Vancouver Island Motor Gathering

Privacy Policy

The GAIN Dealer Group in operation for the Vancouver Island Motor Gathering is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Motor Gathering website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Motor Gathering website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

The Motor Gathering collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The Motor Gathering also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postal code, age, gender, preferences, interests and vehicle information.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the Motor Gathering. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by GAIN and the Motor Gathering for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Motor Gathering website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the Motor Gathering public message boards, registration submission or contact forms, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: GAIN does not read any of your private online communications.

GAIN encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to and from GAIN so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information.

GAIN is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the GAIN and GAIN family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information

GAIN collects and uses your personal information to operate the Motor Gathering website and deliver the services you have requested. GAIN also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of any updates, changes or notifications regarding the Motor Gathering. GAIN may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered at the Motor Gathering.

GAIN does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. GAIN may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to GAIN, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

GAIN does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

GAIN keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within GAIN, in order to determine what Motor Gathering services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within the Motor Gathering network to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

GAIN websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on GAIN or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of GAIN; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of GAIN, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Motor Gathering website uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize GAIN pages, or register with GAIN site or services, a cookie helps GAIN to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same GAIN web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the GAIN features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the GAIN services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

GAIN secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. GAIN secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

GAIN will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. GAIN encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how GAIN is protecting your information.

Contact Information

GAIN welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that GAIN has not adhered to this Statement, please contact GAIN at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.