Last Update: October 19, 2021
FIPPA defines “personal information” as recorded information about an identifiable individual other than “contact information”. Examples of personal information include an individual’s name, home address and phone number, age, financial information, and family status. The definition of “contact information” includes an individual’s name, position or title, business telephone number, business address, business e-mail and business fax number.
Collection of Information
We collect and store information through the Website, which may include Personal Information, for the following purposes:
- to provide you with the Content;
- to send you communications you have opted-in to receive;
- to respond to your questions and comments;
- to respond to your requests for information regarding the Content;
- to solicit information in order to pursue a potential business relationship with you;
- to tailor your experience of the Website;
- to troubleshoot problems with the Website and the Contents and to improve the Website and the Contents;
- to help BCI analyze the browsing patterns of its users in order to improve the Content and design of the Website;
- for security purposes, such as the prevention of potentially prohibited or illegal activities;
- for statistical analysis;
- to meet any legal or regulatory requirements;
- as otherwise described to you when the information is collected; and
- to take any other action required or permitted by law.
If you use the Website to apply for or consider career opportunities BCI will, directly and through its third-party service providers, including Workday Limited (“Workday”), collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:
- enabling you to register with BCI in relation to career opportunities;
- receiving your application for employment and any supporting information including your curriculum vitae and references;
- processing your application; and
- maintaining a record of your application for future career opportunities.
How We Collect Information
BCI collects Personal Information from Website visitors only on a voluntary basis. Your Personal Information is collected in connection with your access and use of the Website, such as if you email us with a request for information or if you apply for a career opportunity.
Use of Personal Information
We will use the Personal Information received through the Website for the various purposes outlined above under “Collection of Information” or a use that is consistent with one of those purposes.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We will not transfer Personal Information to third parties, except for our business partners and service providers who have agreed to comply with legally required privacy standards and who will use the information only for the purposes disclosed at the time of collection and set out above, or for a use consistent with that purpose, unless consent for another use has been obtained.
Storage and Security
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY DEFINITIVE GUARANTEE OF SECURITY IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
By using our Website, you assume all risk in connection with the security of your Personal Information sent to or collected by us through this Website.
Retention of Personal Information
We may keep Personal Information obtained through the Website for so long as may be required or permitted by applicable laws and regulations. In addition, third party service providers working on behalf of BCI are required to comply with FIPPA and will be made aware of and reminded as necessary about BCI’s privacy policies.
The Website uses Google Analytics, a web and mobile analytics tracking tool provided by Google, for audience activity tracking and demographics reporting. The Google Analytics tool is intended to help BCI understand how visitors use the Website. The Google Analytics tool collects information about users (including but not limited to IP addresses, languages used, browser and device details, time spent on the Website and its various pages, documents viewed and downloaded, and search terms employed) and provides BCI with reports about users’ behavior in an aggregated and anonymous form. BCI has implemented IP address anonymization in order to ensure that the privacy of users is protected. For additional information, please refer to the following information provided by Google Analytics: Terms of Service of Google Analytics and How Google Uses Data When You Use Our Partners’ Sites or Apps. You can opt-out of Google Analytics by installing a browser plug-in available on Google’s website.
You can help BCI maintain the accuracy of your Personal Information by notifying BCI of any changes to such information. You are responsible for ensuring that all information created or maintained by BCI through your use of the Website is accurate, reliable and complete. Using information that is created or maintained by BCI through the Website is at your own risk.
The Website is intended for general audiences but is not to be used by individuals under 18 years old (“minors”). We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from anyone under the age of 18. If you become aware that your child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, please contact us at the email address below. If we become aware that a minor has provided us with Personal Information without parental consent, we take steps to remove such information from our files.
Those who choose to access the Website from outside Canada do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
Where to Direct Questions or Complaints
If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy in connection with the Website or relating to the collection, use or disclosure of Personal Information by BCI, please contact:
750 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 0E4