Your privacy is important to us. It is our (Gemma Taylor, Vancouver Island Explorer, us, we) policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you on our website, vancouverislandexplorer.com.
Who we are
Our website address is: https://vancouverislandexplorer.com.
This website is owned and operated by Gemma Taylor.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Data we collect
The following types of personal information may be collected, stored, and used by Vancouver Island Explorer:
- your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, and operating system;
- information about use of this website including the length of visit, pages visited;
- information, such as your name, email address and website, that you enter when you comment on a blog post or page;
- information, such as your name and email address, that you enter in order to set up subscriptions to our blog updates
- personal information contained in any communications that you send to us by email
How we use collected data
When we collect and store your data, it will may be used for one or more of the following purposes:
- ensuring proper function of this website
- enhancing your experience on our website by personalising content to you
- improving the website experience and content with use of statistics and analytics
- responding to inquiries made by or about you relating to our website
- sending you email notifications that you have specifically requested
- providing third parties with statistical information about our users (third parties are not able to identify any individual user from that information)
- keeping our website secure and prevent fraud
- sending (and collecting payment for) products and services that you have specifically requested to purchase
- enabling your use of the services available on our website
Personal information that we collect for the aforementioned purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
How we collect data
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
Visitors to our site can choose to sign up for an email subscription. To do so, we require an email address and first name to be provided.
Subscription to our email list for post updates and newsletters is on a double opt-in basis only. Should you wish to stop receiving these emails at any time, there is an unsubscribe option at the bottom of every email.
Who we share your data with
We do not share, distribute, sell, rent or otherwise disclose your personal information to any third parties other than trusted partners compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) who make providing this website to you possible or otherwise enhance your experience on this website.
We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law.
Securing your data
We are committed to keeping your personal information secure and will take reasonable technical precautions to prevent the loss or misuse of collected data. All personal information is stored on our secure shared server, with password and firewall protection OR with our trusted third parties mentioned above.
No method of transmission of information over the internet is 100% secure. For this reason, we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet. We also cannot accept any responsibility accept no responsibility in the event of a security that affects your privacy.
In the event of a breach, you will be notified within 72 hours.
What rights you have over your data
It is your right to be able to access the personal information we hold about you. In most cases, we can provide this – contact gemma[at]vancouverislandexplorer.com.
There are some circumstances in which we would have to refuse such a request, such as (but is not limited to) when the law prohibits it or the data relates to existing or anticipated legal proceedings.
In relation to your personal data you also have the right to – information, rectification, erasure, restrict processing, object to processing, data portability, and to withdraw consent.
By accessing the website at vancouverislandexplorer.com, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of service, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.
If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.
Permission is granted to use the Vancouver Island Explorer website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license, you may not:
- modify or copy the materials;
- use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
- attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on the Vancouver Island Explorer website
- remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
- transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.
This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Vancouver Island Explorer at any time.
The materials on Vancouver Island Explorer’s website are provided on an ‘as is’ basis. Vancouver Island Explorer makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights.
Further, Vancouver Island Explorer does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
From time to time, we are offered products or services for free or at a discounted price. When renewing or mentioning these products, we will only ever include our own opinion and experiences of these products or services.
In no event shall Vancouver Island Explorer or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Vancouver Island Explorer’s website, even if Vancouver Island Explorer or a Vancouver Island Explorer authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.
Accuracy of materials
The materials appearing on Vancouver Island Explorer’s website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Vancouver Island Explorer does not warrant that any of the materials on its website are accurate, complete or current. Vancouver Island Explorer may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. However, we do not make any commitment to update the materials.
This website may contain hyperlinks to other websites operated by third parties. We are not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Vancouver Island Explorer of the site. We provide the hyperlinks for your own convenience only. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk.
This website includes ‘affiliate links,’ wherein we receive a small commission if you make a purchase using the link. We only endorse or link to products and services that we genuinely recommend and would use/have used ourselves.
We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites.
This website also includes some sponsored links, which are paid for hyperlinks to businesses or services. Again, we only agree to link to businesses or services that we genuinely recommend and would use/have used ourselves.
Vancouver Island Explorer may revise these terms of service for its website at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these terms of service.
These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Canada and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Canada.
This version created on 27th October 2020.