The Gabriola Commons Foundation (GCF) respects an individual's right to privacy and operates in compliance with The Personal Information and Protection Act of BC. By personal information we mean any information about an identifiable individual, such as name, postal and email address or personal telephone number. Business contact information is not considered as personal information.
Our commitment to your privacy includes ensuring the accuracy, confidentiality and security of your personal information, and enabling you to access and correct any information.
Collection, Use and Disclosure
GCF generally collects personal information directly from the person to whom the information pertains; however, we may also receive your personal information from a third party when you have provided consent to this party. Third parties include the Canada Helps organization and The Land Conservancy of BC. Generally, GCF collects personal information from membership, donation and participation forms.
GCF uses personal information to communicate by email or postal mail with GCF members and donors for the purposes of:
distribution of seasonal newsletters,
notification of events,
requests for donations or volunteers,
maintenance of accurate accounting records for financial purposes,
organization of resources and projects to assist in the development of GCF, and
distribution of charitable tax receipts.
Any individual member or donor can request to remain anonymous or to opt out of some or all communication from GCF.
GCF does not lend, sell or trade any personal information with any other organization or individual.
If you choose to provide your personal information, whether electronically or in writing, the personal information you provide will be stored in a secure location. Portions of this information - specifically name, address, phone number, email and team membership - will be used only by designated people belonging to GCF. Personal financial information such as donation amounts and banking information will only be accessed by the Board Treasurer, Privacy Officer and any other person specifically designated by the Board to prepare reports and accounting.
Access and Correction
Individuals can submit a written request to the Privacy Officer to provide them with their personal information under control of GCF, to provide information about how their personal information has been and is being used, to request a correction to their personal information, or to request a removal of all their personal information.
Privacy Officer, Gabriola Commons Foundation
675 North Rd, P.O. Box 94
Gabriola BC V0R 1X0