Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting is owned and operated by the CivicInfo BC Society, a local government information service in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. We are committed to providing a web site that respects your privacy.  This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information while you browse and use our website in compliance with Canadian laws. By accessing or using our site, you consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this policy, please do not access or use our website.

1.  Information We Collect

1.1   Personal Information.  A login profile is required to use certain features on this website.  If you create a login profile, a valid email address is required.  We do not collect other personal information in this process, and we use your email address for the sole purpose of logging into services.
1.2   Log Data. We use Google Analytics to automatically collect certain information when you visit our website. This information may include your IP address, browser type, operating system, referral source, pages visited, and the date and time of each visit. This information is collected to analyze trends, administer the website, track users' movements around the website, and gather demographic information.

2.  Use of Information

2.1   We may use the information we collect for various purposes, including:

  • To provide and maintain our website and its features.
  • To personalize your experience and improve our website.
  • To communicate with you, including responding to your inquiries, requests, and feedback.
  • To send you important notices and updates.
  • To analyze and monitor usage patterns and trends on our website.
  • To comply with legal obligations and enforce our rights.
3. Disclosure of Your Information

3.1   We do not sell your email address or other personal information to third parties, however we may disclose it under the following circumstances:

  • To third-party service providers who assist us in operating our website and providing services to you.
  • To comply with legal obligations, such as responding to lawful requests from public authorities.
  • To protect our rights, property, or safety, and those of others.
4.  Security

4.1   We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, please note that no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.

5.   Cookies and Tracking Technologies

5.1   On a limited basis, we may use cookies and similar tracking technologies to enhance your experience on our website and collect certain information. You have the option to disable cookies through your browser settings, but please note that some features of our website may not function properly if cookies are disabled.

6.   Third-Party Links

6.1   Our website may contain links to third-party sites, including applicant tracking systems used by organizations who post jobs. We have no control over the content and privacy practices of these services. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third-party websites before providing any personal information.

7.  Removal of User Profiles

7.1   User profiles with no activity for one year are considered inactive, and will be flagged for removal.  Before removing an inactive account, we attempt to notify the user by email, and a person may log in within a specified time frame to prevent a profile from being removed.  We are not responsible for undelivered emails, and maintaining an active profile is the sole responsibility of the user.

8.   Changes to this Privacy Policy

8.1   We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting the revised policy on our website. Your continued use of our website after the posting of any changes constitutes your acceptance of those changes.