Collecting Personal Information
The purpose of this website is to inform and provide opportunities for the public to comment to government on issues relating to climate policy and fossil fuel exports. When you visit this site and access information, you are anonymous. We do not require you to provide personal information to view it.
However, when you ask to receive email updates, we will ask for additional information. We do this to keep in touch with you through email and provide you with information and opportunities for action that may be valuable to you. We ask for your postal code so we can send you emails specific to your MP and MLA. On occasion, we may email you to solicit donations in support of various campaigns.
Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
VTACC complies with CASL and we are committed to making sure you only get the email communications that you want from us. You may stop receiving email at any time by using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email.
VTACC does not send any Commercial Electronic Messages as defined by CASL, but we take all steps to ensure that we have your consent to send you electronic communications such as emails.
For the purposes of this policy we define Commercial Electronic Messages (CEM) to be electronic messages that have as one of their purposes an encouragement to participate in a commercial activity, including messages that include:
(a) offers to purchase, sell, barter or lease a product, goods, a service, or land;
(b) offers to provide a business, investment or gaming opportunity;
(c) advertisements or promotions of anything referred to in paragraph (a) or (b); or
(d) promotions of a person, including the public image of a person, as being a person who does anything referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (c), or who intends to do so.*
Since VTACC does not send CEMs we are exempt from the sections of CASL [paragraph 6(1)(a)] that require implied or express consent to be obtained from recipients of Commercial Electronic Messages.
However, because we are committed to protecting your privacy and avoiding unwanted email we have the following policy in place to provide additional clarity to electronic message subscribers. All web forms on VTACC’s websites contain express consent statements about the nature of communications a subscriber will expect to receive by entering their email address into one of our forms or websites and how they can terminate their subscription.
In addition to the above VTACC always clearly identify itself as the sender of any electronic messages and provides a clear opt out link in the footer of each message.**
Use of Information:
VTACC does not trades or sells email addresses. You may stop receiving email at any time by unsubscribing.
Policy Updates and Changes
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.
Your privacy is important to us. We welcome comments and questions about our policy. Please contact us at Climate_Action@vtacc.org.