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Tofino Guide Privacy Policy

Tofino Guide is owned and operated by John Platenius

Your privacy is critically important to me. I have a few fundamental principles:

  • We occasionally have a Specials & Updates newsletter asks for your name and email address. Our newsletter conforms with the Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and we won't send out notices more than once per month (likely once every 2 months).
  • We don't share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don't store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

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Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Tofino Guide collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Tofino Guide's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Tofino Guide's visitors use its website. From time to time, Tofino Guide may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Tofino Guide also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Tofino Guide does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Tofino Guide's websites choose to interact with Tofino Guide in ways that require Tofino Guide to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Tofino Guide gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a newsletter, and hence the user must provide a name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Tofino Guide – by purchasing a product from Tofino Guide, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Tofino Guide collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Tofino Guide. Tofino Guide does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Tofino Guide may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Tofino Guide may monitor the most popular pages on the Tofino Guide. Tofino Guide may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Tofino Guide does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Tofino Guide discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Tofino Guide's behalf or to provide services available at Tofino Guide's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Tofino Guide's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Tofino Guide will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Tofino Guide discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Tofino Guide believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Tofino Guide, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Tofino Guide website and have supplied your email address, Tofino Guide may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Tofino Guide and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Tofino Guide takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Tofino Guide uses cookies to help Tofino Guide identify and track visitors, their usage of Tofino Guide website, and their website access preferences. Tofino Guide visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Tofino Guide's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Tofino Guide's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Tofino Guide and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Tofino Guide may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Tofino Guide's sole discretion. Tofino Guide encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.