Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Thank you for visiting West Coast LEAF’s website (the “website”). Our website address is

By accessing our website, you consent to the terms of our Privacy Policy. If you do not consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy, you should immediately cease using and accessing this website, and any content, services, or products contained in or available from this website for which you need to provide personal information. 

In this Privacy Policy, “we” and “our” refers to West Coast LEAF. This Privacy Policy explains West Coast LEAF’s practices regarding the personal information of our visitors, donors, members, and other supporters, as well as those who have interactions or transactions with us through other means of communication. 

What personal information we collect 

When you visit the West Coast LEAF website, our web servers automatically collect a limited amount of information essential for the operation and security of our website. 

Some of this information (e.g. browser type) does not identify who you are, while other information, such as your Internet domain name or IP address may identify you. The extent of personal identification depends, in large part, on the “naming standards” followed by your Internet Service Provider. You may wish to check with them to inquire about their policies and practices in this regard.

If you sign up to West Coast LEAF’s email list, you will be asked to provide your first and last name, and a valid email address. You can unsubscribe from this list at any time. Your email address will never be shared or traded with another organization. 

If you donate, become a member, or purchase event tickets through our website you will be asked to provide your first and last name, a valid email address, and the necessary personal and financial information required to process those transactions. This information is stored securely and will never be shared or traded with another organization. 

If you sign a petition, use an email-your-representative tool, or any other digital action on our website, you will be asked to provide your first and last name, a valid email address, and the necessary location information required to complete the action. This information will be stored securely and only shared with partner organizations with your explicit consent. 

Third parties

West Coast LEAF uses Raiser’s Edge NXT and Campaign Monitor to manage our online donations, email lists, and event registration. Read Raiser’s Edge NXT’s privacy policy and Campaign Monitor’s privacy hub. We use New/Mode to manage digital actions like petitions and email-to-target. Read New/Mode’s privacy policy.


Some portions of our website may distribute small pieces of information (called “cookies”) to web browsers to assist you when you return to specific areas on the site. If you have concerns about this, you can change your web browser settings to not accept this information or to display warning messages when cookies are enabled.


West Coast LEAF uses Google Analytics to aggregate data related to website traffic. No personal information is associated with this data. We use this service to learn more about our website usage. With this information, our website can be continually improved to meet the needs of its visitors. Read more about Google’s Privacy Policy.

Contact forms 

When you voluntarily send electronic mail to West Coast LEAF or complete an electronic form that includes identifying information about you, we will keep a record of this information so that we can respond to you.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. Our website contains links to other web sites and West Coast LEAF is not responsible for the privacy practices of those web sites.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How does West Coast LEAF protect and use the personal information collected?

Collection, use, disclosure, and retention of information must comply with provisions of the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Collected personal information will only be used by authorized West Coast LEAF staff to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected or for a use consistent with that purpose. 

We do not disclose your information to other public bodies or individuals except as authorized by law. We keep the information only for the length of time necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected.

For more information 

Further information on privacy and your rights related to your personal information may be found on the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s website. If you have questions regarding West Coast LEAF’s privacy policy please contact our Privacy Officer, Raji Mangat at Please use “Privacy Officer” in your subject line. 

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