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FGPC Privacy Policy



Your privacy is important to us

The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Society (VDBFS) is committed to adhering to the principles of PIPA (Personal Information and Privacy Act) and to the protection of the privacy and confidentiality of the personal information of its donors, members, employees, directors, volunteers, registrants, customers, purchasers of any services, suppliers, sponsors, clients and other stakeholders. VDBFS values the trust of those we deal with, and of the public, and recognizes that maintaining this trust requires VDBFS we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information individuals choose to entrust with us.

During the course of our various activities, events, and through the conducting of our programs and services, VDBFS gathers and uses personal information to carry out its work and other day-to-day activities. It is reasonable for a person to expect VDBFS to carefully protect the personal information it collects and that any other use other than those for which it was collected, will be disclosed, and subject to consent.

VDBFS does not sell, rent or exchange any personal information collected from our supporters with any other organization or entity.

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Contact information

Questions, inquiries, concerns, or complaints relating to VDBFS’ policy on the treatment of personal information can be directed to the VDBFS privacy officer:

Email Glenys Haskins, General Manager

Further information on privacy and your rights in regard to your personal information may be found on the website of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC).


Website privacy statement

This website is operated by VDBFS for the benefit of our community members and those interested the delivery of our programs and services and to those interested in supporting the work of the VDBFS. It is free for use by individual web users, and no registration is required.


Use of information

VDBFS is firmly committed to data privacy, particularly as it relates to visitors to this website. We do not sell, rent or exchange any personal information collected from our site visitors that has been gathered online.


Please note this Privacy Statement

By providing information to us and participating in our services, website promotions, purchase of products, our festival or any of our activities online or offline, you will be consenting to our use of your information for the purposes of VDBFS and its related activities. The VDBFS uses information you provide to organize and run our Festival; to keep you informed and up to date on the activities of the VDBFS, the Festival related promotions and charity components; to assist our Charity of Choice; to promote special events: to help with fundraising and sponsorships: and all other activities related to the Festival, special events held by VDBFS from time to time and other online activities and promotions. If you wish us not to utilize your information for our purposes please email us at privacy@victoriadragonboat.com.

In addition, we do send email notifications of events, news, bulletins, updates in addition to e-receipts, solicitations and acknowledgements of donations, however only to those who have given us their email address and indicating they wish to receive these types of communications.

Every mass e-mail we send our supporters has an unsubscribe feature. You may ‘opt-out’ from receiving e-communications at any time by emailing us at privacy@victoriadragonboat.com.


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“Cookies” are bits of information sent to your computer from a website through your browser program. Cookies help you access pages faster and allow our server to recognize you as you move from page to page. If you choose not to accept cookies, some sections of our site may not be available to you.

VDBFS only reads cookies specifically written for our site and does not use cookies to track a user’s Internet history on other issues. We use cookies to better understand how our site is used and to make sure our information and dynamic content are served correctly. Aggregated data collected by VDBFS may from time to time also be provided to our sponsors and Charity of Choice.



To provide users with more information on various issues, we often provide links to third party websites. However, we do not control those websites or necessarily endorse their viewpoints.


Legal disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law and wherein we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our society.