Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At Ivanhoe Community Grocers we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender for no apparent reason.)
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 our site.

Ivanhoe Community Grocers. (“Ivanhoe Community Grocers”) operates several websites including and, and others. It is Ivanhoe Community Grocers’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

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

Ivanhoe Community Grocers also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Ivanhoe Community Grocers only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Ivanhoe Community Grocers’ websites choose to interact with Ivanhoe Community Grocers in ways that require Ivanhoe Community Grocers to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that Ivanhoe Community Grocers gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. For those who wish to receive Ivanhoe Community Grocers updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Ivanhoe Community Grocers collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Ivanhoe Community Grocers. Ivanhoe Community Grocers 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

Ivanhoe Community Grocers may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, Ivanhoe Community Grocers may monitor the most popular pages on the Ivanhoe Community site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Ivanhoe Community Grocers may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Ivanhoe Community Grocers does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Ivanhoe Community Grocers 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 Ivanhoe Community Grocers’ behalf or to provide services available at Ivanhoe Community Grocers’ 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 Ivanhoe Community Grocers’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Ivanhoe Community Grocers 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, Ivanhoe Community Grocers discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental requests, or when Ivanhoe Community Grocers believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Ivanhoe Community Grocers, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Ivanhoe Community Grocers website and have supplied your email address, Ivanhoe Community Grocers 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 Ivanhoe Community Grocers 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. Ivanhoe Community Grocers 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. Ivanhoe Community Grocers uses cookies to help Ivanhoe Community Grocers identify and track visitors, their usage of Ivanhoe Community Grocers website, and their website access preferences. Ivanhoe Community Grocers visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Ivanhoe Community Grocers’ websites, with the drawback that certain features of Ivanhoe Community Grocers’ websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Ivanhoe Community Grocers or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Ivanhoe Community Grocers goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of Ivanhoe Community Grocers may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads will not appear on any of our websites. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Ivanhoe Community Grocers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Ivanhoe Community Grocers may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Ivanhoe Community Grocers’ sole discretion. Ivanhoe Community Grocers 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.