Privacy Policy

1) Personal information we might collect from you and why:

  • Usage information such as product or service preferences, purchase history, time spent and other customer engagement information to better understand your preferences and help us develop better products and services.
  • Social media identifiers including both personal and non-personally identifying information you may provide by using social media sharing and log-in features. You can control what information you share through some social networking sites’ privacy settings.

Uses you can explicitly consent to:

  • You may opt-in to receive additional services with sponsors and advertisers on TechPORTFOLIO.

Value you may receive:

  • TechPORTFOLIO relies on customer information and insight to improve our products and services and to make our websites and applications easier to navigate.
  • It also helps us customize your experience by delivering content, messages and advertising that are relevant to you.

What you can do if you wish to withdraw your consent or change your personal information:

  • You can limit the collection of your information by disabling cookies. However, because the TechPORTFOLIO website relies on cookies to enable core functionality, disabling cookies is not recommended. If you choose to do so, some of techPORTFOLIO’s services may not work properly and your AdChoices opt-out may not be registered.
  • Information you provided to TechPORTFOLIO through social network integration features, such as Facebook Connect, Twitter, or LinkedIn are governed by the terms of that particular service, and may not automatically be updated by the underlying service in TechPORTFOLIO’s records.

Contacting TechPORTFOLIO regarding your privacy:

We encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you have about your privacy or this privacy policy. If you have concerns, you may contact TechPORTFOLIO in writing at

What is not covered by this policy:

  • Information that is not personally identifiable such as type of browser or operating system you are using, your network, our web pages you have visited, other web pages you have visited before and after visiting ours, type of device, general location information and other similar types of anonymous or de-identified information may be collected and used by us and third parties including advertisers.
  • Aggregate data that cannot be associated with a specific person, such as demographic statistics about TechPORTFOLIO’s customers, or number of visitors and average time spent on a website.
  • Personal Information for Editorial Purposes — As you may expect, information collected for editorial purposes, whether or not it is considered “personal”, is exempt from the requirements of Canadian law and is not covered by this policy. Business contact information including the name, title, business address and telephone number of an employee of an organization, publicly available information such as an individual’s name and address when listed in or made available through a directory, or any other information or circumstance that falls outside the scope of or is exempted by applicable privacy legislation.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

Like most websites, TechPORTFOLIO relies on cookies and other commonly used technologies such as JavaScript, Adobe Flash, web beacons and pixels to provide website functionality and to deliver the best experience for our users. We use these technologies to collect information about the usage of our site and to offer users advertising that is relevant to them based on how they use the site. By using TechPORTFOLIO website, you give us and trusted third parties on our website consent to collect Usage Information using cookies and similar technologies and to use it for the purposes specified below.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing a unique identifier that are placed in your browser in order to store information about your web browsing and usage of TechPORTFOLIO. Cookies are used by TechPORTFOLIO to collect and store usage information such as:

  • Anonymized user IDs for logged in Registered Users and Subscribers
  • Device IP Address (which does not reveal your identity)
  • Usage Data such as the number of page views, frequency of visits, time spent on a particular page and other similar statistics pertaining to your use of our website and services.

Registration Information

If you choose to become a registered user, we will ask you to provide us with basic account information such as your name, email address, country, and postal code. We may also ask you supplementary information, such as your birth month and year, income range, the industry you work in, and your current position. If you choose to provide it, we use supplementary information for internal purposes such as making improvements to our website and analytics. We use account information and supplementary information to offer you personalized content, promotions of TechPORTFOLIO’s services, and to deliver to you relevant advertising. Please note that you can always withdraw your consent to the continued use of your supplementary information.

(c) Subscription Information

If you choose to subscribe to a product or service of TechPORTFOLIO, we will ask you to provide information to complete the sale including name, email, address, telephone number and billing information. We will use your subscription information for internal purposes such as making improvements to our website and analytics, and to communicate with you about your subscription and to offer products and services that may be of interest to you.

(d) Mobile Browsing

When you access TechPORTFOLIO on your mobile device, such as a smartphone or a tablet computer, using a web browser or TechPORTFOLIO app, we collect similar usage information as we do on other devices. Some mobile devices can transmit location data but TechPORTFOLIO is not able to access that information without your express consent. If you choose to share location data with TechPORTFOLIO, you will be able to turn off such data collection at any time by accessing the privacy settings of your mobile device.

(e) Contests, Promotions, Surveys and Marketing Communications

If you choose to enter a contest or promotion sponsored or co-sponsored by TechPORTFOLIO, to fill out a survey, or to sign up for a newsletter or similar marketing communication we will ask you to provide us with contact and identifying information necessary for us to fulfill your request. This information may include email, name, age, and any other information as the case may require. TechPORTFOLIO will disclose to you if our co-sponsors will have access to the information you provide to us. However, if information is collected by a third party only, the collection, use and disclosure will be subject to notice and privacy policy of that third party.

(f) Social Media

TechPORTFOLIO website integrates a number of third party social media platforms to make your experience on our website more convenient. For example, you can seamlessly log in to our website by using your existing social media profile such as Facebook or LinkedIn. If you do so, the social media platform will provide TechPORTFOLIO with your Social Media Identifier and any additional information that you have consented to being shared with the outside parties. For example, with your consent, the social media platform can provide us with your personal information to auto-fill a registration form. Information that is provided to TechPORTFOLIO by the social media platform is subject to the privacy policy of that particular service.

2) How Information may be Used

TechPORTFOLIO uses the information we collect for the following purposes:

User Authentication:

To help us make your experience on our website more convenient. For example, we rely on cookie data to detect when a registered user or a subscriber who has previously signed in visits the site again. It is also used to recall user preferences and information on subsequent visits (e.g., watchlists and newsletters).

Personalized Content and Services:

To help you discover our best stories, to provide you with a more interactive service. For example, we may suggest content and products that are more relevant to your interests and/or occupation. We will also suggest content based on your usage data. For example, if you read stories about cars and hockey, we may recommend stories on related topics.

Relevant Advertising:

To help us make advertisements more relevant to groups of similar users on our websites. TechPORTFOLIO delivers two kinds of relevant advertising. One is based only on your activity on our site and any information you chose to disclose to us with consent to be used for advertising purposes (“first-party relevant advertising”). The other is based on your activity across different sites on the Internet and is commonly referred as online behavioural advertising (“OBA”).

Internal Analytics:

To understand how users interact with our website, to improve the operation and performance of TechPORTFOLIO’s products and services, to develop new products and services, to detect fraud, and to improve security.

Communicate Offers and Promotions:

To communicate with you about TechPORTFOLIO’s offers and promotions. You can withdraw your consent to specific types of email communications by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link provided at the bottom of the email message. Note that you will continue to receive communications that directly pertain to your services.

Enforce Terms and Conditions:

To contact you regarding issues with your use of TechPORTFOLIO’s services such as posting on the public commenting board that are subject to our Terms of Service. We reserve the right to contact you if we have reason to believe that you have violated our Terms of Service.

Other administrative reasons:

If you provide a complaint to TechPORTFOLIO or send an request to customer service, we will keep the relevant information for the purpose of investigating your complaint or request and responding to you. If you are a freelancer we may collect your social insurance number for tax reporting purposes and other information required to enter into a contract with and pay you. We generally use your personal information for the purposes of managing, administering, collecting or enforcing your accounts, maintaining business records for a reasonable time and generally managing and administering our business and meeting all relevant Canadian and international regulatory, legal, insurance, audit, security and processing requirements.

3) Security and Disclosure

TechPORTFOLIO takes steps to hold your information securely:

TechPORTFOLIO has put in place reasonable physical, electronic, contractual and managerial measures to protect the information we collect from loss, theft, and unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification.

Information stored abroad:

In some cases TechPORTFOLIO will disclose personal information to service providers to perform activities outside of Canada on our behalf. Your personal information may also be transferred outside of Canada for storage and processing. As a result, secure storage, use and access to your personal information may be subject to the laws of those countries.

Other disclosures:

TechPORTFOLIO may disclose your personal information to our affiliates for administrative purposes. TechPORTFOLIO may disclose your personal information to third parties if you have violated our terms of service or conditions of purchase, or if we need to comply with applicable laws and lawful governmental requests, other legal and regulatory authorities or for other legal reasons. TechPORTFOLIO may disclose your personal information on a confidential basis to parties connected with any contemplated or actual financing, insuring, sale, assignment or other disposal of all or part of our business or assets.

How to disable cookies?

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but offer a number of ways to control cookie preferences. Typically, users can:

  1. Disable all cookies (not recommended)
  2. Require approval each time a website attempts to place a cookie
  3. Remove cookies manually or have them deleted automatically after a certain period

For step-by-step instructions on how to modify cookie preferences, please consult your browser’s support documentation. You can find instructions for commonly used browsers here:

The user should understand that while TechPORTFOLIO does not require a user to use cookies, for technical reasons, certain services will not function if a user sets his/her browser to not accept cookies.