What this policy covers
What this policy covers
Our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information is regulated by the Personal Information Protection Act, SBC 2003 C 63, as amended from time to time. You can find more information about your privacy rights at the web site of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC (External Website).
What personal information we collect
We collect information from you when you register to use this site. This includes your email address and additional demographic information as provided by you on the registration form.
Please note that you are able to browse any publicly accessible sections of this website completely anonymously without signing up.
The content you create as part of your interactions with this website. These can include responses to surveys, comments on discussion forums, or any of the other engagement opportunities available here.
We collect information about your usage of the site, such as pages visited, documents downloaded, etc.
How we use the information we collect
We collect this information in order to:
- analyze and interpret it to help meet our objectives and obligations;
- communicate information to you about engagement opportunities, events and other initiatives; and
- respond to enquiries and otherwise engage with stakeholders.
Disclosure and Access outside of Canada
What you choose to share on the site will be accessible to the public and accessed outside of Canada online. In addition, feedback or information you provide through the site may be placed on the publicly available materials before Council. You specifically warrant and represent to us that you will only include your own information or information you have specific written consent to provide.
Our website may contain links to other websites. Those links are provided for convenience and may not remain current or be maintained. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of linked websites and we suggest you review the privacy policies of those websites before using them.
While no online service is completely secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take all reasonable measures to do so.
Requesting access or correcting your personal information
In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, you have certain rights with regard to your personal information, including the right to request correction of personal information in our custody or under our control and to request access to your personal information.
If you wish to contact us to with a request relating to personal information we hold about you, please contact us using the contact details set out below including your name and contact details. We may need to verify your identity before providing you with your personal information.
In some cases, we may be unable to provide you with access to all your personal information and where this occurs, we will explain why. We will deal with all requests for access to personal information within legislated time frames.