B.C. NDP Privacy Policy

The British Columbia New Democratic Party is committed to protecting the privacy of our members, supporters and stakeholders. The B.C. NDP values the trust and support of our supporters and recognizes that maintaining this requires that we be open and accountable in how we treat the information you chose to share with us. Part of our commitment to privacy is to adopt this online privacy statement. Please note that this web site may contain links to other sites that may not be governed by this privacy statement.

While using our web site, you do not have to identify yourself or divulge personal information, except when you provide such information on a voluntary basis.

In our continuing quest to build a better British Columbia, raise funds and build a strong base of support, the B.C. NDP gathers and uses personal information. The B.C. NDP complies with, and endeavours to exceed the requirements of federal and provincial law.

The privacy of our supporters' personal information is never compromised. Our web site has technological and operational security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, alteration or unintentional destruction of the information under our control. Our servers are located in a locked, secure environment. Access is only given to employees who must use the personal information for the reason for which it was obtained.

From time to time, the B.C. NDP collects personal information as described in the Privacy Policy. Consent to collect and retain information is deemed implicit where the information is voluntarily supplied.

Donors

When you contribute online, the BC NDP engages reputable and reliable firms using state-of-the-art security protocols to protect sensitive data, such as personal information and credit card numbers. The privacy of this data is ensured with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption. Security features are constantly being enhanced to stay ahead of any potential issues.

The B.C. NDP does not retain credit card information after the completion of the on-line transaction except for recurring monthly contributions.

Joining the NDP

We invite British Columbians to join the B.C. New Democratic Party. This information is collected for the purposes of contacting individuals for support, fundraising, and membership.

Email campaigns

From time to time, we appeal to British Columbians to contribute financial support or send a message to help influence key decision makers. Personal information that is voluntarily supplied by an individual will be collected and forwarded on to the decision maker or makers that are identified in the appeal. Individuals who sign on to email campaigns will also receive important updates, information and occasional fundraising appeals from the B.C. NDP. At any time, individuals may discontinue receiving these messages by unsubscribing in the message or contacting 604-430-8600.

Petitions

Individuals who sign petitions of the BC NDP may be contacted by the BC NDP about future opportunities and events. The BC NDP does not share or exchange contact information for individuals signing petitions.

Tell us your story

The BC NDP encourages individuals to share their experiences with BC government services. Contact information for individuals using this feature is retained so that the BC NDP may contact you for follow-up questions. Individuals using this feature are under no obligation to provide further information, and may request that their information be destroyed at any time. The BC NDP does not exchange contact information for individuals who use this feature, and will not make use of their information without express consent.

Share your ideas

The BC NDP encourages individuals to share their suggestions for policy and action. Contact information for individuals using this feature is retained so that the BC NDP may contact you for follow-up questions. Individuals using this feature are under no obligation to provide further information. The BC NDP does not exchange contact information for individuals who use this feature.

Send a message

The BC NDP allows individuals to send a message to elected officials. Contact information for individuals using this feature is retained by the BC NDP and may be used to contact you about future events and opportunities. The BC NDP does not share or exchange contact information for individuals using this feature.

Contact us

Contact information collected on individuals using the Contact Us form will be used to allow BC NDP staff and representatives to contact you about your concerns. Contact information will be retained but will not be shared or exchanged.

Volunteer and Job applications

The BC NDP allows individuals to volunteer to help or apply for specific job openings by filling our forms on this site. Contact information will be retained for the purposes of contacting you regarding your inquiry. Individuals filling out the volunteer form may be contacted about future opportunities, events and announcements. This information is not shared or exchanged.

Request an election sign

The BC NDP allows individuals to request election signs by filling out forms on this web site. Contact information is retained for the purposes of delivering your sign, and individuals using this feature may be contacted about future opportunities, events and announcements. This information is not shared or exchanged.

Contests

The BC NDP encourages individuals to provide contact information and share specific content as part of occasional contests. Contact information of participants will be retained for the purposes of contacting you regarding the contest and may be used to inform you of future contests and opportunities. This information will not be shared or exchanged. Content sent to the BC NDP as part of the contest will be retained and used by the BC NDP as it sees fit, as submission of content is deemed to constitute permission for use.

Forwarding content by e-mail

While the BC NDP tracks the volume of senders, at no time does the B.C. NDP collect the personal information of senders or recipients.

Sharing content on social media sites

While the BC NDP tracks the volume of sharing, at no time does the B.C. NDP collect the personal information of senders or recipients.

E-newsletters

From time to time, we send out electronic newsletters to our database of contacts. At any time, individuals may remove themselves from the list of recipients by contacting 604-430-8600.

Cell phone provider

The BC NDP asks for cell phone providers on many of the forms used on this web site. This information is always optional, and is collected so that the BC NDP may contact you in the future using cell phone text. Individuals who provide this information will never receive more than one text message per week. This information is never shared or exchanged, and you may request removal at any time by contacting 604-430-8600.

Storage of information

The B.C. NDP employs all reasonable security safeguards to protect against the loss, misuse, or interception by third parties of information provided to the B.C. NDP. The B.C. NDP will destroy all personal records when retention is no longer necessary for legal, campaign, or other business purposes.

Access to and deletion of personal information

At any time, individuals may request access to, correction, or deletion of their personal information as retained by any of the features discussed above.

Cookies

During the course of your use of the Internet, you will learn of the common use of "cookies". These are files or pieces of information that may be stored in your computer's hard drive when you visit a web site. Cookies are primarily used to enhance your online experience and are not used to track the navigational habits of identified visitors beyond this site. Most internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you do not wish to accept cookies, you can set your browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being set.

The B.C. NDP recognizes its responsibility for protecting the online privacy of your personal information. If you have questions or comments about the administration of your personal information, please contact us at 604-430-8600.
You may also use this address to communicate any concerns you may have regarding compliance with our online privacy policy.

Analytics

The BC NDP uses 3rd party analytics services to provide reports on website traffic. These services may include the use of data from Google's Interest-based advertising or 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender, and interests) with Google Analytics. No personal information is shared by the BC NDP with Google or any 3rd party providers.

Amendments to this policy

This privacy policy may be amended by the B.C. NDP at any time without notice other than posting of such amendments on this site.