The Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) requires all organizations and/or businesses to implement procedures to protect personal information, establish procedures to receive and respond to both complaints and inquiries, train staff about said policies and practices, and develop information to explain the policies and procedures. From time to time the following policy will be updated and users of both and Erratic Press are encouraged to check back frequently to ensure they are informed of any changes. The date of the most recent policy update appears at the bottom of the policy.

At and Erratic Press, we are committed to providing our visitors with Websites that respect their privacy, so every effort is made to comply with the terms outlined in Schedule 1 of PIPEDA. The Websites are online information services provided by Mary Baxter operating as Erratic Press (Erratic Press). The personal identifiable information that Erratic Press collects is kept confidential. No sharing, distribution, trading or releasing of the information takes place with a third party without prior consent or notification except when it’s required by law.

We do not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, e-mail or address. Personally identifiable information — such as names, e-mail addresses and other personal contact information — is only collected directly through the use of forms or direct contact to fulfill the user’s business agreement with and, be that agreement to provide or engage a service. These services include

  • the provision of Southwestern Ontario news coverage and general interest articles
  • access to works of creative writing
  • the sale of subscriptions to
  • the sale of publication listings on
  • the sale of e-book publications on

Services engaged include commissioning and buying work from writers. Information also will be used to identify subscribers and return customers, improve the Websites and business, fulfill terms of advertising contracts, recommend products or services, and provide ongoing services.

This Website runs on the Drupal open-source content-management system which uses standard PHP session cookies. These cookies expire in two weeks. Anonymous commenter information is also saved in a cookie, which expires in a year. These are all standard uses of cookies, and we do not feel that they record any more information than they need to. However, if you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device, then you can perform this task through your browser settings.

Users may withdraw their consent of personal-information use by contacting Erratic Press at or In the event of such a withdrawal, Erratic Press may continue to use personal information when required by law or contractural obligations.

Any personal information you do provide is protected under PIPEDA.

At times, third-party sites such as PayPal are used to assist with administration and business activities, such as financial transactions for and, and the third-party sites may collect information such as credit card information and contact information. These sites maintain their own privacy policies. Erratic Press does not maintain control over these policies. These third-party sites are engaged because of the high level of security that they offer in the protection of personal information.

Non-identifiable personal information — such as IP addresses, what and when pages are visited, or click-throughs — is also collected with the assistance of services such as Google Analytics. This information is used to improve Erratic Press’s services to users of its Websites and for business activities such as marketing.

Both and contain links to third-party websites that maintain their own privacy policies. Users are urged to make themselves familiar with these websites’ policies. Erratic Press does not control these policies.

Measures are in place to safeguard the personal information placed in's care and’s care and to protect it from being compromised in any form. Please direct any concerns about privacy to or

Last updated April 13, 2015