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InvestNorthernBC.com is the "electronic community" (EC) representing the Stuart Nechako Regional Economic Development Society (REDI) product and services information site that delivers an eCommunity network. We have created this EC Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy.

Our staff is responsible for maintaining our commitment to this policy and to protecting your personal information, and they take this responsibility seriously.

Please read the Privacy Policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of the information and services of InvestNorthernBC.com.

Fair Information Principles

Accountability
EC is responsible for the protection of information under its control, and has designated an individual or individuals that are accountable for our compliance with these principles, and to any policies adopted.

Knowledge and Consent
EC informs you, in advance, about the collection, use, disclosure, retention and disposal of personal information.

Collection of Information
Collection of personal information will be limited to that which is necessary for the purposes identified by EC, and all information will be collected by fair and lawful means.

Use, Disclosure and Retention
Personal information is not collected, used or disclosed by EC for purposes other than those for which it is collected, except with your express consent or as required by law. EC will only disclose personal information about you to unrelated third parties after you have been informed in advance of the possibility of such use and disclosure, and have consented. Personal information is retained by EC only as long as is necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes or as required by law.

Safeguards
EC has developed procedures to safeguard your personal information. This includes protecting the access to use, disclosure, retention and disposal of personal information.

Openness
EC will readily make available information about its policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

Access
Upon request, we will inform you of the existence, use and disclosure of your personal information held by EC, and we will give you access to that information, subject to an identification process.

Privacy Statement

It is important for you to know about two types of information that may be collected each time you use this EC:

Statistical Information
Statistics on an aggregate basis are collected each time you browse, register, or access services or information from our site.

Personal Information
Personal information collected and provided by you, such as user names, passwords, and identifying information that may include, but is not limited to your name, address, phone number; where this information is required to access tools and services.

Personal Information You Choose to Share
Throughout InvestNorthernBC.com you may have the opportunity to send emails, request information, register for programs or events, participate in online surveys or contests and other promotions sponsored by us. If you choose to participate, you may be providing EC and/or third parties with some type of personal information.

You can be assured that if you choose to provide any personal information to us, EC will use it only for the purposes specified here and at the time of collection. Additionally, usage information may be aggregated and analyzed so that we can judge our system's performance. In addition, we will use it to respond to your requests, and to notify you of updated information, changes to the Site or, with your permission, new products and services we think may be of interest.

EC will not share information with governmental authorities unless legally required to do so. EC may cooperate with such authorities in investigating claims of illegal activity such as (but not limited to) illegal transfer of copyrighted material, or user website postings or email messages that contain threats of violence. We do not sell or rent any data collected about or from you, or provide access to such data to anyone outside of EC other than you, except as described above.

When an application accepts credit cards or any other particularly sensitive information for any of its services, it encrypts all ordering information, such as your name and credit card number, in order to protect its confidentiality.

InvestNorthernBC.com, through the proprietary software and hosting environment of CS Networks Inc., incorporates a security model that includes software to ensure the protection of private information communication within the Site. This technology, when combined with good security policies and common sense, makes a secure and trustworthy Site for your use.

Communications & Security
EC has put some security measures in place to ensure the secure transmission and management of all information within the system and to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

In addition, EC may provide public forums such as message boards, bulletin boards, discussion groups or chat rooms. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Links to Other Sites & Third Party Consent
When you leave the EC Portal environment, the privacy statements of the third party will apply. EC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Should you find a link from or to any other website in the EC environment that you feel is inappropriate, do not hesitate to contact us immediately.

You should note that every request for personal information from EC will contain an InvestNorthernBC.com name identification logo. If you do not see such a logo on the form requesting personal information from you, you should know that you have left. At that point, a third party web site is gathering personal information from you and the privacy policy of the third party website will apply.

Privacy & Protection of Information

Cookies
Some InvestNorthernBC.com applications may use "cookies." A cookie is a small data file that certain web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a USER ID that the site used to track the pages you have visited. Cookies can track user traffic patterns, recognize your computer's browser when you return, and could provide personalized content without requiring sign-in. You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser however they may be required for use in some applications.

Access to Your Information 
You will have the ability to access and correct any personally identifiable information that you have provided to us.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
By using InvestNorthernBC.com, you are consenting to the collection and use of information as described in this policy. EC may amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information we will notify you by posting an announcement on the InvestNorthernBC.com front page. By continuing to use after any such changes are posted, you are consenting to those changes.

 

 

 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or the practices of this site, you can contact us at any time at:

 

REDI

P.O. Box 1078

Vanderhoof, BC  V0J 3A0