Privacy Policy

Please read the following to learn more about the privacy policy for BC Rural Update.

What this Privacy Policy Covers

This Privacy Policy covers the Rural Coordination Centre of BC’s (RCCbc) treatment of personally identifiable information that may be collected when you are on the site, and when you use our services. This policy also covers RCCbc‘s treatment of any personally identifiable information that our business partners share with us.

This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or to people that we do not employ or manage, including without limitation, any of our affiliates or business partners.

Information Collection and Use

RCCbc collects personally identifiable information when you subscribe for its e-newsletter,  BC Rural Update.

When you subscribe to BC Rural Update, we ask for your email address. Once you subscribe to the e-newsletter, you are not anonymous to us.

We automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, and the page you requested.

RCCbc uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see on our pages, to fulfill your requests for certain information, products and services, to improve our services, to conduct research, and to contact you about specials and new products or for service announcements or administrative messages relating to the RCCbc service.

Information found under “Rural Resources” has been gathered by RCCbc for research and reference purposes.  It has not been and can not be reproduced for any purpose, used for commercial use, or modified in any way.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

RCCbc will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone.

We will not share personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people unless:

  • We have your consent to share this information;
  • We need to share the information with companies who work on behalf of RCCbc to provide a product or service to you. Please know that whenever we share your personal information with these trusted partners, they work under confidentiality agreements. (Unless we tell you differently, these companies do not have any right to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us.);
  • We reasonably believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise required or permitted by law;
  • We respond to warrants, subpoenas, court orders or legal process or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; or
  • We may transfer information about you if RCCbc is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, we will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information and Preferences

You have the right to access, verify and update your RCCbc Account Information at any time, including whether you want the RCCbc to contact you about updates.

You may request deletion of your account by contacting us to terminate the account. Please contact us about what information may possibly remain in our archived records after your account has been deleted.

Confidentiality and Security

We limit access to personal information about you to employees who, as part of their job, we believe need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you.

We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you.

In the event that you believe that your personal safety is at risk or if you believe that you may be the victim of identity theft or other illegal conduct, please contact the appropriate federal, provincial or local law enforcement agencies directly.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

RCCbc may amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your  account or by posting a prominent announcement on our pages.

Questions or Suggestions

If you have questions or suggestions, or wish to contact us, please send an e-mail to info@rccbc.ca.