Protect Our Province BC: Privacy Policy

Your Right to Privacy

At Protect Our Province BC, we value your right to privacy. Our collection and use of any personal information you provide is guided by the idea that individuals have a right to privacy, while organizations have an obligation to be transparent.

Under the Province of British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), you have the right to:

  • Know why we’re collecting personal information and how we will use it;
  • Understand when, why and with whom we may share your information;
  • Be confident your information is accurate, up-to-date, and handled securely;
  • See your personal information on request and correct it if necessary; and
  • Opt out of digital communications (emails) easily;
  • File a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner if you feel we’ve mishandled your information.

Our Responsibilities

We take our obligations seriously, and will always:

  • Obtain consent for the use of your personal information;
  • Collect personal information only by fair, transparent and legal means;
  • Keep your personal information only as long as is necessary;
  • Publish and maintain a clear, up-to-date, and easily understood privacy policy.

Our Purposes for Collecting Personal Information

We use your personal information for the following reasons:

  • To respond to requests to get involved with Protect Our Province BC;
  • To ensure we have your consent to receive our communications;
  • To process donations and inquiries.
  • To communicate stories and insights from front line workers and others who have been affected by COVID-19 to our audience.

Our Commitment to Confidentiality

Many front line workers are concerned about professional retaliation or disciplinary action for talking publicly about their experiences. We will never identify a source, or a member of our advisory or steering committees, without first obtaining their explicit permission to do so. We will store any communications from confidential sources securely, and limit access to trusted members of Protect Our Province BC who have signed a non-disclosure agreement.

Sharing with Third Parties

Our use of third party apps for collecting personal information, communicating with members and supporters, and processing donations means that in some cases your personal information may be accessible to other organizations.

We do our best to keep data sharing to a minimum, to collect as little personal information as possible, and to periodically review third party privacy policies to ensure our partners are using personal information in a fair, transparent, and reasonable way.

Our Use of Cookies

A “cookie” is an anonymous piece of code that a web server stores on your local computer via your browser. Your browser shares this information to other web servers as you surf the net.

Protect Our Province BC uses cookies to help us see how many visitors used the website, which posts or pages are getting the most attention, and other details that help us understand our audience so that we can improve what we have to offer.

The cookies used by our website do not contain any personal information.

Opt-Out Options

If you ever decide you’d like to stop receiving communications from Protect Our Province BC, you can opt out by following the “unsubscribe” link in the footer of our emails.

Where to Direct Your Privacy Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, want to view or correct our records, or want to withdraw your consent for our collection of your personal information, please email Kerri Coombs at  We will do our best to respond to your questions and concerns as soon as possible.