Privacy Policy

Last modified: June 7, 2021

This Privacy Policy describes the practices of Ruby Industries Inc. (“Ruby Industries”, “we”, “us”, “our”) with respect to personal information we collect through this website, powered by Cityviz Data Platform for Economic Development ( “Cityviz Data Platform”, “Cityviz”). We are committed to respecting and protecting the privacy and security of all visitors to this website and of any personal information that we collect during your visit. Except as described below, we do not collect personally identifiable information (PII) from or about you when you visit this website. We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time and without notice. The last modified date of the policy is reflected at the bottom of this page.

The administration of this website powered by Cityviz includes various activities that may require the collection of personal information for both administrative and non-administrative purposes. You will be informed when your personal information may be required, the purpose for which it is collected, and how to exercise your right of access to that information.

While visiting this website, you may be directed to websites controlled by our member organizations or a third-party, or to third-party social media platforms. When visiting a website outside of this website or a social media platform, personal information will be subject to the terms, conditions, and privacy policies of that other member organization or third-party. In these cases, we strongly encourage you to take the time to read the specific privacy notices or statements that describe their specific terms, conditions, and policies. 

Information that We Collect Directly from You

We may obtain information directly from you in a number of ways, such as:

If you have an administrative account on this website, we collect your email address and password for authentication and authorization purposes. Your password is stored in an encrypted format.

Information that We Collect Automatically When You Visit This Website

When you visit this website powered by Cityviz, we may automatically collect and store some or all of the following information:

Our website uses Google Analytics service provided by Google Inc. to analyze your activity on our website. Google Inc. is based in the United States of America (USA), which means that the personal information collected is transmitted outside of Canada and may be subject to USA laws, including the USA PATRIOT Act. In addition, Google operates servers in other countries on which the web analytics data may be processed. Consequently, the data may be subject to the governing legislation of the country where it is processed.

For more information about the privacy policy of Google Inc., please visit their Google Analytics Privacy & Terms (

You may opt out of all Google Analytics tracking by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on (Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on ( Even if you disable cookies, Google Analytics can still gather data about your website usage. The add-on instructs the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js or analytics.js) to prohibit sending information to Google Analytics. The browser add-on is available for most modern browsers.

We also use web log information to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our website and to identify system performance or problem areas. We also use this information to help us develop the site, analyze patterns of usage and to make the website more useful. This information is not used for associating search terms or patterns of site navigation with individual users. We periodically delete the web logs.

We may also use the personal information collected for non-administrative uses, such as communications and information technology statistics, audit and evaluations, content personalisation and testing, research, planning, and reporting. This personal information is not used for decision making processes about an individual or to profile individual visitors to this website.

Except for third-party websites that provide services to Ruby Industries, we do not track or collect information about your online activities on websites other than this website.


When you visit our website, our servers generate information known as cookies. Cookies are commonly used to recognize your computer and support your activities and preferences during current visits (“per-session cookies”) and future visits (“persistent cookies”).

If you prefer not to receive cookies from this website, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. Turning off cookies in your browser might impair your experience on this website.

How We Use Your Personal Information

We use the information that we collect from or about you:

Who We Share Your Data With

We share your personal data that you provide to us with our member organizations (such as municipalities, regional districts and other levels of local government, economic development functions in government and non-government organizations). Staff authorized by these member organizations will have access to your personal information that you provided during the registration required for various functions on this website (such as data and report download, data updates notifications and others).

This personal information may include your name, email address, affiliation, phone number, city and country.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages on this website may include embedded content (e.g., interactive maps with listings of commercial properties, videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

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.

Please refer to privacy policies of each of these websites individually to learn if and how your personal information is used.

Questions About This Privacy Policy

You may contact Ruby Industries' Privacy Coordinator via email at privacy\ if you would like to correct, update or supplement personal data. You can also contact us via email at privacy\ if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website powered by Cityviz. Please note that we may take reasonable steps to verify your identity before implementing your request.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, without a notice. The last modified date of this Privacy Policy is reflected at the top of this page. You are encouraged to visit this page from time to time, to make sure that you are aware of any changes that might have been done to this Privacy Policy.