Variety BC gathers personal information, such as first and last names, home addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and credit card numbers, only when voluntarily submitted by you. If you make an online donation, personal information will be collected from you in order to process that donation and issue a charitable tax receipt. If you are applying for assistance, personal information will be collected from you in order to verify your eligibility.

With your permission, we will use personal information collected from you to send you information, such as Variety BC updates or information regarding fundraising campaigns. If you do not elect to receive such materials, we will not send them to you. You can opt out of receiving email communication at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in the emails. You may also contact us by phone at (604) 320-0505, by e-mail donorservices@variety.bc.ca or by mail at 4300 Still Creek Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6C6. Please allow 10 business days for us to update your records.

Donor information is stored within a donor management database within Variety BC. Access to the database is restricted to personnel with legitimate business need to access or modify the information contained therein.

Companies may be engaged by Variety BC to perform a variety of functions, such as assisting with donation collection, providing technical services for our Internet sites, etc. Such companies may have access to personal information if needed to perform certain functions. However, these companies may use such personal information only for the purpose of performing that function and may not use it for any other purpose.

Other than as provided in this privacy policy, Variety BC does not sell, transfer or disclose personal information to third parties.

Variety BC reserves the right to use or disclose any information as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request, to protect the integrity of the site, to fulfill your requests, or to cooperate in any law enforcement investigation or an investigation on a public safety matter.

You are in control of all personal information you provide to us online. If at any time, you would like to correct the personal information we have about you or if you would like to change your preferences for contacts from us, you can let us know by contacting us through the form on this website, by phone, or by mail. In order to review any personal information we have about you or to ask us to delete that information or to stop further use of the information, please contact us. If you would like to unsubscribe from our email list, please use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our newsletter emails or contact us.

We may offer links to sites that are not operated by Variety BC. If you visit one of these linked sites, you should review their privacy and other policies. We are not responsible for the policies and practices of other companies.

Our privacy policy became effective on September 20, 2022. From time to time, it may be necessary for Variety BC to change its privacy policy, so we suggest that you check here periodically. Any changes will not be retroactively applied and will not alter how we handle previously collected information.