Privacy Policy

Crea World News and its affiliates, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Company”, “We”, “Us”) are committed to safeguarding any personal information you convey to us, including via our websites (including www.cwn.news) and any other website(s) managed, operated and/or administered by or on behalf of the Company (collectively, the “Site”). In line with this commitment, the following is a description of the Company’s security measures, its policies regarding the nature of personal information gathered, its reasons for gathering such information, and the use made of such information. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

By visiting the Site, or using our services, or by posting on our Site, or making other submissions to the Site, or by providing us with your personal information for any reason, you acknowledge that you accept the principles and practices outlined in this privacy policy, and you consent to the collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy. By contacting us by email at en@cwn.news, you may change or withdraw your consent at any time, on reasonable notice, subject to any applicable legal or contractual restrictions. We will inform you of the implications of doing so.

If you provide us with personal information about another person, you represent and warrant to us that you have obtained all necessary consents from that other person to permit us to use that personal information as set forth in this privacy policy. You will be the only person liable in connection with the disclosure of personal information about any such person. Accordingly, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless from any liability, loss, claims, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to any unauthorized disclosure of personal information about any such person.
If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, or if you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact us by email at en@cwn.news.

1. Information Collection and Use

We collect personal information from you when you use our Site; for example, when you create an account, visit or browse the Site, use certain Site features, or post comments on the Site. We may also collect your personal information from third parties to whom you have provided it, such as social networking websites or applications.

Personal information is information that is personally identifiable to you. Personal information may include your full name, e-mail address, Internet protocol (IP) address, as well as demographic information, readership behaviour, preferences, and settings. Personal information does not include aggregate information, such as information that is anonymous or used in a collective manner, where no single person can be identified.

We may use your personal information to:

  • Send you requested information
  • Send new updates
  • Communicate with you about our services
  • Help us target specific services to you
  • Help us develop and improve our Site and tailor it to your interests
  • Improve our Site and other marketing efforts
  • Personalize your experience on our Site
  • Respond to customer service requests
  • Improve our customer service
  • Process your comments and submissions
  • Respond to your questions and concerns
  • Conduct surveys and analyses for research, statistical and development purposes
  • Provide recommendations for further reading based on articles and topics previously consulted by you
  • Create aggregate information
  • Protect you and us from error and fraud
  • Comply with legal and governmental requirements
  • Achieve any other purposes as may be permitted by law from time to time

Your failure to provide certain personal information to the Company may justify the Company’s refusal to make available to you certain features of the Site.

2. Information Sharing

The Company may share your personal information with third parties for the purposes described in this privacy policy. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.

  • Service Providers. We may provide your personal information to third parties that provide services to help us with our business activities such as operating our Site, offering customer service, better understanding our Site visitors and otherwise providing services to Site visitors. These third parties are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
    Where the Company transfers your personal information to a third party service provider, the Company will use contractual means and other safeguards to ensure that such third party service provider will provide a comparable level of protection while the information is being processed including compliance with this privacy policy and all applicable privacy laws. Contractual provisions and other safeguards are also used to ensure that, where your personal information is transferred, processed or stored outside Canada, it is given protection similar to the protection set forth in this privacy policy. You agree that persons or entities outside of Canada to which personal information is transferred may be required to disclose your personal information to governmental authorities, courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies, pursuant to the laws of their jurisdiction.
    In addition, you acknowledge and agree that your personal information may be transferred to persons or entities outside Canada in the event of a crisis or emergency relating to Canada, the Internet, telecommunications, the Company or the servers where your personal information is usually stored in the United States.
  • Legal Disclaimer. We may also disclose your personal information:
    • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
    • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
    • if the Company is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information. In any event, you consent to the transfer of your personal information to any third party that acquires all or substantially all of the Company’s business or its online commerce operations or the Site.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO MAKE ANY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OR OTHER INFORMATION PUBLICLY AVAILABLE THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.

3. User Access and Choice

If your personal information changes, you may correct, update, delete or amend it by emailing our customer support at en@cwn.news or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below. We will respond to your request within 30 days.

We will retain your personal information as needed to provide you with our services. We will retain and use your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information unless we can demonstrate legitimate grounds for the process which overrides your interest and rights or that retention of information is required due to legal claims.

4. Tracking Technologies / Cookies

Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by the Company as well as analytics or service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the Site, tracking users’ movements around the Site and otherwise on the Internet, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

  • Cookies. We use cookies for record-keeping purposes, to determine Site traffic, convey useful information about your interests, and to personalize any future visits you make to the Site. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our Site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our Site may be limited.
  • Analytics / Log Files. We gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.  We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the Site, to track users’ movements around the Site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personal information.
  • LSOs. We use Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as HTML 5 to store content information and preferences. Third parties who provide certain features on our Site or display advertising based upon your web browsing activity use LSOs such as HTML 5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML 5 LSOs.
  • Behavioral Targeting / Re-Targeting. We retain the services of a third party to either display advertising on our Site or to manage our advertising on other platforms.  Our third party service provider uses cookies and web beacons to collect non-personal information about your activities on this Site and other websites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by contacting us by email at en@cwn.news. Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising and you may continue to receive generic ads.

5. Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. It may be possible for third parties to overhear, see, intercept or access private communications or transmissions unlawfully. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Any transmission of personal information is done at your own risk.
If you have any questions about security on our Site, please contact us by email at en@cwn.news.

6. Children

We encourage parents and guardians to supervise their children’s use of the Internet, including our Site.
We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. Children under the age of 13 should not use this Site or provide us with any personal information without the consent and supervision of their authorized guardian.

7. Additional Information

  • Links to 3rd Party Sites. The Site features various links to other websites. By clicking on one of these links, you leave the Site. The Company does not have any control over the operations of these other websites or their content, and the presence of links on the Site in no way implies any responsibility on the part of the Company. Any personal information you transmit through these third party websites is subject to the policies of these particular websites with regards to the treatment of personal information. As such, we suggest that you pay close attention to these websites’ policies regarding personal information.
  • Social Media Widgets. Our Site includes social media features, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Linkedin buttons and widgets, such as the “Share this” button or interactive plug-ins that run on our Site. These features may collect your Internet protocol (IP) address, which page you are visiting on our Site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the host.
  • Single Sign-On. When you leave a comment on our Site, you may opt to use the “Facebook Connect” or “Google Connect” feature. This service will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate the review form. Services like Facebook Connect and Google Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Site to your profile page to share with others within your network.
  • Changes To This Policy. We may update this privacy policy periodically to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by means of a notice on this Site, or, if you have an account with us, by email sent to the email address specified in your account. We encourage you to review this page from time to time for the latest information on our privacy practices. If at any time you do not agree with our privacy practices, please do not provide us with personal information or stop using our Site. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY OR THE SITE, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO CEASE USING THE SITE.

8. Governing Law; Dispute resolution

This privacy policy shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. You agree that any dispute or claim arising out of or relating to this privacy policy or your access to or use of the Site or as a result of providing any personal information to us, must be submitted exclusively to binding arbitration under the authority of the Canadian Arbitration Association in accordance with its Expedited Arbitration Rules. The arbitration must take place in Toronto, Ontario and must be decided by one (1) arbitrator. The decision of the arbitrator will be final and binding on all parties to the dispute.

You acknowledge and agree that your contractual relationship with us is unique and that any judicial or arbitration proceedings directly or indirectly arising out of or in relation to this privacy policy and any relationship between you and us, will be considered unique on its facts. You accordingly waive any right or entitlement to join any complaint, action or cause of action presented for arbitration or any proceeding with any complaint or dispute between us and any other person. You hereby waive your right to bring or join in any class, collective, multi-party or group action or proceeding, whether in arbitration or in any court or agency. Any arbitration or proceeding must be on an individual, segregated basis and not consolidated or combined with any other proceeding or claims of other parties, and the parties and the arbitrator or judiciary, as the case may be, will have no authority or power to proceed with any claim on a class, collective, multi-party or group basis, or to otherwise join or consolidate any claim between you and us with any other claim or proceeding involving third parties.

9. Language

The parties have expressly requested and required that this privacy policy and all other related documents be drawn up in the English language. In the event this privacy policy is available in a language other than English and the English version and such other version diverge, the English language version of this privacy policy shall prevail.

10. Contact Us

Email: en@cwn.news