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This policy deals with personal information that may be collected as part of the business information handled by the Bella Coola Valley Tourism association. Personal information is information about an identifiable individual, excluding business contact information. The following explains how the Bella Coola Valley Tourism association handles personal information as it forms part of a business profile. The Bella Coola Valley Tourism association reserves the right to change this policy and it may be updated periodically. In the event of a change in the policy, which will affect our use of your personal information the Bella Coola Valley Tourism association will provide notice of the changes to all necessary individuals.
The Bella Coola Valley Tourism association is accountable for all personal information under its control. The Bella Coola Valley Tourism association privacy officer is the Director, responsible for maintaining the database.
The privacy officer can be reached by: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: (250) 799-5202
Bella Coola Valley Tourism association c/o PO Box 670, Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0 Any questions about the Bella Coola Valley Tourism association handling of personal information should be directed to the privacy officer. Please see below for more information about the process for referring questions about the Bella Coola Valley Tourism association handling of personal information.
Purpose of Personal Information
The purpose for which Bella Coola Valley Tourism association collects, uses, or discloses personal information will be identified at or before the time the information is collected. The Bella Coola Valley Tourism association may collect personal information for the purposes of:
1. Contacting individuals by phone or email who may operate their business from home, or a home/office
2. Providing benefits through the marketing activities of the Bella Coola Valley Tourism association
3. Registering for Bella Coola Valley Tourism association events, for example industry networking event and workshops
4. Purchasing various Bella Coola Valley Tourism association services including cooperative marketing opportunities
5. Processing and administering the above or other purposes as necessary.
The Bella Coola Valley Tourism association may collect contact information from public sources to build its tourism industry business inventory of the Bella Coola Valley to:
1. Broadcast email newsletters, events notices, meeting notices, industry issues and other relevant information.
2. Publish business information on the https://bellacoola.ca website, visitor guide and press kit.
The Bella Coola Valley Tourism association seeks consent for all personal information we collect, use and disclose through information provided to individuals prior to collection, or at the time of collection.
This contact information is voluntarily provided to the Bella Coola Valley Tourism association by creating an account online at https://bellacoola.ca, by answering questions from a BCVT representative by telephone or responding to a broadcast email to re-verify contact information based on current records. The online database allows an option to NOT publish private phone numbers that may be recorded for contact purposes but are not to be published for marketing purposes. At any time a contact can be removed from the database list by either deleting their own listing directly from the website or by contacting the privacy officer. If information is voluntarily provided, this constitutes consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personally identifiable information only for a purpose that would be considered obvious to a reasonable person. In the majority of cases, Bella Coola Valley Tourism association will seek consent to collection, use and disclosure. The Bella Coola Valley Tourism association will not use personal information for any purpose other than that for which consent has been provided. Should the Bella Coola Valley Tourism association require use of personal information for a new purpose, consent will be sought for that new use.
Limits for Collecting, Using, Disclosing and Keeping Personal Information
The Bella Coola Valley Tourism association does not collect, use or disclose personal information of individuals except when individuals give consent, provide the information on a voluntary basis, or as required or authorized by law. There may be occasions where more specific personal information is necessary for us to proceed with a request for information, or provide you with a product or service. In such cases, we will provide you with a description on the information we need. In all cases, the Bella Coola Valley Tourism association limits the amount and type of information collected to only the personal information that is required to provide the individual with the requested information, product, or service. We collect only information that is voluntarily provided by you and undertake that such information will be kept strictly confidential. The Bella Coola Valley Tourism association may disclose personal information collected by it without the knowledge or consent of the individual, in certain circumstances prescribed by the Act, for example to its lawyers; for purposes relating to an investigation or proceeding, or where required by law to disclose the information. The Bella Coola Valley Tourism association will not use or disclose personal information without the consent of the individual except as authorized by applicable law.
We retain personal information only as long as is necessary to provide the individual with the requested product, service or information and delete or destroy this information after that time. In some cases, however, legal reporting and retention requirements necessitate that Bella Coola Valley Tourism association retain information for a specific amount of time. If the Bella Coola Valley Tourism association uses an individual personal information to make a decision that directly affects the individual, Bella Coola Valley Tourism association will retain that information for at least one year after using it.
Any personal information that Bella Coola Valley Tourism association retains is kept in such a manner as to ensure its security and confidentiality at all times.
Safeguarding Personal Information
The Bella Coola Valley Tourism association respects the privacy of our stakeholders, partners, potential website visitors and Internet users and will protect that privacy as vigorously as possible. We store personal information in electronic and physical files that are secure. Our security measures include industry standard techniques such as firewalls, encryption, intrusion detection and restricted access to records and to equipment, including computers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from us electronically. This is especially true for information you transmit to us via e-mail. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best efforts to ensure its security on our servers.
Accuracy of & Access to Personal Information Collected
At the written request of an individual, he or she may access or request a correction of their personal information as collected by Bella Coola Valley Tourism association. In case of an access request, the Bella Coola Valley Tourism association will inform them of the personal information we have about the individual under our control, what it has been and is being used for and, in cases where it has been disclosed, to whom it has been disclosed. There may be exceptional circumstances as provided by the Act under which Bella Coola Valley Tourism association may not be able to give an individual access to the personal information about her or him held by Bella Coola Valley Tourism association. In this case Bella Coola Valley Tourism association will explain the reason for this lack of access, as provided by the relevant provision of the Act.
To make a request, please send a letter, email or fax addressed to the Privacy Officer at the address noted on page one. In any written request, please include the nature of the request, for example: access and/or correct information/inquire regarding use and/or disclosure etc.
If an inquiry concerns a specific transaction, please indicate the date of the transaction, and provide a receipt number if applicable. The Bella Coola Valley Tourism association will reply to your request in no later than thirty days after receipt of the request, or if we are not able to respond within this time period, we will send you a notice of extension. If we are not able to provide you with access to all the personal information about you that is under our control, we will give you a reason for our inability to do so, unless prohibited by law.
Questions & Complaints
Information on this Website
Information which includes all facts, data and other information, collectively the “Information” in the pages of this website is of a general nature, is intended only for informational purposes, is subject to change without notice, and is not intended to be relied on by visitors as binding legal advice on any particular matter. Individual information provided to Bella Coola Valley Tourism association to gain access to any feature of this website will not be sold or made available to any third party, except where information processing is outsourced by Bella Coola Valley Tourism association in the course of its regular administrative procedures. The Bella Coola Valley Tourism association reserves the right to perform statistical analyses of aggregated user behavior and characteristics, in order to measure interest in and use of the various sections of its site so as to improve design and navigation and to gather information for marketing purposes. Only aggregated data from these analyses, not personally identifiable individual data, will be used for this purpose.
Accuracy of the Information on this Website
The information is believed to be accurate, complete and current when posted, but Bella Coola Valley Tourism association cannot guarantee that it will remain accurate or complete or that it will be current at all times. Bella Coola Valley Tourism association is not responsible for direct, indirect, special or consequential damages, regardless of the cause, arising out the use of this website.
Accuracy of Information on Linked Websites
Through the links to other sites found on the Bella Coola Valley Tourism association website, the user may enter domains that are beyond the boundaries of Bella Coola Valley Tourism association and, once there, the Bella Coola Valley Tourism association is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these websites. The Bella Coola Valley Tourism association has no control over the accuracy, completeness or relevance of the information on these sites and provides links to these sites solely for the information and convenience of visitors to our website.
Copying Information from this Website
The information on Bella Coola Valley Tourism association website may be used or copied provided that it is used or copied accurately, or is used in its entirety and/or that the source of the information is clearly identified. Only a partner of the Bella Coola Valley Tourism association may use the information for commercial purposes upon approval by the board. Permission may be granted to others who have a need for the information. The Bella Coola Valley Tourism association is not responsible for the way in which the information may be used or copied. Bella Coola Valley Tourism association reserves the right to change, delete or add information at any time.
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We collect information from you when you fill out a form or enter information on our site.
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, It won’t affect the user’s experience .
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We have implemented the following:
• Demographics and Interests Reporting
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
• Via Email
Can change your personal information:
• By emailing us
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
We will notify the users via in-site notification
• Within 1 business day
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
• Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
• Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
email@example.com and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
Bella Coola Valley Tourism
Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0 Canada
Last Edited on 2018-06-02