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Your Privacy on LC Media inc.'s Websites

LC Media inc. is aware of the issues surrounding the circulation of personal information on the Internet and wants to work with you to ensure that your privacy is respected and protected. That is why we wish to explain what type of information we collect when you visit LC Media inc.'s websites and how, when and why we collect this information. Please read the following carefully and refer to it periodically to be aware of changes that may be made to our policies. Be assured that no personal information is collected on LC Media inc.'s websites without your consent.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

LC Media inc. collects and uses your personal information primarily in order to provide you with products and services you have requested, including but not limited to the delivery of newsletters, e-mail notifications and related content through our online properties.

Your personal information is used to contact you regarding your account and give you information about LC Media inc.'s other services. If you have indicated interest in receiving offers or information from selected LC Media inc. sponsors and partners, your personal information will also be used to contact you or send you e-mail materials, including offers regarding products and services that may be of interest to you. You always have the option, however, to tell us not to share your personal information with LC Media inc.'s partners or affiliated companies or to exclude you from offers regarding other products or services.

If you enter a contest or other LC Media inc. promotion, your personal information will be used in administering the promotion. Your name and other information will be used for the purposes of contacting and announcing the winner(s) on our websites.

LC Media inc. may also contact you from time to time to conduct surveys or market research in order to continually improve its products and services. Unless you specifically authorize us to release your personal information or release is required or permitted by law, LC Media inc. will not sell or trade your personal information to third parties.

Anonymous or "non-personal" information collected by LC Media inc. through its various websites may be used for technical, research or analytical purposes. The information collected through surveys, existing records and public archives may be used by LC Media inc. to analyze its markets and develop and enhance its service offerings.

You acknowledge that in the event that a third-party service provider is located in the United States or another foreign country, your personal information may be processed and stored in the United States or such other foreign country, and the governments, courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies of that country may be able to obtain disclosure of your personal information pursuant to the laws in effect in that jurisdiction. Whenever we engage a third-party service provider, we verify that its privacy protection and confidentiality standards meet our requirements. You acknowledge and agree that this paragraph constitutes prior written notice to you of and your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as described above.

Be careful!

LC Media inc.'s websites contain links to sites managed by third parties. They are provided for your convenience. If you activate these links, you automatically leave LC Media inc's site. LC Media inc. has no control over third-party websites and while LC Media inc. may feature such links, it cannot be held responsible for these sites. Thus, any personal information you give to sites other than those of LC Media inc. will necessarily be subject to the privacy policy of those sites. In such cases, LC Media inc. cannot be held responsible for any abuse that may arise. Therefore, we strongly urge you to carefully read the privacy policies of all third-party websites you choose to visit.

In addition, please be aware that the voluntary disclosure of personal information in chat rooms, via e-mail or on a web-based message board is not covered by this privacy policy. You must therefore always be careful when revealing private information through these means. You are submitting this information at your own risk. Such information may be collected and used by third parties without your prior consent. In other words, if you provide personal information online and the information is available to the public, you may receive unsolicited e-mail from third parties. LC Media inc. accepts no responsibility for this. We advise you to remain cautious and vigilant at all times when accessing the Internet.

Security

LC Media inc. has set up security measures to protect you from the loss or unauthorized use of your supplied personal information. As well, our website's servers are equipped with firewall technology. Despite these measures, and given that no technology is foolproof, we must advise you that there will always remain a certain amount of risk and that your personal information may be disclosed, without your consent, unintentionally, and without fault on the part of LC Media inc. LC Media inc.'s websites decline any responsibility in the event that such confidential information is disclosed, unless caused by negligence on the part of LC Media inc.

Protection of children and teens on the Internet

Children and teenagers are increasingly using the Internet and discovering its many advantages. However, as is the case in many other environments, their greater vulnerability may be targeted for crime and exploitation. This is why we urge you to monitor the Internet use of your children and teenagers and provide them with advice on security and recommendations based on common sense. Such measures will often prevent your children and teenagers from being exposed to offensive content, or from becoming victims of harassment or other criminal acts.

To reduce these risks, as a parent, you should exercise a reasonable amount of supervision of Internet use by your children and teenagers. They should be told to never give out their personal information, such as their name, address or phone number, on any Internet forum.

It is also important that children and teenagers be encouraged to share their concerns with you in the event that they receive disturbing or provocative messages.

These recommendations will help your children and teenagers surf the Internet in an informed fashion and allow you to ensure that they fully benefit from the learning and development possibilities that exist online.

"Cookies"

What is a cookie?

"Cookies" are little bits of information that are sent to your computer when you visit a Web site. They are saved, either temporarily or permanently, on your hard drive, leaving a trace of your passage. The information can include such things as the date and time of your last visit, a given answer to an online question, personal information, etc. Cookies can also enhance your Web experience by recording your navigation preferences for a given Web site.

The use of cookies on LC Media inc.'s Websites

LC Media inc. uses cookies to monitor traffic anonymously on its Web sites. It allows us to estimate the size of our audience.

Each visitor is assigned a unique cookie for a temporary period of six (6) hours that allows us to determine the total number of repeat visits to the LC Media inc.'s websites.

While the information cannot be used to identify a visitor, cookies provide important data for our marketing department. This information enables us to inform our sponsors of the total number of visitors for each of our sites and the length of each visit. In turn, it allows our sponsors to estimate or measure the probable or actual impact of their ads. It also allows us to determine our ad rates. While this information helps our sponsors make an informed decision on the value of our ad space, it does not allow them to identify you individually.

LC Media inc. also uses cookies to offer you personalized services, such as specialty content, personalized newsletters, etc. To access these services, LC Media inc. asks that you complete an online form, supplying certain personal information along with your online content preferences. Upon registration, and by allowing us to remember your password, a cookie file is created and stored on your computer, enabling us to "recognize" you every time you visit one of our sites.

LC Media inc. collects several types of information, including your age, gender, location and navigation preferences on our sites (this is accomplished by analyzing the way you interact with our products and services). We also collect information when you choose to subscribe or sign up for services and campaigns on our site.

Personal information collected by LC Media inc. is used for the sole purpose of offering you relevant content, tools and advertising based on your indicated preferences, allowing you to make the most of our services each time you visit one of our sites. This information is intended solely for use LC Media inc., but it may also be accessed by our clients, partners, advertisers or other parties that are not part of LC Media inc. so that you may benefit from content or promotional offers that are tailored to your needs.

Accuracy and Authenticity of Information

LC Media Inc. endeavours to provide you with information that is precise, complete and up to date. However, we ask that you inform LC Media Inc. of any changes to your name, address or other personal information. If you have questions about the accuracy of your information, we shall provide you with this information so that you may verify it and update it as needed. If we share incorrect information concerning you with a third party, we will inform them of the situation as soon as we can so that the information can be corrected.

Access to Information

If you have questions regarding the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information by LC Media Inc. or if you would like to see the information we have about you in our files, you may contact our Confidentiality Policy support team. Except in certain cases, as provided for in the applicable privacy laws, LC Media Inc. can let you know if we have personal information about you.

LC Media Inc. shall respond to your access to information request in accordance with applicable privacy laws. LC Media Inc. shall deny access to personal information when permitted or required by applicable privacy laws.

Changes to this Confidentiality Policy

LC Media Inc. may update this policy. We shall advise you of all major changes to the way we handle personal information by positioning a clear notice on our website.

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