Privacy Statement

Who we are

The VanIsle.News Network family of news sites is a project of Together Media (“VanIsle.News,” “VIN,” “we,” “our” or “us”).

What is personal information?

Personal information is personally identifiable information. Examples of personal information that we may collect, use and disclose include your contact information (name, address, phone number or email address), your billing information (credit card number or banking information), and other information that you may provide to us. Personal information does not include publicly available information or business contact information.

Personal Information Collection

VanIsle.News is the sole owner of the information collected on VanIsle.News and related websites. VanIsle.News may collect information from our users at several different points on our website.

Personal Information We Collect and How We Use It

In most cases, we will collect personal information directly from you when you purchase or interact with us or the Website about a product or service that we offer or provide (for example, when you subscribe to the newspaper or a newsletter or when you email us or contact us through the Website). Occasionally, we may collect personal information from a third party based on your consent or as otherwise permitted by law.

We identify the purposes for which we may collect, use and disclose your personal information at the time that we collect such information. Such purposes include:

  • providing and delivering products or services to you;
  • responding to your inquiries;
  • sending you newsletters and offers of products, services and events, including through the group buying service;
  • meeting legal and regulatory requirements;
  • notifying you about changes to our services and sending you offering of new products and services; and
  • internal business purposes such as administering or improving our Website.

We will not collect or use personal information for purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy unless we have obtained your prior consent or as otherwise required or authorized by law.

For example, when you use the Website, you will be given the option of:

  • receiving recurring informational newsletters via email from us
  • receiving offers of products, services and events; and
  • participating in contests and other promotions.


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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.


We use “cookies” to identify you when you visit the Website. A “cookie” is a piece of data temporarily stored on the user’s hard drive containing non-personal information about the user. We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions.

We use cookies to help users navigate around the Website. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, the Website may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. Find out more about the use of cookies on

Some of our advertisers may also use cookies on our site. However, blogTO has no access to or control over these cookies, once we have given permission for them to set cookies for advertising.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Third Party Advertising

The ads appearing on this web site are delivered by different services including but not limited to Google.

Information about users’ visits to this site, such as number of times they have viewed an ad (but not name, date of birth, or any other personal information), is used to serve ads to users on this site. Find information about Google and cookies.

Log Files

Like most standard web sites, we maintain log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks.

This date may be used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information. We may use a tracking utility that uses log files to analyze user movement.


VanIsle.News websites contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we, VanIsle.News, are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by VanIsle.News.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We only share or disclose personal information to other companies or individuals in the following limited circumstances:

  • we have your consent;
  • to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures;
  • we have a good faith belief that access, use or disclosure of personal information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (c) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of, Glacier Media Inc., its users or the public;
  • as required or permitted by law; and
  • to another entity as part of a merger, a sale of assets or all or part of a business, or any other corporate change or re-organization. We will NOT sell or rent your personal information to anyone in any case and any price.

How long we retain your data

We retain personal information for as long as required for legal or business purposes or as required by law.


We have implemented physical, organizational, contractual and technological security measures to protect your personal information in our possession or control from loss or theft, and unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

However, given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis and across networks not owned and/or operated by us. Therefore, by browsing the Website and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal information in this way and agree that we are not responsible for any personal information which is lost, altered, intercepted or stored without authorization during transmission.

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.

Notification of Changes

Whenever VanIsle.News changes our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Privacy Statement