Privacy Statement

Last updated: May 25th, 2018

Please read the following information carefully regarding the way that BCFamily.ca treats the information that is collected when you visit BCFamily.ca.

Commitment to Privacy

In this Privacy Policy you, the reader, (hereafter referred to as ‘the reader”) will learn how BCFamily.ca collects, uses and shares information that is received about the reader, and explains options that the reader may consider.  If the reader has any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact BCFamily.ca.

BCFamily.ca has written this Privacy Policy to provide important information about the use and disclosure of reader information that is collected on the BCFamily.ca website.

The BCFamily.ca  Privacy Policy does not currently apply to offline collection of information.

This Privacy Policy applies to the reader’s use of BCFamily.ca (in whatever way the site is accessed or used by way of personal computers, mobile devices or other means.)  It does not currently apply to email or electronic newsletters.  It also applies to other  ways or applications by which the reader connects with BCFamily.ca.

Each time the reader of BCFamily.ca accesses the site, the reader signifies that he/she has read, understands, and agrees to be bound by this Privacy Policy.  If the reader does not agree to this Privacy Policy, he/she must discontinue accessing BCFamily.ca.

To Readers Resident in the European Economic Area:  This Privacy Policy will govern use of the reader’s personal information if the reader elects to access BCFamily.ca.

Who We Are

Our website address is: http://bcfamily.ca.

Site Usage

This website collects aggregated statistical information that explains how BCFamily.ca is being used.  The information that is collected does not personally identify users.  It is collected solely for the purpose of  determining how site visitors use the website.  The resulting statistical data indicates which pages have been viewed and for how long; which pages are most popular; and, where the reader came from to find the page,  for example.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, BCFamily.ca collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from the reader’s email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Information You Provide To BCFamily.ca

Contests

In the event that a contest is published on BCFamily.ca, the reader may be requested to provide personal information. The reader volunteers to take part in these contests and to disclose information. Requested information might include a name and E-mail address or mailing address.  This information will be used to send a notification to the winner and to make arrangements for the delivery of the prize.

User Generated Content

Information that is disclosed by the reader while using BCFamily.ca, or other interactive forums on related social media sites associated with BCFamily.ca, is used as a means for communication with BCFamily.ca and other readers. Readers should be careful when deciding what type of personal information the reader wishes to submit or post.  There is no expectation of privacy when posting in this social media forums, or in the comment sections on BCFamily.ca. Readers who post content such as comments, messages, photos or links to videos should consider that personally identifiable information in this content will be available to other readers of BCFamily.ca. BCFamily.ca has the right, but is not required, to monitor posting activity and the related content and reserves the right to remove content that is considered to be inappropriate.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If the reader leaves a comment on BCFamily.ca, he/she may opt-in to saving their name, email address and website in cookies. These are for the reader’s convenience so that the reader does not have to fill in his/her details again when he/she leaves another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If the reader has an account and logs in to this site, BCFamily.ca will set a temporary cookie to determine if the reader’s browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when the reader closes his/her browser.

When the reader logs in, BCFamily.ca will also set up several cookies to save the reader’s login information and the reader’s screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If the reader selects “Remember Me”, his/her login will persist for two weeks. If the reader logs out of his/her account, the login cookies will be removed.

If the reader edits or publishs an article, an additional cookie will be saved in his/her browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article she just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on BCFamily.ca may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the reader has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about the reader, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor the reader’s interaction with that embedded content, including tracing his/her interaction with the embedded content if he/she has an account and is logged in to that website.

External Links to Other Websites

Throughout the BCFamily.ca website the reader will find links to other websites, organizations and companies.  BCFamily.ca is not responsible for the content appearing on these sites or the products and services that they provide.  BCFamily.ca’s linking to those websites does not constitute an endorsement of the sites or the content they provide.  Any concerns the reader may have about these websites or any services or products he/she may have obtained from them will need to be directed to that site owner. As the reader has done here, the reader is asked to please consult the privacy policies on these websites to see how they use the reader’s information.

Analytics

Collection of Information

BCfamily.ca, and third-party service providers used by BCFamily.ca, may use technologies that automatically or passively collection information when a reader interacts with BCFamily.ca. This information can include the reader’s browser information; the referring URL that referred the reader to BCFamily.ca; the pages visited on BCFamily.ca; a general geographic location; the reader’s IP address; and, the time of day of the visit .  BCFamily.ca uses this information  for analytical purposes only.

A few of the tracking technologies that may be used to collect the reader’s usage information include:

Third-Party Analytics Technologies

BCFamily.ca uses third party analytics and other tools to help understand who is visiting BCFamily.ca and to improve the content that BCFamily.ca provides to readers. Third party companies may use cookies, pixel tags, or other technologies to collect and store anonymous information such as the time that a reader visited BCFamily.ca; the reader’s ISP; browers used; and, other websites accessed. BCFamily.ca cannot access or control the third parties’ use of cookies and other tracking technology.

Social Media Features:

BCFamily.ca permits the user to share information on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. The reader can identify these platforms and features by the third party logo.  These third party service providers may collect the reader’s IP address, the page the reader is visiting on BCFamily.ca and set a cookie to help the process of sharing of information to the third party site.

How Long BCFamily.ca Retains the Reader’s Data

If the reader leaves a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so that BCFamily.ca can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What Rights the Reader Has Over His/Her Data

If the reader has left comments on BCFamily.ca, he/she can request to receive an file of the personal data BCFamily.ca holds about the reader, including any data he/she has provided to BCFamily.ca. The reader can also request that BCFamily.ca erase any personal data that is held about the reader. This does not include any data BCFamily.ca is obliged to keep for legal, or security purposes.

Where BCFamily.ca Sends the Reader’s Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Review and Access

Should the reader require more detailed information about the statistical information that BCFamily.ca has collected about his/her visit,  please contact BCFamily.ca.

Use of Information

The reader hereby agrees that he/she shall not use any information contained on BCFamily.ca, or the links to BCFamily.ca, in any claims, proceedings, suits or actions against the owner of BCFamily.ca.  The reader may not post, publish, reproduce, transmit or otherwise distribute information or material on the Site:

(a) constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability;

(b) which is protected by copyright, or other intellectual property right or derivative works thereof, without obtaining permission of the copyright holder;

(c) otherwise use this BCFamily.ca in a way that is contrary to law or which would adversely impact use of the Site or the Internet by other users.

Protection of the Reader’s Data

Security

Data transmission online using the Internet, wireless technology and the storage of information electronically is not 100% secure.  BCFamily.ca cannot ensure the security of information sent by the reader to BCFamily.ca.  The reader’s use of BCFamily.ca is at his/her own risk.

Children’s Privacy

BCFamily.ca does not knowingly collect information from readers under 13 years of age.  If a child has provided BCFamily.ca with personal information, please contact BCFamily.ca.

If BCFamily.ca becomes aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided personal information, BCFamily.ca will remove this information from the site.

International Transfers of The Reader’s Data

The reader’s data is stored on the cloud based service provider that BCFamily.ca uses, which is located in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  When a reader is located outside of Canada and chooses to provide information to BCFamily.ca, BCFamily.ca may transfer this personal data to Canada, where it will be processed.  By the reader’s agreement to accept this Privacy Policy, he/she consents to the transfer of his/her personal information, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Privacy Rights of Users in the European Economic Area (EEA)

BCFamily.ca is committed to subjecting all personal data received from European Union (EU) member countries and Switzerland, respectively, in accordance with EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”), effective as of May 25, 2018.

Contact BCFamily.ca

If you have further questions about this policy or the website please contact BCFamily.ca.