Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are a group of community-minded individuals who collectively form the Gabriola Housing Working Group. The purpose of this group is to engage with you – anyone who lives, works or holds title on the island now known as Gabriola – in order to learn your views and perspectives on housing in this community.

Our mandate comes directly from the Islands Trust through the Gabriola Housing Advisory Commission, and we will be reporting back the results of this engagement and what we learned, to the HAPC and the Gabriola LTC.

Project charter and scope, mandate, reports and HAPC meeting minutes can be found here: http://islandstrust.bc.ca/islands/local-trust-areas/gabriola/projects-initiatives/housing-options-and-impacts-review-project/

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We are doing this project openly, but we care about your privacy. The results from this survey are going to be public, so please don’t share any personal details (including email addresses) you don’t want publicly available. The survey information will be completely anonymized.

If you’d like us to actively include you in future conversations, please send us your details separately in an email: info@gabriolahousingmatters.ca. We won’t share those details with any third parties without your express permission. You’re also welcome to get in touch with us anytime with questions, ideas for further research or feedback on the site or content.

Pol.is

Pol.is is an open-source, digital tool meant to promote and collect open ended responses from large groups of people. It is good at collecting natural, authentic responses without discounting minority opinions.

When we open a Conversation for voting, commenting or participation, the conversation will remain open, and on the web for as long as it is deemed useful by this group. Anyone who leaves comments is considered a participant, and may comment as many times as they wish.

In keeping with open-source ethics, it is recommended to release full open-data when a conversation is finished. This data will include all comments, including those which were moderated out. When we have enough participants/data, we will open the report that shows how many votes each comment received and where the consensus and disagreement shaped up around the conversation.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site include embedded content (e.g. pol.is, survey monkey, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behave in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Who we share your data with and how long we retain your data for

Currently we do not have a comment area where you can sign in with personalized data. But, if we do add that capacity to the website and if you then leave a comment, the comment and its metadata would be retained indefinitely. This would be so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if that feature becomes available), we will also store the personal information provided in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Analytics

This page uses Google Analytics to determine statistical information about the sites visitors so as to assist the weight of research derived from the site participation and to try to determine the effectiveness of the website in achieving some of its goals. Information on how Google uses this information can be found here. https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

What rights you have over your data

If you come to have an account on this site, or have left personalized comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.