Privacy Policy

Understand how and why Broadside collects and uses information provided by users of our websites.

This privacy policy applies solely to information collected on Broadside and other Broadside affiliate sites that display or link directly to this policy (collectively, “Sites”). Please read this policy before using, or submitting information to, these Sites. You agree to the terms of this privacy policy by using these Sites.

This privacy policy is designed to help ensure that visitors to our Sites understand what data is collected on our Sites and how this data is used or disclosed. This privacy policy also applies only to information collected on Broadside Sites.

This privacy policy does not apply to data collected through Broadside’s database services. For more information on Broadside’s databases, and for instructions on how to opt out, please visit our consumer preference center.

What information do we receive?

We may collect, store and use the information you voluntarily provide to us through our Sites. For instance, we may collect your contact information if you provide it to us through the “contact us” form, or through other forms available on our Sites. These registration forms may ask for such information as your name, the company you work for, business title, postal address, email address, telephone number and other information. You must be 18 years of age or older to submit this registration information to our Sites.

Broadside may also obtain personal information from you regarding any job postings you may apply to, such as name, email address, mailing address, employment history and any other personal information contained in your résumé/CV that you submit through our Sites.

In addition, if you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and the resulting correspondence with you.

You may also disclose certain information about yourself on message boards, chat, profile pages and blogs and other services to which you are able to post information and materials. Please note that any information you post or disclose through these services will become public information, and may be available to visitors to our Sites and to the general public. We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose your personal information, or any other information, on our Sites.

Further, our servers may automatically collect certain information from your browser when you visit our Sites. This information may include the type of web browser you are using and its version, your IP address and the pages you visited on our Sites. We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, and to improve marketing, analytics or site functionality.

How do we collect data?

Outside of your providing and our receiving your contact information as outlined above, we, or our service providers, may also collect information about your browser or device through various technologies, some of which are outlined below.


Cookies are small text files that store data using your web browser to make your browsing experience easier and faster. We, and our third-party service providers who assist with managing our Sites, may use cookies and similar technologies on our Sites. We use performance and functionality cookies, as described below, to improve the performance of our Sites and to make our Sites more user-friendly. To learn more about cookies, visit

Types of Cookies used by Broadside on our Sites

  • Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use our Sites for web analytics purposes. For instance, we may use cookies to analyze which pages visitors go to most often and if they receive any error messages. These cookies are used to help improve our Sites and your experience on our Sites. By using our Sites, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your browser.
  • Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our Sites to remember choices you make (such as remembering your username and password, language preference or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personalized features. These cookies may also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other personalizations. They may also be used to provide services you have requested, such as keeping you logged in to your account as you browse the internet. These cookies do not collect information about your browsing activity on other websites. By using our Sites, or by signing up for an account with us, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your browser.
  • Interest-Based Advertising cookies: For information on cookies that are used for interest-based advertising, please see below under Interest-Based Advertising.

Other tracking technologies

We, and our service providers, may use other technologies, such as beacons, tags and scripts, on our Sites for analytics and administrative purposes. These technologies may be used in analyzing trends, administering the Site, recording users’ movements around the Site and gathering demographic information about our visitor base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an aggregated basis.

We may partner with third parties who provide certain features on our Sites, or to display advertising, based upon your web browsing activity using local storage objects (LSOs) such as Flash to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing Flash LSOs.

For any questions related to our web technologies, you may contact us via email at

How do we use the information we collect?

We may use the information you provided to us in the forms on our Sites or through email correspondence with us to market to you per the preferences you specified when you registered on our Sites. Our marketing efforts include business-to-business direct marketing and promotional information related to our marketing services.

We may also use the information we collect to fulfill requests you have made to us, such as to communicate with you, respond to your inquiries and provide newsletters or updates. We may also use your information to make our Sites easier for you to use. We may use the information to inform you of service and product updates, white papers, new products, market research opportunities and other related information from us.

We may use the information you provide us on our career page to send you a welcome email and to verify your username and password for employee recruitment purposes as well as to respond to your requests for information.

We may use the information we automatically collect from your browser to analyze trends, administer our Sites, note users’ activities on our Sites, help us understand the parts of our Sites visited most often and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in improving our Sites.

Interest-Based Advertising or Cross-App Advertising

As you browse the internet or go across mobile apps, you may see advertisements on the web pages or the apps you visit. Some of these ads may be more relevant to you based on a variety of factors, such as the previous websites or apps you have visited, your perceived interests and your demographic information. This practice is called Interest-Based Advertising or Cross-App Advertising. To learn more about this practice, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s website.

We may work with our advertising partners to enable the delivery of relevant messages to the right consumers while protecting consumer privacy and offering choices about participating in such activities. Our third-party partners may use technologies, such as cookies, to gather information about your activities on this Site and other sites in order to provide you with relevant advertising. Relevant advertising does not result in more ads, but rather the relevancy of the ads you see.

To learn about how to opt out of receiving relevant advertisements on the web or mobile apps, visit the Relevant Advertising Opt-Out section below.

Who do we share your data with?

We may share or disclose the information we collect or receive through this Site:

  • With our affiliate companies who may be able to address or respond to your inquiries.
  • With our service providers who perform services on our behalf.
  • To a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

We may transfer your personal information from your country of residence to countries that may not require the same level of data protection for your personal information as provided in your country of residence.

We may share your personal information with any other party with your prior consent.

Choices and access

Client/prospect opt-out

We maintain contact lists to communicate with our clients and prospects. Individuals must affirmatively ask to join one or more of our email lists by registering on our Sites. All email messages sent to these lists include an opportunity to unsubscribe or opt out of future email messages. You may also request to be removed from future email messages by contacting us via email at or opt out online.

Relevant Advertising Opt-Out

You can opt out of relevant advertising through the following means:

  • U.S. Visitors:

You may visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) to learn more about its program and to opt out of the Interest-Based Advertising delivered by NAI members on web pages using cookies by visiting:

We adhere to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (“DAA”) Self-Regulatory Principles. You can visit the DAA to learn more about its program and to “opt out” of the online behavioral advertising delivered by its participants on web pages using cookies by visiting:

  • European Union Visitors:

We support the European Digital Advertising Alliance’s (“EDAA”) Self-Regulatory Principles. You can visit the EDAA to learn more about its program and opt out of the online behavioral advertising delivered by its participants on web pages using cookies by visiting:

  • Canadian Visitors:

We support the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada’s (“DAAC”) Self-Regulatory Principles. You can visit the DAAC to learn more about its program and opt out of the online behavioral advertising delivered by its participants on web pages using cookies by visiting:

Please note that these opt-outs operate by placing a cookie on your device that is unique to the browser you use to opt out. If you change browsers or computers, or delete the cookies on your computer, you will need to opt out again.

For any questions related to our digital services, you may contact us via email at

  • Mobile App Opt Out:

You can learn more about how to opt out of the use of information for relevant advertising on your mobile application device, such as Apple iOS, by visiting this page:

Do Not Track

Please note that, at this time, Broadside does not honor browsers’ Do Not Track (DNT) signals, due to the lack of clarity around the standards for the DNT signal.

Access to personal information

At Broadside, we believe it is important to provide consumers with clear information about the data available in our databases. If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, delete or ask to have your information removed by contacting us.


Broadside retains your information for as long as you have an open and active account profile with us or as needed to provide you the services you requested. We will retain and use your information to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

We will retain the minimum amount of your information necessary to maintain a record of your opt-out if you choose to opt out of our communications.

Links to third-party sites

Our Sites contain links to unaffiliated third-party sites. We do not endorse or make any representations about any third-party sites (or any information, software or other products or materials found there) to which our sites might link. This privacy policy does not apply to the information collection and use practices of third-party sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these unaffiliated third-party sites to understand their data collection and use practices.

Content sharing features

Our sites include social media sharing features, such as LinkedIn and Twitter buttons, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. These features may collect your IP address and which page you are visiting on our Sites. Social media features are governed by that social media company’s privacy policy.

We may also allow you to email useful information from our Sites to a friend or colleague. If you choose to do so, we may ask you to provide your full name and email address, as well as your friend’s complete email address. We will send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site, except where prohibited by law. Your friend or colleague may contact us at to opt out.


Sensitive information

We ask that you not send or disclose any sensitive personal information (e.g., information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership) to us through our Sites or otherwise.

Use of the Sites by children

Our Sites are not intended for children under the age of thirteen (13). We ask that children not provide personal information through our Sites. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information from our records.


We use physical, electronic and administrative safeguards designed to protect your personal information against loss, misuse or alteration. All information is stored securely and may only be accessed by employees with a legitimate business need to access the information. No method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes to this policy

We may revise this privacy policy from time to time. If we identify new material purposes for the information already collected from you, we will seek your express consent prior to using your information for any new purpose. Any other changes to this privacy policy will be posted here and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what changes have been made in how we collect, use and disclose your information.

You should bookmark and periodically review this page to ensure that you are familiar with the most current version of this policy. You can determine when this policy was last revised by checking the “Last Revised” legend at the top of this policy. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this site prior to the change becoming effective.

Contact us

To ask questions about Broadside’s privacy policy or to request more information on Broadside’s privacy practices, email us or send correspondence to:
Broadside Media
103 B – 9000 Bill Fox Way
Burnaby, BC V4N 4Z8
Attn: Privacy Manager