Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions of Use

This Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions of Use (the Policy) describes the relationship between you, the User of this Website and content found at and all related content within that domain (the Website), and Western Principles Consulting Inc. (Western Principles) the owner of the Website.

For the purposes of the Policy, Personal Information means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (for example, a person’s name, home address, home phone number or ID number).  It also means information about an identifiable individual (for example, physical description, educational qualifications or blood type).  Personal information includes employee personal information but does not include business contact information or work product information such as a person’s name, title, company, email, and other business contact information.

By accessing and browsing the Website or by communicating with Western Principles, you consent to the terms of the Policy as described below.  Your acceptance of the Policy is made without limitation, restriction, or qualification.  If you do not agree with any of the terms and conditions contained herein, please do not use this Website and disregard the information contained therein.

The Website is the exclusive property of Western Principles and has been made available for your personal non-commercial use and information.

Who we are?

Western Principles Consulting Inc. (Western Principles) has our head office at 610 – 700 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1G8.  Our Website address is:

If you have privacy concern, complaint, question or suggestion regarding the Policy please review the Policy in full, and then contact us by mail (at the address above) or by email at

Terms & Conditions of Use

Exclusion of Warranties

By accessing this website you expressly recognize that all material or information on this website is provided to you on a “as is” basis without warranties of any kind.  Western Principles does not warrant or represent that:

  • The information and/or material contained in this Website will be suitable for use,
  • The information and/or material contained in this Website is up-to-date, accurate, error-free or complete,
  • The information and/or material contained in this Website or the Website service itself will be uninterrupted or free of defects, viruses or other harmful components that will damage your computer, and
  • No damage will be caused to your computer system as a result thereof, or that any such problems which are discovered will be corrected.

You expressly recognize that the above-mentioned exclusions are in addition to and not in lieu of any specific exclusion provided elsewhere in the terms of use.

You should take all precautionary measures when accessing this Website.

Limitation of Liability

By accessing this website or any site linked to it, you expressly recognize that Western Principles will not be liable for any damages, either direct or indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive, arising out of your access, use or inability to use this website or any site linked to it, or any errors or omissions in the context thereof, or any other cause and even if caused by Western Principles’ negligence, or if Western Principles has been informed of the likelihood of such damages occurring or both.  You expressly recognize that your sole and exclusive remedy is to cease using and accessing this Website.  Should the jurisdiction to which you are subject to disallow any part of such limitation, then such part will not apply.

Ownership and Confidentiality of Website Content and Materials

Unless otherwise provided for in the Policy, all information and materials contained in this Website are owned by or otherwise provided to Western Principles.  Western Principles makes no representation or warranty as to the fact that such material does not infringe the rights of third parties.

You acknowledge and recognize that any information or material which you provide to us (including but not limited to feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like) shall be deemed to be non-confidential and Western Principles shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information.  You acknowledge that such information or material may be used in any manner by Western Principles.  As such, you expressly grant to Western Principles the right to reproduce, retransmit and/or publicize such information or material.  Western Principles shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information and/or material for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to creating, developing, configuring, and marketing products incorporating such information and/or material.


By using this Website you will be able to access links and references to other websites.  Those links and references are provided for your convenience only.  Western Principles does not warrant that the information and/or material contained in those links, or the accessibility thereof, is accurate and exhaustive.  Western Principles assumes no responsibility for any such other websites, or for the information or material posted thereon, nor does it assume any responsibility for products or services offered thereon.  Your linking to a third party website is entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of such websites.

Damage to third parties

You are solely responsible for any material you submit to this Website.

You are strictly prohibited from interfering with other users’ use of this Website and from introducing into or through this Website any information and/or material which may be harmful to others.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you are strictly prohibited from transmitting any files which may contain viruses, or other contaminating or destructive properties, from including, knowingly or otherwise, any information and/or material which may constitute libel, slander, defamation or obscenity, or promote hatred or otherwise give rise to a criminal offence or civil liability on the part of any person or entity.

Reserve of Rights

Western Principles reserves all of its rights and recourses which are not expressly defined herein.  Nothing contained in the Terms of Use shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any copyright, patent, trademark or other intellectual right of Western Principles or any other person or entity.

Governing Law

The terms and conditions of use of this Website shall be construed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of British Columbia and the applicable laws of Canada, without reference to principles of conflict of laws.  You agree to be bound by such laws and to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of British Columbia related to the interpretation or application of the terms and conditions of use of this Website.

Changes to Terms

We may revise this Policy at any time by posting an updated version on the website, effective at the time when it is posted.  Your continued use of the website is subject to the most current effective version of the Policy.  Your continued access and use of this Website confirms your acceptance of the Policy as modified.  It is your responsibility to review the Policy regularly.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy, please contact us by email or by mail as described elsewhere in the Policy.

Privacy Policy

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect information from you when you use the Website, email to contact us, leave a comment on our website, submit your resume for a position, or other interactions with Western Principles and the Website.  The purpose of this use of the Website and other interactions is generally construed to be for business purposes.  We also automatically collect information about you using Cookies and Log files when you use the Website.  This information is generally collected for the purpose of providing you the best possible experience on the Website.

Western Principles will never sell or rent your Personal Information to any third-party.

We will only share your Personal Information with your consent, or to complete any transaction, or provide any product or service you have requested or authorized.

Cookies and Log files

The Website automatically collects information when you access a page, using Cookies and Log files.  This logged information does not include personal information unless you specifically provide that information on a form on the Website.  The Website may automatically record certain information such as your web request, IP address, browser type, the type of device and operating system URL, and/or other device identifier(s).  The information may also include usage information and statistics about your interaction with the website such as URLs of web pages that you visited, page views, time spent on a page, location data and other information about how you use the website.

The Website uses Cookies.  Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device when you first visit a website.  The data in the Cookie to store data that can be recalled by a web server in the domain that placed the Cookie.  Our site uses Cookies to ensure you get the best browsing experience possible on your device.  Some of these Cookies are from third-party sources that provide standardization, help us remember you, or understand how you use our site.

We use Cookies for web analytics and understanding the use of our Website.  We use Google Analytics for traffic analytics and storing anonymous user information.  Please visit the Google Analytics website for more information about the service and the option to opt out of being included in Google Analytics.

Additionally, you can control the use of Cookies at the individual browser level.  Please review your use of your own browser for controlling Cookies.

Log file information is automatically generated on our Website servers based on pages accessed by your browser.

Comments, Accounts, and Login

When visitors leave comments on the Website 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 leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, website, and other information in Cookies.  These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.  These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary Cookie to determine if your browser accepts Cookies.  This Cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several Cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices.  Login Cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year.  If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks.  If you log out of your account, the login Cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional Cookie will be saved in your browser.  This Cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited.  It expires after 1 day.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Embedded content from other websites and Cookies

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.

How long we retain your data

We keep your personal information only so long as we need it to fulfill the purposes described in this Policy.  Retention periods can vary significantly based on the type of information and its use.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.  This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile.  All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username).  Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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.