Healthy Schools BC

Privacy Policy

The Directorate of Agencies for School Health BC (DASH BC), is a not-for-profit society. We at DASH BC have launched the Healthy Schools BC website and it is a product of ours. Respecting the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information is very important to DASH BC. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to explain why we collect your personal information, how we use it and in what instances DASH BC may disclose this information.

When you visit and browse the site, you can do so anonymously. However, to enjoy the full benefits of the site, you will need to provide personalized information to us for registration, which will allow you to submit program/resource information, comment on programs/resources and connect with other site users. This personalized information will include your name, email address and role/occupation. You can decline to provide this information, but it may prevent you from reaching various pages of the site and getting the total experience. We protect the privacy of all the information you share with us through responsible information management practices and we have taken steps to make sure all information received is as secure as possible against unauthorized access and use. Your personal information is stored and processed within Canada.

The website collects non-personally identifying information regarding your use of the Healthy Schools BC website, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the IP address of your Internet Service Provider, the date and time you access the site, the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the site, the operating system of your computer, the various sections of the site you visit, the various pages of the site that you have read or images you have viewed and the content you have downloaded from the site.

All of this information does not identify you personally, nor does it link to you as a user, but rather it is recorded as general statistical information. In the future, this information may be used by us to monitor the use of the site, improve the site's functionality and generally enable us to provide a positive user experience. We may also archive this information for future use.

We will only collect a user's information when it is provided to us voluntarily and we will not sell, trade, lend or otherwise willingly give any of this information to any third parties for any purpose. However, DASH BC does reserve the right to disclose information if required to do so by law.

One of the unique features of this site is that it allows you to link directly to other external websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external web sites. We are providing these external links as a convenience to you and we cannot guarantee that the links, and its content are current.

Please be assured that we take your privacy seriously, and make every reasonable effort to protect it.

If you have questions or comments about your personal information and its collection and/or use, please contact us by phone at 604.681.0600 or by email at info@healthyschoolsbc.ca or write to us at: 1055-409 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6C 1T2.