Metro Vancouver is committed to providing a website that protects your privacy in accordance with
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) and other applicable legislation.
The purpose of this privacy statement is to inform you of the personal information that may be collected, used, and disclosed when you visit metrovancouver.org, and all associated systems, processes and applications under the direct control of Metro Vancouver.
Collection & use of information
Metro Vancouver does not automatically collect any personal information, such as your name, phone number, address, or email. Personal information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily through contacting Metro Vancouver via email, online forms, by setting up a user account, or by providing consent.
Any personal information that we do collect from you will only be used for the purpose of administering our services, informing you of our services, projects and initiatives, and for statistical purposes.
Metro Vancouver is the sole owner of the information collected on its website. Metro Vancouver will not sell, share, rent or otherwise disclose your personal information to any organization or individual, unless we notify you and obtain your consent. In exceptional circumstances authorized by FOIPPA, Metro Vancouver may disclose your personal information without your permission.
Types of information we collect and why
Tracking your website visits with cookies
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Other information collected
|Volunteering your personal information online||Volunteering your personal information online||<div class="ExternalClass704C33E2057E494A9E29247B934F6718"><p>The only time we collect your personal information on this website is when you volunteer to give it to us, including when you:</p><ul><li>Take a survey or questionnaire</li><li>Fill in a web form</li><li>Ask for more information about a topic</li><li>Send us an email</li></ul><p>We keep your personal information confidential. We won't rent, share, give, or trade it with anyone else. We won't use it to send you information that you didn't specifically request.</p><p>If you share your personal information with us, we'll only collect and use it to further assist you.</p><br></div>|
|Paying online||Paying online||<div class="ExternalClass671284940B6945E8A365202B8D68C444"><p>We make sure your online payments are secure. You can pay for some of our services and fees – such as conference fees and park events – on our website.</p><p>Transactions are completed through SSL-encrypted technology. This means that your credit card and other payment information is transmitted to us securely. After your transaction is complete, we don't store your credit card or other payment information.<br></p></div>|
|Registering for services and events||Registering for services and events||<div class="ExternalClass46BF9F93340C471D8AE65F78D08741AC"><p>Before you can register for a service or event, you need to create an account. Your account is password protected so only you can access it. Your personal information, including credit card information, will be stored with your account.</p><p>The storage and handling of your credit card information is in compliance with all applicable Payment Card Industry security standards.</p><p>Your account keeps your payment card information secure based on industry standards.</p>
<p>For your protection, we strongly recommend that you don't provide your account information, user name, or password to anyone. If you become aware of any suspicious activity relating to your account, it's your responsibility to contact us immediately.</p></div>|
|Subscribing to email newsletters||Subscribing to email newsletters||<div class="ExternalClass2ACF05D6AD404F6EB4AB40462FA42B7E"><p>When you subscribe, you authorize us to collect and use your personal information to send you newsletter content. Newsletter content is provided to subscribers in compliance with <a href="https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/internet/anti.htm" target="_blank" title="Canada's Anti-spam Legislsation">Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation</a> (CASL) which ensures you only receive the online newsletter content and marketing materials you want.</p><p>You have the option to unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email newsletter.
|Web forms||Web forms||<div class="ExternalClass5C439CF4387945C48682A932F74292DD"><p>Metro Vancouver uses web forms to enable you to contact us, provide feedback, apply for job, etc.</p>
<p>The personal information you submit through Metro Vancouver web forms is solely for the purpose of responding to your information or service request. </p></div>|
Links to other websites/social media sites
The metrovancouver.org website contains links to external sites that are not associated with Metro Vancouver. Metro Vancouver is not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of these other websites and encourages you to examine each site's privacy statement and disclaimers before providing any personal information.
Links or references to other websites or organizations do not imply endorsement or approval by Metro Vancouver of those websites or organizations.