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One of the main principles of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs is that, despite our differences, we will be stronger if we work together. The goal of the UBCIC is to support the work of our people, whether at the community, nation or international level, in our common fight for the recognition of our aboriginal rights and respect for our cultures and societies. Our goal, the goal of the people, has been to give the aboriginal people of BC a voice strong enough to be heard in every corner of the world. We have, and we continue, to carry out this mission in a number of different ways.
Another major principle behind our organization is the belief that knowledge is power. We are dedicated to information-sharing as well as to the fostering of fundamental and necessary research skills for Indian people in the province.
- to improve intertribal relationships through common strategies to protect our Aboriginal Title
- to hold the federal government to its fiduciary obligations and have them change their extinguishment policy
- to support our peoples at regional, national and international forums
- to continue to defend our Aboriginal Title through the revival of our way of life (political, social, economic and spiritual)
- to build trust, honour and respect so we may achieve security and liberty in our lifetime and continue the healing and reconciliation (decolonization) of our Nations
UPDATED November 19, 2016
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We use password protocols and encryption software to protect personal and other information we receive when a product or service is requested and/or paid for online. We make sure that the software is routinely updated to maximize protection of such information.
The UBCIC is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its members, donors, customers, volunteers and employees. We value the trust of our supporters, and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be responsible and accountable in how we treat the information that you choose to share with us. We believe that ensuring the accuracy, confidentiality and security of the information we hold about you is an important ethical obligation.
During the course of our various projects and activities, we frequently, upon consent, gather and use personal information. This collected information will be carefully protected and will only be used for further contacts related to our campaigns. Anyone can request that they be removed from our mailing list at any time.
Defining personal information
Personal information, based on the Canadian Standards Associations (CSA) Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information and Federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. This information can include an individual's opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about, or related to, the individual. Exceptions: business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories, are not considered personal information.
Where an individual uses his or her home contact information as business contact information as well, we consider that the contact information provided is business contact information, and is not therefore subject to protection as personal information.
Information We Collect
User-Provided Information: You provide us information about yourself, such as your name and e-mail address, if you register at UBCIC.BC.CA (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to UBCIC.BC.CA, etc., on a third-party website or network). If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses. We may also retain any messages you send through UBCIC.BC.CA. You may provide us information in user content you post to UBCIC.BC.CA.
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Following termination or deactivation of your UBCIC account, UBCIC may retain your profile information and user content for a reasonable time for archival purposes. Furthermore, UBCIC may retain and continue to use indefinitely all information (including user content) contained in your communications to other users or posted to public or semi-public areas of UBCIC.BC.CA after termination or deactivation of your account.
UBCIC reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the user content you post on UBCIC.BC.CA. We reserve the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party. UBCIC also reserves the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.
How We Share Your Information
How We Protect Your Information
UBCIC cares about the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to UBCIC or guarantee that your information on the service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third-party providers, such as social networks. UBCIC is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from UBCIC, at all times.
Compromise of Personal Information
Your Choices About Your Information
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through UBCIC.BC.CA, in which case UBCIC may not be able to provide certain services to you. You can review and correct the information about you that UBCIC keeps on file by contacting us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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UBCIC Executive Director 500 – 342 Water Street Vancouver, BC V6B-1B6
or by calling 1-800-793-9701 (outside Vancouver) or 604-684-0231.