Confidentiality and Privacy
Transmissions made to Pacific Carbon Trust through the Internet are not secure and therefore the confidentiality of a transmission cannot be assured.
When you visit this Web-Site, the Pacific Carbon Trust web server automatically collects a limited amount of information essential for the operation and security of this Web-Site. Some of this information (e.g. browser type) does not identify who you are, while other information, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address may identify you. The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned to either your Internet Service Provider or directly to your computer. The extent of personal identification depends, in large part, on the "naming standards" followed by your Internet Service Provider.
When you visit the Pacific Carbon Trust Web-Site to browse, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about the visit. The following information is automatically collected and stored:
This Web-Site distributes small pieces of information (called "cookies") to web browsers to assist you when you return to specific areas on the site. A cookie is a small file stored on your computer by your web browser when using some internet sites. There are two types of cookies: sessional and persistent cookies. Sessional cookies are used to help you move around our Web-Site and do not store personal information. Sessional cookies are valid only during the time you are actually using the Web-Site. Persistent cookies are more permanent and can be re-read when you return our Web-site. These cookies assist us in tracking repeat visitors to our Web-site but do not store any personal information. If you have concerns about this, you can change your web browser to not accept cookies or to display warning messages when cookies are used.
Collection, use, disclosure and retention of information must comply with provisions of the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP Act), the Document Disposal Act and other applicable legislation. Collected personal information will only be used by authorized staff of Pacific Carbon Trust to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected or for a use consistent with that purpose. Personal information is not disclosed to other public bodies or individuals by Pacific Carbon Trust except as authorized by law. Pacific Carbon Trust keeps the information only for the length of time necessary to fulfil the purpose(s) for which it was collected or as required by law
This Web-Site contains links to other Web-Sites. Please be aware that privacy policies vary from site to site. Pacific Carbon Trust is not responsible for the privacy practices of such Web-Sites to which this site may link.
General inquiries regarding the FOIPP Act can be directed to the Knowledge and Information Services, Government of British Columbia.