British Columbia Environmental Network Privacy and Usage Policy

Privacy and Usage Policy

ECOBC believes you have a fundamental right to privacy on the web, and we work to protect your security online. This policy governs all pages hosted at the address.

Privacy Statement

We are committed to respecting the personal privacy of individuals who visit our site.

ECOBC does not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, e-mail or street address during your visit. This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us via e-mail, or registering in a secure portion of the site.

All personal information you do provide is protected under the federal Privacy Act. This means that, at the point of collection, you will be informed that your personal information is being collected, the purpose for which it is being collected and that you have a right of access to the information.

ECOBC uses per-session cookies. The per-session cookies do not collect personal information about you. Per-session cookies are used to store information within a session (or visit to our web site). These cookies are deposited on a user’s computer only while the user is visiting the site and are deleted when the user closes the session.

Here is the list of information that we are collecting by using per-session cookies:


  • The name of your Internet service provider
  • its IP address
  • the name of your service provider’s server
  • The length of each visit
  • The number of requests per visit
  • Your type of operating system (Windows, MacIntosh, Unix, etc.)
  • Your browser type (Netscape, Internet Explorer, etc.)


ECOBC makes no attempt to link this information with the identity of individuals visiting the ECOBC site.

By keeping this data, ECOBC’s web site administrators can fine-tune the sites based on user-activity trends.

Questions or comments regarding this policy and its implementation, may be directed to Howard Breen by e-mail to or by calling (250) 247-7467.

Hyperlinking from and to the ECOBC site

Links to Web sites not under the control of ECOBC are provided solely for the convenience of users. ECOBC is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or the reliability of the content. ECOBC does not offer any guarantee in that regard and is not responsible for the information found through these links, nor does it endorse the sites and their content.

Usage Statement

You are free:

to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work to make derivative works

Under the following conditions:

  1. Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor.
  2. Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
  3. Share Alike. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.

For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work.

Any of these conditions may be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.

Your fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above.