At the Société Développement Économique de la Colombie-britannique (SDECB), we are committed to protecting the privacy of all the personal information. Therefore, we have established this Statement of Privacy Principles to govern how we collect, use, retain and disclose personal information. In handling customer and employee personal information, we abide by the following principles:

We collect personal information in compliance with applicable laws and ethical business practices, in order to provide services and to conduct business. We limit the information we collect to that which is necessary for, or related to, these purposes.
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We use web analytics services, including Google analytics, to analyze the use of our websites. These tools use cookies to collect and generate information about your visits to our sites that is transmitted to their servers in an anonymous form for processing. We may collect information, such as your IP address, the type of operating systems, the time and duration of your visit to our sites and the web pages you visit within our site. We study patterns of website activity so we can track usage and improve the experience of visitors to our site.

The Société Développement Économique de la Colombie-britannique (SDECB), will never disclose, sell or lease to any third party, either free of charge or for remuneration, any personal information that is provided on this site without your permission, unless required to do so by law.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

We may use or disclose your personal information for the purposes for which it was collected, other purposes you consent to, or as required or permitted by law.

We will keep your personal information only as long as needed to satisfy the purposes for which it was collected or as required or permitted by law.

We aim to keep our records of your personal information as accurate and up to date as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it is used.

Visitors to this site are not required to provide any individually identifiable information and it is always your choice whether or not to provide this.

We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your requests.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • To send periodic emails regarding our free services.

You have the right not to participate in some or all of the purposes identified in the above clauses. You always have the option to ask us not to use your name, address, email address, etc. And only provide you with the service or information you have requested.

The right to object is understood as the possibility offered to Internet users to refuse to allow their personal information to be used for certain purposes mentioned during the collection.

The right of withdrawal is understood as the possibility for Internet users to request that their personal information no longer appear, for example, in a mailing list.

To exercise these rights, e-mail communications will always include the sender’s identification and the “unsubscribe” option. You may also refuse or withdraw your consent for certain purposes at any time by contacting us.

As noted above, we may not be able to provide you with our services if you withdraw your consent to our use of your personal information.

Our website may contain links to other websites that are not affiliated with us. We do not monitor nor maintain the privacy practices of these websites, and do not have authority over them. We do not assume any responsibility for their privacy policies and procedures.

The Societe may, at any time, revise this policy as seen fit and without prior notice. However, any changes that are made to this statement will be in compliance with the laws in effect in Canada regarding to this subject matter and posted on this page.

The content of the site was produced or compiled by the SDECB to provide visitors with, among other things, direct access to information about its various projects, developments, new programs, new policies, new rules, Its news and its new services. The use of the information available on the SDECB website or on any other medium is permitted, without the prior authorization of the SDECB, provided that the complete source is clearly indicated. However, any reproduction for commercial purposes is forbidden, unless prior authorization from the SDECB.

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If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us by email at:

Our address is:

220-155 7E Avenue Quest
Vancouver, C.B. V6J 1S1