Who we are
Our website address is: https://westkootenayrenewableenergy.ca.
Your Privacy Rights
Effective July 1, 2014, all not-for-profit organizations and registered charities, along with commercial companies, must comply with the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), intended to reduce unwelcome electronic advertising to the Canadian public.
Compliant with CASL, the West Kootenay Renewable Energy Plan offers the public the choice to opt-in to receive our informative content by email. If you would like to opt-in or update your existing email preferences, please contact us.
The West Kootenay Renewable Energy Plan’s collection and use of personal information is governed by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, (PIPEDA), which grants rights concerning the privacy of your personal information.
Personal information is any information that identifies you or provides a method by which your identity could be deduced. We are committed to maintaining your privacy and protecting the confidentiality of any personal information that you may give us online, in a telephone conversation, in person, or on a completed printed form.
Types of Personal Information Collected
The West Kootenay Renewable Energy Plan may collect personal information as required for the administration of our programs or services through electronic forms, email, phone, fax, mail or in person. The types of information we collect may include:
- Your name, home address, and home telephone and/or cell phone numbers;
- Your email address;
- Your place of employment and job title
- Stated preference for the frequency and types of information you receive.
Purpose of Collecting Personal Information
Your personal information is collected for one or more the following purposes:
- to carry out transactions such as a registration for a workshop or event;
- to send you information about our latest research and analysis;
- to provide you with a response to a question you have submitted via one of our contact us email response links;
- to gather your feedback on our effectiveness as an organization and suggestions for improvement.
In accordance with Canada’s privacy laws, the West Kootenay Renewable Energy Plan collects information only by lawful and fair means and not in an unreasonably intrusive way. We do not sell, share, barter, rent, divulge or otherwise disseminate personal information. We are also obligated to share donor information (including gift details) with the Canada Revenue Agency if this information is requested of us.
In compliance with Canada’s anti-spam laws, the West Kootenay Renewable Energy Plan will only send commercial electronic messages to contacts from whom we’ve received consent.
Your consent may be implied if you provide your contact information when participating in a West Kootenay Renewable Energy Plan event or workshop, following which you may receive information regarding upcoming events or opportunities that we believe would be of interest to you. You can withdraw your consent at any time, or specify which types of email updates you wish to receive from West Kootenay Renewable Energy Plan, by contacting us.
The West Kootenay Renewable Energy Plan monitors website traffic patterns, site usage, and related site information in order to optimize our online services. This information may also be used for statistical analysis and may be provided to third parties, but this statistical information does not include any identifiable personal information.
Third Party Websites and Personal Information
Because of the rapidly changing nature of online media and the world around us, the West Kootenay Renewable Energy Plan may change this policy from time to time. Changes may occur without warning and will be reflected on this page.
Need more information?
This policy addresses some of the main privacy concerns that you might have. If you have concerns regarding the West Kootenay Renewable Energy Plan’s privacy statement or questions about our compliance with privacy guidelines and the Canadian anti-spam laws, contact: