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When you access the Internet using your computer, your Internet service provider assigns you an IP Address. Generally, every time you connect to the Internet, your IP Address changes. In some circumstances (ie. with some broadband connections) your IP Address may not change in which case, it can be associated with your particular computer. Examples of the type of information that can be collected using your IP Address include your type of Internet Browser and the type of computer operating system you are using. IEC-BC, or their authorized agents, use your IP Address to collect and report aggregate information on how the Website is being used and ways in which the Website can be improved.
Web log information is non-personal information that is collected by the computer that hosts the Website (the “Website Server”) when you visit the Website, including, but not limited to, the date and time you visited the Website, the type of Internet Browser you are using and the type of computer operating system you are using. Web log information may be collected and used by IEC-BC, or their authorized agents in aggregate to assess how the Website is being used and how to improve the Website.
This Website uses a technology called “cookies”. A cookie is a token that a server gives to your browser when you access a website on the Internet. Cookies are capable of storing many types of data. Cookies help provide additional functionality to the Website or help us analyze the Website usage more accurately. For instance, our server may set a cookie that keeps you from having to enter a password more than once during a visit to the Website. In all cases in which cookies are used, we will not collect personally identifiable information without your explicit permission. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your Internet Browser’s instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.
You should be aware that operators of third party websites linked to the Website may also collect your personal information through the use of “cookies”. IEC-BC, their affiliates and any directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, subcontractors or agents of the foregoing shall not be responsible for how such operators collect, use or disclose your personal information. You need to contact these operators directly for information on their data collection and distribution policies. Your linking to a third party website or webpage is entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of such websites or webpages.
We collect information, including personal information, that you voluntarily provide to us when you choose to participate in contests, promotions, quizzes, polls, questionnaires or surveys on the Website, or when you use any interactive tools that may be available on this Website. Your personal information is stored on secure servers maintained by us or by a third party on our behalf as outlined below. Information collected on the Website, including personal information, may be stored on secure servers located outside of Canada.
We may use your personal information (i) to respond to your questions or requests for additional information; (ii) to provide you with information concerning products, services and/or promotions that you have specifically requested, or that we feel may be of interest to you (iii) to enter you into contest or promotions that you have accessed on the Website; (iv) to personalize any interactive tools to better facilitate your use of the Website; (v) to develop future e-newsletter topics for the Website; (v) to improve the Website; and (vi) to understand how we can improve our products and services.
We may also use aggregate information that does not contain personal information to track and monitor visitors’ use of the Website. We may also disclose aggregated information that does not include personally identifiable information to third parties.
We are careful to ensure that the information you voluntarily provide to the Website is secure as possible; however, you must be aware that transmissions over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure. IEC-BC, its affiliates and any directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, subcontractors or agents of the foregoing do not represent, warrant or guarantee that personal information will be protected against misuse, loss or modification, nor do such parties accept liability for the security of a user’s personal information submitted on or in connection with the Website.
In the event that some of our assets are sold or transferred or used as security, the Personal Information collected on our Website may be transferred to third parties as part of that transaction.
We may have third party service providers perform services relating to the development, operation and maintenance of the Website or relating to other services noted above (“Third Party Service Providers”). These Third Party Service Providers may have access to your personal information, as is reasonably necessary, for the purpose of providing their services to us.
If we hold personal information about you, you are able to access, change and update your personal information at any time. Requests for access to your personal information can be emailed to email@example.com.
You may delete, edit or modify any information you have submitted using any of the interactive tools available on the Website at any time. If you do not wish to receive further e-mail or other mail from us, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All questions or concerns regarding our use of your Personal Information can be emailed to email@example.com.