Privacy Policy


Discover Naramata Community & Business Society (the Society), a non-profit society, respects the privacy rights of our online visitors to our web site www.discovernaramata.com (the “Site”), and is committed to protecting the personal information that is collected by your visit. To further this commitment, we have adopted this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) to guide how we collect, store and use the information you provide us with. By visiting or accessing our Site, you are implicitly accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use.

I. SCOPE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy applies only to information submitted and collected online through the website, and does not apply to the information collected from our membership, which may include payment information for their membership fees and preferred direct communication channels, all of which are completely confidential.

By using and submitting personal information, you signify your assent to this Privacy Policy. The Society reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, change, update or modify this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, simply by posting such change, update or modification on the Site. Any such change, update or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. Your continued use of any of our website will signify your acceptance of these changes.

II. INFORMATION COLLECTED

Personal Information:

To supply the information offered by the Site, the Society may collect information about you, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us.

The types of personal information collected in conjunction with the activities listed above will vary depending on the activity. The requested information may include:

  • your name,
  • mailing address,
  • telephone number,
  • email address.

We may also retain any messages you send through the Site, and we may use this information to add features and functionality of the Site.

Use of cookies and other technology to collect information.

We automatically collect certain types of usage information when you visit our website. When you visit the Site, we may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets us enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the Site (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click, how frequently you access the Site, and other actions you take on the Site), and allow us to track your usage of the Site over time. We may collect log file information from your browser or mobile device each time you access the Site. Log file information may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, information about your mobile device, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Site, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information. We may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our Users. The information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Site. We may also collect analytical data, or use third-party analytical tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Site. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit, your use of third party applications, and other information that assists us in analysing and improving the Site.

When you access our Site by or through a mobile device, we may receive or collect and store a unique identification numbers associated with your device, mobile carrier, device type and manufacturer, phone number, and, depending on your mobile device settings, your geographical location data, including GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. We use or may use the data collected through cookies, log file, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs information to:

  • remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site;
  • provide custom, personalized content and information;
  • provide and monitor the effectiveness of our Site;
  • monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, usage, and demographic patterns on our website and our Site;
  • diagnose or fix technology problems;
  • otherwise to plan for and enhance our Site.
III. USE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED

The Society may use your Personal Information to send you information about the Society, or changes and improvements to the Site and the services the Society offers.

The Society also may use your Personal Information for a statistical analysis of users‘ behaviour, for content improvement, and to customize content and layout of the Site. Names, postal and e-mail addresses and phone numbers collected may be added to our databases and used for future mailings regarding site updates, and upcoming events.

Discover Naramata Community & Business Society does not share, sell, or rent your Personal Information to third-parties for marketing or any other purpose.

IV. “DO NOT TRACK”

Although we do our best to honour the privacy preferences of our visitors, we are not able to respond to Do-Not-Track signals from your browser at this time. As discussed above, we track website usage information through the use of cookies for analytic and internal purposes only. Because we do not collect this information to track you across websites over time, your selection of the “Do Not Track” option provided by your browser will not have any effect on our collection of cookie information for analytical or internal purposes.

V. SAFEGUARDS

The Society maintains reasonable safeguards that ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of the personal information we collect. Personal information collected by the Society is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public and that are only accessible by elected Board members and authorized employees. However, the Society cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to the Society or guarantee that information on the Site may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third party sites linked to the Society’s Site, such as social networks.

Discover Naramata Community & Business Society is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.

Compromise of information:

In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, the Society will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

VI. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

You should be aware that the Site contains links to third-party web sites. Discover Naramata Community & Business Society is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. If you are concerned about the privacy policy of a certain third party, we recommend that you read the privacy policy of the website to which you link before you submit any personal information.

VII. DELETION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you want us to remove your Personal Information from our records, please contact us using the contact information provided below.

VIII. CONTACT US

If you have any questions, complaints, or comments regarding this Privacy Policy or our information collection practices, please contact the Director for Membership.