Privacy policy


Quebecor Media Sales, a division of Quebecor Media Inc., a subsidiary of Quebecor Inc. (“Quebecor”, “we”, “us” and “our”) wishes to inform you of how we use the personal information we collect when you visit our website at (the “Website”). Consequently, this Website Privacy Policy defines the way in which we collect, use, disclose and process the personal information you communicate to us. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please discontinue the use of this Website.


You are not required to register to access our Website. Nonetheless, you may be asked to provide us with personal information when you visit our site, such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, occupation and other information that identifies you as a natural or legal person. You are free not to provide any personal information, but then you may not be able to use certain products and services provided by us, receive special promotional offers or access or use certain features of the Website. We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide us through information request forms, feedback and e-mail correspondence.
We may collect automatically general de-identified, aggregate, non-personal information regarding your use of our Website, such as the date and time of your visit on the Website and the pages of the Website you consult. Our servers can also collect information on the type of browser you use, as well as the IP address of your computer, the name of your internet service provider and the operating system you are using. This non-personal information is used for the Website and system administration purposes and to improve the Website.
We shall store your personal information in Montreal, Quebec, Canada where our web servers are located.


We collect “cookies” from your browser to identify your account on our Website and to establish a log of your visits to our Website (collectively, the foregoing is referred to as “Usage Data”). The technology used to collect cookies is provided by the browser you use and the cookies are stored on our computer. Cookies install a small amount of information on a Website user’s computer to permit the Website to recognize future visits using that computer. Cookies enhance the convenience and use of the Website. For example, the information provided through cookies is used to recognize you as a previous user of the Website (so you do not have to enter information every time), offer personalized web page content and information for your use, and otherwise facilitate your Website experience. You may set your browser to deactivate or reject cookies, even though this may affect your viewing of and/or access to the Website.


We use your personal and non-personal information solely for the following purposes and as otherwise permitted by applicable law: (a) to help us understand better visitors’ use of the Website, maintaining an internal log and identifying the author of requests submitted to the Website; (b) to respond to specific requests from you; (c) to contact and correspond with you regarding your Abribus+ inquiries; (d) to contact and correspond with you regarding promotions, products and services offered by us and our subsidiaries and affiliates and third party business partners; (e) to protect the security of the Website when necessary; and (f) to comply with applicable laws and court orders. We may also develop a confidential profile for you, which will be used to provide services to you and facilitate your use of the Website, and may keep a record of all communications with you.
With your permission, we may, from time to time, send to you email or other communications containing information about us, current promotions or specials, our products or services (or those of our subsidiaries and/or affiliates and third party business partners), the Website and other matters we believe will interest you. At any time you may ask us to stop sending you email, newsletters and other information by sending your request to the e-mail address noted below. Also, each email we send to you will tell you how to decline, unsubscribe or opt-out of further communications.


Our Website may contain links to other websites or to certain surveys. We are not the owners or administrators of these other websites. We may occasionally collect and receive personal information related to these surveys. Please consult this Privacy Policy and the privacy policies of the other websites, if applicable, to obtain details on the handling of personal information.


Except in the cases specified in this Website Privacy Policy, we will not transfer, sell or disclose your personal information in any manner whatsoever to any third party without your prior written consent. We may share general information on your account with our business partners and/or our advertisers, but this information will be in aggregate form and as such will not be linked to a given person who can be identified.


We reserve the right to disclose and/or transfer any of your personal information we hold in the event of a proposed or actual purchase, sale (including liquidation, realization, foreclosure or repossession), lease, merger, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal, transfer, conveyance or financing of all or any portion of our company or any of the business or assets or shares of our company or a division thereof.


We have the obligation to disclose your personal information in response to a search warrant or any other type of investigation of a legal nature, or to an investigative body in the event of a breach of agreement or a violation of the law, or following any other legal request. We may also disclose specific information on the user if we believe that such disclosure is required to protect our interests or our security, our users and other parties.


The Website may include links to other websites. This Privacy Policy applies solely to this Website and not to third party websites to which this Website may be linked at any time. Third party sites have their own privacy policies, which we recommend you read carefully. We have no control over these sites and consequently are in no way responsible for how the organizations that own or administer these sites may collect, use, disclose or process your personal information.


To protect the confidentiality of your personal information, we maintain administrative, technical and physical protection measures to prevent unauthorized access to or use, alteration or disclosure of the personal information in our custody and under our control. We will only retain personal information to the extent that it remains necessary or relevant for the above-mentioned purposes or as required by law. Unfortunately, notwithstanding the foregoing, you should know that no transmission of data via the internet can be totally guaranteed or secure. Consequently, we cannot represent, justify or guarantee that your personal information will be protected against loss, misuse or alteration during transmission, and we do not accept any liability concerning personal information transmitted by you which third parties might use or misuse if this information is intercepted during transmission via the internet.


In the event that we decide to amend our Website Privacy Policy, such amendments will be posted on our home page so that our users are always aware of the type of information we collect, how we use it and in what circumstances we disclose it, as the case may be. To help you identify the amendments to our privacy policy, a history of the changes will be posted below, starting with the changes published after November 5, 2012. If, as the case may be, we decide to use personal information otherwise than as indicated at the time it was collected, the users will have the option whether to authorize us to use their personal information in this new way.


1. What does «Navigational Data» mean, and how is it collected?

Navigational Data is general information about your electronic device or your navigational activity. It may include information about your IP address, your browsing history (such as the time and date you visited this site), the content of the different pages of this site you visited, the number of clicks during your visit, the type of device you used, your general geographic location (province or country), the advertisements or videos that you watched during your visit, and the address of the site you visited immediately before this site or that you visit immediately after this site.
Navigational Data is not personal, in that we do not use it, either alone or coupled with other information, with the intent of revealing your identity. The Navigational Data is used solely for the purposes expressed in this policy.
Navigational Data is collected by means of so-called «cookies», which are small data files uploaded onto your electronic device (such as your computer, tablet or mobile) once you visit this site. The cookies are automatically sent by the server of this site onto the browser of your device (Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla, etc.) and are archived, by default, onto your device’s hard drive.

2. Who collects Navigational Data?

Navigational Data may be collected, in whole or in part, by: (a) us Abribus +, Quebecor Media Inc., its affiliates and/or related companies (collectively, «us»); and (b) certain companies with which we collaborate for commercial or non-commercial purposes (such as our advertising and content partners, our service, solution and technological platform providers, or certain companies who wish to acquire our assets) (collectively, our «Partners»).

When the Navigational Data is collected directly by a Partner, we will first enter into an agreement with that Partner to ensure that the Navigational Data is collected, used and stored with caution and only as expressly disclosed in this policy. The Partner must agree to abide by all applicable laws in Quebec and guarantees the safety and confidentiality of any Navigational Data collected. Our Partners are not allowed to collect personal information, use spyware to collect data without your knowledge, or use cookies that you cannot disable.

3. Is Navigational Data shared with third parties?

Unless you expressly authorize us to do so, we will not share your Navigational Data with any third parties other than our Partners. Even when we share the Navigational Data with our Partners, they are also bound by the rights, uses and limitations disclosed in this policy. We aim to ensure that the Navigational Data is solely used per our instructions and in accordance with this policy, and all applicable laws, security measures and confidentiality requirements.

4. How do we use Navigational Data?

We use Navigational Data in the following ways:

(a) we generate statistical data about our level of readership, the performance and use of our sites and content, and the type of persons interested in our sites;

(b) we improve your browsing experience. For example, the settings of your browser (such as your preferred language, time zone and plug-ins) may be offered to you by default upon your next visit, so that you are not required to enter your settings and preferences upon each visit; and

(c) we provide you with advertisements that are in line with your interests. In other words, advertisements may be tailored to you, given the content of the pages of this site that you have visited.

5. Where and for how long do we store Navigational Data?

The Navigational Data may be stored on our servers, our providers’ servers, or our Partners’ servers, as applicable. The Navigational Data is only stored for as the long as necessary to fulfill the purposes described above, after which time it will be permanently deleted.

6. How can you avoid having your Navigational Data collected?

By browsing this site, you consent to having your Navigational Data collected in the manner and for the purposes detailed above. Nevertheless, you may at any time erase the cookies currently on your browser or disable new cookies. Certain browsers allow you to pick and choose which cookies you allow on your browser and which cookies you disable. For more information on this subject, please turn to your browsing parameters.

Disabling the cookies on this site will not block you access to our page. However, you will be treated as a new user upon each visit and the advertisements you receive will be random and non-personalized.

Certain advanced functionalities of this site may be inadvertently affected by disabling cookies because certain cookies enable advanced interaction between different pages of our site. If you are experiencing difficulties as a result of disabling the cookies on our site, we invite you to contact us at any time.

7. Do we collect personal information?

Personal information is information that allows us to directly identify you, such as your name, geographical or electronic address, or phone number. We do not collect personal information without your express consent nor will we ask you to provide this kind of information other than voluntarily. For example, you might be asked to provide personal information when you subscribe to one of our sites, newsletters or email lists or when you make a purchase on one of our sites. In that case, you will be asked to create an account with us and provide certain personal information, such as your name and email address.
All personal information you provide to us will be used, stored and protected in the manner expressly disclosed by us and accepted by you at the moment such personal information is collected.

8. What happens when you click on an advertisement or an external link embedded on our site?

When you click on an advertisement or an external link embedded on our site, you will be redirected to the site of the advertiser and third party sponsoring the link, respectively. The new site will have its own policy regarding Navigational Data that may differ from ours and the new site will also likely have its own cookies. The policy of this site will no longer apply and your online activity will be subject to the new site’s policies.

9. Can you access or ask us to rectify my Navigational Data?

Yes, you can access or ask us to rectify your Navigational Data by submitting a detailed request to: However, we can only satisfy your request if we already have a personal folder in your name in our files (for example, if you already communicated personal information to us when creating an account) and if we are further able to confirm that the Navigational Data contained in that personal folder is in fact yours.



If you want to review, correct or update your personal information, refuse its collection, use and/or disclosure, access or correct any personal information we have in our possession, withdraw your consent to any further collection, use, disclosure and/or communications or if you have any questions or comments on this Website Privacy Policy, please contact us at the following coordinates:


Mailing Address: Quebecor Media, 612, rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal (Québec) H3C 4M8 Canada. ATTENTION: Director, Legal Affairs.

Latest update: January 12, 2015