Privacy Policy

Effective Date: June 15, 2023

At Hornby Island Brewing Company, we are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and protect your information when you visit our website, By using our website, you consent to the terms and practices described in this policy.

1. Information We Collect

When you visit, we may collect certain information about your visit. This includes:

1.1 Personal Information:

  • Name: We collect your name when you voluntarily provide it to us through our contact form.
  • Email Address: We collect your email address when you voluntarily provide it to us through our contact form.

1.2 Usage Information:

  • IP Address: We collect your IP address when you submit a message through our contact form. This information helps us prevent spam and abuse.
  • User Agent: We collect your web browser’s User Agent when you submit a message through our contact form. This helps us prevent spam and abuse.

1.3 Automatically Collected Information:

  • Cookies: Like many websites, we use cookies to enhance your browsing experience. Cookies are small text files stored on your device that enable us to recognize your browser and remember certain information. You can manage your cookie preferences through your browser settings.
  • Website Usage Data: We use tools such as Google Analytics and Clarity to collect aggregated information about your usage of our website. This information includes pages visited, time spent on each page, referring website, and other statistics. These tools use cookies and other tracking technologies to gather this data.

1.4 Bot Detection:

  • We utilize Cloudflare’s bot detection services to identify and prevent malicious bots from accessing our website. This helps protect the security and performance of our website.

2. Use of Information

We may use the information we collect for the following purposes:

2.1 Communication:

We may use your name and email address to respond to your inquiries, provide information about our products or services, or send you relevant updates.

2.2 Website Improvement:

The usage information collected through tools like Google Analytics and Microsoft Clarity helps us analyze trends, track user behavior, and optimize our website’s performance and user experience.

2.3 Security:

We use the data collected through Cloudflare’s bot detection services to protect our website from malicious activities and ensure its security.

3. Data Sharing

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent, except in the following circumstances:

3.1 Service Providers:

We may share your information with trusted third-party service providers who assist us in operating our website, conducting business, or servicing you. These providers have access to your information only to the extent necessary to perform their tasks on our behalf and are obligated to keep it confidential.

3.2 Legal Requirements:

We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with legal obligations, protect our rights or property, or ensure the safety of our users or others.

4. Data Retention

We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

5. Security

We take appropriate measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We implement industry-standard security practices and regularly review and enhance our security measures to ensure the ongoing integrity and confidentiality of your data.

6. Your Rights

You have the right to:

6.1 Access and Update Your Information:

You may request access to or correction of the personal information we hold about you. Please contact us using the information provided below.

6.2 Opt-Out:

You can opt-out of receiving future communications from us by following the unsubscribe instructions included in our emails or by contacting us directly.

7. Third-Party Links

Our website may contain links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those websites before providing any personal information.

8. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or legal obligations. We will notify you of any significant changes by posting the updated policy on our website.

9. Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or the handling of your personal information, please contact us at:

Hornby Island Brewing Company
6985 St Johns Point Road
Hornby Island, BC
Canada V0R 1Z0

Email: [email protected]

By using our website, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Last updated: June 14, 2023