Your privacy is important to the Innovation Forum (referred to as "Innovation Forum", "we" or "us" in this policy) and the purpose of this policy is to tell you what personal information we collect about you during your participation in the Innovation Forum and how we use it. When you participate in the Innovation Forum, you can be confident that any personal information you share with us is used only by us. Your individual responses will be kept confidential and never linked to your personally identifiable information without your express permission. The Innovation Forum will collect personal information from the public only for the following purposes:
You are free to choose whether or not to participate in a survey, free to choose not to answer any specific questions and free to discontinue participation at any time.
"Personally identifiable information" or "personal information" means any information about you that directly identifies you, such as your name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, information you provide in the profiling questionnaire, your thoughts and opinions on technology and financial information. During your participation in the Innovation Forum, we collect personally identifiable information when provided by you in online forms or survey responses.
Personally identifiable information does not include that which is publicly available, such as a public directory listing of your name, address telephone number and electronic address, business contact information and work product information. In addition, personally identifiable information does not include information used in its aggregate form such that it is impossible to identify personally identifiable information. Data that you provide during your participation in the Innovation Forum that is not linked in any way to your personally identifiable information and is aggregated with other participant data is not considered to be personally identifiable information. For example, provided we remove any connection to your name or other personally identifiable information, we are free to use data you may provide about your thoughts and opinions on technology, etc. in combination with other aggregate data provided by other Innovation Forum participants.
The Innovation Forum will not collect any personally identifiable information about you, unless you voluntarily choose to provide it to us (e.g., by completing the Innovation Forum questionnaire or participating in surveys). If you do not want your personal information collected, please do not submit it to us. When you sign up for the Innovation Forum and complete the initial Innovation Forum questionnaire, as set out in the questionnaire, we will collect some or all of the following personal information:
When you participate in individual surveys, we will collect information in order to get a better sense of your opinions about technology and what products or services may be of interest to you generally. We also collect feedback and comments you provide to us, and any other personal information you voluntarily provide.
We use the personal information you provide through your participation in the Innovation Forum only to conduct market research. Your e-mail address is used to send periodic e-mails asking for your views on various technology issues and ideas. Certain personal information (i.e. as may be provided when you sign up for the Innovation Forum) you provide in your profile will be used by us to help us understand your opinions in order to assist us in determining which studies are more suitable for your participation, but such information will never be used in any way to target you for particular marketing or solicitation activities.
Otherwise, your information and opinions are used in non-personally identifiable aggregate form with other participant data to conduct both quantitative and qualitative market research.
You are always free to choose whether or not to participate in a survey, free to choose not to answer any specific questions and free to discontinue participation in the Innovation Forum at any time. You can refuse to consent to our collection, use or disclosure of personal information about you for the Innovation Forum. You may also withdraw your consent to any further collection, use or disclosure of information about you in respect of the Innovation Forum at any time by giving us reasonable notice and subject to legal and contractual requirements. However, such withdrawal of consent will mean you can no longer participate in the Innovation Forum.
Suite 700, 858 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1C1
Attention: Privacy Officer