Who we are
Vancouver Island Designs is a website and graphic design company operating on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Our website address is: https://vancouverislanddesigns.ca. If you have any questions about our commitment to your privacy, please contact us.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
The Contact Forms on this website collect and store the data you submit. You can contact us to request that your data be removed at any time. This data is only used as a means of responding to your inquiries. Submitting a Contact Form request on our website means that you consent to our collection and storage of the data submitted.
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.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Our website uses Google Analytics to collect non-personally identifying information about you and your visit to our website. This data includes but is not limited to: your device & browser type, preferred language, referring website and the date, time and location of your visit. We use this data soley for the purpose of making our website better and furthering our marketing efforts.
Who we share your data with
Your data is shared with Google Analytics and any Social Media Platforms that you interact with from our website. We do not sell or otherwise share your data with anyone.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Contact Form submission data can be stored on our website for up to one year.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we protect your data
Any data that is submitted through this website is encrypted and sent securely. Our website has advanced security features to block nefarious actions, however as history has shown, no website is impenetrable. As such we cannot be held responsible for any unauthorized access and/or misuse of this data.