Vineland Website Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy is important to Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (“Vineland”). This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, and disclose the personal information you may provide while using the Vineland Website (the “Website”).

1. Your Consent

By using the Website, you signify your consent to Vineland’s collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Policy. If you do not agree with this Policy, you may not use the Website.

2. Information Automatically Collected

Non-Identifiable Information
Like many other Websites, the Website automatically collects certain non-identifiable information regarding Website users, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the IP address of your Internet Service Provider, the date and time you access the Website, the Internet address of the Website from which you linked directly to the Website, the operating system you are using, the sections of the Website you visit, the Website pages read and images viewed, and the content you download from the Website. Vineland uses this non-identifiable information for Website and system administration purposes and to improve the Website. Vineland may disclose the non-identifiable information to others and archive it for future use.

The Website may use “cookies”, a technology that installs information on a Website user’s computer to permit the Website to recognize future visits using that computer. Cookies enhance the convenience and use of the Website. For example, Vineland may use the information provided through cookies to recognize you as a previous user of the Website and ensure that the Website that is made available to you corresponds to your language preference. You may choose to decline cookies if your browser permits, but doing so may affect your use of the Website.

3. Personal Information You Specifically Provide

Your Personal Information
During your use of the Website, you may be asked to voluntarily provide certain personal information (such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, geographic location and information regarding your particular interest in the Website) for purposes such as facilitating communications with you or applying for access to certain special features or areas of the Website. It is always your choice whether or not to provide personal information. If you choose not to provide requested personal information, you will not be able to use certain features of the Website. Additionally, Vineland may keep a record of all correspondence with you.

Vineland’s Use of Your Personal Information
Vineland may use your personal information to contact and correspond with you, to respond to your inquiries, and to facilitate and enhance your use of the Website. Vineland may develop a confidential customer profile for you, which Vineland uses to provide the very best service to you. Vineland may also send to you, from time to time, email or other communications containing information about Vineland, and other matters (including third-party products or services) Vineland believes will interest you. At any time you may ask Vineland to stop sending you email and other information by contacting Vineland at Also, each unsolicited email Vineland sends to you will tell you how to decline further unsolicited email.

Disclosure of Your Personal Information
Vineland may disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:

Disclosure in Business Transfers – Vineland may be involved in the sale or transfer of some or all of its business. As part of that sale or transfer, Vineland may disclose your personal information to the acquiring organization, but will require the acquiring organization to agree to protect the privacy of your personal information in a manner that is consistent with this Policy. If at any time you do not wish Vineland to disclose your personal information as part of the sale or transfer of some or all of Vineland’s business, please notify Vineland at

Law Enforcement and Legal Disclosure – Vineland may disclose your personal information to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information or where Vineland has reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful in the investigation of unlawful activity, or to comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of information, or to comply with court rules regarding the production of records and information, or to Vineland’s legal counsel.

Location of Information
Vineland will store and process your personal information at Ontario, Canada.

Securing Your Information
To help protect the confidentiality of your personal information, Vineland employs security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. Nevertheless, due to the nature of the Internet and Internet technologies, security and privacy risks cannot be eliminated and Vineland cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Policy.

Accessing Your Personal Information
You may request access to your personal information and information about Vineland’s collection, use and disclosure of that information by contacting Vineland at Subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law, you will be given reasonable access to your personal information, and will be entitled to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and to have it amended as appropriate. You can help Vineland maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying Vineland of any changes to your personal information.

4. Other Matters

Other Websites
The Website may contain links to other websites or Internet resources. When you click on one of those links you are contacting another website or Internet resource. Vineland has no responsibility or liability for or control over those other websites or Internet resources or their collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. When visiting external websites, users should review those websites’ privacy policies and other terms of use to learn more about, what, why and how they collect and use any personally identifiable information.

Website User Agreement
The Website User Agreement governing your use of the Website (which may be viewed by clicking here) contains important provisions, including provisions disclaiming, limiting or excluding Vineland’s liability for your use of the Website and provisions determining the applicable law and exclusive jurisdiction for the resolution of any disputes regarding your use of the Website. Each of those provisions applies to any disputes that may arise in relation to this Policy and Vineland’s collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, and are of the same force and effect as if they had been reproduced directly in this Policy.

Former Users
If you stop using the Website or your permission to use the Website is terminated by Vineland, Vineland may continue to use and disclose your personal information in accordance with this Policy as amended from time to time.

Privacy Policy Changes
This Policy may be changed from time to time in Vineland’s sole discretion and without any prior notice or liability to you or any other person. Vineland’s collection, use and disclosure of your personal information will be governed by the version of this Policy in effect at that time. New versions of this Policy will be posted here. Your continued use of the Website subsequent to any changes to this Policy will signify that you consent to Vineland’s collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the changed Policy. Accordingly, when you use the Website you should check the date of this Policy and review any changes since the last version. We also suggest that you bookmark this page and periodically review this Policy to ensure that you are familiar with the most current version.

Your Comments
If you have any comments or questions about this Policy or your personal information, please contact Vineland at

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre Privacy Policy, June 1, 2007.

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