ABOUT COGECO CABLE CANADA
Cogeco Cable Canada (www.cogeco.ca) regroups the Canadian cable operations of Cogeco Cable Inc. Cogeco Cable Canada is the second largest cable operator in Ontario and Quebec in terms of the number of Basic Cable service customers served. Its two-way broadband cable networks provide to its residential and small business customers Analogue and Digital Television, High Speed Internet («HSI») and Telephony services.
Cogeco Cable Canada ("COGECO") is committed to providing transparency to external parties regarding the compliance of its electronic communications with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, and its relevant rules and regulations (“CASL”).
To that end, the COGECO Anti-Spam Commitment is a formal statement of rights and obligations made available to external parties to inform them of:
This document also includes a series of answers to questions about spam and COGECO’s practices.
APPLICATION AND SCOPE
This Anti-Spam Commitment applies to Cogeco Cable Canada.
This Anti-Spam Commitment generally applies to any commercial electronic messages ("CEM") sent by COGECO to external parties and is completed by a range of business procedures, processes and policies to ensure that such messages comply with CASL. COGECO, in its electronic communications with external parties, has to comply with the rules established by CASL and enforced by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (“CRTC”), the Competition Bureau and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. CASL regulates all CEMs, which are messages that include, among their purposes, the encouragement of participation in a commercial activity.
WHAT IS COGECO DOING TO COMPLY WITH CASL?
In addition to this Commitment, COGECO has undertaken the following initiatives to ensure that we are compliant with CASL.
1. COGECO allows you to manage your communication preferences
Our customers can determine and manage their communication preferences by going on My Account.
Your communication preferences can be updated at any time by visiting My Account, which can be accessed via our website, and you will be notified via email when changes have been made. You can have your email address removed from our commercial communications lists at any time, although in the event that we have more than one email address on file for your account, you may be required to specify which email addresses you wish to unsubscribe.
2. COGECO has modified its email footers
COGECO has modified its email footers to manage CASL’s content requirements. Under CASL, all CEMs sent must include certain prescribed content. For example, COGECO must:
Consequently, email footers have been updated on electronic communications sent from COGECO, in accordance with CASL requirements.
3. COGECO has incorporated unsubscribe mechanisms
COGECO has incorporated unsubscribe mechanisms into all relevant electronic communications, in order to manage CASL’s requirements. Under CASL, each CEM must provide a working unsubscribe mechanism, where the unsubscribe request must be processed within a maximum of 10 business days. As a consequence, COGECO has set up a uniform process in order to ensure that all unsubscribe requests are handled in an adequate and compliant way. You may, at any time, unsubscribe from receiving CEMs from COGECO by following the process laid out in the CEMs, by using My Account, or by contacting the Customer Services.
WHY ARE YOU RECEIVING A CEM FROM COGECO?
The types of CEMs COGECO may send you from time to time could include the following:
If you have received a CEM from COGECO and you believe that you should not have received it, you may wish to assess whether you have already provided consent to receive CEMs, or whether that message received from COGECO is covered by CASL.
CAN COGECO SEND YOU AN ELECTRONIC MESSAGE NOTWITHSTANDING CASL?
If you are receiving an electronic communication from COGECO, it may be a message that is exempt under CASL and would therefore not constitute a CEM. This would be the case if the message is one the following:
In certain situations, your consent is not required for certain types of messages sent by COGECO, although you may still unsubscribe from future transmission of similar messages. The type of message for which COGECO does not need your consent is an electronic message that:
If you still believe that you should not have received this CEM, please contact us immediately (see contact information below) and we will promptly address the situation (within 10 business days).
However, please note that you may continue to receive electronic messages that are not promotional in nature (and which are exempt from CASL) or which are required by law to be delivered.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND INFORMATION PUBLISHED ONLINE
You may be contacted by a COGECO employee via social media if:
In all cases, CEM sent must be in connection with your business role and function.
WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU NO LONGER WISH TO RECEIVE CEMS FROM COGECO?
At COGECO, we take compliance very seriously. You may unsubscribe at any time from receiving CEMs by following the process laid out in a CEM you may have received from COGECO, or by calling the Customer Services, and we will remove you from our lists within ten (10) business days.
AMENDMENT OF THIS ANTI-SPAM COMMITMENT
From time to time, COGECO will review and update this Anti-Spam Commitment as required to keep current with applicable rules and regulations, new technologies, standards, our business practices and external parties’ concerns. An up-to-date version of the Anti-Spam Commitment will be available at all times on this page. If the changes are significant, we will provide a prominent notice (including, as the case may be, email notification of the changes).
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT THIS ANTI-SPAM COMMITMENT?
COGECO has designated its Chief Privacy Officer as the person accountable for compliance with this Anti-Spam Commitment:
Please note that both the English and French versions of our Anti-Spam Commitment have equal legal value.