Privacy Policy

Pixhug™ is committed to maintaining the security, confidentiality and privacy of your personal information. This Policy documents our ongoing privacy commitment.

Policy Scope

This Policy applies to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. This Policy does not impose any limits on the collection, use or disclosure of business contact information or certain publicly-available information. It does not apply to information relating to corporate or commercial entities.

We may change this Policy from time to time, and these changes will be incorporated without notice into a revised Policy that will be posted at in order to ensure that you will always have the most current information with respect to our privacy practices.

Privacy Officer

We have designated a Privacy Officer who is responsible for our compliance with this Policy. The Privacy Officer’s contact information is set out below.

Information That We Collect Directly from You

We may collect some or all of the following information directly from you:

  • your name, age, gender, marital and family status, and citizenship;
  • your home address, home telephone number, mobile phone number, personal e-mail address;
  • your full legal name, jurisdiction of incorporation or registration, registered and records office, business registration, registered charity number, tax ID or equivalent number, logo, trademarks or other intellectual property

Information collected through our website and apps

We or our service providers that help us maintain and operate our web site and mobile applications may also automatically collect the following information relating to your access to and use of our website and mobile applications through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies: your domain name; your browser type and operating system; your type of computer or mobile device; pages you view; links you click; your IP address; the length of time you visit or use our site or mobile apps; and the referring URL, or the webpage that led you to our site.

We may use various technological methods to track the patterns of users accessing and using our website and mobile apps, including the following methods:

  • Cookies: Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer or mobile device. We use cookies to enhance your experience on our site and apps. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer or device used. Users may have the opportunity to set their computers or devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. If you set your browser not to accept cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of the full features of our site or apps.
  • Web Beacons: Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of websites. We may use these technical methods to analyze the traffic patterns on our site, such as the frequency with which our users visit various parts of our site. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to another party authorized by us to collect information on our behalf. We may also use these technical methods in HTML e-mails that we send to determine whether you have opened those e-mails or clicked on links in the e-mails. The information from use of these technical methods may be collected in a form that is not personally identifying.
  • Third-Party Analytics: We may use automated devices and applications, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate usage of our site and our apps. We also may use other analytic means to evaluate our services. We use these tools to help us improve our services, performance and user experiences. These entities may use cookies and other tracking technologies to perform their services. You may opt-out of Google Analytics by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-Out Add-on for your web browser.
  • Click Stream Data: When you use, read, browse or download information from our website and apps, we or our service providers may also collect information such as the date, time and duration of a visit, information about your location, the pages accessed, the IP address of your computer, and any information downloaded.
  • Third-Party Ad Networks: We may use third parties such as network advertisers to serve advertisements on our site and app and on third-party websites or other media (e.g., social networking platforms). This lets us and these third parties to target advertisements to you for products and services in which you might be interested. Third-party ad network providers, advertisers, sponsors and/or traffic measurement services may use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (including clear GIFs), Flash LSOs and other tracking technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content to you. These third-party cookies and other technologies are governed by each third party’s specific privacy policy, not this one. We may provide these third-party advertisers with information, including Personal Information, about you.

    Users may opt out of many third-party ad networks. For example, you may go to the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada (“DAA Canada”) Consumer Choice Page for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and their choices regarding having information used by DAA Canada companies. You may also go to the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) Consumer Opt-Out Page for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and their choices regarding having information used by NAI members.

    Opting out from one or more companies listed on the DAA Canada Consumer Choice Page or the NAI Consumer Opt-Out Page will opt you out from those companies’ delivery of interest-based content or ads to you, but it does not mean you will no longer receive any advertising through our site or apps or on other websites. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing (i.e., contextually based ads). Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you opt out on the DAA Canada or NAI websites, your opt out may not be effective. Additional information is available on the DAA Canada’s website at or the NAI’s website at
  • Third-Party Content (e.g., social media links): Some of the content on our website and apps may include applications made available by third parties, which could include social media buttons or links that allow you to share content or links to our website and apps through the relevant third-party platforms. These third-party applications themselves may facilitate the collection of information by those third parties, through your interaction with the applications and sometimes even if you do not interact directly with them. We are not responsible for the technical operation of these applications or the collection and use practices of the relevant third parties. Please visit the relevant third-party websites to understand their privacy practices and options they may make available to you in relation to their collection of your personal information.


When collecting personal information, we will state the purpose of collection and will provide, on request, contact information for our Privacy Officer who can answer questions about the collection.

We collect, use and disclose personal information for the following purposes:

  • to provide, operate, maintain and improve our website and our mobile applications and the services and information we provide through our website and mobile applications;
  • to better understand how users access and use our site and apps, both on an aggregated and individualized basis, in order to improve our sites, apps and services and to respond to user preferences;
  • to authenticate your identity;
  • to provide personal information to third-party suppliers of products and services (as discussed in more detail below);
  • to manage or transfer our assets or liabilities, for example, in the case of an acquisition or merger, the provision of security for a credit facility or the change of a supplier of products or services;
  • to maintain accurate customer records;
  • to protect us, yourself and others from fraud and error and to safeguard our business interests;
  • to monitor your compliance with any of your agreements with us, including our Terms of Use;
  • to collect debts owed to us;
  • to comply with legal and regulatory requirements; and
  • to distribute to third parties including financial institutions, payment processors, landlords, lawyers, financial institutions and government licensing bodies for any of the above purposes.
  • to maintain accurate client records;
  • to manage or transfer our assets or liabilities, for example, in the case of an acquisition or merger of our business (in which case your information may be disclosed to potential purchasers), the provision of security for a credit facility or the change of a supplier of products or services; and
  • to distribute to third parties including financial institutions, payment processors, lawyers, financial institutions and government licensing bodies for any of the above purposes.

The above collections, uses and disclosures, which are not exhaustive, are a necessary part of your relationship with us. By providing such personal information to us, you consent to us using and disclosing that information for these purposes.

We may also collect, use and disclose your personal information to offer additional or alternate products and services to you and may add your personal information to customer lists for this purpose. You may instruct us to refrain from using or sharing your personal information for this purpose at any time by providing written notification to our Privacy Officer. We will not refuse you access to any product or service merely because you have instructed us to stop using your personal information in this ways.

When personal information that has been collected is to be used for a purpose not previously identified, we will identify the new purpose and obtain your consent before using the information for that purpose, unless the use is authorized or required by law.

We may use aggregated, non-identifiable information about our clients for promotional, advertising, research and other commercial purposes, and we may use, license and sell such aggregated data as we see fit. We will not sell your personal information to third parties.

We will obtain your consent to collect, use or disclose personal information except where we are authorized or required by law to do so without consent.

Your consent can be express, implied or given through an authorized representative. Consent may be provided orally, in writing, electronically, through inaction (such as when you fail to notify us that you do not wish your personal information collected/used/disclosed for various purposes after you have received notice of those purposes) or otherwise.

You may withdraw consent at any time, subject to legal, contractual and other restrictions, provided that you give us reasonable notice of withdrawal of consent. If you notify us that you withdraw consent, we will inform you of the likely consequences of that withdrawal of consent, which may include our inability to provide certain services for which that information is necessary.

Limits on Collection of Personal Information

We will not collect personal information indiscriminately but will limit collection of personal information to that which is reasonable and necessary. We will also collect personal information as authorized by law.

Limits for Using, Disclosing and Retaining Personal Information

We will only use or disclose your personal information for the purposes set out above and as authorized by law.

We will keep personal information used to make a decision affecting you for at least one year after using it to make the decision.

We will destroy, erase or make anonymous documents or other records containing personal information as soon as it is reasonable to assume that the original purpose is no longer being served by retaining the information and retention is no longer necessary for a legal or business purpose.

We will take due care when destroying personal information so as to prevent unauthorized access to the information.

Service Providers

We may retain agents, subcontractors or service providers from time to time in relation to our business. If we require a service provider to deal with your personal information, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that the service provider adheres to privacy procedures and will keep your personal information confidential. We will not provide more information than is necessary to the service provider and will ensure that the information is returned or destroyed once the purpose for which it was given is filled.


We are based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, but our service providers may be located in various other jurisdictions. You acknowledge that your personal information may be processed and stored in foreign jurisdictions and that the governments, courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies in those jurisdictions may be able to obtain disclosure of that personal information through the laws of the foreign jurisdiction.


If you believe that a record of your personal information is inaccurate or incomplete, you may request in writing that we correct the record. We will reply promptly to your request. If we refuse to make the requested change, we will give you written reasons for that decision and will explain your further options. If appropriate, we will send the amended information to third parties to whom the information has been disclosed.

Safeguarding Personal Information

We use reasonable security arrangements to protect the personal information in our custody or control by making against unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal or similar risks. We will take reasonable steps, through contractual or other reasonable means, to ensure that a comparable level of personal information protection is implemented by our suppliers and agents.

Confidentiality and security are not assured when information is transmitted through e-mail or other wireless communication. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage suffered as a result of a breach of security and/or confidentiality when you transmit information to us by e-mail or other wireless communication or when we transmit such information by such means at your request.

Providing Access

You have a right to access your personal information held by us. If you request access, once we authenticate your identity we will provide you with your personal information under our control (unless prohibited by applicable law). We will also give you information about how that information is being used and a description of the individuals and organizations to whom that information has been disclosed. We may charge you a reasonable fee for doing so.

In some situations, we may not be able to provide access to certain personal information. Where an access request is refused, we will notify you in writing, document the reasons for refusal and outline further steps that are available to you.

Contacting Us

We will provide information regarding our privacy and complaint procedures on request. Any inquiries, complaints or questions regarding this Policy should be directed in writing to our Privacy Officer at:

Pixhug Media Inc.
Suite 330 – 1281 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada  V6E 3J7

Last updated: December 5, 2017