Registration Agreement

Want to use the Vineyard Canada website? Cool. Here's what you need to know:

1. You promise not to act like a jerk.

You agree, through your use of this website, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any Canadian or international law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material except as permitted under Canadian law. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this website.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages and any other information you place on this site.

Some portions of this website are accessible to the public, while others are only accessible to certain people. You agree, through your use of this website, that you will not to copy, save, reproduce, or redistribute any material posted in the private portions of this website, whether that material be the content of messages, file attachments, or in any other form, without the express written permission of its author(s).

2. If you act like a jerk, we can delete your posts, kick you off our website, etc.

The staff and the owner of this website reserve the right to remove objectionable content if they determine that removal is necessary. This policy applies to all user generated content on this website, including posted messages, member profile information, and any other sort of information.

Moreover, we reserve the right to restrict your use of this website, temporarily or permanently, at our sole discretion.

The owners of this website also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this website.

3. If anyone acts like a jerk on our website, the blame lies with the person acting like a jerk, not with us.

All posted messages on this website express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this website, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this website's owner. Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this website to confirm the validity of posts created by users of this website. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this website, any related websites to this website, its staff, and its subsidiaries.

Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this website immediately. We will deal with the material as soon as reasonably possible. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.

Privacy Policy

Vineyard Canada is committed to ensuring the protection of personal information of everyone to whom or with whom we minister. It is fundamental to the way we do things at Vineyard Canada in all our relationships, either on or off the Internet: we are committed to keeping personal information accurate, confidential, secure and private.

Vineyard Canada's privacy policy is simple:

Stated more fully, Vineyard Canada handles all personal information entrusted to us in conformance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and according to the principles set out in the Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information (CAN/CSA-Q830-96). The code consists of ten interrelated principles that are summarized below:

A full explanation of these principles is available here.

Where and Why We Collect Personal Information Online

Vineyard Canada collects personal information through several means.

We may cross-reference personal information collected via these various means, in order to ensure that our records are accurate.

We will never sell your name, e-mail address, or any other profile information to third party businesses, advertisers, etc.

You have the ability to export a complete copy of your profile information from this website, including any posts you have made and any personal messages you have sent or received though our website.

IP addresses and Browser Cookies

Our website's software logs the IP addresses of computers and devices that contact it. This information is used to facilitate moderation and to make it easier to track people up to no good. The record of your IP address is visible to no one except you and our administrative staff.

We do not track your activity on the Internet anywhere outside of our own website. When you log into your account on our website, our website's software places a "cookie" (a text file containing bits of information) in your browser's cache. This cookie is only used to keep you logged in while you are using our website, and it is removed from your browser's cache when you log out. Our website's software does not store or collect any other form of information on your computer.