Privacy policy

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privacy policy
Effective and Last Updated: September 30, 2013

This website is owned and operated by Vancouver Foundation. We are committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors while they interact with the content, products and services on this site ( This Privacy Policy applies to the Site only. It does not apply to other websites to which we link. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we want you to understand what information we collect about you, how we collect it, how that information is used, and how you can control our disclosure of it. You agree that your use of the Site signifies your assent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.
1) Information Collected
We collect two types of information from you: i) information that you voluntarily provide to us by completing the petition; and ii) information that is derived through automated tracking mechanisms.
• Voluntary Petition Information.
You are not required to register for this site, nor sign/complete the petition. The information we will collect if you complete the petition form includes your first and last name, postal code, email address and whether or not you describe yourself as an ELL student. We do not collect personally identifiable information about you except when you specifically provide such information to us on a voluntary basis.
The petition is not legally binding.
By completing the petition, you consent to the use and method of disclosure as described in this Privacy Policy.
• Voluntary Information for Services and Features
We also collect personally identifiable information when you choose to use certain other features of the Site, including: i) signing the petition, ii) consenting to receive email about related activities or events, iii) contacting us through the site by email. Occasionally, we may also request information such as your feedback on the website and campaign.
Some of the other types and means by which personal information is collected by Vancouver Foundation and include:
the Internet Protocol Address and domain name used. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to the user’s Internet service provider or directly to the user’s computer. This address can be translated to determine
• the domain name of the user’s service provider;
• the type of browser and operating system;
• the date and time of the visit; and
• the web pages or services accessed.
• Cookies
Our site uses “cookies” and other tracking technologies. Cookies enable us to serve secure pages to our users without asking them to sign in repeatedly. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. If a user’s system is idle for a defined time, the cookie will expire, forcing the user to sign in again to continue their session. This prevents unauthorised access to the user’s information while they are away from their computer.
You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter your original user ID and password to gain access to certain parts of the Site.
2) Referrals
You may choose to invite friends to view the by sending facebook and twitter notices via our invite feature.
3) How We Use Your Information
Vancouver Foundation and only uses your personal information for the original purposes it was given.
We collect personal information concerning those who voluntarily sign the petition for the following reasons:
• to share their names on a list of people who endorse the make-it-count petition with key stakeholders, including Vancouver Foundation staff, volunteers, policy-makers and general public;
• to provide them with updates and information about make-it-count activities.
Personal information collected through shall not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law. Personal information shall be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
• Vancouver Foundation and do not sell, rent, or trade mailing lists.
• Personal information is disclosed only to third parties who have signed an agreement by which they agree to adhere to the terms of the Vancouver Foundation’s privacy policies.
• Vancouver Foundation and will not disclose an individual’s identity or personal information to third parties except in accordance with the terms of its privacy policies or unless required to do so as a part of an internal investigation or other law enforcement purpose, or as required by law.
We may permit certain trusted third parties to track usage, analyse data such as the source address that a page request is coming from, your IP address or domain name, the date and time of the page request, the referring Web site (if any) and other parameters in the URL. This is collected in order to better understand our Web site usage, and enhance the performance of services to maintain and operate the Site and certain features on the Site. We may use third parties to host the Site; operate various features available on the Site; send emails; analyse data; provide search results and links.
Also, we may share personally identifiable or other information with our parent, subsidiaries, divisions, and affiliates.
4) How We Protect Your Information
We are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We take appropriate security measures to protect your information against unauthorised access to or unauthorised alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information and data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.
5) Email Choice/Opt-out
If you no longer wish to receive updates or notifications may opt-out of receiving these communications by unsubscribing from our mailing list. If any user who receives an email from the Site and would prefer not to receive such communications in the future, [he or she] can do so by following the instructions in the emails. In addition, you may send an email to
[email protected]
. We will make every reasonable efforts to implement your opt-out requests promptly.
6) Children’s Privacy and Parental Controls
Vancouver Foundation and does not intend to collect personally identifiable information from children under age 13 without permission of the child’s parent or legal guardian. Visitors under 13 years of age should not sign the petition, provide their name, address, contact information, or other information, or use the email or social media tools. If your child has submitted personal information and you would like to request that such information be removed, you may do so by emailing
[email protected]
and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request.

7) Disclaimer to Security
By consenting to the Terms and Conditions of the Site and hence the Privacy Policy, you consent that no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure. We cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you provide to us and you transmit such information to us at your own risk.
8) Notification of Changes reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion. If at some point in the future, there is a change to our Privacy Policy, unless we obtain your express consent, such change will only apply to information collected after the revised Privacy Policy took effect. Your continued use of the Site indicates your assent to the Privacy Policy as posted.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy please contact:
Inquiries, complaints, or access requests should be addressed to: Privacy Officer, Vancouver Foundation, Suite 200, 475 W Georgia St., Vancouver, BC V6B 4M9,
[email protected]
, and/or
[email protected]
phone: 604-688-2204 or fax: 604-688-4170.

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