Protecting your privacy is important to us. BC Transit's collection, use, disclosure and retention of information complies with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This privacy statement describes the information that is collected via the BC Transit's website and social media channels, how we collect and use that information and how we protect your privacy.
Collecting and Using Personal Information
We do not collect personal information unless our website visitors volunteer it. When you voluntarily send us electronic mail or complete an online form, we collect your name, email address, your Internet Protocol (IP) address and your message so that we may reply to you if necessary.
When you visit BC Transit's website to browse, read pages or download information, we will gather and store certain information about the visit. This information includes the IP address and domain name used, the type of browser and operating system and the date and time of the visit. This information is used for the purpose of assessing system performance, providing regional presentations, improving web services, website management and to carry out market research.
When you sign up for customized alerts and routes, we require some personal information that will allow us to keep your preferences for the next time you visit. This information will uniquely identify you from other users and can be used to retrieve login information should it be lost. By using this website and service, you give your consent that any information you provide may be stored on servers outside of Canada.
Social Media Collection Notice
The personal information you post may be collected by BC Transit under s. 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purposes of engaging and consulting with the public. Please be aware that any information collected may be stored and/or accessed outside of Canada on servers not belonging to the government. To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include any personal information including phone numbers and email addresses in the body of your comment. Please do not share personal information about others, including pictures.
Surveys, Contests, Customer Service Reports, Feedback Forms
On occasion, BC Transit's website may request information from our website visitors via a survey, contest or feedback form. Participation in surveys, contests and feedback forms is voluntary and as such, the visitor has the choice whether or not to disclose personal information. Survey, contest and feedback information is compiled on an aggregated basis for the purpose of improving BC Transit's products, services or our website.
The personal information collected on Customer Service Reports (feedback forms) is limited to that which is required for authorized BC Transit employees to investigate your commendation, compliment or suggestion.
How We Protect and Use the Personal Information We Collect
The personal information collected is used only by authorized BC Transit employees in the performance of their duties and for the purpose that it was originally collected. We will not sell or trade any personally identifiable information that may be collected from our website and will not disclose such information to third parties except as authorized by law. If you create a personal profile on the website, and subsequently delete it, your personal information will be removed from BC Transit’s database.
Links to Other Sites
Changes to this Privacy Statement
BC Transit may revise this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect changes to our website. As a result, you should visit this page periodically to review the contents.
Request for Access to Information
BC Transit provides access to records and responds to privacy complaints in accordance with B.C.'s Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act (FIPPA). Under FIPPA, you may make a request for access to records in the custody or under the control of BC Transit. The Act recognizes that some information should not be disclosed and contains a number of specific exceptions to the public's right of access.
Questions or Concerns?
If you have any questions or concerns about the collection of your personal information, or this privacy and collection statement, please contact:
520 Gorge Rd E.
Victoria BC V8W 9T5