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Application and Consent Form

​At this time, RateOurHome.ca is only accepting the new version of the EnerGuide Label for homes. To be eligible to participate, the date of your initial EnerGuide assessment must be on or after April 1, 2016.

This form is your application to participate in the RateOurHome.ca program (the "Program").  By participating in the Program, you authorize the Greater Vancouver Regional District (referred to as "Metro Vancouver") to publicly display your EnerGuide Home rating and label and other information related to the home on the RateOurHome.ca website. You can alternately complete the hardcopy version of this form and email it to RateOurHome.ca or fax to 604-436-6701.

The only information that will be displayed on the RateOurHome.ca website, and accessible to all website visitors, is:

  • The information provided by you in Section B (Property Information for Display) of this form, 
  • Information about the property's EnerGuide rating, including but not limited to parameters such as rated (not actual) energy consumption, heated floor area and rated (not actual) greenhouse gas emissions, and
  • A copy of the EnerGuide label produced as a result of the EnerGuide Home Evaluation.

By completing and submitting this form, you are consenting to the Program Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

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A. PERSONAL INFORMATION

[For administrative use – collected for verification and communication purposes only, and will not be displayed on the RateOurHome.ca website]

First/Given Name *

Last Name *

Company (if relevant)

Email address *

Are you a builder? *

Builder Website (Optional)

If yes, would you like us to include your company name in the listing?

B. INFORMATION ON PROPERTY TO BE DISPLAYED

Unit Number

Street Address *

City *

Province *

Postal Code *

EnerGuide File Number *

To be eligible to participate, the date of your initial EnerGuide assessment must be on or after April 1, 2016.

Date of Evaluation *
Select a date from the calendar.
Is this property currently listed for sale?

If yes, please provide a link to the property listing (eg. property listing website, real-estate agent website, builder/developer website):

If you would like this certification displayed with your property, please submit this form and then send an email to RateOurHome@metrovancouver.org with proof of certification. Please include the civic address of the property in the subject field [apartment or home number, street address, city].

C. CONSENT

Please carefully read the following, then click the "I agree" box at the bottom of the section to confirm that you have read, understood, agree with the terms set out below.

By submitting this form, you confirm that:

  1. You have read, understood and agree to the Program Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy (see below).
  2. You consent to personal information related to your participation in the Program being collected, used, stored, and disclosed in accordance with the Program’s Privacy Policy (see below).
  3. You own the property described in Section B (Property Information for Display) of this form.
  4. You consent to Natural Resources Canada disclosing to Metro Vancouver one or both of the EnerGuide Home Evaluation or Energy Star® label information.
  5. You authorize the energy advisor or Service Organization who completed your EnerGuide Home Evaluation or Energy Star® certification to provide a copy of your EnerGuide or Energy Star® label to Metro Vancouver.
  6. You consent to Metro Vancouver collecting, using and storing the information provided to it by Natural Resources Canada, accessed through your provided EnerGuide or Energy Star® file number, which may include personal information, related to your participation in the EnerGuide Rating Home Evaluation or Energy Star® for New Homes Standard certification.
  7. You consent to Metro Vancouver displaying the following on the RateOurHome.ca website:
    1. The information provided by you in Section B (Property Information for Display) of this form,
    2. Information about one or both of the property’s EnerGuide rating or Energy Star® label, including but not limited to parameters such as modelled (not actual) energy consumption, heated floor area and modelled (not actual) greenhouse gas emissions, and
    3. A copy of one or both of the EnerGuide label or Energy Star® label produced as a result of the EnerGuide Home Evaluation or Energy Star® for New Homes Standard certification.
  8. You consent to allow one or both of your EnerGuide rating or Energy Star® certificate and label to remain on the RateOurHome.ca website until such time as you notify Metro Vancouver via email at RateOurHome@metrovancouver.org with a request to remove the property from the RateOurHome.ca website.
  9. In the event that you sell this property, you agree to:
    1. Notify Metro Vancouver via email at RateOurHome@metrovancouver.org with a request to remove the property from the RateOurHome.ca website; or
    2. Obtain written consent from the new owner of the property to:
      1. allow one or both of the EnerGuide rating and label or Energy Star® label to remain on the RateOurHome.ca website; and
      2. agree to notify and use reasonable efforts to obtain written consent from any future owner of the property described in Section B of this form for the purpose of allowing one or both of the EnerGuide rating and label or Energy Star® label to remain on the RateOurHome.ca website.

RateOurHome.ca Program Official Terms and Conditions

The official terms contained herein (the "Terms") are intended to govern the rights and obligations of participants in the RateOurHome.ca program (the “Program”). Upon endorsement by each participant, these Terms shall constitute a fully binding agreement between the Greater Vancouver Regional District (“Metro Vancouver”), and you, the participant.

Each participant in the Program MUST carefully read these Terms.

By consenting to participate in the Program, you consent to:

  • these Terms; and
  • the collection, use, storage and disclosure of personal and other information in accordance with the RateOurHome.ca Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy")

both of which are an integral part of these Terms.

If you do not agree to these Terms or any of its parts, then you are prohibited and must refrain from participating in the Program.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible as a participant of the Program (a “Participant”), each Participant must:

  • be a registered owner of a residential property (a “Property”) which:
    • is located in the Metro Vancouver region; and
    • has had an EnerGuide label produced as a result of the Natural Resources Canada EnerGuide for Homes Evaluation performed in April 2016 or later; or
    • has had an Energy Star® certificate and label produced as a result of the Natural Resources Canada Energy Star® for New Homes Standard; and
  • desire to voluntarily display one or both of the EnerGuide label or Energy Star® label and associated Property information on the RateOurHome.ca website.

Acceptance to participate in the Program constitutes a Participant’s full and unconditional agreement and acceptance of the Terms, which are final on all matters relating to the Program.

PROPERTY REMOVAL

There is no time limit for removing displayed Properties from the RateOurHome.ca website. Removal of Properties from the website will occur under two situations:

  • Participant request: You may terminate your participation in the Program at any time and for whatever reason by contacting Metro Vancouver and making a request for your Property to be removed from the RateOurHome.ca website;
  • Metro Vancouver discretion: Metro Vancouver retains the right to remove any displayed Properties at its sole direction.

COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

All intellectual property related to the Program, including, without limitation, all trademarks, trade names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, frameworks, methodologies, tools, interfaces, processes, techniques and know‐how used in the development, performance and outcome are owned or licensed by Metro Vancouver. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND WARRANTY

Metro Vancouver provides the Program and all content included therein for use on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Metro Vancouver hereby disclaims all warranties and representations, either express or implied, with respect to the Program, including, without limitation, any warranties, and fitness for a particular purpose, features, quality, non‐infringement, title, compatibility, performance, security or accuracy.

You agree and acknowledge that you assume full, exclusive and sole responsibility for your participation in the Program, and you further agree and acknowledge that your participation in the Program is made entirely at your own risk. You further acknowledge that it is your responsibility to comply with all applicable laws while participating in the Program.

Metro Vancouver will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damage, or any other damage, and loss (including loss of profit and loss of data), costs, expenses and payments, either in tort, contractual, or in any other form of liability, arising from, or in connection with the Program. This limitation of liability shall survive the Program or earlier termination of a Participant’s participation in the Program.

RateOurHome.ca Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes:

  • The information that the Greater Vancouver Regional District (“Metro Vancouver”) collects from those participating (the
    “Participants”) in the Program;
  • How that information is used by Metro Vancouver; and
  • The rights and options available to those Participants.

By consenting to participate in the Program, Participants also consent to this Privacy Policy

In this Privacy Policy, the term "personal information" means information about an identifiable individual that is recorded in any form, which may include demographic information, address, contact information, personal opinions or views. References to “information” in this Privacy Policy are deemed to include references to “personal information”.

Contact Metro Vancouver 

If you have any questions or concerns about the collection of your personal information or wish to update your personal information, please contact Metro Vancouver at RateOurHome@metrovancouver.org.

Information that is being collected

The categories of information collected by Metro Vancouver will include all or some of the following.

  • Eligibility information: Information is collected to establish eligibility for Program participation, including but not limited to home address and information related to either the EnerGuide Home Evaluation or Energy Star® label.
  • Property information: Information on your home and EnerGuide Home Evaluation or Energy Star® label is collected, including but not limited to EnerGuide or Energy Star® file number, energy advisor that conducted Energy Evaluation, Date of Evaluation, Home Builder, listing ID and web link if the property is listed for sale, and any other energy efficiency‐related certifications. Metro Vancouver will use the EnerGuide or Energy Star® file number to request and obtain either your EnerGuide or Energy Star® Home Evaluation data and results from Natural Resources Canada, and contact your energy advisor to obtain the EnerGuide or Energy Star® label. The additional property information will be used to populate the display information about your home on the RateOurHome.ca website.
  • Contact information: Information collected will be used to communicate with you before, during and after the Program, including but not limited to name, phone number, email address, home address; collection varies from the use of personal information, please see below the "Use of Information" section.
  • Your application information will be visible only to authorized staff at Metro Vancouver.

Uses of information 

Metro Vancouver may use information collected from or provided by you for the purposes provided under this Privacy Policy and the Terms, including:

  • To determine your eligibility for participation in the Program. Metro Vancouver may contact you to confirm or clarify information submitted on your application form;
  • To collect one or both of your EnerGuide or Energy Star® data from Natural Resources Canada and EnerGuide or Energy Star® label from your energy advisor;
  • To communicate with you and notify you of details related to the Program;
  • To provide you with support and handle requests and complaints; and
  • To create aggregated and/or anonymous data (where such data does not enable the identification of a specific user). See “How does Metro Vancouver use aggregated information?”, below.

Further information may be collected when Metro Vancouver exchanges communications with you, for example, if you submit a request or contact Metro Vancouver’s support team.

How does Metro Vancouver use aggregated information? 

Metro Vancouver may use anonymous, statistical or aggregated information (including anonymous location information), in a form that does not enable the identification of a specific user, to create new services and features and for further analysis and statistical purposes.

Storage of information 

All information will be stored on a secure server located at Metro Vancouver’s head office in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. The information will only be accessible to a limited number of authorized staff.

Sharing information with others 

Metro Vancouver will not:

  • Sell, rent or lease your personal information to third parties; or
  • Share your personal information with others, without your consent.

Please check the box below if you agree with the terms set out in Section C (Consent):