletters, attend a conference or to participate in certain website features, such as a community forum. When you register, you may be asked for personal information such as your name, email address, and a user name and password that you select. We collect the information we need to identify who you are, to provide you with the Service or information you requested, to provide an interactive experience, deliver the product or service you have requested, to facilitate your participation in an on-line forum or community and, from time to time, to offer you products, programs, or services.

Please remember that any information you disclose in these public forum or community areas becomes public information and is immediately accessible to other users, so it is important for you to carefully consider what, if any, personal information you reveal in these areas. We may decide to use on-line forum and community content to enhance our editorial, advertising, promotional and similar activities.

Promotions or Surveys: When you enter a contest or sweepstakes (“promotion”) or participate in a survey or poll (“survey”) we may ask you to provide your name, address, phone number and email address. We use the information we collect on promotion entry forms to administer your participation in the promotions and for other purposes stated on the entry form. Our surveys ask for opinions on various issues and may be sponsored by our advertisers and partners. Most information obtained through surveys is aggregated and used internally. We may share survey information with advertisers and marketing partners in an aggregated, non-personally identifiable form. In the event personal information is requested as part of a survey, such personal information is never provided to unaffiliated third parties without your consent.

Optional Information: Occasionally, we may request demographic information (like your age or gender) or information about your interests and purchasing preferences. In most instances, you do not have to provide us with this information to receive the publication, product or service you have requested. We use this optional demographic and preference information to tailor or improve our publications, product and service offerings, as well as for internal marketing research purposes.

Customer Service: When you call one of our customer service representatives, or email us with a comment or question, you may be asked for information that identifies you, such as your name, address and telephone number, to help us promptly answer your question. We may retain this information to assist you in the future. We also may use your feedback, suggestions and comments to monitor and/or improve our Services, publications, and our websites.

Website Information: Generally, you can visit our websites without telling us who you are or providing us with any personal information. We collect the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to our websites and clickstream and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our websites. We use this information to monitor and improve our websites and Services.

Cookies: To enhance your experience on our sites, many of our web pages use “cookies” and similar technologies. Cookies are small text files that we place in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your email address or other personal information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites. Once you choose to provide a web page with personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. A cookie is like an identification card. It is unique to your computer and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.

We may use cookies in a variety of ways. For example, we may use cookies to:

  • Provide us with information about which portions of our Services are the most popular by enabling us to see what web pages a user visits and how much time a user spends on each page.
  • To improve the content and offerings on our Services.
  • Personalize your experience on our Services (e.g., to recognize you by name when you return to our site, to save your password in password-protected areas, to enable shopping carts, or to tailor content, or product and service offerings).
  • Help us understand which ads you have seen so that you don’t receive the same ad each time you access our Services.

Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your email address or other personal information about you unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering with one of our Services. Once you choose to provide us with personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser option so that you will not receive cookies and you can also delete existing cookies from your browser. You may find that some parts of the site will not function properly if you have refused cookies. For more information on blocking cookies or targeted advertising, visit the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada page at http://youradchoices.ca/choices/.

Cache Cookies: Cache cookies, such as eTags, may be used to identify your computer or device as the same computer or device that visited a Service or Services in the past.

HTML 5: HTML5, the language some websites are coded in, may be used to store information on your computer or device about how you use the Services. This information may be retrieved by us to help us manage the Services, and may give us information about how the Services are being used by our visitors, how they can be improved, and how we can customize the Services for users.

Web Beacons: Our websites may also use small pieces of software code called “web beacons” or “clear gifs” to collect anonymous and aggregate advertising metrics, such as counting page views, promotion views, or advertising responses. A web beacon is an electronic image called a single-pixel or clear GIF. Web beacons can recognise certain types of information, such as a user’s cookie number, time and date of a page view, and description of the page where the web beacon is placed. You may render some web beacons unusable if you choose to reject their associated cookies. These web beacons may be used to deliver cookies that conform with our cookie policy above.

Mobile Device IDs and Location-Based Information: Certain mobile devices, including smart phones and tablet devices, contain unique device IDs that can be used to identify their physical location. Some mobile device IDs are permanent, while others may be changed by accessing the device’s privacy settings. Mobile devices also typically transmit caller ID data (which may include a phone number) when used to transmit a telephone call or text message. When you use mobile devices to access our Services, we may collect and transmit unique device IDs and collect caller ID data, as well as other information about your device, including without limitation, your wireless carrier, the make, model, operating system, capacity and settings of your device, the names, package IDs and versions of other software you have downloaded to your device and information about how you interact with and navigate within our Service.

These tracking technologies may be deployed by us and/or our by our service providers or partners on our behalf. These technologies enable us to assign a unique number to you, and may allow us to relate your use of the relevant Services to other information about you, including your usage information and personal information. We may match information collected from you through different means or at different times and combine such information with information obtained from other sources (including third parties), such as demographic information and updated contact information (where that information has been lawfully disclosed to us), for the purposes of learning more about you so we can provide you with relevant content.

Other Information We Collect Automatically: In addition to cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies, we, our partners, advertisers, advertising networks or other third party service providers, may also automatically collect certain non-personal information when you visit our web pages, open our emails, use our applications, subscriptions or otherwise use our product offerings. Such automatically collected information may include:

  • The type of browser and operating system you are using.
  • Your IP address or mobile device identifier.
  • The domain name of your internet service provider.
  • Information about the content you view and the features you access, as well as your activity and behavior on our websites or applications.
  • Location-based information.
  • Information regarding the advertisements you have interacted with, viewed, or accessed.

This data may be combined and linked with data from other sources. We may use this information to provide content, targeted advertising, or functionality or to measure and analyze ad performance on our Services or other websites or platforms.

Other Uses of Your Personal Information: In addition to the uses outlined above, we may use the information collected pursuant to this Privacy Notice in the following ways:

  • To improve the design and content of our Services, publications and websites, enable us to customize your user experience, analyze site usage and offer you enhanced products, programs, or services.
  • For analytics, internal business purposes, and product development purposes, developing new products and services and (where appropriate) to personalize offers that we make to you;
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and Fortune Media (USA) Corporation, including for billing and collection, and as we believe is necessary or appropriate to protect, enforce or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety or property of the Services, its employees or agents, or other users or to comply with applicable law.
  • To comply with our legal obligations.
  • In any other way as we may describe when you provide the information or otherwise at your direction or with your consent.
  • As permitted by law.
  • Fulfil other related purposes to any of the above.

FORTUNE Datastore

Fortune Media (USA) Corporation may publish or offer for purchase data regarding companies or organizations that are selected to the FORTUNE 500, FORTUNE 1000, Global 500 and 100 Best Companies to Work For lists and other similar lists or rankings. If your company or organization is selected to be ranked on one of these lists, we may collect your name, business address, business contact details, additional information about your position in your company and information about your professional background and publish this together with the list or other publication. Such data is obtained solely from publicly available sources.

Secondary Marketing

From time to time we may obtain your permission to send you marketing information about our product and service offerings or those of our marketing partners. We may combine personal information we received from you with publicly available outside records to enhance our ability to market products and services that may be of interest to you. If we obtained your permission to place you on a marketing email list, you can remove yourself from the list as set out in the “Privacy Options” section below. You can also remove yourself from an email marketing list by clicking the “unsubscribe” button that appears on our emails.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We may share the information we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information, as follows:

  • We may share your information with our service providers, business partners and vendors on which we rely to, for example, assist us in providing the Services to you. These third parties use your information as is necessary or appropriate for the performance of the services they provide to us, or as otherwise contractually permitted.
  • We may share your information, including information that is combined with outside records, with third parties who provide services to us, such as direct marketing services, in order to enhance our ability to market to you those products or services that may be of interest to you.
  • If you choose to submit content (e.g., a “letter to our editors” or an online review), we may publish your name, screen name and other information you have provided to us. You hereby consent to this.
  • We may disclose information that we receive from you and from third party sources to third parties that want to market products or services to you and whose practices are not covered by this privacy statement (e.g., other marketers, magazine publishers, retailers, participatory databases, and non-profit organizations).
  • When you request a magazine, service, or other product, we will share your information to the extent necessary to fulfill your request. We may contact you with special offers of possible interest.
  • We may provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required by law
  • We may transfer your information to other offices of Fortune Media (USA) Corporation and our affiliates for internal management and administrative purposes on our behalf. Your personal data will be transferred to other Fortune Media (USA) Corporation and our affiliate’s offices where necessary for the performance or conclusion of our contractual obligations to you or for your benefit. To the extent not prohibited under applicable law, transfers and disclosures of your information may also be made where necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, to protect the rights and property of Fortune Media (USA) Corporation and its affiliates and their respective agents, customers, and others, including to enforce our agreements, policies, and terms of use, or to protect the personal safety of any person.
  • We may also disclose personal information to assist us in collecting a debt owed by you, or otherwise where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

In addition, please note that if Fortune Media (USA) Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries or lines of business is merged, acquired, divested, financed, sold, disposed of or dissolved, including through merger, consolidation, sale or divestiture of assets, the relevant customer database, including personal information we may possess about you, may, in whole or in part, be sold, disposed of, transferred, divested, or otherwise disclosed as part of that transaction or proceeding.

We will not disclose, rent, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information without your consent, except as otherwise set out in this Privacy Notice.

Please note that we (or any of our affiliates, subsidiaries, agents or third parties) may store and process personal information in the United States or any other country in which we (or any of our affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, or third parties) maintain facilities, where your personal information may be subject to the laws of that jurisdiction, including laws regarding the disclosure of personal information to government authorities. In addition, if you are visiting our websites or Services from a country other than Canada, your communication through our websites or any of our Services will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. By using our websites or any of our Services, you consent to the collection, storage, and processing of your information in the United States and in any country to which we may transfer your information in the course of our business operations. All of our service providers are required to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal information and to use it only in compliance with applicable data privacy laws, and are prohibited from using or disclosing your personal information for any purpose other than providing the services on our behalf or as otherwise required by applicable law.

If you are a subscriber to or user of one of our Services, publications or on-line newsletters, we may obtain your permission to share your contact information with carefully selected marketing partners who will contact you by mail or email with offers about products and services that may be of interest to you. You can remove yourself from the list as set out in the “Privacy Options” section below.

Third Party Websites and Advertisers

Our websites and mobile applications may provide links to third party websites. The inclusion of any link does not imply our endorsement of any other company, its websites, or its products and/or services. These linked websites have separate and independent privacy policies, which we recommend you read carefully. We have no control over such websites and therefore have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations that operate such linked websites may collect, use, disclose or otherwise treat your personal information.

Our websites and mobile applications may use reputable third parties to present or serve the advertisements that you may see at its web pages and to conduct research about the advertisements. This Privacy Notice does not cover any use of personal information that such third parties may have collected from you or the methods used by the third-parties to collect that information (e.g., cookies, web beacons and clear gifs). If you would like more information on the personal information practices of such third-parties, and the opt-out procedures of our third party ad server, please click here.

Privacy Options

Email Marketing. If you prefer not to receive email marketing from us or our affiliates, you may opt out of receiving commercial email messages from us or our affiliates by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link that is contained in those email messages.

Email Marketing from Third Parties. If you do not want us to share your email address with third parties not owned by Fortune Media (USA) Corporation or our affiliates for those third parties to use your email address to offer their products or services, or the products and services of other third parties, to you via email, please email us at privacy@fortune.com and request that we opt you out of such sharing.

Telephone Marketing. Please emails us at privacy@fortune.com if you do not wish to receive telephone calls from us.

Targeted Advertising. Please see our AdChoices page and “Choices Related to Online Tracking and Advertising” below for information about how to disable cookies and other choices that may be available to you regarding targeted advertising.

Security of Personal Information

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard the personal information in our custody and control, we need you to understand that we are unable to guarantee that your personal information will never be disclosed or accessed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice. We have implemented measures in an effort to maintain the confidentiality of all personal information in our custody and control, including only providing access to personal information to employees and authorized service providers who require such information for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice. We maintain organizational, technical and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in our custody and control.

To provide you with an increased level of security online, access to your personal information on certain of our websites may be protected with a password you select. We strongly recommend that you do not disclose your password to anyone. We will never ask you for your password in any unsolicited communication.

Choices Related to Online Tracking and Advertising

For more information on advertisements and your behavioral advertising options, visit our AdChoices page.

Retention of Personal Information

We will retain your personal information while you have an account with us and thereafter for purposes not prohibited by applicable laws. Thereafter, we will either delete your personal information or de-identify it so that it is anonymous and not attributed to your identity.

Accessing and Correcting your Personal Information

If you wish to access the personal information we have about you, or to correct factual errors in our records, please contact us in writing as set out in the “How to Contact Us” section below. To protect your privacy, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Special Note for Parents

Certain of our publications are published specifically for children, and each of these publications have their own website. For more information about our privacy practices involving personal information of children, please see the privacy notice at the children’s site in which you are interested.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice may be changed by Fortune Media (USA) Corporation or its affiliates at any time and such changes will apply to information we collected from you pursuant to a prior privacy policy. The revised Privacy Notice will be posted on the appropriate portion(s) of our websites or mobile applications and will indicate at the bottom when it was most recently updated. We encourage you to periodically check back to review this policy so that you know what information we collect, how we use it and with whom we share it.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Notice or its implementation please contact us via email at privacy@fortune.com or by writing to:

FORTUNE Media (USA) Corporation
225 Liberty Street
New York, New York 10281

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This Privacy Notice was last updated on July 1, 2019.