Port of Nanaimo's Privacy Policy

The contents of this website are provided for informational purposes only. The Nanaimo Port Authority does not warranty the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the information contained within the website. The Nanaimo Port Authority assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information and makes no representations and disclaims all express and implied warranties and conditions of any kind including but not limited to warranties or merchantability, title, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

The Nanaimo Port Authority is committed to providing visitors with a website that respects their privacy. This page summarizes the privacy policy and practices on the website.

The website does not automatically gather any specific personal information from you, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address. We would only obtain this type of information if you supply it by sending us an e-mail or registering on a form provided on the website.

All personal information held or collected by the Nanaimo Port Authority is protected under the federal Privacy Act. This means that at any point of collection you will be asked for consent to collect your information, and you will be informed of the purpose for which it is being collected and how to exercise your right of access to that information.

The Nanaimo Port Authority employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. This software receives and records the Internet Protocol address of the computer that has contacted our web site, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.

The Nanaimo Port Authority does not normally use “cookies” to track how our visitors use this site or to determine sites previously visited. We will notify you before any cookies are used. (A “cookie” is a file that may be placed on your hard drive without your knowledge by a web site to allow it to monitor your use of the site).

Our Collection and Use of Information About You

Our Use of “Cookies” and “Action Tags”

We use cookies to improve website performance, to remember user preferences and settings, and to collect analytic data. By “cookies” we mean small text files placed on to your computer by websites you visit. However, we do not use cookies to collect or transfer personal information. If you have concerns about the use of these methods you should adjust your browser settings to restrict or block cookies.

Website Performance
Website performance cookies allow us to make the website easier and more informative. For example, they may enable us to save you time when filling out a form by populating it with information you provided in previous visits.

Analytics
We use Google Analytics to track usage statistics to give us a better understanding of how people engage with our website, such as:

  • How many individual visitors we have
  • How many visitors are new or returning
  • How often visitors come to the website
  • What content they’ve visited
  • How visitors interact with particular pages or content

These features do not use personally identifiable information but do collect information about your computer. This tool can also be used by other websites to present advertising that may be of interest to you based on your behavior on our site. If you do not wish to participate, you can use Google’s opt out link.

How Certain Content Hosts May Place Cookies and Gather Information About You

Our site is connected in a variety of ways to content residing on other platforms. We provide links to content on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, and to content on other sites, such as articles posted on the sites of news organizations.  Our site also features embedded media, such as videos, that are hosted on other platforms (such as YouTube) but viewable directly through the buttons we provide. When you click on links or buttons for any of these types of external content, the providers of that content may place their own cookies on your computer, access existing cookies that were set when you previously visited other websites, or otherwise gather information about you as you access their content.

To learn about how those content hosts treat the data they collect through cookies and otherwise, see their respective online privacy policies and other posted guidance.

Links On This Website To Third Party Sites

In some places on the website users may find links to third party websites. These links will take you away from our site. Users who open those links should be aware of the privacy policies of those sites as cannot control use of user information shared directly with third parties. We encourage you to become familiar with the privacy statements of all sites that you visit.

Information on individual visitors is used by the Nanaimo Port Authority employees who need to know the information in order to respond to your request or to ensure the security of this system. We only share the information you give us with another government department if your inquiry relates to that department. We do not use the information to create individual profiles, nor do we disclose this information to anyone outside the federal government.