Who we are
Kia Ora Vancouver Community Society (Kia Ora Vancouver) is incorporated under the British Columbia, Canada Societies Act and is an independent Society in British Columbia alone.
Kia Ora Vancouver is governed by a Board of Directors who are all New Zealanders, who volunteer their time to make sure New Zealanders arriving or living in Vancouver are made to feel at home and have a central point from which they can be advised, communicate, socialise, and reconnect with other Kiwis.
Our website address is: https://www.kiaoravancouver.kiwi.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Details you enter into contact forms may be sent to members of the Kia Ora Vancouver board to review and respond to where applicable. Note that other data points not visible to the user may also be captured, including but not limited to: the visitor’s IP address, browser user agent string.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
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 uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.
Who we share your data with
We will not share your data with anyone without your permission.
If you subscribe to our Newsletter, your name and email address may be shared with Air New Zealand for the purposes of administering our discount code. By subscribing to our newsletter, you consent to your data being shared.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
If you subscribe to our newsletter, your name, email address and opt-in or opt-out status is retained indefinitely. This is so we can ensure that we comply with relevant spam legislation.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Subscriptions to our newsletter are managed via MailChimp.
Updates to this policy
If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact us.