Bird Studies Canada
Privacy and Security
Policy for Web Activities
This web site is operated by BSC for the
benefit of our members, citizen scientists, and those interested in
supporting our organization and its research and work. It is free for
use by individual web users. No registration is required, except for
specific portions of the site such as the online data entry pages, where
the access may be limited to registered participants. Registration is
free for some of our survey programs, but others are only available to
current members of Bird Studies Canada.
The privacy of our users is important to
us. BSC does not collect any personal information about users, except
that which is knowingly and specifically supplied to us by the user. We
will not disclose any personal information about users to any outside
parties unless the user was advised of this possibility before providing
the personal information.
Where an individual uses his or her home
contact information as business contact information as well, BSC
considers that the contact information provided is personal contact
information, and is therefore subject to protection as personal
Personal information gathered by BSC is
kept in confidence. BSC personnel are authorized to access personal
information based only on their need to deal with the information for
the reason(s) for which it was obtained. Safeguards are in place to
ensure that the information is not disclosed or shared more widely than
is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. We also
take measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained
and to prevent its being lost or destroyed.
BSC uses password protocols and
encryption software to protect personal and other information we receive
when data are entered onto our system. Our software is routinely updated
to maximize protection of such information.
From time to time, BSC may send
information regarding our programs, special issues, membership, and
other correspondence. If you would prefer not to receive this
information, please contact us by mail at the address below or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may change this policy from time to
time by updating this posting. Please check this page periodically for
changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of
changes to this policy will mean you accept those changes.
If you are under 18, be sure to obtain
your parent's or guardian's permission before you send any information
about yourself (your name, address, e-mail address, etc.) to us or
anyone else over the internet. We encourage parents to get involved with
their children's online usage and to be aware of the activities in which
they are participating.
better understand how our site is used, to make sure our information and
dynamic content are served correctly, and to improve the performance of
our site for our users, particularly the way search pages are delivered.
Some portions of our web site require that cookies be activated to work
properly. This includes, but may not be limited to, the online shopping
page and the interactive data entry pages.
All information contained on the site is
©Copyright BSC and bsc-eoc.org is the property of Bird Studies Canada
unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved. Canadian copyright law and
international treaties protect the textual, graphic, audio, and
audiovisual material on this site. You may not copy, distribute, or use
these materials except as necessary for your personal, non-commercial
use. Any trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
There are links on the bsc-eoc.org web
site that take you to other web sites outside of our service. Any links
provided to third party web sites outside of bsc-eoc.org are provided
solely for your convenience. The operation and content of such third
party web sites is beyond our control, and we do not endorse in any
manner whatsoever or accept any responsibility for the content or other
material that may be contained on such web sites, the use of such web
sites, or any products or services advertised on or sold through any
such web sites. We will not be liable under any circumstances for any
damages whatsoever, direct or indirect, resulting from any use of this
web site or any other third party web site linked to this web site,
whether or not we are advised of the possibility of such damages.
© All photos, graphics, and images on
this site remain the copyright of the artist and/or BSC and should not be downloaded
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