Last updated: May 11, 2023
The Gibsons Marine Rescue Society and Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 14 (herein referred to as "RCMSAR14", "we", "us", "our") is committed to safeguarding the personal identifiable information that a visitor (herein referred to as "user", "you", "your") shares with us online. Generally, you can browse our website at www.rcmsar14.ca (herein referred to as the “Site”) without sharing any personal information. However, should you wish to access to our proprietary and confidential resources (herein referred to as “Resources”) or wish to submit a form, you will be required to voluntarily submit personal information. We may also collect information on how you use the Site, such as the Resources browsed, searched and downloaded; the frequency and duration of visits; and your source Internet Protocol (“IP”) address.
Please read the following statement to understand how we collect, use, maintain, and disclose your personal information.
When Personal Information is Required:
What Information We Collect
Personally identifiable information:
This is information that may be used to identify you as an individual, such as your e-mail address, name, address, or telephone number. We may collect this information in a number of ways on the Site, including, but not limited to, the contact forms, donation forms, as well as email messages sent to any rcmsar14.ca email address.
Non-personally identifiable information:
This is information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. We may collect this information in a number of ways on this Site, including, but not limited to, how you use this Site, such as resources browsed, searched and downloaded, the frequency and duration of visits, and your source IP address that connects you to the internet.
A cookie is a data file that certain Web sites write to your computer’s hard drive when you visit such sites. A cookie file can contain information, such as a user identification code, that the site uses to track the pages you have visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. We may collect information from your web sessions by using cookies, to determine, for example, user traffic patterns, and the effectiveness of our navigational structure.
Most web site browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, or to refuse all cookies. You don’t need to have cookies turned on to use/navigate through many parts of the Site; however, you may have to accept the receipt of cookies to access some Resources on this Site.
How We Use Your Information
If you choose to provide RCMSAR14 with your personal information we may use this information to contact you.
We use the personal information collected during the use of the Site to personalize web content where applicable.
We may also use the information to contact you when we have major functional changes to the Site or when changes are made in accessing our secure content on the Site.
We may periodically send email for fundraising and/or administrative purposes.
We may disclose information about our users when we believe, in good faith, that the disclosure is required by law.
Sharing Your Information
In cases where we need to disclose web usage or crash reports to those outside of our organization, your personal information will remain anonymous.
We do not disclose, sell, exchange, nor trade your personal identifiable information to commercial mailing lists.
Maintaining Your Information
We take information security issues seriously. Consequently, any personal identifiable information is stored and protected on servers with adequate security measures.
We will cease all communication and use of personal identifiable information upon your request. Your privileges for access to the Resources on the Site may then be suspended.
Links To Other Sites
This Site contains links to other websites. Please be aware that RCMSAR14 is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage our users, when they leave this Site, to be aware and to read the privacy policies of each website they visit that may collect personal identifiable information.
While we have provided external links to you we are not responsible for the accuracy or content on any external link you click when you leave our site.
Changes To This Statement
If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org