BCCSS is authorized to collect personal information via this website under section 26 (c) of FIPPA for the purposes described below. Information is collected from our websites either directly from you or automatically.
Personal information is collected through our websites in certain circumstances, such as when you send an email message to us or complete a questionnaire, form or other on-line survey found on our websites. We only use the personal information you provide to us through our websites for purposes consistent with its collection.
You should also be aware that information provided by you becomes a record of the organization and is subject to the access and privacy protection requirements set out in FIPPA. This information may be further collected, used and disclosed in accordance with that Act or as otherwise required by law. Under this legislation you are also entitled to access and correct any of your personal information that is within our custody and control. You may make such requests by contacting the privacy representative listed on this page.
Some of our web pages use "cookies" which are small amounts of information stored by your web browser software on your workstation. Cookies are designed to track browsing history on a website generally for the convenience of the user. They help websites "remember" what areas of a website a browser has accessed or used previously. Cookies can, however, be misused and have become a privacy concern for some because they can be used to record and analyze an individual's broader browsing history.
The cookies we use on our websites and what we use them for are described below. This site operates on 'implied consent', which means that by visiting and clicking through the site, we assume you agree with this usage. If you do not agree, then you should not use our sites, or you can delete the cookies after visiting our sites, or use your browser's anonymous usage setting (called "Incognito" in Chrome, "In Private" for Internet Explorer, "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari). More information on cookies, what they are used for and how to delete cookies after visiting this site can be found at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html
It's important to know that cookies are plain text files and cannot execute files or make copies of themselves. They do not carry or deliver viruses and cannot scan or retrieve your personal information. There are two types of Cookies - Session and Persistent.
Session cookie information is deleted as soon as you leave our websites. The use of temporary session cookies is solely for the purpose of allowing the user to interact with our websites in an effective manner.
In a few cases our website may use persistent cookies to store information for longer periods than the current session.