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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Throughout this document the terms “we”, “our”, and/or “us” refers to BC Island Homes, Your West Coast, BC Island Business and ORCA Marketing Group Inc.

This document is governed by the laws of British Columbia and the laws of Canada. You agree to be bound by these laws.

Introduction

The privacy of our clients is important to us. This document outlines our policy on privacy, our commitment to the protection of any personal information collected, how it is used, and how it is disclosed.

There are many links throughout our websites connecting you to other websites, including those of our home owners and advertisers. Our privacy policy only applies to websites owned and operated by ORCA Marketing Group Inc. Websites that you link to from our websites will have their own privacy policies. We advise you to examine each website’s privacy policy that you link to and make your decisions based on their merit.

Our privacy policy changes from time to time. We advise you to periodically review our privacy policy for any changes or updates that may occur.

Personal Information

Personal information is information that can identify an individual. Personal information may include, but is not limited to, an individual's name, e-mail address, ip address, mailing address, birth date, and their phone, fax, and/or mobile numbers. We will never sell your personal information to a third party. Your personal information is only shared with a third party when you have authorized us to do so and/or they complete various services on our behalf such as credit card processing by Paypal.

Browsing

Our websites use “cookies” and web server logs to collect information about how our websites are used so that we can make informed decisions on how to improve our websites to ensure we are meeting your needs. Each time a user browses our websites, our web server collects only the user’s domain name or IP address.

We use Google maps on our websites. Users of our websites should be aware that Google may collect information such as, but not limited to, a user’s IP address, requests, time of submission, and results returned to the user. All such information collected would be subject to, and used in accordance with, the privacy policy of Google. We advise you to familiarize yourself with Google’s privacy policy.

When users are browsing our websites, we allow third party companies to provide ads and/or collect anonymous information. These third parties may use “cookies” or other methods to collect information during your visit to our websites that is of an impersonal nature in order to show you advertisements on other websites that may be of interest to you. Some of the information gathered may include, but is not limited to, browser type, click stream information, time, and date.  

Sending an Email

The email addresses of our advertisers are kept confidential to minimize spam. In order to send an email to an advertiser, the user is required to use the contact forms provided. The user’s IP address is logged.

Email communications through our websites' contact forms are shared with us. We use this process to monitor for abuse from users and/or unwanted solicitation that our home owners and/or advertisers might receive. These shared emails are deleted on a monthly basis.

Purchasing an Ad or Listing

When you purchase an ad or listing on our websites we do not receive or store your credit card information. Your purchase is made on line through Paypal, the most secure, trusted, and recognized on line credit card processor. Should you require us to process your credit card payment manually, we do so through Paypal. Once your purchase has been approved, we shred your credit card information. We do log the transaction processes, including billing and shipping addresses, contact information, order numbers, and the authentication of your purchase.

Property Listings

When you list your home or property on our websites, you provide us with detailed information to create your ad including, but not limited to, asking price, contact information, features, location, photos, and property details. This information is publicly disclosed on our websites and is used to attract potential buyers. The information you provide is compiled in our database to create reports but is not used to identify you personally. When your home or property is sold we request that you provide us with the sale price so that we may include it in our database. The information compiled in our database is never sold to a third party.

Business Ads

When you advertise your business on our websites, you provide us with detailed information to create your ad including, but not limited to, rates, contact information, features, location, photos, and details of your business. This information is publicly disclosed on our websites and is used to attract potential consumers. The information you provide is compiled in our database to create reports but is not used to identify you personally. The information compiled in our database is never sold to a third party.

Contact Information

When you purchase an ad on our websites you provide us with your contact information. You authorize us to publicly display your contact information on our websites as part of your advertisement, or in the case of a testimonial provided by you, in the promotion and marketing of our websites and our company. Your email address is protected through the use of contact forms to mitigate the spam that you may receive. Once you respond to an email that you received through our websites, be aware that your email address will then be visible to the recipient. You may modify your contact information or business details at any time by logging into our websites using your username and password. Alternatively, you may contact us to make those changes for you.

Compliance

Copies of invoices, communication, and other paperwork that may contain personal information is kept as part of our financial records for seven years as required by law.

We may disclose personal information when required by law or to protect our rights or to protect the rights of our advertisers and/or other users of our websites.

When you use our websites and/or advertise on our websites, it is understood that you have read and agreed to our Terms of Use. If you violate our Terms of Use, we reserve the right to use your personal information to limit or disable your access to our websites.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy you can contact our office for more information.

ORCA Marketing Group Inc.
PO Box 571
Lazo, BC
V0R 2K0

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