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Privacy Policy

Last Updated: Jan. 1, 2010

Please read this policy and if you have any questions contact us.

By using (the Site), you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this policy.

CATSPAW MEDIA INC. is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy policy tells you about our online collection, use and disclosure of personal information. The terms of this policy apply to all personal information collected by CATSPAW MEDIA INC. on the website

This Site is operated by CATSPAW MEDIA INC. and may be accessed in Canada and abroad. For personal information protection purposes, CATSPAW MEDIA INC. are the controllers and, unless otherwise noted, is also the processor of the personal information. Information collected may be retained as long as it is reasonably required for the purposes it was collected.

Privacy issues

May be addressed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Consent to Collection of Your Personal Information

When you visit this Site, certain kinds of non-personal information, such as the website that referred you to us, your IP address, browser type and language, and access times, may be collected automatically as part of the Site's operation. We also may collect navigational information, including information about the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions taken in connection with the Site. Demographic information (e.g., your occupation, hobbies, gender, or interests) may also be collected and may be linked to your personal information.

We collect personal information about you only after you have provided us with your consent to collect that specific information. By voluntarily providing personal information to us, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as set out in this privacy policy.

Personal information includes:

  • information collected when you register including your Membership or Partner name and password, your name, your mailing address, email address, and phone number.

You may always choose not to provide personal information, but if you so choose, certain privileges may not be available to you.

Use of Your Personal Information

The Site, namely CATSPAW MEDIA INC. collects and uses your personal information to:

  • create and manage your Membership account;
  • provide customer service;
  • perform research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies;
  • to display content that is customized to your interests and preferences;
  • to run contests, select entrants, and choose prize winners;
  • to run Interactive Areas;
  • to communicate with you about new products and services. We may send transaction-related communications such as welcome letters and purchase confirmations. We may also send you surveys or marketing communications to inform you of new products or services or other information or offers that may be of interest. These surveys or marketing communications may come from CATSPAW MEDIA INC., or Lake Simcoe Living magazine.

Personal information collected by the Site and CATSPAW MEDIA INC. may be stored and processed in Canada and by providing us with your personal information and using our sites or services, you consent to any such transfer of information. If you would like to exercise any of your personal information protection rights (including the right to have your personal information deleted), please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Disclosing Your Personal Information

Except as set out in this privacy policy, we may disclose your personal information to third-party service providers who perform services on our behalf. For example, we may hire other companies to handle the processing of payments, to provide data storage, to host websites, to fulfill orders and shipments, to assist in marketing, to conduct audits, etc. Those third-party service providers (a) shall be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to provide the service, (b) must protect personal information to the same extent as CATSPAW MEDIA INC., and (c) shall be prohibited from using it for any other purpose.

We may disclose your personal information to a merchant account holder, provided that CATSPAW MEDIA INC. uses your personal information for the same purposes and protects it to the same degree, as set out in this privacy policy. Personal information disclosed to CATSPAW MEDIA INC. may be available to the Canadian government or its agencies under a lawful order made in a court of competent jurisdiction in Canada.

If you have entered into and/or won an on-site CATSPAW MEDIA INC. contest, we or a contest sponsor may publish your name and town of residence. Information about our customers, including personal information, may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, or sale of the company and/or its assets, as well as in the unlikely event of insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, in which personal information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the company. We will notify you of such an occurrence as described in the "Changes to This Privacy Policy" section below. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information if required or permitted to do so by law.

Accessing Your Personal Information

If you would like to review or revise information that you previously provided to us, you may access and change your personal information in the Member Profile section of the Site. You may also contact Customer Service at 289-221-2910, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Personal Information Preferences

The Site respects your right to make choices about the use and disclosure of your personal information. If at any time you decide that you do not want to receive surveys or marketing communications from us, please let us know by contacting us: by phone at 289-221-2910; or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Use of Cookies and Other Technologies

CATSPAW MEDIA INC. and may use "cookies" to enable you to sign in to our services and to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive. Cookies contain information, including personal information, that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. The information that cookies collect includes the date and time of your visit, your registration information, session identification number and your navigational history and preferences.

Cookies offer many conveniences. They allow us to identify registered users when they return to the Site so that they can retrieve previous search results. Cookies also save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information.

In some cases, our third-party service providers may use cookies on our sites. We have no access to or control over these cookies. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by the Site only, and does not cover the use of cookies by third parties.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of our sites and services that depend on cookies, but you will be able to perform basic navigation through the Site.

Security of Your Personal Information

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to help protect your personal information including without limitation:

  • limiting access to your personal information to those of our employees and commission sales persons who require it to provide services to you;
  • encrypting credit card information on our order forms using secure socket layer (SSL) technology; and as ruled by PayPal and all credit card usage.

No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If a password is used to protect your account and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential.

Interactive Services

Our Site may include Interactive Areas or services

If you use an Interactive Area, you should be aware that these areas are open to the public. Any personal information you post or provide at registration may be viewable by others. We are not responsible for personal information you submit in connection with the Interactive Areas.


We do not intend to solicit or collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18 without parental consent. If you are under 18, you shall not use or enter information on this Site, including without limitation, any Interactive Areas of the Site, without parental consent. Please contact Customer Service at 289-221-2910 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain the necessary parental consent forms.


We may link to websites, including those of our subsidiaries and third-party content providers, that have different privacy policies and practices from those disclosed here. We assume no responsibility for the policies or practices of such linked sites, and encourage you to become acquainted with them prior to use.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change the terms of this privacy policy at any time. When we make changes, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of the policy. If there are material changes to this statement or in how the Site will use your personal information, we will notify you by prominently posting a notice of such changes here or on our Home page.

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