What this policy covers
Bang the Table Pty Ltd (Bang the Table) hosts this site on behalf of the District of West Vancouver.
The District and Bang the Table takes the privacy of the participants using this site very seriously.
Our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information is regulated by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada), or similar privacy legislation applicable in your Province, as amended from time to time. You can find more information about your privacy rights at the website of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), http://www.priv.gc.ca.
Who do I contact for more information?
David Neufeld, Records/Information Coordinator
What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register to use this site. This includes your screen name, email address and additional demographic information as provided by you on the registration form.
We collect information that you put on the site after you have signed up including but not limited to:
- Comments in forums
- Votes on other comments in forums
- Responses to surveys and quick polls
We collect information about your behaviour on the site including but not limited to:
- Documents downloaded from the library
- Videos viewed
- Pages viewed
Note that you can browse the site completely anonymously without signing up.
Why do we collect this information?
We collect this information in order to:
- analyse and interpret it to help meet our objectives and obligations;
- communicate information to you about engagement opportunities, events and other initiatives; and
- respond to enquiries and otherwise engage with stakeholders.
Who has access to this information?
When you register for a user account you provide three types of information:
- Publicly available information
- Information available to both the District of West Vancouver and Bang the Table
- Information available to Bang the Table only
Publicly available information
Publicly available information is limited to your screen name and any comments you leave under that name in the forums or other tools on the site.
Individual survey responses, voting patterns and quick poll responses will not immediately be made available publicly on the site, however, feedback (including overall results of polls and surveys, and in some instances, unidentifiable and randomly chosen quotes or comments from surveys) may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period.
Please also keep in mind, however, that under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act submissions uploaded to this site can be made available for public viewing by District of West Vancouver at its own volition or at the request of a member of the public.
Information available to both the District of West Vancouver and Bang the Table includes:
- All information from the Registration form
- Survey, Quick Poll, and comment voting responses
- General site activity such as document downloads
Information available to Bang the Table only
Information which is available only to Bang the Table is restricted to your IP address for site security purposes.
Third Party Links
Occasionally the District of West Vancouver may include links to third party sites. Those links are provided for convenience and may not remain current or be maintained. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of linked websites and we suggest you review the privacy policies of those websites before using them.
While no online service is completely secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction and take all reasonable measures to do so.
Requesting access or correcting your personal information
Subject to applicable local laws and regulations, you may have some or all of the following rights with respect to your personal data:
- to access your personal data and to rectify any inaccuracies within that personal data;
- to request for the erasure of your personal data residing with us;
- to request your personal data in portable, machine-readable format; and
- to withdraw your consent to our processing of their personal data.
If you wish to contact us to with a request relating to personal information we hold about you, please contact us using the contact details set out below including your name and contact details. We may need to verify your identity before providing you with your personal information.
In some cases, we may be unable to provide you with access to all your personal information and where this occurs, we will explain why. We will deal with all requests for access to personal information within a reasonable timeframe.
Terms and Conditions
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.