The Board of Education of School District No. 71 Comox Valley (“School District”) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors who use our website, www.comoxvalleyschools.ca, to browse, read pages, download information, or register to receive information or updates.
This Policy explains the type of personal information that we collect, use, and disclose and how it is protected.
Who we are
The School District is a public school district in British Columbia, Canada, providing publicly funded education services to students in K-12. The School District also provides other programs within the local community for student enrichment and offers internal and adult education programs.
About this Site
This website allows users to access information about the School District and to browse and search information about our facilities, programs and activities. This website also allows users to contact us by email or to submit inquiries about these programs.
By accessing and using the website you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Policy. If you do not wish to provide your consent, please do not use this website.
The information that we collect about all website users
When you browse and use this website we automatically gather and store certain information about the visit for the purposes of administering this website, assessing system performance, improving web services and maintaining website security and management. This information might include: IP address, browser type, internet service provider, how you use and browse the website and the length of your visit. However, our website logs are not personally identifiable, and we do not attempt to identify users from this information.
The information you provide to us
Personal information about you may also be collected through this website when you provide it to us on a voluntary basis, such as when you submit questions or other inquiries or ask to be added to a waitlist or newsletter mailing list. In these cases, we may use your information to respond to you, contact you, to answer a question or respond to a complaint, for employment recruitment, or for other purposes permitted by law.
How we share and store and your personal information
The School District is subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FIPPA”). We collect, use, and discloses personal information using this website for the purposes described above and in compliance with FIPPA and other applicable laws. We do not sell, rent, loan, trade or lease any personal information collected at our site.
The personal information we collect through the website is collected and used internally by the School District and stored on servers based in Canada. We may share some information with our service providers to help maintain, improve, or troubleshoot the website.
Cookies and Web Analytics Tools
Cookies are used to collect anonymous traffic data to assist us with web analytics. Web analytics are tools that analyze how the website is used and to improve visitors’ online experience. These tools work by tagging web pages to capture a limited amount of data (including the internet protocol (“IP”) address of the computer, none of the data compiled using these tools can be used by us or by our service providers to identify you.
Browser Information Collected on the Web Site
We are subject to FIPPA, and we work hard to ensure that all collection, use and disclosure of personal information through the website is fully compliant with such laws.
Under these laws, you have the right to request access to your personal information within our custody and control. You also have the right to request correction of your personal information and to be told how your information is collected, used, and disclosed by us.
Changes to this Policy