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Updated: September 11, 2023.

OBOX collects information about you to target better the advertising we offer to third parties, fund our operations, and provide you with quality content without compromising your privacy.

Your privacy is vital to OBOX. (“OBOX”, “We”, “Us”). The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you about our practices so that you know what you agree to when you interact with an OBOX employee or one of its representatives or subcontractors; visit our website (the “Site”) or conduct a transaction with us through our website or any of our applications (collectively, the “Services”).

More specifically, the purpose of this Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) is to inform you about our privacy and protection practices, including how we collect, use, and disclose your “Personal Information”.

Please read this Policy carefully. By providing us with your Personal Information, registering or using the Services, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information as described in this Policy, which may be amended occasionally. We therefore invite you to review this Policy regularly.

This Policy is incorporated into and subject to our other applicable terms and conditions, such as the terms of use of our Services. In this Policy, capitalized words, when not defined herein, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the terms and conditions.

  • Your consent to collecting, using, and disclosing your personal information.
  • The Personal Information we collect
  • How we use your Personal Information
  • How and when we disclose your Personal Information
  • Retention of Personal Information
  • Information Security
  • Unsubscribing from communications
  • Rights regarding your Personal Information
  • International Data Transfer and Data Hosting
  • Third-Party Websites and Services
  • Information concerning children
  • Privacy Policy Updates
  • Contact us


We collect, use and disclose your Personal Information with your consent or as permitted or required by law. How we obtain your approval will depend on the circumstances. For example, we may ask you to consent to this Policy when using our Services or to complete a form for a specific purpose, such as subscribing to a newsletter or entering a contest.

If you choose to provide us with Personal Information, we will consider this your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information as described in this Policy.

Generally, we seek your consent when we collect your Personal Information. In the event that we wish to use your Personal Information for a purpose not identified at the time of collection, we will seek your consent before using the information for this new purpose.

You may withdraw your consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your Personal Information at any time by using the contact information in the “Contact Us” section below. In some cases, withdrawing your consent may result in us no longer being able to provide you with certain Services.


We only collect personal information that is strictly necessary for the purposes for which it is collected. More specifically, when you access, visit, or use our Services, we may collect the following data:


“Contact us”: whether by e-mail or message sent through our Site, we may collect your first and last name, e-mail address, the subject of the message and any other information you provide.

“Newsletter Subscription”: We may collect your e-mail address, first and last name you submit when you sign up to receive the newsletter, updates on the Services and other communications from us on our Site.

“Contest Entry”: We may collect your e-mail address, first and last name, age, telephone number and gender when you enter a contest.

“Account creation”: when you complete your profile, we collect your first and last name, e-mail address, password, and telephone number.

On the mobile application

“Contact us”: when you send us a message using the mobile application, we collect your e-mail address and any other information you provide.

“Account creation”: when you complete your profile, we collect your e-mail address and password.

“Login”: we collect your e-mail address and password.

Browsing Activity: whether on the Site or our mobile application, we collect information relating to your browsing activity or the device you are using, such as your IP address, the unique identifier of your digital tablet or smartphone, the type of browser you are using, your history, whether you viewed specific content (editorial or advertising), the time you spent viewing it as well as your geolocation data (“Browsing Information”). This Browsing Information may be shared on a de-identified and aggregated basis with authorized third parties with whom we collaborate, such as advertisers, content partners or contest organizers (the “Authorized Third Parties”). Authorized Third Parties are only informed that you are potentially part of a group targeted by a given content or advertising. Authorized Third Parties are required by law and by agreement with OBOX to maintain the confidentiality of your data. This Browsing Information is also used to establish your user profile and to select advertisements that better match your interests so that they can be offered to you on the various OBOX platforms and third-party websites (“Online Behavioral Advertising”).

To disable online behavioural advertising on third-party websites:

iOS system:

  • Go to your device’s Settings;
  • Select “Privacy”, then “Advertising” ;
  • Slide to the right the switch linked to “Limited ad tracking”. The switch will turn green.

Android system:

  • Go to your device’s Settings.
  • The procedure may vary depending on the platform used. For more information, visit the supplier’s website.

Automatically collected data: during your browsing, we also use cookie data or similar technologies such as pixels, tags or beacons (together “cookies”), in particular, to identify the computer or mobile device and record your preferences and other data. A cookie is a small data file written to your hard drive when you visit a website, often including a randomized unique identifier so that our website can recognize the cookie again. They ensure that websites function correctly or improve navigation and provide certain information to the owners of these sites, particularly in terms of audience measurement.

Cookies cause no damage to the hard disk but facilitate, for example, the search for preferences, the pre-filling of particular fields and the adaptation of service content on the site visited. This data enables us to improve ergonomics and services according to your interests. We may use cookies to evaluate the use of our Services to improve them.

In general, we use first-party or third-party cookies. Cookies placed by us are first-party cookies. Cookies set by our third-party partners or suppliers are third-party cookies placed to advertise our products and Services on other websites. Their privacy policies govern the use of cookies by these third parties.

Cookies may be persistent, meaning they remain on your device between browsing sessions for a maximum period. They may also be temporary or session cookies, which are deleted when a browsing session ends. In any event, we will retain cookies only for as long as necessary to achieve the relevant purposes in this privacy policy.

Examples of cookies we use:

  • Necessary cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary for the proper functioning of our Site and the accessibility of our services (e.g. login functionality, load balancing, navigation, form filling). The Site cannot function properly without these cookies.
  • Preference cookies: Preference cookies enable our Site to provide enhanced features or settings based on your previous visits and selections, such as language preferences, remembering login details, remembering search and filter settings, and other conveniences.
  • Statistical cookies: Statistical cookies enable us to understand how visitors interact with our Site by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
  • Social Network Cookies: These cookies allow you to share or like our pages and content through third-party social media websites.
  • Marketing cookies: Marketing cookies are used to track visitors to our Site. The intention is to display relevant and engaging ads to the individual user and, therefore, make them more valuable to third-party publishers and advertisers.

You can limit the automatic collection of certain information on our Website by disabling cookie data using your browser options. Please note that disabling cookies may prevent you from using certain features of our website. You can also consult the link below for an overview of how to block or delete cookies on the most common browsers:

We do not collect, process, or store payment data. We will not ask for or use sensitive data, such as your health, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.


We may use your Personal Information and other data for the described below. In general, we collect data to target better the advertising we offer to third parties to provide you with quality content without compromising your privacy. More specifically:

  • provide you with the Services and assist you in using the Services, including your section preferences;
  • contact you regarding the Services;
  • monitor and improve the Services and develop new products;
  • conduct research and analysis related to our business and Services;
  • respond to questions and other requests;
  • collect opinions and comments regarding the Services;
  • send you information about our Services that may be of interest to you, subject to applicable laws;
  • provide you with advertising tailored to your interests; and,
  • investigate legal claims or comply with our legal obligations.

We may use your Personal Information for purposes other than those for which we have obtained your consent or if such other purposes are permitted or required under applicable law without consent.


Whenever possible, while we try to avoid sharing your Personal Information with third parties, we have set out below the circumstances in which such sharing may occur.

Primarily, we share your information with our service providers.

Indeed, we rely on third-party service providers to perform various services on our behalf, such as payment, networking, marketing, analytics, hosting, and data storage. Please find below a non-exhaustive list of our third-party service providers who may process your Personal Information (with links to their privacy policies):

If we provide your Personal Information to third-party service providers, we take reasonable steps to ensure that the rules set out in this Policy are complied with and that such third parties provide sufficient guarantees that appropriate security measures are implemented and that your Personal Information is used only for the purposes for which it was provided. When our service providers no longer need your Personal Information for these limited purposes, we ask them to destroy this data. In certain circumstances, we may allow our service providers to retain aggregated, anonymized, or statistical data that does not identify you. We do not authorize third-party service providers to disclose your Personal Information to unauthorized third parties or to use it for their own marketing purposes.

In addition, we may use and disclose your Personal Information when we believe such use or disclosure is authorized, necessary or appropriate:

  • under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence;
  • to comply with legal proceedings;
  • to respond to requests from public and governmental authorities, including public and governmental authorities outside your country of residence;
  • to protect our business or that of our affiliates or subsidiaries;
  • to protect our rights, our privacy, our security, our property or that of our affiliates, yours or that of third parties; and
  • to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages we may sustain.

In addition, we may transfer your Personal Information and other data to a third party in the event of a reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or part of our business, brands, affiliates, subsidiaries or other assets.


We will use, disclose, or retain your Personal Information only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and to the extent permitted or required by law. If you would like more information about the periods for which your Personal Information will be retained, please get in touch with us using the details in the “Contact Us” section below.


We have implemented physical, organizational, contractual, and technological security measures to protect your Personal Information, including payment information and other data, from loss or theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. We have taken steps to ensure that only those employees who need to see your Personal Information during their duties have access to it.

Despite the measures described above, no data transmission or storage method is 100% secure or error-free. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee absolute security. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any data you provided has been compromised), please contact us immediately using the details in the “Contact Us” section below.


If you no longer wish to receive marketing-related e-mails from us, you may opt out of receiving such e-mails by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of all e-mails you receive from us. You can also unsubscribe by contacting us directly using the contact information in the “Contact Us” section below.

We will endeavour to respond promptly to your unsubscribe request, but we ask that you allow us a reasonable amount of time to process your request. Please note that if you choose not to receive marketing-related emails, we may still need to send you communications regarding your use of our Services or products or other matters.


Upon written request, you may access the personal information we hold about you and, where appropriate, request that any necessary corrections be made as permitted or required by law.


Your Personal Information is currently hosted in Quebec (Canada) but is also hosted in the United States by service providers. Your Personal Information hosted in the United States is subject to different privacy rules, as it is subject to locally applicable laws and may be disclosed to the governments, courts, law enforcement or regulatory agencies of that other country in accordance with the regulations in force there. However, our practices regarding your Personal Information will continue governed by this Privacy Policy.


This Policy applies only to our Services. This Policy does not extend to websites, products or services third parties provide. We assume no responsibility for the privacy practices of such third parties and encourage you to review all third-party privacy policies before using any third-party websites, products or services.


We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 18. If you are under 18, you must provide us with your Personal Information with the consent of your parent or guardian. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under 18 has provided Personal Information without consent, you may notify us using the contact information in the “Contact Us” section below and request that we delete that child’s Personal Information from our systems.


This Policy is current as of the “Updated” date at this page’s top. We may change this Policy from time to time. When changes are made to this Policy, they become effective immediately upon posting in a revised version of the Policy and published on our Website. Notification will be posted on our Services. We may also communicate changes through our Services or by other means. By submitting your Personal Information to us, by registering or using any of the services offered, by using our Website or by voluntarily interacting with us following the posting or communication of a notice of changes to this Policy, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information as described in the Policy.


Any comments, questions, concerns, requests or complaints regarding your Personal Information or our privacy practices (including with respect to service providers located outside your country of residence) should be sent to Mr. Martin D’Anjou, General Manager Éditions OBOX Inc. as follows: By mail to

Éditions OBOX, Customer Service,
1020 Bleury Street, Suite 519, Montreal, Qc, Canada
H2Z 0B9.