Last updated: March 26, 2021

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Wine Growers British Columbia Society (the “Wine Growers BC”, “we”, “us” or “our”) collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (“Users” or “you”) of the website and all affiliated websites (“Site”). This Privacy Policy applies to all products and services including the Site offered by Wine Growers BC. Ultimately, the information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our Site.

Privacy laws in Canada generally define “personal information” as any information about an identifiable individual, which includes information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person. Personal information does not include business contact information, including your name, title, or business contact information.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices for collecting, processing, and storing your personal information. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use the Site. By accessing or using this Site, you indicate that you understand, accept, and consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. We will notify you in advance of any material changes to this policy and obtain your consent to any new ways that we collect, use, and disclose your personal information, unless otherwise authorized by applicable laws.

We may collect non-personal information from Users when they interact with our Site. Such non-personal information helps us improve our Site and deliver a better and more personalized service. Non-personal information does not directly or indirectly reveal a User’s identity or directly relate to an identifiable individual. Non-personal information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

We may collect personal information from Users in a variety of ways. For example, when you voluntarily submit your personal information to us when you visit our Site, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, interactive features or resources we make available on our Site. Such personal information may include name, email address, and phone number.

You may also provide information to be published or displayed on areas of the Site that are visible to other users or transmit to other Site users or third parties (collectively, “User Submissions“). Your User Submissions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of other Site users with whom you may choose to share your User Submissions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that unauthorized persons will not view your User Submissions.

We use the information that we collect about or from you to provide you with information, products, and/or services that you request from us; to respond to your request; to customize the contents presented to you based on your past visits to our Site; to communicate with you; to present our Site and its contents to you; to improve our Site, services, marketing, or user relationships and experiences; to fulfill the purposes for which you provided the information or that were described when it was collected, or any other purpose for which you provide it; to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts with you, including to comply with legal requirements; to allow you to participate in interactive features on our Site; and for any other purpose with your consent.

We may disclose personal information that we collect from or about you as described in this Privacy Policy: to our subsidiaries and affiliates; in accordance with applicable law, to a successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us about our Users is among the assets transferred; to contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our operation (such as analytics and search engine providers that assist us with Site improvement and optimization) and who are contractually obligated to keep personal information confidential, use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them, and to process the personal information with the same standards set out in this policy; to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it; for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; with your consent; to comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request, in accordance with applicable law; to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; and if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Wine Growers British Columbia, our Users, or others.

We also aggregate information on what pages you access. Such aggregated information does not identify any individual.

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal information to others.

The Site may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins, services, social networks, or applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share information about you. If you follow a link to a third-party website or engage a third-party plugin, please note that these third parties have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. We do not control these third-party websites, and we encourage you to read the Privacy Policy of every website you visit.

We use secure socket layer (SSL) encryption to protect the transmission of information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms. All the information you provide us through these forms is stored securely offline.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Site. For example, if you send us an email or complete the Contact Us Form, please note that email is not necessarily secure against interception. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site.

Wine Growers BC presents contact information including various email addresses. We have taken precautions to protect our contact information as much as possible, while still providing it to those who wish to make legitimate contact. The presentation of our contact information is by no means authorizing solicitation and spamming.

Our Site, like almost all other websites, uses cookies to provide you with the best browsing experience. Cookies are small pieces of text information stored on your end device (computer, tablet, smartphone). Our Site may also use other similar technologies, such as web beacons, pixel or gif tags, and action tags. Those technologies also collect information that assists us in improving our services, use of the Site, advertising and User communications.

Cookies allow us to:

  • ensure the proper and expected functioning of the Site,
  • remember you logging into your account each time you visit the Site,
  • remember your settings during and between visits to the Site,
  • ensure proper functioning of any support and sales processes,
  • improve the speed and security of the Site,
  • use analytical tools,
  • use comments system,
  • use marketing tools.

When you visit our Site for the first time, you are shown a message about the use of Cookies. Accepting and closing this message, as well as continuing to browse our Site means that you agree to the use of Cookies in accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Policy. You can always withdraw your consent by deleting Cookies and changing Cookie settings in your browser. However, disabling Cookies may cause difficulties in using our Site as well as many other websites that use Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you.

Our Site, in the future, may place and access certain first-party Cookies on your computer or device. First-party Cookies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of our Site. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.

By using our Site, you may also receive certain third-party Cookies on your computer or device. Third-party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us. Third-party Cookies are used on our Site for website visitation and tracking purposes.

We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie on the Site:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies
    A Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of our Site, supporting functions such as logging in, your shopping basket, and payment transactions.
  • Analytics Cookies
    It is important for us to understand how you use our Site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics Cookies enable us to gather this information, helping us to improve our Site and your experience of it.
  • Functionality Cookies
    Functionality Cookies enable us to provide additional functions to you on our Site such as personalization and remembering your saved preferences. Some functionality Cookies may also be strictly necessary Cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category.
  • Targeting Cookies
    It is important for us to know when and how often you visit our Site, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited, and which links you have visited). As with analytics Cookies, this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make our Site and advertising more relevant to your interests. Some information gathered by targeting Cookies may also be shared with third parties.
  • Third-Party Cookies
    Third-party Cookies are not placed by us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to us and/or to you. Third-party Cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on our Site, or by third parties providing analytics services to us (these Cookies will work in the same way as analytics Cookies described above).
  • Persistent Cookies
    Any of the above types of Cookie may be a persistent Cookie. Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit our Site.
  • Session Cookies
    Any of the above types of Cookie may be a session Cookie. Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit our Site until you close your browser. Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

You can learn more about cookies by visiting:

Our Site uses third-party analytics services. Site analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyze anonymous usage information, enabling us to better understand how our Site is used. This, in turn, enables us to improve our Site and the products and/or services offered through it. You do not have to allow us to use these Cookies, however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of our Site, it does enable us to continually improve our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you. The analytics service(s) used by our Site use(s) analytics Cookies to gather the information required for the purposes specified in this paragraph.

All Cookies and services are accepted when our Site loads, however you can choose to disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third-party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all mainstream browsers:

For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.

We may process, store, and transfer your personal information in and to a foreign country, with different privacy laws that may or may not be as comprehensive as Canadian law. In these circumstances, the governments, courts, law enforcement, or regulatory agencies of that country may be able to obtain access to your personal information through the laws of the foreign country. Whenever we engage a service provider, we require that its privacy and security standards adhere to this policy and applicable Canadian privacy legislation.

By submitting your personal information or engaging with the Site, you consent to such transfer, storage, or processing.

Except as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law or regulation, we will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. Under some circumstances we may anonymize your personal information so that it can no longer be associated with you. We reserve the right to use such anonymous and de-identified data for any legitimate business purpose without further notice to you or your consent.

It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal information changes. By law you have the right to request access to and to correct the personal information that we hold about you.

If you want to review, verify, correct, or withdraw consent to the use of your personal information you may contact us at to request access to, correct, or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect. We may charge you a fee to access your personal information, however, we will notify you of any fee in advance.

We may request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and your right to access, and to provide you with the personal information that we hold about you or make your requested changes. Applicable law may allow or require us to refuse to provide you with access to some or all of the personal information that we hold about you, or we may have destroyed, erased, or made your personal information anonymous in accordance with our record retention obligations and practices. If we cannot provide you with access to your personal information, we will inform you of the reasons why, subject to any legal or regulatory restrictions.

We will provide access to your personal information, subject to exceptions set out in applicable privacy legislation.

If you are concerned about our response or would like to correct the information provided, you may contact our Privacy Officer at

Where you have provided your consent to the collection, use, and transfer of your personal information, you may have the legal right to withdraw your consent under certain circumstances. To withdraw your consent, if applicable, contact us at Please note that if you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide you with a particular product or service. We will explain the impact to you at the time to help you with your decision.

We include the date the Privacy Policy was last revised at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date, active, and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Site and this Privacy Policy to check for any changes.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, please contact us at:

Wine Growers British Columbia Society
Suite 470 – 1726 Dolphin Ave.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R9, Canada