Disclaimer of Liability

Information on this website is provided for your information and, while thought to be accurate, it is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. The Commission makes no representations, conditions, guarantees, or warranties of any kind regarding the validity, accuracy, usefulness or completeness of any information provided on this website. The Commission and any of its members, employees, agents, successors and assigns are not liable for any damages or losses of any nature, either direct or indirect, or lost profits or data arising from errors, omissions or inaccuracies that may be found in any information provided on this website or from the use, application or interpretation of the information provided on this website by any person. Proceeding beyond this disclaimer constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Information Collection and Privacy Policy

The British Columbia Electoral Boundaries Commission (also referred to as the “Commission“, “us“, or “we“) is an independent commission that meets after every second provincial general election and makes recommendations concerning the area, boundaries, and names of provincial electoral districts. When the Commission is operational and conducting its review, members of the public may provide feedback on proposed boundary changes in several ways. Individuals or groups may make a presentation at a public hearing of the Commission and/or submit written comments via e-mail, and regular mail. In addition, the Commission maintains this website (located at: www.bcebc.ca) as another means by which you can submit your comments to the Commission.

We respect your right to control your personal information, which is information about an identifiable individual. That is why we have developed this Information Collection & Privacy Policy which governs and explains how we collect, use and disclose information we collect from you and which may also include your personal information (the “Privacy Policy“).

  1. Collection
    To fulfill its mandate, the Commission may collect any or all of the following personal information from individuals who make a submission:
    1. information that you provide when you make a submission to the Commission, such as your name, phone number, fax number, email address, and postal address;
    2. comments you provide when you make a submission to the Commission; and
    3. your correspondence with Commission staff, including any questions, concerns, problems or comments you may have about making a submission on this website.
  1. Purpose of Collection and Use of Personal Information
    The Commission collects your personal information and will use your personal information as is reasonably required for the following purposes:
    1. to provide you with another method of making written submissions to the Commission similar to making a submission in person at a public hearing of the Commission;
    2. to verify your identity if you submit comments or information;
    3. to respond to questions, comments, requests, or complaints that you submit to the Commission;
    4. to analyze use of this website and to improve this website; and
    5. to send emails or other communications you have consented to receive from the Commission.
  1. Disclosure

If you voluntarily submit or post any information to this website, your name and written comments are not confidential and will be published on this website exactly as submitted and possibly in a public report to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. All other contact information (e-mail address, postal address, fax number, and/or phone number) submitted to the Commission will remain confidential unless you consent to such disclosure or the disclosure is required by law. By providing your views and submissions, you consent to their use and publication at the discretion of the Commission. All submissions are available to be viewed in the British Columbia Electoral Boundaries Commission office.

The Commission has no control over and is not liable for the collection, use or disclosure of any personal information posted on this website.

  1. Safeguarding Your Personal Information

The Commission is committed to safeguarding your personal information. The Commission uses appropriate security measures to protect personal information against risks such as loss or theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, modification or destruction regardless of the format in which it is held. The Commission takes care in disposing of or destroying personal information to prevent unauthorized parties from gaining access to the information. The Commission also ensures that its staff with access to personal information are made aware of the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of personal information.

  1. Inquiries

Any inquiries may be directed to:

BC Electoral Boundaries Commission
PO Box 9275 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9J6
Toll-free: 1-800-661-8683

E-mail: info@bcebc.ca

  1. Privacy Policy Changes

This Privacy Policy may change over time without notice to you. We may add, change or remove portions of the Privacy Policy when appropriate. Each time you submit information or personal information or use this website you agree to be bound by terms of the Privacy Policy which is then current. Whenever we update the Privacy Policy, we will change the date below to indicate when the changes were made.

Date: April 8, 2022