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 information.

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 rkirton@bsc-eoc.org. Thank you.

Updating BSC's Privacy Policy

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.

Cookies

Like other web sites, we use cookies to 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.

Copyright

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.

External Links

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 without agreement.

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