Privacy Policy

The Islands Grapevine Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information.


The Islands Grapevine is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. Personal information is collected, used, maintained, and disclosed in compliance with the principles of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and other applicable federal and provincial privacy legislation.


We use Newsletter Plugin to host and manage our e-newsletter service. When you subscribe to one of our e-newsletters, we ask for your name and a valid e-mail address. This is the minimum amount of information we need to fulfill your subscription request.

All newsletters have an option that allows you to cancel or modify your subscription preferences at any time. “Unsubscribe” requests are fulfilled promptly, and no further communications will be sent to you.

We WILL NOT make any personal information about our subscribers available to any third party except as required by law. The Newsletter Plugin stores all the subscribers’ data inside the WordPress blog database, and does not transfer any data to any services of our company. Newsletter Plugin outlines what specific information is gathered on their site and how that information is used.

Payments Online

Some of the sections of this website allow for online payments. We have chosen reputable third party providers that use secure websites to manage their transactions.

Online Groups, Networks, and Blogs

The Islands Grapevine website offers links to many different online tools to facilitate communication with our members, adherents, volunteers, and interest groups. These range from simple blogs or groups to more sophisticated networks on Facebook, etc.

While we try our best to select trustworthy and reputable third-party tools, these services are not controlled or maintained by The Islands Grapevine, and we cannot guarantee the privacy or security of any information you provide to these services. We recommend you review the privacy policy for each service before disclosing personal or sensitive information.

Log Files, Tracking, and Cookies

The Islands Grapevine collects and uses the information contained within an automatically generated log of all traffic on our website. JavaScript, cookies, and other tracking codes are included in all pages on our websites for use with Google Analytics. The information collected includes IP addresses, browser types, device type, plug-ins available, pages viewed, city/province/country of the visitor, network used, and cookie information. We use this information in an aggregate form to calculate overall site traffic patterns, to analyze user trends, and to administer the website. Individual traffic patterns will not be disclosed to any third party except as required by law.

Changes to This Privacy Statement

The Islands Grapevine may from time to time change this Privacy Statement as new services are added or old ones changed. Please review this statement regularly for updates.