Last updated: March 26, 2021
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.
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.
PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION 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.
USING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
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.
SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
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.
SECURITY OF INFORMATION
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.
USE OF CONTACT INFORMATION
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.
COOKIE AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
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.
AGREEING TO COOKIES
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.
TYPES OF COOKIES WE MAY USE
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: www.allaboutcookies.org
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.
TRANSFERRING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
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.
ACCESSING AND CORRECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WITHDRAWING YOUR CONSENT
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 email@example.com. 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.
Wine Growers British Columbia Society
Suite 470 – 1726 Dolphin Ave.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R9, Canada