Privacy and Terms of Use

Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy is important to KMI Publishing & Events (KMI). We strive to keep your personal information confidential. By ensuring that you are aware of and understand the KMI Customer Privacy Policy, we can provide you with better service. Please take a moment to read the following policy to learn how we handle your personal information.

Why we collect personal information

KMI collects and uses your personal information to give you superior customer service, to provide you with convenient access to our products and services, and to make a wider range available to you. In addition, we use your personal information to keep you up to date on the latest conferences / events and magazine announcements.

How we collect personal information

We collect information about you in several ways. For example, we might ask for your contact information when you correspond with us, register to attend a conference or event. In addition, when you register for a new KMI conference, event or monthly update, we collect and store the information you provide in a secure database.

When we disclose personal information

Because KMI is part of a global company (Key Media), your personal information may be shared with other Key Media business units in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. They will protect your personal information in accordance with the Key Media Customer Privacy Policy. Key Media/KMI may occasionally share your personal contact information with carefully selected partnering companies, to keep you informed about related announcements.

How we protect your personal information

KMI safeguards the security of the data you send us with physical, electronic, and managerial procedures. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure browser.

KMI does not knowingly solicit personal information from children or send them requests for personal information.

KMI's website contains links to other sites. KMI does not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.

If we are going to use your personal information differently from that stated at the time of collection, we will try to contact you via email using the most recent information we have. If you have not given us permission to communicate with you, you will not be contacted, nor will we use your personal information in a new manner.

The KMI Customer Privacy Policy is subject to change at any time. We encourage you to review the privacy policy regularly for any changes.

Terms and Conditions


The applicable insertion order (to the extent it does not conflict with the term hereof), the then current rate card of the publication(s) to which the insertion order relates (“Publication”) and Publication’s then current advertising specifications are incorporated by reference into these terms and conditions and are collectively referred to as the “Agreement”. The person(s), firm or corporation contracting with KMI Publishing and Events (“Publisher”) for the insertion of advertising in Publication, whether as principal (“Advertiser”) or as agent (“Agency”), shall be deemed authorized for all purposes relating to the Agreement.

Rates and Commissions

We collect information about you in several ways. For example, we might ask for your contact information when you correspond with us, register to attend a conference or event. In addition, when you register for a new KMI conference, event or monthly update, we collect and store the information you provide in a secure database.

(b) Advertising rates are subject to the addition of applicable taxes, including Goods and Services Tax (GST), Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) and a Quebec Sales Tax (QST) where applicable.

(c) Any negotiated discounts are only applicable to and available during the period in which they are earned. Rebates resulting from any and all earned advertiser discount adjustments must be used within 6 months after the end of the period in which they are earned, and will expire if unused during such period.

Billing and Payments

(a) Advertiser and Agency shall be jointly and severally liable for payment of all invoices for advertising published in Publication.

(b) Amounts invoiced are payable upon receipt of invoice. Interest shall be charged at a rate of 1% per month (18% per annum) on amounts outstanding for more than 30 days from the date of invoice.

(c) Invoiced amounts are payable at Publication’s office in Canadian funds, or equivalent funds at the rate of exchange prevailing at the time of payment.

(d) Publisher reserves the right to change the payment terms to cash with insertion order at any time.


(a) Cancellation of the Agreement by Advertiser or Agency is subject to Publisher’s approval, in its sole discretion. Agreements for covers, special positions and inserts may not be cancelled by Advertiser or Agency. No cancellations shall be accepted by Publisher after the closing date for advertising space. Short rate charges shall apply to all cancellations by Advertiser or Agency.

(b) Publisher may, at its option terminate this Agreement for the breach of any term hereof. Upon termination for breach, all charges incurred, together with short rate charges, shall be immediately due and payable.

Advertising Materials

(a) All advertising copy is subject to Publisher’s approval and Publisher may without notice and without liability reject, discontinue or omit any advertising for any reason at any time.

b) The word “Advertisement” shall be placed above copy which Publisher determines resembles Publication’s editorial material or that is not immediately identifiable as an advertisement.

(c) Publisher shall not be responsible for colour or colour trapping or advertising copy that does not conform to digital Magazines Advertising Canadian Specifications (“dMACS”). Advertising material must be accompanied by a dMACS standard proof. For further information regarding magazine industry standards, please refer to Magazines Canada or dMACS

(d) Publisher may insert the advertising anywhere in Publication in its discretion, and any condition on orders or copy instructions involving the placement of advertising shall be treated as a positioning request only and cannot be guaranteed. Publisher’s inability or failure to comply with any such positioning request shall not relieve Advertiser or Agency of the obligation to pay for the advertising.

(e) Publisher shall not be obligated to return any advertising material.

(f) Any advertising published in Publication may, in Publisher’s discretion, be published and archived by Publisher or any anyone authorized by Publisher, as many times as Publisher and those authorized by Publisher wish, in and on any product, media and archive (including anything in print, electronic or other form).

Warranties, Indemnities, Limitations

(a) Advertiser and Agency shall be jointly and severally liable for all content (including text, representation and illustrations) of any advertising printed. Advertiser and Agency shall jointly and severally indemnify Publisher, its affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors and agents against any and all liability and costs including any legal fees arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or resulting from the publication of the advertising materials, including without limitation, defamation, illegal competition or trade practice, infringement of trademark, trade name, or copyrights, and violation of rights of privacy, property or contract..

(b) Publisher shall not be responsible for errors or omissions in any advertising materials provided by Advertiser or Agency (including errors in key numbers) or for changes made to such advertising after the applicable closing date.

(c) Advertiser and Agency agree that Publication shall be under no liability for the failure, for any reason, to publish any advertising or circulate any issue of Publication.


(a) If Agency has entered this Agreement on behalf of Advertiser, Agency confirms that Advertiser has been provided with a copy of the terms hereof.

(b) This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to its subject matter and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings relating to the subject matter. No changes to this Agreement shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by the party sought to be bound.

(c) For clarity, Publisher shall not be bound by any conditions, printed or otherwise, appearing on Advertiser or Agency contracts, orders or instructions which conflict with, vary or add to these terms and conditions.

(d) Neither Advertiser nor Agency may assign any rights or obligations under this Agreement.

(e) Advertiser and Agency agree not to make promotional or merchandising reference to Publication in any way without the prior written permission of Publisher in each instance.

(f) No provision of this Agreement shall be deemed waived by a course of conduct unless such waiver is in writing signed by all parties and stating specifically that it is intended to modify this Agreement.

(g) This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein. Any proceeding relating to the subject matter of this Agreement shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario.