The Chamber is the “voice of business” for approximately 1,100 member businesses (professional and self-employed), non-profit organizations, and individuals in the Greater Langley region (collectively, the “Members”).
- What is “Personal Information”?
- Our Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Personal Information
- Your Consent to Our Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Personal Information
- Use of Technology on the Website
- Links to Other Websites
- Security of Personal Information
- Requests for Access to Personal Information
- Requests for Correction of Personal Information
- Contacting or Communicating with Us
What is “Personal Information”?
Your “personal information” as defined at law, including without limitation, as defined under the Personal Information Protection Act of British Columbia, as amended from time to time (the “Act”), means all information about an identifiable individual (“Personal Information”). This Personal Information means information that can identify an individual (for example, your name, home telephone number, personal mobile telephone number, home address, personal email address, personal fax number, social insurance number, driver’s licence number, physical description, and credit card or other financial information specifically about you). However, Personal Information does not include business “contact information”, which is defined under the Act as information to enable an individual at a place of business to be contacted for business purposes, such as name, position name or title, business telephone number, business mobile telephone number, business address, business email, or business fax number of an individual.
Our Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Personal Information
- The Chamber collects, uses, and discloses your Personal Information obtained on the Website for itself and on behalf of its Members solely for the following specified purposes:
- To administer the Chamber’s membership and to provide services to its Members.
- To register its Members for events hosted by the Chamber, including without limitation, dinner meetings, breakfast events, luncheons, and other business development and networking events.
- To inform you of the arrival of various new products and services available from the Chamber from time to time, including without limitation, various new products and services available from its Members.
- To inform you of various discounts, deals, special offers, sales, contests, and promotions offered by the Chamber and its Members from time to time.
- To inform you of special events hosted or sponsored by the Chamber and its Members from time to time.
- To provide you with any email, print, or other newsletters, online news releases, and publications of the Chamber and its Members from time to time.
- To inform you of customer satisfaction surveys and sales surveys of the Chamber and its Members from time to time.
The Chamber will share any Personal Information obtained from you on the Website or otherwise only with its Members. You should be aware that the Chamber will not share or sell your Personal Information to any third parties or organizations other than its Members. The Chamber may communicate with you by email, mail, and various other means of communication for the specific purposes set out above.
Your Consent to Our Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Personal Information
The Website is directed for use by adults and the Chamber does not knowingly collect, use, or disclose any Personal Information from children without the consent of parents. The Chamber requests that parents monitor their children’s use of the Website and to contact the Chamber in the event of any such usage by children.
Use of Technology on the Website
In order to enhance your shopping and personalize your interactive experience, the Website uses “cookie” technology. A “cookie” is a small bit of data that gets stored your computer. Like many commercial Websites, we automatically collect other information by way of electronic means, using “cookies” which are small files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing our products and services. This information includes the address (or “URL”) of the Website that you came from before visiting the Website, which web pages you visit on the Website, which browser software you use to view the Website, your IP address, and any search terms you have entered on the Website or in order to access the Website. This data is not used individually, but is aggregated and only used to tailor the Website to better meet your interests and preferences. Most browsers automatically accept “cookies”, but you can usually refuse “cookies”, or selectively accept “cookies”, by adjusting the preferences in your browser. If you turn “cookies” off, there may be some features of our site that will not be available to you.
Links to Other Websites
Security of Personal Information
The Chamber and its Members are committed to adopting and maintaining appropriate measures and safeguards to ensure the confidentiality of your Personal Information and to protect against any loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, copying, use, modification, or disclosure. The Chamber exercises care in the secure transmission of your Personal Information; however, no transmission of Personal Information over the Internet is 100% secure. The Chamber is unable to guarantee that Personal Information collected, used, or disclosed through the medium of the Internet cannot be intercepted by third parties.
Requests for Access to Personal Information
The Act permits individuals to submit written requests to us to provide them with:
their Personal Information under our custody or control; information about how their Personal Information under our control has been and is being used by us; and the names of the individuals and organizations to whom their Personal Information under our control has been disclosed by us. The Chamber will respond to requests in the time allowed by the Act and will make a reasonable effort to assist applicants and to respond as accurately and completely as reasonably possible. All requests may be subject to any fees and disbursements the law permits us to charge.
Requests for Correction of Personal Information
The Act permits individuals to submit written requests to us to correct errors or omissions in their personal information that is in our custody or control. The Chamber will: correct the personal information and, if reasonable to do so, send correction notifications to any other organizations to whom we disclosed the incorrect information; or decide not to correct the personal information, but annotate the personal information that a correction was requested but not made.
Contacting or Communicating with Us
Privacy OfficerGreater Langley Chamber of Commerce #207 - 8047 199 Street
Langley BC V2Y 0E2 Phone: (604) 371-3770
Fax: (604) 371-3731 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are dissatisfied with our handling of your personal information, we invite you to contact our Privacy Officer in writing, setting out the reasons for your concern. If, after our Privacy Officer has reviewed and responded to your concern, you remain dissatisfied, you may wish to contact the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia at:P.O. Box 9038, Stn. Prov. Govt., Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 9A4 Telephone: (250) 387-5629 Fax: (250) 387-1696 Email: email@example.com Web Site: www.oipc.bc.ca