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We are a community organized, community funded, non-profit co-operative of citizen journalists.

Any money we get comes from advertisers, donations, and our own pockets.

We want to make the Cowichn Valley a better place by providing interesting and thoughtful coverage of issues and by bringing to light issues and viewpoints that may otherwise not have a voice.

If you want to help us, and we hope you will, please throw a few bucks our way each month. It’s much appreciated!

Be the community’s newspaper.Cowichan needs a community newspaper. Our mission is to be unconventional; to be your newspaper.Thoughtful local advertising.The Cowichan Post is slim and long; with enough ads for us to get by, but not so many that we become fat and bloated; no clutter; no flyers; just great and creative ads from great local businesses.Include you.We invite your participation. What would you like to see? What would you like to read? Do you feel passionate about a particular issue. Are you a photographer or a cartoonist? A writer and storyteller? Send us your photos; your poems and prose. Don’t be shy.Talk about, not be, political.We will not be a political platform. We will discuss and analyze issues to help our readers be better informed, but we won’t be a soapbox for special interests.Say it better.We do not want to churn out bubblegum for the mind. Let’s be thoughtful. Let’s express ourselves clearly and help our community move forward.

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Your letters on topical items will be considered for publication on the basis of applicability to current issues, length, and the degree to which a viewpoint is well explained and based on supporting sources, facts, or evidence.Please email your letters. Keep them brief and to the point. If you submit a longer letter we may consider publishing it if it has merit and has a compelling or persuasive narrative.We reserve the right to publish or not publish any submission without reservation. All letters become the property of Cowichan Post once submitted. Priority will be given to letters from the local community.If you have a photo, drawing, or political cartoon you think we might publish, please submit it to us along with any supporting material.All submissions must include your full name, your full residential address, and a phone number so that we may verify that the sender is the person indicated. All submissions become the property of Cowichan Post Ltd. for the purpose of publishing the material in the Cowichan Post. All creative rights remain with the creator of the work.EMAIL to:

Effective date: February 12, 2019

Cowichan Post (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the website (the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data

We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

Cowichan Post uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer care and support
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
  • To monitor the usage of the Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside Canada and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Canada and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Cowichan Post will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

Legal Requirements

Cowichan Post may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Cowichan Post
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

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