Your privacy is important to BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association. This policy tells you what information BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association gathers about you, how BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association would use it, to whom BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association 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 BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association may have about you.
BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association 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 BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association web sites and governs data collection and usage. By using the BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
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.
When someone visits our web sites, our web server automatically collects a limited amount of standard information essential to the operation, security and evaluation of the BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association web sites. This information helps us to make our site more useful to visitors and includes:
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. BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association does not use this information to identify individuals who visit our web sites unless required to do so as part of an internal investigation or other law enforcement purpose.
The BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association contact us form on the web sites asks for information such as name, address, phone number, e-mail address, web site, interests and preferences. BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association 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. The BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association 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 BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association can mail, e-mail or send them a copy of our directories, newsletters and brochures, which they have requested.
The BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association uses the information collected to fulfill your requests, to perform market research, to promote our Member and Partner's consumer products, and to provide further information to you about our members, partners 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.
The BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association 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. The BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association will not otherwise sell, transfer or trade any mailing list, which includes your information.
BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association will comply with all laws, which require us to supply the information to government agencies and others.
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.
The BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association 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.
If you wish to review the personal information BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association keeps about you, please contact our Privacy Officer at the address set out below. At your request, subject to applicable law, BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association will delete your personal information from our records.
By providing personal information to BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association, you are consenting to BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association using it for the purposes set out above and disclosing it to the parties described above. If you do not want BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association to use any personal information about you, or wish to limit the use or disclosure of such personal information by BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association, please contact the Privacy Officer at the address set out below by mail, fax or e-mail.
BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association may be contacted by mail, fax or e-mail as follows:
The BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association strives to stay up to date and be current with issues concerning our customer's privacy interests. BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association 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.