Privacy Policy

The BC Conservation Foundation supports support fish and wildlife through education, collaboration and habitat conservation.

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for BC Conservation Foundation. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this website (www.bccf.com).

To carry out our mission, it is important to communicate with you and we are committed to respecting this relationship.

This privacy policy reflects our best efforts to maintain this respect, while ensuring we can communicate broadly and accurately in the most cost-effective way possible. It explains how we collect, use and safeguard your personal information.

Information we collect and how we use it

Personal information

“Personal information” is any information that can be used to identify (or infer the identity of) a specific person, including your name, address, birth date, gender, etc. In some cases, your computer’s IP address may be considered personal information, as it may give some indication of your geographic location.

We may ask you for personal information in a variety of ways, including website forms, surveys, mail-in forms, over the phone and in person.

There are various reasons why we may ask you for this information: including: to process a donation or registration; to fulfil your subscription to an e-newsletter; to invite you to events; or to provide other information about us which might interest you. We may also contact you by mail, email or phone about opportunities to donate in support of our work.

Your choice to provide us with your personal information is at your discretion. You may always elect to withhold information. In some cases, we will require your personal information in order to fulfil something you have asked of us. For example, when you make a donation, we are required by law to take your full name and mailing address in order to send you a tax-deductible receipt.

Cookies and data technology

Like many other websites, we use cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to better understand how our website is used, to make sure our information is displayed correctly, and to improve the performance of our website for our users, particularly the way search pages are delivered. BC Conservation Foundation does not use cookies to retain personal information about our users, and we do not sell information about our traffic patterns.

This website may use pixel tags to track the actions of users of our website, measure the success of marketing campaigns, and compile statistics (such as response rates) about the use of this website.

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the website. The tool uses cookies to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for BC Conservation Foundation.

We will never use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our website. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we (nor Google will link), or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this website with any personally identifiable information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via the Contact Form on our website.

Donation and credit card information

You may need to provide your credit card information to make your donation.

If you make an online donation, we will not store your credit card information. Instead it is collected and processed by a third-party service provider, which either processes your single gift or stores your data to be processed each month.

If you use a credit card to make your donation in person, through mail or by phone, a third party stores the data securely and submits for processing.

All partners that handle payment card data must be certified as payment card industry– compliant.

As a registered Canadian charity, we cannot do our work without the financial support of our many generous donors. We do our best to reach out to as many possible individual supporters as we can. Our donors allow us to maintain our independence.

Links to other websites

Our websites may contain links to websites owned and operated by other organizations. They may have their own privacy policies, and terms and conditions that are not governed by this policy. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policy and terms of use of each website you visit.

Retention of your information

Unless otherwise permitted or required by applicable laws or regulations, we will retain your personal information only as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, including for the purpose of satisfying CRA, legal, accounting or auditing requirements.

What you need to know about consent

By providing personal information to us, you allow “deemed” consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your information in accordance with this policy.

In order to adhere to Canada Customs and Revenue Agency rules, we are required to maintain donation records and are not allowed to remove this information from our internal records, even at your request.

We may be unable to provide you with certain information or services if you do not give us specific personal information. For example, we cannot issue you a charitable tax receipt if you do not provide your address, or send you an e-newsletter if you don’t share your email address.

Accessing, correcting and deleting personal information & updating

If you would like to stop receiving email from us at any time, click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or you can email [email protected] and type “unsubscribe” in the subject line.

If you would like to stop receiving mail solicitations, please email [email protected]. You can also reach us by phone at 604-576-1432.

Email addresses

We do not sell or exchange email addresses with other organizations.

We take reasonable steps to protect the personal information in our custody or control using physical, electronic or procedural security measures, including firewalls and encryption, that are appropriate having regard to the nature and sensitivity of the information. We take reasonable measures to limit access to this data to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to perform, develop or improve our services.

However, please note that no security measures can offer absolute security.

Policy updates and changes

We may change this policy from time to time without notice. Changes will be reflected on this page.

For further information or to make a complaint, please contact our privacy officer by email at [email protected]:

#206 – 17564 56A Avenue, Surrey BC V3S 1G3

This document is available to the public and explains how we collect, use and disclose information, in accordance with this policy, the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act, the Personal Information Protection Act and other relevant legislation.