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All material contained on this website is subject to copyright unless otherwise noted. You require written consent to copy or display any portion of this website. Visitors of this website are not permitted to use any content, images, or media files without the written permission from the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC. To request permission to reproduce all or part of the material on this website, please contact [email protected].

Links and Malware

Links to other websites or references to or mention of specific products, services, processes or publications other than those of the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC does not imply recommendation, verification, investigation, or endorsement of same by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and are provided by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC for your convenience and/or reference only. The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC makes no representations whatsoever about any other websites accessible through this site, and you understand and acknowledge that any such websites are independent from this site and the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC has no control over the content of such other websites.

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC assumes no responsibility or liability for any damages to, or malware that may infect, your computer equipment or other property in connection with your access to, or use of this site, or your downloading of any data, text, images, files or other materials from the site.


The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our site. This policy is designed to inform you about what information we collect and how we use it. Any personal information provided to us through our website is collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and other applicable legislation. Your information is not sold or rented to any third party for any purpose.

Information Collected

Information You Provide

The Freshwater Fisheries Society collects information that you voluntarily give us through the email newsletter sign-up form and event registration forms.

Information Your Web Browser Provides

The Freshwater Fisheries Society may also automatically collect information when you visit our website. This data can include your IP (Internet Protocol) address and domain used; the type of browser and operating system used; the date, time and length of visit; and the web pages and files accessed. The information we receive depends on the settings of your browser. Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings.

We use this data, in aggregate form, to compile statistics for internal reporting and for advertising optimization only. Although the information provided by your browser does not identify you personally, this data can be combined with other data to personally identify you. The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC does not use this data to determine your identity unless required to do so as part of an internal investigation or other law enforcement purpose.

Any personal information collected via our website (e.g. web forms) is done in compliance with B.C.’s privacy legislation and is considered necessary for providing services offered by our organization. There is always an option of whether or not to provide us with personal information. Your decision not to participate in electronic service delivery activities (such as the use of cookies) will not impair your ability to browse our website. However, it may limit the use of certain website features. The personal information provided to us is used for the purpose for which it was collected or for a use consistent with that purpose. In most cases, we try to obtain explicit consent before these activities will occur. At any time, anyone may request that we stop communicating by either unsubscribing from emails or contacting us directly.

Cookies and Technology

We use first-party cookies, that is, small files that your Web browser places on your computer’s hard drive, placed by Google Analytics to track activities on the website so we may continue to provide relevant content and improve the functionality of this site. None of the tracking information in these reports can be connected to the identities or other personal information of individual users. A description of how Google Analytics collects and processes data is set out in “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps”, (located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/).

Please note that we have also implemented the following specific Google Analytics Advertising Features:

We use the Google AdWords remarketing service to advertise on third-party websites (including Google) to past visitors to this site. This could be in the form of an ad on a Google search results page, or an ad on a Google Display Network site. Third-party vendors (including Google) use cookies to serve ads based on past visits to this website.
It is possible to change the settings on a web browser to deny cookies or to warn when cookies will be deposited. You can adjust your ad preferences by visiting Google’s Ads Settings. Should you wish to opt out of the Google Analytics advertising features, you may do so at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/. Alternatively, you can opt out of all third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Storage, Access and Disclosure of Information

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and our service providers (for support reasons), may store or access your information. In certain circumstances, we may need to disclose information to our service providers in order to facilitate the operation of our website, or e-newsletter software. In some cases, these service providers may reside outside of Canada. Before any personal information is disclosed, all recipient organizations must agree to protect the privacy of personal information in a contractual manner consistent with our policy and compliant with BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

These companies are only authorized to use the personal information we share with them for the purpose of delivering the service we hire them to provide. In addition, we only disclose the information they need to provide the specific service or function.

How Long Information is Retained

The length of information retention varies in relation to the nature of the service provided. We keep information for the length of time necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected.

Email Subscription

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC newsletters are sent only to users who opt in. Our subscriber database is never sold, rented or loaned to any other parties. Subscribers wishing to update their contact information, or opt out of receiving emails, can click the SafeUnsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter.

We collect aggregate information regarding open rates and page views from our HTML email newsletters. Aggregate information does not personally identify individuals. Subscribers concerned about collection of aggregate information may unsubscribe using the SafeUnsubscribe link.

Consent to this Policy

By visiting any of our sites or providing information at any of our locations, you agree to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information as described in this policy.  If you do not consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information as described in this policy, you should not visit our site.

Links to Other Websites

This website also provides links to external websites. Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC is not responsible for the content and privacy practices of external websites.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC may, from time to time, review and revise its privacy practices and our website privacy policy.

Who Can I Contact About the Privacy Policy or the Collection/Use of Personal Information?

General questions or comments about our online privacy policy, and requests to review or update your information collected by this site can be directed via email to [email protected].

You may also write us at:
Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC
101 – 80 Regatta Landing
Victoria, BC  V9A 7S2