Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in our magazine and other services. Your privacy is very important to us and we believe in giving you full disclosure about the kinds of information we gather and what we do with it. We also want to give you a choice about the use of your personal information.

Personally Identifiable Information

This is information you may have given us specifically about who you or your gift subscription recipients are, such as:

  • name, mailing address, email address, user name, password
  • demographic information (such as age and education)
  • your interests and preferences
  • transactional information (such as the history of your purchases or the fact that your name and address were obtained by us on a contest entry)

We May Use the Information in These Ways:

We use your name and address (postal and/or email) in order to deliver the product, information or service you requested and to follow up with you about the transaction (i.e., send a bill, notify you that your subscription is expiring, etc.). We may also send you further information about the publication, its offers or other products produced under its name. We use the information you provide us about others to enable us to send them your gifts subscriptions or products.

Your credit card number, debit card number or banking information for pre-authorized payments is used only for processing payments and for presenting you with payment options — not for marketing purposes.

Observer Publications Inc. does not share, rent or sell any personal information to third parties.

Anonymous/Aggregated Information

This is information that cannot identify you, such as:

  • System Information. The type of operating system you are using (eg. Windows, Mac OS), the domain name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP) (eg. Bell, Rogers, etc.) and the type of browser you are using (eg. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc). Browser information (i.e. the URL of the web page you were just on; the IP address of the computer you are using and your domain type) is automatically recorded as part of transmitting information over the Internet. We may use it to help us display information in the best format for you.
  • Cookies. A cookie is a small text file we place in your browser’s files. No one else can read this file. Cookies allow our server to recognize you when you return to our site, so you don’t have to re-register and so we can retain any preferences you may have given us. If you do not wish to receive cookies, most browsers allow you to be alerted when a cookie is sent to your computer, so you can decide whether to accept it. You can learn more about how to block cookies here.
  • Statistical Reports. We may develop summary reports to help us and our advertisers better understand our audience and provide web content and advertisements that are more likely to be of interest to you. For example, we may report total number of visitors to our site in general or to specific pages, average length of visit, etc. No identifying data about individuals would be reported. 
  • “Clickstream” Data. During your visit to our sites, we may record choices you have made and use this to provide more customized content or advertising. The data does not identify you and is not retained after your visit. This is sometimes called “clickstream” data. If we do market research studies or polls in any area that will only be reported in aggregate, this will be indicated.

Data that is shared with partners

  • Pixels. We use snippets of code called pixels to track the completion of a purchase on our site or visits to specific pages after clicking on a Broadview ad. We also use a Facebook Pixel, which logs site visits and may be used to show you ads for Broadview products or offers on Facebook. You change your Off-Facebook Activity preferences to disable this function on your Facebook account.

Control of Your Information

Email communications will always include an “Unsubscribe” option.

We use the Canadian Marketing Association “do not mail/do not call” service to remove customers from our outgoing marketing campaigns. To add your name to this list, visit


We make every reasonable effort to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of personal information under our control. Our security policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary.

Only authorized individuals and suppliers have access to customer information. Where information is sent to a third party for processing, we make sure, through our contracts with them, that all customer information is kept secure. We keep your information for the time we are providing you with a product or service, and for a reasonable time thereafter in the event that you wish to resume service.

We operate secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Credit card information is processed using industry-standard encryption and security. We do not collect personal information from bulletin boards or forums. However, we cannot guarantee that personal information voluntarily disclosed on message boards and discussion groups will not be collected and used by others, which may result in unsolicited messages to you from other parties.

Contact Us

You may contact Observer Publications Inc., publisher of Broadview magazine and its related online properties, regarding privacy matters in any one of the following ways:



Observer Publications Inc.
Privacy Officer
177 Danforth Ave., Toronto ON M4K 1N2

Telephone: 416-960-8500 ext. 225


From time to time, we may update our privacy statement. Please review this policy periodically.


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