Terms and Privacy


These terms and conditions (the “Terms”) set out the terms that apply to your use of the torontoreviewofbooks.com website (the “Website”) provided by the TORONTO REVIEW OF BOOKS (“TRB”). Your continued use of our website indicates to TRB that you agree with these Terms and the Privacy Policy. We may change these Terms from time to time, and you will be bound by any changes made, so please check back regularly.

Use by minors

If you are under 18 years of age, you must obtain permission from your parent(s) or guardian(s) before using the Website.

Content created by TRB

TRB owns or licences from third parties all of the trade-marks, copyright and other intellectual property that exists in the Website. You must not copy or reproduce in any form any of the graphics, logos or other material on the Website unless you have our specific permission.

Content posted by You

Any content that you post to the Website (for instance, writing, photos) is your responsibility, and you must make sure that you have the necessary rights to post that content by obtaining permission of copyright owners if necessary. By posting any content, you also give TRB a non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free worldwide right to use and reproduce that content.

Keeping the Website safe

We need your help to keep the Website safe. Therefore, you must adhere to the following:

  • You must not collect user’s content using automated means
  • You must not upload viruses or other malicious code
  • You must not bully, intimidate or harass anyone
  • You must not post any content that infringes or violates someone else’s rights, or otherwise violates the law, or that is hateful, threatening, pornographic or violent

TRB’s disclaimer

We endeavour to keep the Website accurate, error-free, and free of any offensive material. However, you use the Website at your own risk and TRB will not be liable for any costs or losses you incur through your use of the Website. Whilst we may include on the Website links to third party websites or resources, TRB is not responsible for such third parties and you use those websites or resources at your own risk.

TRB’s rights

TRB may remove any content posted by you, or prevent access by you to the Website if you do not comply with these Terms. Any failure by TRB to enforce our rights under these Terms if you do not comply is not a waiver and we remain entitled to enforce our rights in relation to that or any other non-compliance by you.

Entities and governing law

These Terms form an agreement between You and TRB, subject to the laws of Ontario, Canada.


The Toronto Review of Books (“TRB”) is committed to protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of any personal information, which You provide to us. This Privacy Policy describes TRB’s policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information with respect to the torontoreviewofbooks.com website (the “Website”). By accessing the Website and providing your information you indicate your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

1. Collection of personal information

You may provide personal information to TRB and its agents to receive information, to purchase products, to receive information about or become involved in promotions or other initiatives undertaken by TRB. This personal information may include details such as your name, address, mobile number, e-mail address and answers to certain questions. If you purchase products, you may provide TRB and its agents with credit card details and other information, which will allow TRB and its agents to process the transaction. TRB may also request your preferences for receiving further marketing or promotional material.

The choice of how much information you provide to TRB is yours and of course if you want to use TRB’s services or otherwise participate in TRB programs and events, TRB will require certain information from you in order to provide the services or conduct the programs and events.

2. How does TRB use the Personal Information?

The personal information you provide to TRB through the Website may be used by TRB and its agents for the following purposes:

  • to provide you with products you have requested
  • to provide you with information or other communications about TRB
  • to involve you in promotions and other initiatives undertaken by TRB
  • to include your name and details on our website if you register

If you choose to provide your personal details to TRB you agree that your personal information may be displayed or included as set out above. You also agree that your personal details may accordingly be identified, recovered and displayed by Internet search engines. In certain circumstances we may give you the option to keep your information private. Where we do so, we will endeavour to ensure that your information will not be available to Internet search engines.

Some of the functions and services relating to the purpose for which you have provided personal information may be outsourced to third party external service providers. When we contract external services providers, we may provide them with your personal information, but only insofar as it allows them to fulfill that contract (such as for a marketing mail out).

TRB may use your personal information for direct marketing or promotional activities. If TRB does undertake such activities, you will be provided with an opportunity in each marketing communication to decline to receive any further communications from TRB.

3. Security of your information

TRB takes reasonable steps to ensure the security of all information it collects, including that the information is protected from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. For example, your personal information is maintained in a secure environment, which can be accessed only by authorised personnel. However, no data transmission over the Internet or information stored on servers accessible through the Internet can be guaranteed to be fully secure. Note that TRB does not store credit card information.

4. Disclosure of Personal Information

Personal information collected through the Website will only be disclosed to third parties in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Information may be provided to third parties where any functions or services relating to the purpose for which the personal information is collected are being outsourced or you would reasonably expect TRB to disclose it to a third party for a particular purpose. TRB will not use or disclose your personal information except in accordance with this Privacy Policy unless you have consented to the use or disclosure, or where disclosure is necessary to prevent injury to life or health, to investigate any suspected unlawful activity or where the use or disclosure is required or authorized by law.

5. Access and correction of personal information

Access to personal information

You may request access to your personal information collected through the Website at any time. Please send an email to jessica@torontoreviewofbooks.com. However, there may be some legal or administrative reason why access is denied or amendment refused. If this is so, we will provide you with the reason why.

Correction of personal information

If you believe any of your personal information held by TRB is not accurate, complete or up-to-date, TRB will take reasonable steps to correct the information. To request that your personal information be corrected or updated, please send an email to jessica@torontoreviewofbooks.com.

TRB is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any other website that is linked to the Website, or for the privacy practices of any third party social media or other service providers that you can access through the Website. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of those websites or service providers.

7. Your visit to the Website

The Website uses cookies (small data files that we store on your computer) to collect anonymous traffic data and also to improve your experience with the Websites (e.g. to keep you logged in if you request this). You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but this may impact your ability to use the Website.

This information does not in itself identify individuals and is used to measure the number of visitors to our site and how it was navigated. This information assists us to make the Website more useful to you.

8. Changes to this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may change from time to time particularly as new rules, regulations and industry codes are introduced. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will be posted on the TRB website. If we consider that the changes are material we will notify you by email.

9. How to contact TRB

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact TRB at jessica@torontoreviewofbooks.com.