The B.C. Investment Agriculture Foundation (IAF) is an industry led, not for profit society that creates funding opportunities to support a thriving BC agriculture and agri-food sector through the effective delivery of programs. IAF is delivering the BC Climate Agri-Solutions Program on behalf of the Government of Canada.
What information do we collect from you when you access this website and why?
Our website automatically collects usage data when you are using the service. Usage data may include information such as your device’s Internet Protocol address (IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
When you access the website through a mobile device we may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our website or when you access the website through a mobile device.
What information do we collect from you when you apply for funding and why?
When applying for funding that is being delivered by IAF, we require personal information and information on your organization and project concept. Personally identifiable information is information that identifies you, such as your name, email address, phone number and address and may be used to contact or identify you.
IAF uses personally identifiable information to liaise with the applicant / client and Information on your organization and project funding to:
- To determine eligibility: the information is used to determine whether:
- The organization is eligible for funding
- The project activities are eligible
- The project activity costs are eligible
- Conduct due diligence: the information is used throughout the due diligence process to ensure that the applicant is capable of executing the project as proposed in the project plan.
The exact information that is requested is program dependent. The provision of some information may be optional, and if this is the case, this will be identified as such in the application form. IAF may contact you by e-mail, by post or by telephone. We will also contact you to ask if you are satisfied with our services, this will ensure that we continue to improve the service we provide to our applicants and clients. If you agree to be contacted for this purpose please tick the box during the application process. We would also like to add your contact information to our monthly e-newsletter which provides updates on upcoming and current funding opportunities and associated events in the IAF calendar. If you agree to be part of the mailing list please sign up to our e-newsletter via the website or tick the box during the application process.
Disclosure of Your Personal Data
We may disclose your personal data in the following situations:
Under certain circumstances IAF may be required to disclose Your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
Other legal requirements
The Company may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- Comply with a legal obligation
- Protect and defend the rights or property of the Company
- Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
- Protect the personal safety of Users of the Service or the public
- Protect against legal liability
Becoming a Project Funding Recipient
In the event of you becoming a funding recipient we will share your information with the funder for the purpose of ensuring efficiencies and effectiveness of program administration. The funder may collect and disclose your information to other Government of Canada officials, to other levels of government in Canada and municipalities as well as to contractors or agents that assist in program administration. Further, the funder may make the following information publicly available on their website: the name, business number and location of the recipient, the description of the project and the name, date and value of the agreement. The specifics on how your information will be shared, in the event of you becoming a funding recipient, will be detailed in the Contribution Agreement that you sign and accept at the beginning of a project with IAF.
How do we protect information we collect?
The security of Your Personal Data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. We follow technical and management practices we believe are reasonable under the circumstances to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of information stored on our system however we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
How long do we keep user information?
Do we transfer your personal data?
Detailed information on the processing of your personal data
Service Providers have access to your Personal Data only to perform their tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party Service providers to monitor and analyze the use of our website.
Usage, Performance and Miscellaneous
We may use third-party Service Providers to provide better improvement of our Service.
Amending your information
You can update your information at anytime by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Request to amend information”.
If you have any questions about this statement or the practices of IAF’s websites, please email email@example.com.