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Privacy Policy

Introduction

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.

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 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:

  • the Internet domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address from computers that access our web sites,
  • 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. 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.

Using Information

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.

Disclosing Information

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.

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

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.

Links to Other Web Sites

The BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association'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 members, business partners, vendors, and other agencies. BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association 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 BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association's web sites and entering into a different web site and environment. BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association 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. The BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association may use cookies to track activities on our web sites. It is possible to change the settings on a web browser to deny cookies or to warn when cookies are present.

Interest Based Advertising

On this website BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association collects demographic data from Google's Interest-based advertising with Google Analytics. Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings.

Access to Information

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.

Obtaining Your Consent

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.

Contacting The Privacy Officer

BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association may be contacted by mail, fax or e-mail as follows:

  • Joss Penny, BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association
  • 209 - 3003 St John's Street, Port Moody, BC, V3H 2C4
  • Fax: 604-945-7606
  • E-mail: jpenny@bclca.com

Updating the Privacy Policy

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.

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