Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Introduction

Your privacy is important to Camping and RVing BC Coalition. This policy tells you what information Camping and RVing BC Coalition gathers about you, how Camping and RVing BC Coalition would use it, to whom Camping and RVing BC Coalition may disclose it, how you can opt out of the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information, and how to get access to the information Camping and RVing BC Coalition may have about you.

Camping and RVing BC Coalition 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 Camping and RVing BC Coalition Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Camping and RVing BC Coalition website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

What is Personal Information?

Personal Information is any information about an “identifiable individual” including information regarding ethnic background, religion, marital status, medical, employment, and education. Information published publicly such as listed telephone number, address and name is not considered to be personal information.

Collecting Information

When someone visits our web site, our web server automatically collects a limited amount of standard information essential to the operation, security and evaluation of the Camping and RVing BC Coalition web site. This information helps us to make our site more useful to visitors and includes:

  • the Internet domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address from computers that access our web site,
  • the type of browser and operating system used to access our site,
  • the date and time our site is accessed,
  • the pages visited,
  • the address of any external web sites linked to, and
  • any content downloaded from our site.

While some of this information (e.g. browser type and operating system) does not identify who people are, other information, such as Internet domain names or the IP addresses of Internet service providers may provide identification. The extent of personal identification depends on the ‘naming standards’ followed by the Internet service provider. You may wish to check with your provider to inquire about their policies and practices in this regard. Camping and RVing BC Coalition does not use this information to identify individuals who visit our web site unless required to do so as part of an internal investigation or other law enforcement purpose.

Camping and RVing BC Coalition contact us form on the web sites asks for information such as name, address, phone number, e-mail address, web site, interests and preferences. Camping and RVing BC Coalition may also collect the information from you directly, or from a member of your family via telephone, in person, by mail, by fax or by e-mail. Camping and RVing BC Coalition stores this information in written form or electronically. By providing this information to us, you enable us to serve you. Consumers often provide us with their contact information so that Camping and RVing BC Coalition can mail, e-mail or send them a copy of our directories and brochures, which they have requested.

Using Information

Camping and RVing BC Coalition uses the information collected to fulfill your requests, to perform market research, to promote our Coalition’s consumer products, and to provide further information to you about our members and our province. We will retain your personal information only for as long as required by law or as necessary for the purposes for which it is collected. Your personal information will not be used for other purposes without your consent.

Disclosing Information

Camping and RVing BC Coalition will not disclose any personal information collected about you to anybody else, unless required to do so by law, except when we provide the information to firms we retain to assist us in forwarding additional information to you. Camping and RVing BC Coalition will not otherwise sell, transfer or trade any mailing list, which includes your information.

Camping and RVing BC Coalition will comply with all laws, which require us to supply the information to government agencies and others.

Retention of Information

Information will be held only as long as it is required to fulfill service obligations. Once information is no longer required it will be disposed of or made anonymous.

Keeping Information Secure

Camping and RVing BC Coalition endeavours to keep written information in a secure place. The office is locked and alarmed when closed. Information that is stored electronically, is password-protected and available only to those members of our staff who require it.

Links to Other Web Sites

Camping and RVing BC Coalition’s web sites may contain links to other sites that are not governed by this Privacy Policy. These links may be to those of our business partners, vendors, and other agencies. Camping and RVing BC Coalition is not responsible for the privacy policy and practices of the linked sites. It is important to note that when you click on one of the linked sites, you are leaving Camping and RVing BC Coalition’s web site and entering into a different web site and environment. Camping and RVing BC Coalition encourages you to read the new site’s privacy policy to ensure that you are comfortable with their standards and practices.

Cookies

“Cookies” are small pieces of data that web pages place in computers to assist you in returning to that page. Camping and RVing BC Coalition may use cookies to track activities on our web sites. However, only sessional cookies, those that do not store personal information, will be used. It is possible to change the settings on a web browser to deny cookies or to warn when cookies are present.

Access to Information

If you wish to review the personal information Camping and RVing BC Coalition keeps about you, please contact our Privacy Officer at the address set out below. At your request, subject to applicable law, Camping and RVing BC Coalition will delete your personal information from our records.

Obtaining Your Consent

By providing personal information to Camping and RVing BC Coalition, you are consenting to Camping and RVing BC Coalition using it for the purposes set out above and disclosing it to the parties described above. If you do not want Camping and RVing BC Coalition to use any personal information about you, or wish to limit the use or disclosure of such personal information by Camping and RVing BC Coalition, please contact the Privacy Officer at the address set out below by mail, fax or e-mail.

Contacting The Privacy Officer

Camping and RVing BC Coalition may be contacted by mail, fax or e-mail as follows:

Joss Penny, Camping and RVing BC Coalition

209 – 3003 St John’s Street, Port Moody, BC, V3H 2C4

Fax: 604-945-7676

E-mail: jpenny@bclca.com

Updating the Privacy Policy

Camping and RVing BC Coalition strives to stay up to date and be current with issues concerning our customer’s privacy interests. Camping and RVing BC Coalition may update or modify this Policy from time to time to meet the demands of ever changing technology and customer expectations, so please review the Policy periodically.

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