Western Context operates a website westerncontext.ca (and its sub-domains). It is Western Context’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Western Context 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. Western Context’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Western Context’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Western Context may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Western Context also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Western Context 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 the Western Context’s website choose to interact with Western Context in ways that require Western Context to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Western Context gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at our site to provide a username and email address. Some of our other services may require the user to give additional details. In each case, Western Context collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Western Context. Western Context 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

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

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Western Context 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 onWestern Context behalf or to provide services available atWestern Context 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 the Western Context website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.Western Context 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,Western Context discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or whenWestern Context believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Western Context, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Western Context website and have supplied your email address, Western Context 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 Western Context and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. 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. Western Context 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. Western Context uses cookies to help Western Context identify and track visitors, their usage of the Western Context website, and their website access preferences. Western Context visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the Western Context website, with the drawback that certain features of the Western Context website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally-identifying information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Western Context may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Western Context’s  sole discretion. Western Context 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.


This privacy policy is under a “Share Alike” license and was modified from its form on the WordPress privacy policy.
Last updated May 6th 2018