Writmount Publishing Inc. - Privacy Policy

Last modified: February 28, 2023


Writmount Publishing Inc. (“Writmount”), respects your privacy and we are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.

This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you access our website, view our content and use our publications, products and services (together, the “Products”) and our reasons and/or practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information. Your privacy is critically important to us.

We will not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under the age of eighteen.

This policy applies to information we collect:

  • On Writmount.com, linkingwmn.ca and any other websites that we may operate from time to time (“Our Websites”).
  • In email and other electronic messages between you and Writmount.

It does not apply to information collected by:

  • Us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Writmount or any third party; or
  • Any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from our Products.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. By using the Products, you are agreeing to our  Terms of Service and to this Privacy Policy. Please read them carefully. If you do not agree to our  and to this Privacy Policy, you may not use the Products. This Privacy Policy applies as long as you use the Products and/or we hold your personal information and/or data.

We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. All modifications to our Privacy Policy are effective immediately when posted. If you do not agree to the modified Privacy Policy, you may not use the Products.

At Writmount we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our Products.

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We collect several types of information from and about users of the Products, including information:

  • By which you may be personally identified, such as name, email address, account information, physical address, or telephone number(s) (together “personal information”); and/or
  • That is about you but individually does not identify you; and/or
  • About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access the Products and usage details.

We collect this information:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us; and/or
  • Through our interactions with you and through your use of the Products; and/or
  • When a customer engages with a Writmount sales representative – we collect contact information and information about the customer; and/or
  • When a customer interacts with a Writmount support person – we collect device and usage data or error reports to diagnose and resolve problems; and/or
  • When a customer pays for Products – we collect payment data to process payment; and/or
  • From third parties; and/or
  • Automatically as you navigate through our website. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies.

Like most website operators, Writmount collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site and the date and time of each visitor request. Writmount’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use our website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate (e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of our website). We may disclose aggregated information about our users and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction. We will not knowingly sell information, such as email addresses, to email list companies.

Writmount also collects potentially personally-identifying information, like IP addresses for logged in users and for users providing comments and/or links. Writmount only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

You have choices when it comes to the technology you use and the data you share. In many or most instances, when we ask you to provide personal data, you can decline. If you choose not to provide data required to provide you with Products, you cannot use fully utilize the Products, or at all. Likewise, where we need to collect personal data by law or to enter into or carry out a contract with you, and you do not provide the data, we will not be able to enter into such contract. Where providing data is optional, and you choose not to share personal data, certain features of the Products may not work for you.

Information You Provide to Us. The information we collect via the Products or otherwise may include:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on Our Websites. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the Products. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with the Products.
  • Those who engage in transactions with Writmount are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and billing information required to process those transactions. In each case, Writmount collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of your interaction with us.
  • Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.
  • Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes.

Usage Details, IP Addresses, Cookies and Other Technologies.  As you navigate through and interact with the Products, we may automatically collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to Our Websites, including traffic data, location data and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on Our Websites.
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type.

The information we collect automatically is statistical data. It helps us to improve the Products and to deliver a better and more personalized service by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
  • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize the Products according to your individual interests.
  • Speed up your searches.
  • Recognize you when you return to Our Websites.
  • Combat fraud, address security or technical issues; analyze how our Products perform and fulfil other legitimate purposes.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small text file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Products. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to Our Websites

  • Web Beacons. Pages of Our Websites may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs. pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

  • To provide the Products, including updating, securing, and troubleshooting, as well as providing support. It also includes sharing data, when it is required to provide the Products or carry out the transactions you request.
  • To communicate with you, including to respond to your inquiries.
  • To verify your identity and to authenticate you when you contact us or we contact you.
  • To improve and develop the Products.
  • To advertise and market the Products.
  • To make recommendations.
  • To operate our business, which includes analysing our performance, meeting our legal obligations, developing our workforce and doing research.
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including to collect amounts owing to us.
  • To notify you about changes to the Products or any products or services we offer or provide though it.
  • To prevent, detect or investigate fraud or criminal activity.
  • To comply with legal, regulatory, governmental and contractual requirements.
  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
  • For any other purpose with your consent.

Our processing of personal data for these purposes includes both automated and manual (human) methods of processing. Our automated methods often are related to and supported by our manual methods.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose personal information that we collect or that you provide as described in this Privacy Policy:

  • To contractors, agents, professional advisors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our business.
  • To Writmount employees.
  • To satisfy legal, audit, insurance, self-regulatory and regulatory requirements applicable to us.
  • To help us collect a debt or enforce an obligation owed to us by you.
  • To a buyer in connection with a sale of Writmount or a sale or assignment of all or part of its assets and to our successors and assigns.
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
  • With your consent.
  • To complete any transaction or provide such of the Products that you have requested or authorized.
  • To our affiliates and subsidiaries.

We may also disclose your personal information:

  • To comply with any court order, law or legal process, whether or not valid, enforceable, or made with proper jurisdiction, including to respond to any governmental or regulatory request, whether or not valid, enforceable, or made with proper jurisdiction.
  • To enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements.
  • If we believe, in our sole, absolute and arbitrary discretion, that disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Writmount, our customers or others.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

It is our policy to post any revisions we make to our Privacy Policy on this page. The date the Privacy Policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for periodically visiting Our Websites and this Privacy Policy to check for any changes.

Third Party Applications

This Privacy Policy applies if you are a visitor to the Writmount website or if you purchase Products. If you use a third party application or service that is integrated with Writmount, then such third party's privacy policy will govern the use, storage and disclosure of your data in connection with such application or service. Writmount may receive orders, subpoenas or other legal demands for personally identifiable data that has been collected on behalf of such third party providers through the use of their applications or services. In such cases, Writmount refers the party requesting the personally identifiable data to the applicable third party provider. That provider will respond in accordance with its own policies and may disclose your personally identifiable data in response to such subpoena or other demand for information. Please remember that Writmount is not responsible for the policies and practices of such third party providers. If you have questions about any such disclosures, you should contact the applicable provider directly. Writmount will have no liability in connection with any act or omission of any such provider with respect to your data or information or otherwise.

Service Providers and Third Parties outside of Canada and the United States

Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have affiliates or service providers. By using our products or services, you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of Canada and the United States, which may be governed by different data protection rules. Writmount, and its service providers and other third parties, including Writmount affiliates, with which we share information under this Privacy Policy, may perform activities outside of Canada and the United States. As a result, your information may be securely used, stored or accessed in other countries and be subject to the laws of those countries. For example, information may be shared in response to valid demands or requests from government authorities, courts and law enforcement officials in those countries.

EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield and PIPEDA

Writmount adheres to the principles of the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks, although Writmount does not rely on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as a legal basis for transfers of personal data in light of the judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU in Case C-311/18. To learn more, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce's Privacy Shield website at dataprivacyframework.gov/s/.

Writmount also adheres to the requirements of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada).


In the event of a conflict between this Writmount Privacy Policy and the terms of any agreement(s) between a customer and Writmount, the terms of such agreement(s) will prevail.

Contact Information

If you have a privacy concern, complaint, or to ask questions or comment about this Privacy Policy and our privacy practices, contact us at: contact@writmount.com