[Effective January 1, 2005]

Protecting your privacy is important to British Columbia Shopping Centre Association. We strive to keep your personal information confidential. We do not lease, sell, rent or trade our client list or any other data. We can provide you with better service by ensuring that you are aware of and understand the British Columbia Shopping Centre Association Privacy Policy.

Please take a moment to read the following policy to learn how we handle your personal information. Our website does not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, or e-mail address.

This information is only obtained if you provide it voluntarily, through contacting us via e-mail, or through an online form. Any personal information you provide is managed according to the laws of British Columbia. Where applicable, please be sure to read these privacy policies http://www.oipc.bc.ca

Information collected automatically via the Internet

British Columbia Shopping Centre Association logs http requests to our server. These logs capture computer information, navigation and clickstream data. Some of the information collected does not identify who you are. Other information, such as your domain name or IP address, may identify you depending on the naming standards followed by your Internet Service Provider. You may wish to ask them about their polices and practices.

While we make no attempt to link the information captured to the identity of individuals, the information captured does identify the following:

We do not track or record information about specific individuals and their visits. Visitor information is not disclosed to anyone except British Columbia Shopping Centre Association personnel who need the information for legitimate business purposes such as responding to a request. Security For site security purposes, British Columbia Shopping Centre Association employs software programs to monitor network traffic that identifies unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Privacy and Links to Other Sites British Columbia Shopping Centre Association web site may contain links to other sites.

We are not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other web sites and encourage you to examine each site’s privacy policy and disclaimers and make your own decisions regarding the accuracy, reliability, and correctness of material and information found. Information collected in e-mails and web forms. If you should choose to provide us with personal information–as in an e-mail or by filling out a form and submitting it to us through our website–we will use that information to respond to your message and to help us get the information you have requested.

British Columbia Shopping Centre Association does not collect personal information for commercial marketing or distribution to any other organizations. Messages sent via the Internet can be intercepted. If you are concerned about sending your personal information to us via the Internet, you can use another method such as fax or regular mail

Transactions Where Information Enters a System of Records

Where personal information is provided that enters a system of records, it is collected in compliance with applicable British Columbia law. British Columbia Shopping Centre Association collects, creates and maintains information for the purposes of promoting its consulting services and for education and newsletters directly related to its consulting programs. Information collected is only kept for the length of time necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected. British Columbia Shopping Centre Association may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or legal process.

We may also disclose information about you if we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect the personal safety of British Columbia Shopping Centre Association employees, users of British Columbia Shopping Centre Association services, or members of the public. Getting More Information For questions or comments regarding this policy contact BCSCA.