Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Website Privacy Notice

Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia recognizes the importance of the security of your personal information. Please read this website privacy policy closely. By using the Engineers and Geoscientists BC website, you agree to the terms of this privacy statement.

How Engineers and Geoscientists BC Collects Information

Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers that serve as that computer's 'Internet Protocol' IP address. When a user visits our website, our web servers automatically recognize that visitor's domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address of the computer from which you have accessed our site. We use this information to examine our traffic, but do not collect and evaluate this information for individuals. Our web servers do not record the email addresses of visitors.

Certain parts of the Engineers and Geoscientists BC website are reserved for our members, licensees and applicants. If you choose to login to one of our online services, we may ask personal information such as your Engineers and Geoscientists BC System ID number, password, email address, or birth date. This information confirms your identity to grant you access to these protected pages. Should you choose not to provide us with this personal information, you will not be able to access this part of our website. Please note that the association has security measures in place to protect your personal information while using these secured pages and while paying a fee to Engineers and Geoscientists BC online.

Use of Cookies

The Engineers and Geoscientists BC website uses 'cookie' technology to aid in monitoring traffic and website function. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system and are commonly used in website design. Engineers and Geoscientists BC uses cookies to identify which areas of our website you have visited, so the next time you visit, those pages are more readily accessible. We may use this information to better personalize the content that you see on our site and to measure traffic in certain parts of our site.

You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our site and other web sites may be limited and some features may not work as intended.

Email Communication

Engineers and Geoscientists BC periodically sends emails to its members for a variety of purposes. Should you wish to unsubscribe to particular types of email, please follow the link which appears at the bottom of each email or login to your profile on the Engineers and Geoscientists BC website and click on “communication preferences”.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC uses third-party marketing tools to track engagement with email communications in order to evaluate the effectiveness of our communication with registrants and other recipients. Engineers and Geoscientists BC is authorized to collect this personal information under section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have questions about this collection of personal information, you can contact our Privacy Analyst at the email address provided below.

Other Websites

When you use a link to go from Engineers and Geoscientists BC pages to another website, the Engineers and Geoscientists BC privacy policy is no longer in effect. This privacy policy applies only to the association’s website. You should read the privacy policy of each site that you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.

Disclosure to Third Parties

Engineers and Geoscientists BC will disclose personal information provided through the Engineers and Geoscientists BC website and/or IP addresses to third parties only where required by law or where a good faith belief exists that such disclosure is necessary to:

  • Cooperate with an investigation into purported unlawful activity or comply with a legal process served on Engineers and Geoscientists BC,
  • Protect and defend the rights or property of Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s network of sites and related properties, or visitors to Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s network of sites and related properties, and/or
  • Identify persons who may be violating the law or otherwise misusing the network of Engineers and Geoscientists BC or its related properties.
If you would like more information about this policy, please contact our Privacy Analyst: [email protected].