The official University of Victoria Faculty Association website does not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number or email address. This information is only obtained if you provide it voluntarily through the Member-Only Portal, through contacting us via email, or through an online form.
Any personal information you do provide is managed according to the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA). This means that, at the point of collection, you will be informed that your personal information is being collected, the purpose for which it is being collected, and that you have a right of access to the collected information. If you have questions regarding Freedom of Information or Protection of Privacy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-721-7208. The Office of the General Manager coordinates all formal FOI requests for the University of Victoria Faculty Association.
Information collected automatically
The University of Victoria Faculty Association website logs http requests to our server. These logs capture computer information and navigation data.
Some of the information collected does not identify who you are. Other information, such as your domain name or IP address, may identify you depending on the naming standards followed by your internet service provider. If this concerns you, you may wish to ask them about their policies and practices.
While we make no attempt to link the information captured to the identity of individuals, our logs do identify the following:
- The internet domain and IP address from which you access our website;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to the University of Victoria Faculty Association website from another website, the address of that website.
A cookie is a small piece of text information that is sent to your browser when you access a website. Your browser will return this cookie information to the domain where the cookie originated. While we do not regularly use “cookies” to track how our visitors use the site, cookies may be used on some sites to help you fill in forms or track your use of the sites. The length of time that the cookie will reside on your machine will depend upon the specific set-up of the particular sites you visit.
Links to other sites
Information collected in emails and web forms
If you should choose to provide us with personal information — as in an email or by filling out a form and submitting it to us through our website — we will use that information to respond to your message and to help us get the information you have requested.
Our website uses a WordPress plugin called ExtraWatch in order to track website usage. These usage reports are compiled to indicate website traffic and other useful statistics. For more information, please see their website.