Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Disclaimer

Information presented on the Environmental Science & Engineering (ES&E) website is collected from a variety of sources presumed to be accurate and complete. ES&E cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information presented. Readers are encouraged to contact authors, agencies and companies directly for verification and/or clarification. Material in ES&E only conveys information and should not be considered as legal or professional advice.

Privacy Policy

ES&E regards information gathered in the course of producing and distributing the magazine as proprietary, and not to be shared with companies other than to ensure the timely and accurate distribution of the magazine and /or industry relevant information, i.e. product, service or event literature, to subscribers. We are committed to the following principles:

Accountability

The Publisher is the designated Privacy Officer for ES&E. He is responsible for ensuring the principles of this policy are adhered to.

Purpose of Data Collection

ES&E collects a very limited amount of information from its subscribers. This data includes name, title/position, business name and address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail and website address (where applicable). In addition, we may ask what types of goods or services the subscriber’s company sells or buys. This information is collected for the following purposes:

  1. To determine if the person supplying the information qualifies for a controlled (free) subscription to a magazine (based upon professional services or industry affiliation).
  2. To help target editorial content for the reader’s benefit.
  3. To advise advertisers and potential advertisers of the type of readers, so that they may include goods and services in their advertisements that are of interest to them.
Consent

Prior to beginning a paid subscription to ES&E consent to receive the magazine is obtained from the subscriber through the completion of a subscription form (including signature) or through an online form on the ES&E website (checking off the consent box is the equivalent of a signature).

ES&E is also sent on a complimentary basis to individuals in the industry served by the publication. The name and address information for such individuals may be obtained from a variety of sources, including, but not limited to, association membership lists, business directories and tradeshow attendee lists.

If a subscriber indicates that he or she no longer wishes to receive ES&E,, that individual’s mailing information is purged from our active mailing database. It is archived for up to 12 months for BPA/CCAB auditing purposes only.

Limiting Collection

Any additional data that is collected (i.e. payment information) is stored in a secure database with access restricted to authorized personnel only. At no time is subscriber information ever shared, be it personal or company, outside of its original purpose.

Use, Disclosure, Retention

ES&E’s collection of information is limited to that necessary for magazine subscriptions. All data is kept in accordance with BPA\CCAB audit requirements for the duration of three years, or until it is renewed.

ES&E does occasionally rent or share its mailing list or any other collected information with outside companies, through a bonded mailing or fulfillment house. This is for the purpose of mailing the magazine or industry relevant information, i.e. product, service or event literature, to subscribers.

Website Content

The site contains links to third party advertising and promotional partners. ES&E is not responsible for these sites, nor for any marketing or other use of user information by these advertisers or other third parties. . These third parties include, but are not limited to, organizations that purchase advertising space on the website. Non-personal information about users may be shared with third parties for marketing, advertising or research purposes.

User comments on this website are property of ES&E and may be reproduced without permission. ES&E does not take responsibility for the accuracy of information provided by other users. Comments should not contain material that may be considered unlawful, obscene, abusive or objectionable. ES&E reserves the right to, but is not obligated to, delete any material that it considers inappropriate.

Safeguards

All data is held in secured offices that have no public access. Computers on which the data is stored are password protected and a firewall prevents unauthorized outside access.

All ES&E staff members are aware of the proprietary nature of our mailing lists and that they must keep them confidential. All staff members have a copy of this privacy policy and are expected to adhere to its provisions at all times.

Individual Access

Any subscriber can update his or her mailing information at any time in writing by either postal service and fax, or email or use our website, www.esemag.com.

Compliance

Our website, www.esemag.com includes a copy of ES&E’s Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Officer can be reached at (905) 727-4666 with any questions or concerns regarding our compliance with the Canadian Federal Privacy Act.