Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Collection of Personal Information

Personal information that is collected by linkthemedia, its related companies and affiliates (collectively "linkthemedia") includes information about an identifiable individual such as the individual's name, address, e-mail and telephone number as well as their financial information (like account or credit card numbers). Although personal information will be predominately collected from the individual, personal information may also be obtained with the consent of the individual from other sources (i.e. credit bureaus, financial institutions, etc). Nevertheless, any information obtained from such other sources will be subject to linkthemedia's privacy policy as if the information originated from the individual him/herself. General contact information is used to send products, information, fulfill orders or get in touch with users, if necessary, to solve problems. Financial information is used to check the user's qualifications and bill the user for products and services ordered by the user.

(a) Linked Sites and Affiliates:
Personal information collected from linkthemedia's affiliates, agencies and related institutions may also be combined with information obtained online at linkthemedia's website or at any of linkthemedia's customer service centres. Personal information collected may also be transferred both domestically and internationally to enable linkthemedia to more effectively manage its customer information and to provide more efficient service tailored to the unique needs of its customers.

(b) "Cookies":
linkthemedia uses "cookies" to electronically collect information about the individuals who access the linkthemedia website. Information collected via "cookies" includes the response rate to banners that appear on our site, the service provider of the individuals accessing the site as well as their browser type (e.g. Netscape, Explorer, etc), and other statistical information regarding your usage of our services. Such information allows linkthemedia to assess the effectiveness of certain promotions and special offers available on the linkthemedia website and to further accommodate the site to better suit the needs of the individuals who use it and help us improve the services available.


Use of Personal Information

(a) By linkthemedia:
Personal Information collected by linkthemedia will be used to deliver services provided by linkthemedia to its customers, verify customer identity, ensure proper billing information and measure customer interest in various services. Personal information may also be used by linkthemedia or its affiliated or related companies to contact the customer about special offers or promotions that may interest the customer.
Except as provided herein, linkthemedia will not collect, use or disclose any personal information without first obtaining the consent of the individual customer to such collection use and disclosure. linkthemedia will make every reasonable effort to ensure that the individual is advised of the purposes for which the personal information will be used. Further, linkthemedia will only use the personal information for the purposes for which it was originally collected.
Except as provided herein, linkthemedia will never use personal information collected for a purpose other than the one under which it was originally collected without first obtaining consent of the individual for such alternate use. Furthermore linkthemedia will not release any personal information of a sensitive nature (i.e. gender, race, nationality, etc.) without the express consent of the individual to such release.

(b) Disclosure to Third Parties:
Except as provided herein, linkthemedia will not share the personal information of its customers with third parties except where such disclosure is consented to and except where such disclosure is necessary in responding to the customer's request for products or services. In such cases and where ever possible linkthemedia will request consent to third party disclosure at the time the personal information is collected.

(c) Disclosure required by law or under special circumstances:
linkthemedia will access, collect and/or disclose personal information where required to do so by law pursuant to a search warrant, court order or other valid legal request, or under special circumstances where there exists a good faith belief that such access, collection and/or disclosure are warranted. Examples of such special circumstances of collection and disclosure include medical or security reasons. linkthemedia may also disclose personal information to collection agencies for the purposes of collecting on accounts owing to linkthemedia.
Control of Personal Information and withdrawing Consent:
Any individual may withdraw consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. The individual will be informed of the implications of such withdrawal on services provided by linkthemedia or its affiliates as applicable.


Accuracy of and Access to Personal Information

linkthemedia strives to keep the personal information of its customers accurate, up-to-date and complete for the purposes for which it is to be used. In this regard linkthemedia customers can access their personal information at any time by contacting linkthemedia's Customer Service and submitting a written request for such access. linkthemedia will provide the individual with particulars as to the disclosure of his/her personal information and shall provide the individual with access to that information. The individual will be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate.
To gain access to personal information held by linkthemedia the individual making the request will be required to provide sufficient information to permit linkthemedia to provide an account of the existence, use and disclosure of the personal information. In particular, verification of identity by user identification or password will be required before access to personal information is granted.


Safeguards for Protection of Personal Information

Protection of personal information is of paramount importance to linkthemedia. As such linkthemedia has implemented security safeguards to protect personal information against loss, theft, and unauthorized access, disclosure, modification or use. Such safeguards include:

   (a) restricted access to offices and records;
    (b) security clearance measures and limited access on a "need-to-know" basis;
(c) use of passwords and encryption for access to records;

Access to personal information by linkthemedia employees is restricted to that which is necessary to perform their duties. linkthemedia employees are aware of the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of personal information and are committed to that end.
Any personal information collected by linkthemedia shall be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of the purpose for which it was collected. Personal information that is no longer required to fulfill the identified purpose will be destroyed, erased or made anonymous. linkthemedia will take all reasonable care in the destruction of or disposal of personal information to prevent unauthorized parties from gaining access to the information.