LAST UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 22, 2023
If you are a resident of Quebec and we collect personal information about you in Quebec, that information will be communicated outside of Quebec to other locations in Canada, the United States and other places where we or our service providers process your information.
We limit the collection of personal information to what is reasonably required to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected. The information we collect falls into three categories: (1) information we collect directly from you; (2) information we collect when you use our Services; and (3) information we collect from other sources.
We may collect personal information from you in our stores, by mail, by email, over the telephone, through our websites or mobile applications.
Examples of using our Services include visiting or making purchases at our stores or websites, registering for an Indigo account, or completing a customer profile, creating a gift registry, joining Indigo rewards programs, responding to an event invite, signing up to receive emails, text messages or postal mailings, providing product reviews, responding to surveys, downloading an Indigo mobile application, contacting Indigo customer service, and participating in our contests and other promotions.
The information you give us may include:
Basic identifying information including your full name (first and last), alias, postal address, e-mail address, phone number, date of birth, account name, signature, username, social media handle, or other similar identifiers.
Device information and other unique identifiers including device identifier, internet protocol (IP) address, cookies, beacons, pixel tags, mobile ad identifier, or similar unique identifiers.
Internet or other network activity including browsing or search history and information regarding your interactions with our websites, mobile applications, emails, or advertisements.
Geolocation data including information that permits us to determine your location, such as if you manually provide location information or enable your mobile device to send us precise location information.
Payment information including credit or debit card numbers.
Commercial information including products or services you have purchased, returned, exchanged, or considered; preferences; and rewards activity related to plum rewards membership.
Lifestyle and personal interest information including information you choose to provide regarding personal preferences, profession, hobbies, personal interests, life events in connection with a service or event, in-store or digital experience, gift registry, or product recommendation.
Demographic data including age, gender, marital status, parental status, and household information.
User content including your communications with us and any other content you provide (such as social media profiles, photographs, images, videos, survey responses, comments, product reviews, testimonials, and other content).
Audio and visual information including photographs, images, videos, and recordings of your voice (such as when we record customer service calls for quality assurance).
Inferences inferences drawn from or created based on any of the information identified above.
When you use our Services, we may collect information about the Services you use and how you use them. We do this to ensure that we are offering you the best products and services in a secure environment, and as part of our efforts to constantly improve your experience. In this process, we may collect and use your personal information relating to your purchasing trends at Indigo, point-of-sale and in-store camera information, technical details about your browser and mobile device use and location (e.g., whether you are using a tablet or smartphone to visit our websites), and your viewing and usage trends in order to analyze and offer you customized advertising, products and services.
When you visit our websites, use our mobile applications, open or click on emails we send you, or interact with our advertisements, we or third parties we work with automatically collect certain information using online tracking technologies such as pixels, web beacons, analytics software, and third-party cookies. For more information, please see Cookies and Similar Online Tracking Technologies” section below.
We may combine this information with other information collected in-store or online such as your online and in-store transaction history, and aggregate demographic information, such as the predominant age groups and the average size of households in your area, which can help us gain insights about your interests and preferences. We do this to support our research using website and mobile analytics and to provide you with more tailored advertising and marketing communications. This includes serving interest-based advertising to you, subject to your right to withdraw consent. For example:
We use your online and/or in-store purchase history to provide you with interest-based advertisements on products and services that you have viewed, purchased or similar to those you have purchased previously..
We collect, combine and categorize your personal information on an aggregated basis to identify online and offline purchasing patterns to help us analyze our business to better serve customers.
We collect information relating to your interests, preferences, and sentiments through your interactions with our websites, mobile applications and social media accounts as well as through aggregate demographic information about households in your area, as determined by your postal code, to gain insights and provide you with more personalized advertising and marketing.
The technologies we use include:
Cookies, which are small text files that are saved on your computer when you visit a website so that information can be saved between visits, such as your login credentials or language preferences. For example, cookies allow you to log in quickly when you visit our sites.
Web beacons, and pixels, which are small image files that have information about you, such as your IP address, that can be downloaded when you visit a website or open an email. This allows us to understand your online behaviour, monitor our email delivery, and provide you with interest-based advertising. These tools also allow our third-party tracking tools to gather information, such as your IP address. Aggregated information refers to personal information compiled and expressed in a summary form where no personal identifiers are included.
You may delete or disable certain of these technologies at any time via your browser. However, if you do so, you may not be able to use some of the features on our websites or mobile applications. To learn more about the choices available to you, please visit the section MANAGING YOUR PREFERENCES below.
We also collect information that is publicly available, to the extent permitted by applicable law. For example, we may collect information you submit to a blog, a chat room, or a social network like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest and X (formerly known as Twitter).
We may use the information we collect about you in a variety of ways, including:
We may share your information in the following circumstances:
You can opt out of receiving promotional emails, text messages, telephone calls, and mailings by informing us of your preference at the time you sign up for an Indigo account, when contacting our customer service team by phone, requesting a change when you visit one of our stores, modifying your promotional preferences online in your account’s profile management section, adjusting your text and notification preferences in your mobile device's settings or by following the opt-out instructions in the promotional emails we send you.
Alternatively, you may let us know that you do not wish to receive some or all of these promotional communications by emailing or writing to us at the addresses provided in the "Contact Us" section below.
Please note that if you opt out of receiving promotional messages from us, we may still send you non-promotional communications, including emails about your accounts or purchases.
You have the right, under certain circumstances, to access and correct information we hold about you. Any such access request must be in writing and provided to us at the email or postal address provided in the "Contact Us" section below. Any such access request may be subject to a small statutory fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you, where permitted by applicable law.
If you want to cancel or delete your account, you may do so in writing at the email or postal address provided in the "Contact Us" section below. We will make every effort to promptly respond to your request. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you Services, such as product returns or warranties. If you ask us to delete your account, we generally retain and use your account information only as long as necessary to fulfill a business or law enforcement need.
Indigo makes reasonable efforts to ensure that any personal information you provide is maintained in a secure environment. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, Indigo cannot warrant the security of any personal information you transmit to us or from our on-line services, and you do so at your own risk.
Indigo has implemented and maintains reasonable and appropriate security measures, procedures and practices to protect against the loss and unauthorized access, use, modification, destruction or disclosure of your personal information while it is in our custody or under our control. For example, we use SSL encryption, firewalls, anti-virus and system security monitoring.
We also limit access to your personal information to those employees, contractors and agents who have a business need to know.
We keep your personal information for as long as we need it for the purposes for which it was collected or as long as the law requires. To decide how long, we consider the sensitivity of the data, whether we can achieve our business purposes without it, whether we need the information to protect our business or enforce our rights, whether we have a legal obligation to retain it, and the technological means we have available to delete it.
We do not intend for our websites or online services to be used by anyone under the age of fourteen (14). If you are under the age of fourteen (14), please do not use our Services, and if you are over the age of fourteen (14) but under the age of majority in the province in which you reside, you may only use our Services with the involvement and permission of a parent or legal guardian. If you are a parent or guardian and believe we may have collected information about a child, please contact us as described in the "Contact Us" section below.
Websites that are owned by Indigo may contain links to other third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. Indigo neither owns nor controls these third-party websites and assumes no responsibility for the information practices of those websites. You should inform yourself with the privacy policies (if any) of those third-party websites.
We welcome your questions, comments and concerns about privacy and how we handle your personal information. You may use this form to ask Indigo a privacy question or to access, correct personal information found in your Indigo profile, mobile application, or another Indigo-owned digital property.
You can contact our Privacy Officer in writing at Indigo Books & Music Inc., 620 King Street West, Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 1M6 or by email at email@example.com.