Fishing in BC

Privacy Policy

Scope

This privacy statement relates only to the information automatically collected from you as a result of your visit to the website. It does not include information a website requests from you. Any additional collections of personal information by a website will be addressed in a collection notice on that website.

 

How is my personal information collected?

Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia websites collect information about your visit, including personal information, through the use of audit logs and cookies. A cookie is a small file stored on your computer by your web browser when using some websites.’

 

What personal information is being collected? 

The information collected is:

  • The web browser and operating system you are using (e.g. Vista, XP, Safari).
  • The date and time of the visit. The pages or services accessed.
  • If you were on another website before visiting the Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia website, the URL (web address) of that previous website if it referred you to the Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia website.
  • The URL (web address) of the first website you visit immediately upon leaving the Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia website if you were referred to that website by the Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia website.
  • The Internet Protocol (IP) network domain name (e.g. shaw.ca) and address (e.g. 192.10.100.20) of the computer you are using.

IP address and domain are identifiers that may be used to distinguish between users and identify your internet service provider or your computer itself. The Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia, via its websites, will notify you if cookies will be collecting additional information from you. A cookie may remain on your computer after the Internet session finishes (until the cookie expires or is deleted by you).

 

What is the purpose for collecting my personal information and how will it be used? 

The Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia collects personal information through cookies to better understand general user trends at an aggregate level and improve web performance, web services, and website maintenance. Personal information will only be used by authorized staff to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected or for a use consistent with that purpose, unless you expressly consent otherwise. The Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia collects personal information through security audits to protect against threats from hackers, and for other enforcement and security purposes. The Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia does not use this data to determine your identity unless required to do so as part of an internal investigation or for another enforcement-related purpose, and then, only in compliance with privacy laws.

 

Can I opt out of the collection of my personal information? 

Your browser may permit you to disable cookies, but you cannot opt out of the information collected for audit purposes. Also, your decision to disable cookies may impair your ability to browse, read, and download information contained on Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia websites, and government may be unable to personalize your web experience. However, you may still be able to access Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia services by other methods such as personal contact, fax or mail.

 

 What safeguards are in place to protect my personal information?

The Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia is obligated to protect your personal information by making reasonable security arrangements against such risks as unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure or disposal. Specifically, access to systems, applications and the collected data is restricted to authorized personnel only. Furthermore, any personal information collected and used for identifying user trends (e.g. IP address) is aggregated and made anonymous during report generation.

 

What about links to external websites from Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia websites?

Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia websites may include links to external websites. Once you leave a Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia website, this privacy statement does not apply. The Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external websites.

 

 Who can I contact for more information about this privacy statement? 

Questions regarding this privacy statement, including the collection of personal information, can be directed to info@SportFishing.BC.ca

 

February 8, 2017

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