The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is committed to protecting the privacy of any personal information you voluntarily provide when visiting this website. Any personal information that is collected on the CVRD’s website will be managed in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Personal information such as your name, e-mail, residential or mailing address and contact number is only obtained from the website when voluntarily supplied by you. For example, you voluntarily supply your personal information on this website through e-mail requests, completing online forms or surveys, or signing up for subscriptions through RSS Feeds. Personal information is only used for the purpose for which it was collected, or a use that is consistent with that purpose, unless you consent otherwise.
The CVRD may also collect data that is freely available when one computer connects to another such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address or type of computer platform and browser you are using while you are taking part in an online poll or survey on this website. The CVRD may use this information to help improve service to visitors or remove multiple submissions of surveys or online forms.
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A “cookie” is a small file containing personal information such as your name, work, home or
e-mail address and telephone number. Cookies are stored on your computer by your web browser until they have expired or until you end a session. A “persistent” cookie is stored for a longer period and can be re-read and used to identify you and your personal preferences and to track how you use a website when accessing the same site repeatedly. A “session” cookie is less permanent and can be used on sites where user identification is required to access secure information. Sessional cookies are temporary and are only valid while actually on a site, then they are discarded. The CVRD uses both persistent and sessional cookies on this website. You can erase or block cookies on your computer, however, this action may affect some features of this website.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the collection, use or disclosure of personal information associated with this website, please contact the FOI Coordinator.