Corporate / Privacy Statement

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George (RDFFG) is committed to protecting the privacy of any personal information you may provide when visiting our website. Part of that commitment is to explain what information may be collected and why, how it will be used and our disclosure practices. Our practices have been designed to ensure compliance with the privacy provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). Any personal information you provide to us is collected, used and disclosed in accordance with FIPPA.

This privacy statement applies only to interactions with the RDFFG’s website and not to other community, company or organization sites to which we provide links.

As a visitor to our site, we respect your right to privacy and the protection of your personal information in accordance with the FIPPA’s privacy provisions. Described below is our privacy commitment to those who visit our website. 

Personal Information Collected

  • When you visit the RDFFG’s website, you do so anonymously. There is no need to tell us who you are.
  • If you make an inquiry, the RDFFG will ask you to provide your name, address or email for the purpose of responding to the inquiry. Only those who “need to know” will have access to the personal information provided.
  • When you complete online transactions, job applications, or enter online surveys or contests, we may collect personal information such as your name, address and e-mail.
  • The RDFFG does not collect or retain your email in a database format, although some Internet Service Providers may automatically include your email with your IP (Internet Protocol) address.

Session Information Collected

  • The RDFFG’s website logs the date and time of the visit, the web pages or services accessed, the type of browser and operating system and the IP address of all site visitors. An IP address is the number automatically assigned to the computer or to the ISP (Internet Service Provider) that is requesting a website content page.
  • We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track visitors’ movements and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Information is also collected for the purpose of assessing system performance, improving web services and web site management. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
  • Some of the services available from the RDFFG’s website may require the use of “cookies”. The RDFFG’s website uses “per-session” cookies only. Per-session cookies are small files that are temporarily stored in your computer’s memory and are deleted when you leave the RDFFG’S website.

Protection of Personal Information

The RDFFG is obligated to protect your personal information by making reasonable security arrangements against risks such as unauthorized access collection, use, disclosure or disposal. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day operating practices as part of the RDFFG’s commitment to the protection of personal information it holds.

If you believe your personal information is being managed in a manner that FIPPA hasn’t authorized, you have the right to complain to the RDFFG. If you are not satisfied with the response, you can file an online complaint with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

How long is information retained?

The length of retention will vary in relation to the nature of the service. If the RDFFG uses your personal information to make a decision that directly affects you, it must retain that information for at least one year so that you have a reasonable opportunity to obtain access to it. Information collected or created by the RDFFG is maintained in accordance with Local Government Management Association Records Retention Schedule and other legislative requirements.

How can I access and correct information I submit?

You can review any personal information collected about you by submitting a Freedom of Information request. You may request changes or annotate your personal information if you believe it is inaccurate by submitting a written request describing the error.

Links to Other Sites

Visitors should be aware that RDFFG website may include links to websites operated by other government agencies, non-profit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, this privacy policy will not apply; however, you may be subject to the privacy policy of that new site, if one exists. The RDFFG is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external websites.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

The RDFFG may revise this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect changes to our website. As a result, you should visit this page periodically to review the contents.

Contact Us

For more information, contact the General Manager of Legislative and Corporate Services at 250-960-4400 (1-800-667-1959) or