Privacy Policy

This policy explains how the BCMB handles personal information that you provide to us, or that we obtain through this website or other normal means.

The Collection, Use and Release of Personal Information

Except as referenced elsewhere in this policy, the BCMB only collects personal information that relates to and is necessary for its operating programs and activities. Generally the BCMB obtains personal information if you supply it voluntarily by initiating contact with us or if you register with us as detailed elsewhere.

Personal information that is collected by the BCMB will only be used for the purpose for which it was collected or for a use consistent with that purpose. As appropriate, the BCMB will ask for specific consent to collect, use or disclose personal information. This consent may be requested orally or in writing. In some cases consent can be implied through an individual relationship or individual conduct.

Personal information that is provided to the BCMB is confidential. The BCMB will only collect, use and disclose personal information in accordance with actual or implied consent or as permitted or required by law.

We do not collect personal information for any general purposes, and we do not collect personal information for commercial marketing. We only share the personal information you give us with government departments or agencies if your inquiry relates to that department and the sharing is permitted by law. We do not create individual profiles with the information you provide or give the information to private organizations for them to create profiles.

Examples of Collection and Use of Personal Information by the BCMB

If you choose to provide us with your personal information - for example in an e-mail message to us - we use that information to respond to you and to help us get you the information you have requested. In other circumstances you will be informed of the purpose for which your personal information is being collected.

We treat e-mails the same way we treat letters sent to us. When you submit a comment or send us a question you may be asked for your name, e-mail address, or other information. This information is only used to process and respond to your question or comment. Unless otherwise indicated, this information is not disclosed by the BCMB except to its authorized personnel that need the information in order to respond to you.

Our Website

When you visit the BCMB website, the web server automatically collects a limited amount of information essential for the operation and security of our website and the other sites that reside on the server. Some of this information (i.e., browser type) does not identify who you are, whereas other information, such as your Internet domain name or IP address, may identify you. The extent of personal identification depends, in large part, on the naming standards followed by your Internet service provider. You may wish to check with them to inquire about their policies and practices in this regard.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the BCMB computer system employs software programs that monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or other usage habits.

This privacy policy does not apply to third party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party websites that are linked to our website.

Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and is stored on your computer’s hard drive. Preference and option configurations in your browser determine if and how a cookie will be accepted. You can change those configurations on your computer if you desire. By changing your preferences you can accept all cookies, you can be notified when a cookie is set, or you can reject all cookies. If you reject all cookies and cookies are disabled, you may be required to re-enter your information more often.

The BCMB uses temporary cookies for some basic session information and certain features of our website may not be available to you if your browser does not allow cookies.

Protecting Your Personal Information

We use appropriate safeguards to protect your personal information from unauthorized collection, use, disclosure, reproduction, modification or destruction.

The information you submit via e-mail is secure once it reaches the BCMB server. However, it may not be secure in transit between your computer and the BCMB server. If you prefer, you may fax, mail or phone us at the BCMB contact numbers and addresses provided on this website.

Access to Personal Information/ Questions

You are entitled to request access to your personal information as provided for in privacy legislation. If you wish to request access, or if you have any questions about BCMB’s privacy policies, please contact us at info@bcmb.ab.ca.