Privacy policies




1.1. If you choose to use the and websites which are produced by Bayard Press Canada Inc., you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed to abide by these Terms of Use and any changes that may be applied to them. These Terms of Use constitute a contract between you and Bayard Press Canada Inc.

1.2. These Terms of Use may be modified, added to or deleted at any time. Any changes will be posted on this page; also, if we make any significant changes to the current Terms of Use, such changes will be posted at least thirty (30) days prior to their effective date and our users who have provided us with their email address will be notified directly by e-mail. You are requested to consult these Terms of Use periodically in order to be informed of any changes that might have been made.

1.3. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, you will not be allowed to use the Novalis and Living with Christ website. In addition, if you find that any changes made to these Terms of Use are unacceptable, you can choose to terminate your account at any time.


2.1. Bayard Press Canada Inc. operates its Websites from its offices in Canada. Bayard Press Canada Inc. makes no reference that the elements contained on its Websites can be used in any other locations. Those who choose to use the Websites of Bayard Press Canada Inc. do so based on their own initiative and therefor, are responsible for complying with all applicable laws.

2.2. By using the Living with Christ and Novalis Websites, you acknowledge and agree that these Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the Province of Quebec and that any litigation arising out of, or, in connection with the use of the services and Websites of Bayard Press Canada Inc. will be subjected to the jurisdiction of the courts of the District of Montreal, Province of Quebec.


3.1. At any time, Bayard Press Canada Inc. may modify, suspend or terminate any element of its Websites, including the availability of any function, database or content. Bayard Press Canada Inc. may also impose limitations on certain elements or restrict access to certain sections of its Websites without prior notice and without incurring its liability.


4.1. All elements of the Bayard Press Canada Inc. Websites are offered to you for your personal, non-commercial use. It is prohibited to use the elements contained in the Websites for commercial or advertising purposes without the written consent of Bayard Press Canada Inc.


5.1. Bayard Press Canada Inc. reserves the right to charge fees for future access to its Websites, or any section thereof. If Bayard Press Canada Inc. is required to charge new fees for access to any section of its Websites, Bayard Press Canada Inc. will notify you in advance and give you the opportunity to close your account before the fees will be imposed.


6.1. The Websites of Bayard Press Canada Inc. may contain links to websites managed by third parties. The activation of these links may cause you to leave the websites belonging to Bayard Press Canada Inc. Please note that Bayard Press Canada Inc. has no control over third party websites. These websites are managed by third parties and Bayard Press Canada Inc. is not in a position to make any statement as to the quality, or the overall content of these websites, or the quality of the products offered or the transactional security of the website in question. The fact that these third-party websites are listed on the Bayard Press Canada Inc. websites should in no way be interpreted as an endorsement by Bayard Press Canada Inc. and in no way suggests that it bears any responsibility for it. Bayard Press Canada Inc. cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by the use of these websites. Any complaints about third party sites should be directed to the administrators of these websites.


7.1. The trademarks and the logos used or displayed on the Bayard Press Canada Inc. Websites are trademarks and logos that are either registered or unregistered by Bayard Press Canada Inc. or by third parties. Nothing on the Bayard Press Canada Inc. Website can be interpreted as allowing, directly or indirectly, the use of such trademarks or logos without the prior written consent of the owner. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, it is prohibited to reproduce the trademarks and the logos displayed on the Bayard Press Canada Inc. Websites for commercial, advertising or to increase the volume of visitors on your website. 7.2. All of the elements of the Bayard Press Canada Inc. Website (including but not limited to texts, articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio and video clips, software, etc.) are protected by copyright and are owned by Bayard Press Canada Inc. or the third party acting as a content provider. Unless there are clearly stated exceptions, no element of the Bayard Press Canada Inc. Website should be interpreted as granting you any rights with respect to the intellectual property of Bayard Press Canada Inc. or any third party acting as a supplier of content.  7.3. Except as provided in section 7.4 hereof, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, present, participate in the transfer or sale of, create new content from it, translate, download, license it or otherwise exploite, any material offered on the Bayard Press Canada Inc. Websites (including any software), in whole or in part.  7.4. You may download or copy for personal use and non-commercial purposes only the elements on the Bayard Press Canada Inc. Website as long as you retain all intellectual property notices contained therein. Copying or storing any item for purposes other than personal use is absolutely prohibited without the prior written permission of Bayard Press Canada Inc. or the copyright owner identified in the Intellectual Property Notice.


8.1. You hereby agree to defend and not to hold responsible Bayard Press Canada Inc., its directors, officers, administrators, shareholders, employees, affiliates, representatives and content providers (collectively, “Bayard Press Canada Inc.”) of any monetary penalty, including but not limited to, all reasonable legal fees incurred by Bayard Press Canada Inc. in connection with any claim, suit, action or demand (“Claim”) arising out of, the failure of you or any other user of your account to comply with these Terms of Use.

Bayard Press Canada Inc. reserves the right to participate in the defense of any such Claim and to be represented by a lawyer of its choice


9.1. The Bayard Press Canada Inc. Websites and the elements contained therein are provided, graciousely, to you by Bayard Press Canada Inc. without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but without limitation, the warranties related to property, the merchantability, the suitability for particular purposes, use, availability, validity, accuracy, reliability of the material reproduced on such sites or the results of the use of such material. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Bayard Press Canada Inc. makes no representation as to the completeness of the results of your searches carried out on its Websites. You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Bayard Press Canada Inc. Website is at your own risk.  9.2. Bayard Press Canada Inc. makes no representation as to the accuracy or reliability of, nor endorses, any opinions, opinions, statements or other information published and disseminated on its Websites by any user, content provider or other person.  9.3. Bayard Press Canada Inc. assumes no responsibility for any errors that may appear on its Website. Bayard Press Canada Inc. and any third party providing content on the Websites of Bayard Press Canada Inc., their related companies, officers, employees, representatives or agents shall under no circumstances be liable for any damages directly or indirectly related to The use of the Website of Bayard Press Canada Inc., including loss of data or profit resulting from the use of the elements of said sites, errors or omissions contained in the elements or the inability to use these elements.


10.1. In the event that you have a claim for copyright infringement with respect to materials included on the Bayard Press Canada Inc. websites or for any other correspondence, please notify us at the following address:  Bayard Press Canada Inc.  Customer service  - Website  4475 rue Frontenac  Montreal, QC,  H1H 2S2  Tel: 514 278-3020  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We attach great importance to the handling, confidentiality, and security of your personal information.

Bayard Canada and its affiliated companies, namely Novalis Publishing, Bayard Canada Livres, and Owlkids Books – hereinafter referred to as Bayard Group– as well as Publications BLD and Publications Senior, whose head office is located at 4475 Frontenac Street, in Montreal, wish to inform you in a clear, simple and complete manner, how we use the information we collect, disclose, and process when you write to us by mail or email, or when you visit our editorial sites, our transactional sites, our social media platforms, or your account, hereinafter referred to as "our sites."

This policy does not apply to websites or applications operated by third parties. Bayard Group, Publications BLD, and Publications Senior are not responsible for their privacy policies, procedures, or practices. Since it is your decision to access another website, it is your responsibility to read the policies applicable to those sites before proceeding or providing any personal information.


1. What is "personal information" and how is it collected?

Personal information is information about an identifiable individual – that is, information that can be used to identify that individual. We collect this information in order to respond to you, provide you with our services and products, or improve them.

Depending on the information you provide or share with us, personal information may include your last name, first name, postal address, email address, telephone number, and/or financial data provided when you register for our various personalization services, e-mails, surveys, contests, subscriptions, subscription renewals, and product purchases. When your personal data is collected, you will be informed whether the information requested is mandatory in order to benefit from a service, or optional.

We want to send you only the information you want, whether it's newsletters, special offers, new products, contests, surveys, or celebrations. You will always have the option of unsubscribing from our services if you wish.

2. Is personal information shared with third parties?

Bayard Group, Publications BLD, and Publications Senior may communicate your name and postal address to carefully selected partners. You can contact us at any time to be excluded from these mailings.

Bayard Group, Publications BLD, and Publications Senior will not pass on your email address to its commercial partners unless you have expressly consented to this.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, your personal information may be communicated to third-party companies engaged to store or process such information on behalf of and for our company under contractual agreements guaranteeing the confidentiality and security of such personal information.

Please note that our companies may use the services of suppliers located outside of Canada. It is therefore possible, in rare cases, that the laws in force in these foreign countries may allow personal information to be communicated to judicial, quasi-judicial, or governmental authorities.

In the event of a transfer of ownership, sale, merger, liquidation, reorganization or acquisition of an affiliate of Bayard Group, Publications BLD, or Publications Senior in whole or in part, your personal information may be transferred as part of the transaction.

3. How and for how long is personal information kept?

The personal information we collect is stored on servers that are inaccessible to the public and is protected by appropriate security measures. We keep your personal data only for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected, to meet your needs, or to comply with our legal obligations.

However, the voluntary disclosure of personal information during chat sessions by messenger, on a blog, or on any interactive page where you publicly present your comments is not covered by this policy. Bayard Group, Publications BLD, and Publications Senior accept no liability in this regard. No information you disclose should identify you or any other person.

4. In the case of a child under 14 years of age

As a parent or guardian, you will be asked to consent to the collection of your child's data.

To participate in a contest or survey, a parent or guardian must authorize the sharing of the minor's personal information (which may include photos, drawings, videos, testimonials, or other content created by the child). In the case of a contest, the information will only be used to manage the contest, select the winners, and announce the winners on our platforms. Personal information will be deleted at the end of the contest. In the case of a survey, data is aggregated and then anonymized. Response forms are then deleted.

We receive many letters and emails from our readers every day. We encourage children under 14 to ask permission before sending correspondence, and to check with an adult about the information they are sharing. Whenever possible, a member of our staff will reply to your child's letter.

You can ask us to remove any mention of your child from our digital platforms.

All comments on our sites aimed at children under 14 are moderated by our teams. Comments will be posted after being read and approved by the moderator. Please respect other users at all times and use appropriate language. Comments from adults will not be published.

Internet use by minors should be monitored to some extent by their parents or guardians. On a blog or in a chat, young people should not give their name (use a pseudonym instead), address, telephone number, school name, or any other information, to avoid being identified.

5. Can you access your personal information?

You may request that your personal information be corrected if it is inaccurate or obsolete. You may also request that your personal information be supplemented, if necessary, by sending a written request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

6. What are the risks of sharing personal information?

Notwithstanding the foregoing, and despite our best efforts and the measures we have put in place, no data transmission on our sites or on the Internet in general is totally guaranteed or risk-free. We cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information if it is intercepted during transmission, or if you become a victim of piracy or fraud. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password. Bayard Group, Publications BLD, and Publications Senior will not be liable for any unauthorized use of your account or password.

Our site may contain links to websites operated by carefully selected third parties, such as when you click on an advertisement. Activating these links will cause you to leave the site. We have no control over third-party websites, and the fact that these links are listed on our sites in no way implies any responsibility on our part.

7. Cookies

We use cookies on our sites to improve their performance and enhance your experience. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a site or page for the first time. Cookies help our sites recognize your device the next time you visit.

Browsing data is anonymous data about your browsing activity or your device, such as data about your IP address, your browsing history, the content of these pages, the number of clicks you make, your device type, the site you came from and the site you go to when you leave ours, an imprecise geographical location, and the advertisements and videos viewed on the site.

Most cookies will not collect information that identifies you, but rather will collect general information such as how users access and use the site.

We use necessary, performance, and advertising and targeting cookies.

Necessary cookies are essential for the operation of the website. It is possible to configure your browser to block necessary cookies. Please note, however, that the site will not function properly.

Performance and analysis cookies enable us to remember your preferences and personalize the content offered to you according to your browsing habits and previous choices.

Advertising and targeting cookies enable us to provide you with personalized offers and services, tailored to your interests and based on your browsing on our sites. All data is anonymized and cannot be used to identify you.

As previously mentioned, cookies help you maximize your use of the site. However, if you wish to disable cookies, you may do so in one of the following ways:

  • By changing the settings on your browser or mobile device. However, some sections of the website may not function properly.
  • By using the cookie management tool provided when you log on to the site.

8. Copyright

All photos, illustrations, videos, and texts on our sites are the property of the company or are properly credited in order to respect copyright.

It is illegal to copy, scan, save, or use any part of an image.
It is illegal to extract a screenshot from a video. Modifying an image or video does not give you the right to use the altered image or video. The original image remains protected by copyright.
If you believe that your intellectual property has not been respected on our sites, please let us know.

9. Update

This policy is updated from time to time as our practices and technologies evolve. We invite you to consult this policy regularly to ensure that you are familiar with the most recent version.

10. Contact us

If you have any comments, questions, concerns, requests, or complaints about your personal information or our privacy practices, please contact our Privacy Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Angela Mezzapelle CPA
Protection manager
personal information
Bayard Group and Senior Publications
4475 Frontenac Street
Montreal (Quebec) H2H 2S2

Isabelle Vaillancourt
Protection manager
personal information
BLD Publications
4475 Frontenac Street
Montreal (Quebec) H2H 2S2

Last update: September 20, 2023