The College of Psychologists of British Columbia (the “College”) recognizes and respects your need for privacy and security as you visit our website. The College of Psychologists of BC is committed to providing visitors with a website that respects their privacy The following policies govern the information gathering and privacy practices for our website.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
The College of Psychologists of BC’s website does not automatically gather any specific personal information from you, such as your name, telephone number or e-mail address There are instances in which you may elect to provide us with information that identifies you personally (“Personal Information”) through our website. If you fill out one of our feedback or request forms or send us email, you are transmitting the information that appears to you in the form or the message. This submission will typically include information such as your name, mailing address, email address, the kind of request you are making, and any other information necessary to fulfill your request. You never transmit Personal Information that you do not enter yourself. Personal Information cannot be collected unless you specifically elect to send it to us.
All personal information created, held or collected by The College of Psychologists of BC is protected under the federal Privacy Act.
Any Personal Information we may collect via our website is collected in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act [RSBC 1996] c. 165. We collect only what is necessary for the operation and security of our website. If we use that information, it is only for the purpose for which it was collected, or for a use consistent with that purpose. Further, we keep information for only as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected. We do not disclose any personally identifiable user information to other organizations or individuals, without specific consent from the user or except as required by law.
Our servers automatically log information about visits to our website in the normal course of establishing and maintaining web connections. Server logs record statistical information, such as visitors’ IP addresses, type of operating systems, time and duration of visit, web pages requested, and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types. These statistics are reported in aggregate form to our web and communications staff, and are used to improve our website and ensure that it provides the optimal web experience for visitors.
We do not link server log information to any other data in a way that would enable us to identify individual visitors. We may review server logs however, for security purposes, for example, to detect intrusions into our system. The possibility therefore exists that server log data, which contains visitors’ IP addresses, could in instances of criminal malfeasance be used to trace and identify individuals. In such instances, raw data logs would be shared with appropriate investigative bodies authorized to investigate such breaches of security.
Links to other Sites
You may, at your discretion, contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner if you are dissatisfied with the response you receive from our privacy contact on a privacy concern with our website.
We regularly review our information-handling practices to ensure that we are abiding by this policy. Questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy Act at the College of Psychologists of BC may be directed to the Privacy Officer, by calling 1- 604 736-6164, or writing to:
The College of Psychologists of BC
#404, 1755 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C. V6J 4S5