Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is committed to protecting the privacy of any personal information you may provide when visiting our engagement website. Part of that commitment is to explain what information may be collected and why, how it will be used and who may have access to it. Our practices have been designed to ensure compliance with the privacy provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (British Columbia) ("FOIPPA"). Any personal information you provide to us is collected, used and disclosed in accordance with FOIPPA.

What Personal Information We Collect

  • When you visit the RDCK's engagement website, you do so anonymously there is no need to tell us who you are.
  • Registering is only a requirement for use of specific engagement tools. Information collected as part of the registration and through engagement tools is done so in compliance with FOIPPA. When you register and participate in the engagement tools, we may collect personal information such as your email address and postal code, electoral area of residence and other demographic information. 
  • The RDCK does not collect or retain your email address in a database format although some Internet Service Providers may automatically include your email address with your IP (Internet Protocol) address.

What Session Information We Collect

  • The RDCK's engagement 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 RDCK's engagement website may require the use of "cookies". The RDCK's engagement 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 RDCK's engagement website. 

The software platform this website runs on and associated technology operations are provided by Bang the Table Pty Ltd. Click this link for the Privacy Policy governing their service.

Protection of Personal Information

  • The RDCK is obligated to protect your personal information by making reasonable security arrangements against such risks 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 RDCK's commitment to the protection of personal information it holds.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about use of this engagement website, please contact or by phone at 250-352-6665 (Toll Free 1-800-268-7325).