Privacy Statement

Information About Our Organisation and Web Site

Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of an organisation like Friends of Ecological Reserves (FER). We are a non-profit society based in British Columbia, Canada.

Our principal activities relate to the preservation of ecological reserves and support to the management of ecological reserves.

This privacy policy covers FER and its Web site:

The Friends of Ecological Reserves (FER) collects, maintains and uses personal information in order to provide products and services that best meet the needs of our of members and visitors to our website. In doing so, we respect their privacy and recognise the need to safeguard their confidential information in our possession.

Privacy Compliance

We maintain the confidentiality of any personal information which is provided to us, and in handling such information we comply with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Providing Visitors with Anonymous Access

You can access our Web site home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data.

Automatic Collection of Information

We do not use cookies on our Web site.

We do not automatically log personal data nor do we link information automatically logged by other means with personal data about specific individuals.

Data Collection and Purpose Specification

We do not collect any personal data from our visitors when they use our services.

We do not collect information about you from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organisations.

We do not collect or use personal data for any purpose other than that indicated below.

If we wish to use your personal data for new purposes, we will first offer you the means to consent to those new purposes.

Subscriptions, membership and purchases

We request information from the user on our order forms. Here a user must provide contact information (such as name, address, telephone) and may provide financial information (such as credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill users’ orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal data from children.

We take specific steps to protect the privacy of children by:

  • making reasonable efforts to ensure that a parent has authorised the collection of the child’s personal data and use of the child’s personal data for the disclosure to third parties.
  • giving parents the option to consent to the collection and use of the child’s personal data for our internal use and use of the child’s personal data for the disclosure to third parties.

Surveys & Contests

From time-to-time our site may request information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose any information. Information requested may include contact information, such as name and address, and demographic information. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring and/or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Disclosure and Visitor Choice

We do not disclose your personal data to other organisations.

Where we may disclose your personal data for purposes that are different from those indicated in the table mentioned above, we will offer you the opportunity to consent to such disclosure.


We do not give visitors to our Web site the option of using a secure transmission method to send us their personal data.

We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:

  • unauthorised access
  • improper use or disclosure
  • unauthorised modification
  • unlawful destruction or accidental loss:

Access to the personal data we may hold about you

You can ask us whether we are keeping personal data about you.

We will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data which we keep about you, – although we may before require proof of your identity -. We will provide the information without any charge.

We allow you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate, you may have the data rectified or amended

We reserve the right to refuse to provide our visitors with a copy of their personal data, but will give reasons for our refusal.

Privacy Support

If you have an enquiry or concern about our privacy policy, please contact us.