Valemount College

Legal

Please read these terms and conditions of website use carefully before using the Valemount College site. By continuing to use the Valemount College site, you agree to comply with and be bound by all of the terms and conditions set out below. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify these terms and conditions at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified terms and conditions. You agree to review the terms and conditions periodically to be aware of such modifications and your continued use of the Valemount College site shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the terms and conditions as modified from time to time.

Accommodation

Valemount College may provide links to businesses that provide accommodation on our website. Clicking on such links takes the user directly to the subject businesses own website, where their terms and conditions apply, and Valemount College has no further involvement or responsibility.

Endorsement

The information provided on the Valemount College site is for reference only and does not constitute and should not be construed as an endorsement or recommendation of any business.

Content and Revisions

While Valemount College uses reasonable efforts to ensure all information on the Valemount College site is accurate and current, such accuracy and currency cannot be guaranteed and your reliance thereon is at your own risk. All content, including these terms and conditions, is subject to change without notice. We suggest you review these terms and conditions each time you access this website.

No Warranty or Representation

Nothing on this site shall add to or change any contract for products or services you may have with Valemount College, its partners, suppliers or affiliates. Neither Valemount College, its partners, suppliers, affiliates, nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the information on this site is liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive or other damages whatsoever, arising out of or in connection with your access to or use of this site including, but not limited to, business interruption and loss of use, data, information and profits (regardless of the form of action, including but not limited to contract, negligence or other tortious act). This limitation applies even if Valemount College has been advised of, or foresees, the possibility of any damages occurring. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on this site is provided to you “as is” without representation, warranty or condition of any kind, either express, implied, or statutory including, but not limited to, implied representations, warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, non-infringement of intellectual property rights, or inter-operability of products and services.

Use of Information

You agree not to use any information on this site or linked to this site in any claims, proceedings, suits or actions against Valemount College, its partners, suppliers or affiliates.

Monitoring

Valemount College assumes no responsibility or liability for content changed without Valemount College’s consent.

Links to Other Sites

Throughout this site, Valemount College provides links to other sites for your convenience. These sites are independent from Valemount College and Valemount College does not endorse, control or make any representations, warranties or conditions concerning their contents or links. It is your responsibility to verify any information contained within linked sites before relying on it. Also, the information contained in the links may be changed or updated at any time without notice. Linked sites may have their own terms and conditions that you should locate and review.

Copyright

This material is owned by Valemount College unless otherwise noted, and protected by copyright law. It may not be reproduced or redistributed without the prior written permission of Valemount College.

Trademark

“Valemount College”, and all marks appearing on this website are trademarks and/or Official Marks of Valemount College or are reproduced with permission. All such marks must not be used or reproduced without the written permission of their owner(s).

Consent

You hereby authorize Valemount College to collect and retain all relevant information relating to your use of this site. You further authorize any third party to provide Valemount College with such information. This consent is effective on and after today’s date and does not expire.

Viruses

Valemount College assumes no responsibility or liability for any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property in connection with your access to or use of this site or your downloading of any data, text, images, files or other materials from the site.

Right of Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Valemount College, its partners, suppliers, affiliates and related companies harmless from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, related to any violation of these terms and conditions by you, or in connection with your use of the site.

Waiver

Valemount College’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or rights contained in these terms and conditions.

Governing Laws

The provincial laws of British Columbia and the federal laws of Canada that apply in British Columbia shall govern these terms and conditions. You agree to be bound by the laws of these jurisdictions.

Privacy Policy

We at Valemount College are committed to protecting the privacy of our students. Any personal information provided to us through our website is collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and other applicable legislation.

What is considered Personal Information under the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act? Under the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information includes recorded information about an identifiable individual, such as name, address, phone number, e-mail address and credit card information. Business contact information is not included in the definition of personal information under our provincial legislation. When Valemount College collects personal information, we identify the:

  • purpose for collecting the personal information,
  • legal authority for collecting it, and
  • title, business phone number, business address and e-mail address of an employee who can answer questions you may have about the collection of information.

What Personal Information We Collect and How We Use It

When someone visits one of our websites, our web server automatically collects a limited amount of standard information essential to the operation, security and evaluation of the Valemount College website. This information helps us to make our site more useful to visitors and includes the:

  • Internet domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address from computers that access our website,
  • type of browser and operating system used to access our site,
  • date and time our site is accessed,
  • pages visited,
  • address of any websites linked to, and
  • content downloaded from our site.

While some of this information does not identify who people are, other information (e.g. Internet domain names or the IP addresses of internet service providers) may provide identification. The extent of personal identification depends on the naming standards followed by the internet service provider. You may wish to check with your provider to inquire about their policies and practices in this regard. Valemount College does not use this information to identify individuals who visit our website unless required to do so as part of an internal investigation or other law enforcement purpose.

Any personal information collected via our website (e.g. web forms) is done in compliance with BC’s privacy legislation and is considered necessary for providing services offered by our organization. There is always an option of whether or not to provide us with personal information. Your decision not to participate in electronic service delivery activities will not impair your ability to browse our website. However, it may limit the use of certain website features. The personal information provided to us is used for the purpose for which it was collected or for a use consistent with that purpose. In most cases, we try to obtain explicit consent before these activities will occur.

Security of Your Information

Valemount College is obligated to protect personal information by making reasonable security arrangements against such risks as unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure or disposal. Security measures, such as the use of SSL encryption, have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day operating practices as part our commitment to protect the information we hold.

The personal information submitted is secure once it reaches the Valemount College server. In transit between a computer and the server, all information is secured using SSL encryption, which the web browser typically denotes using a lock icon.

Links to Other Websites

The Valemount College website also provides links to external websites that offer information to support our students. These sites may be operated by government agencies, non-profit organizations or private businesses. Valemount College is not responsible for the content and privacy practices of external websites. We encourage users to review the privacy policy for each external site before submitting any personal information.

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of data that web pages place in devices (e.g., computers or mobile phones) to assist in returning to that page. Valemount College uses cookies to track activities on our website to help us identify what information and services our target audiences are interested in, so that we may continually work towards providing useful and relevant content, and to provide a more personalized experience. It is possible to change the settings on a web browser to deny cookies or to warn when cookies will be deposited.

We may allow our service provider to place cookies on your devices and collect the IP address of your devices, which provides our service provider with your general location data. Our service provider may use this data to serve you with advertisements, on our website or elsewhere online, and to report to us on an aggregated basis on the effectiveness of our advertisements. In order to do so, our service provider may combine your IP address with other information that our service provider has obtained from other sources, as permitted by law.

Google Maps

Valemount College uses a third-party service for locator maps. Refer to the Google Map Terms and Conditions.

How Long Information Is Retained

The length of information retention varies in relation to the nature of the service provided. We keep information for the length of time necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected. Valemount College manages the information it collects in accordance with government records retention schedules and other legislative requirements.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Valemount College may, from time to time, review and revise its privacy practices and our website privacy policy.

Who Can I Contact About the Valemount College Privacy Policy or the Collection/Use of Personal Information?

General questions or comments about our online privacy policy can be directed to:

Gail Burbidge
Valemount College
99 Gorse Street, Valemount, British Columbia
(250) 566-0067
admin@valemountcollege.ca

Where Can I Find Information on British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act?

For information relating to British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, please refer to the Government of British Columbia website at: http://www.gov.bc.ca/citz/iao/