GVWSG Privacy Policy

The Greater Vancouver Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild respects and honours the right to privacy of all our members and continues to ensure these rights for individual members while also promoting our Guild to the public using current media resources. The Guild complies with the Personal Information Protection Act.

When signing up for membership, individuals may choose not to provide their email address. In compliance with the Societies Act, the membership form states that the individual waives their right to receive all Guild notices, as these are distributed via email.

The Membership Directory contains the names and contact information of all members and is accessible to all members as required by law. The information contained in the Membership Directory is to be used only by members and only for the purpose of contacting other members.  It is not to be used for sales or promotion of products or services and is not to be provided to any other organization.

At workshops, study groups, drop-in events etc. various members may take photos to be submitted to our newsletter or social media co-ordinators to illustrate our activities to other members or to the general public.  The photographer must advise people of the purpose of taking such photos and provide an opportunity for participants to decline to be in these photos. Before submitting such photos the photographer will ensure that explicit consent from participants has been received. Names are not used in social media posts, but may be used in newsletter articles.

If photos are to be used in posters or other publicity media for guild events, specific consent must be obtained from each participant by the person creating the poster.

April 11, 2019