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Terms of Use

These terms and conditions (“Agreement”) set forth the general terms and conditions of your use of the website (“Website” or “Service”) and any of its related products and services (collectively, “Services”). This Agreement is legally binding between you (“User”, “you” or “your”) and the College of Applied Biologists of British Columbia”, “we”, “us” or “our”). If you are entering into this agreement on behalf of a business or other legal entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity to this agreement, in which case the terms “User”, “you” or “your” shall refer to such entity. If you do not have such authority, or if you do not agree with the terms of this agreement, you must not accept this agreement and may not access and use the Website and Services. By accessing and using the Website and Services, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. You acknowledge that this Agreement is a contract between you and College of Applied Biologists of British Columbia, even though it is electronic and is not physically signed by you, and it governs your use of the Website and Services.

Website Privacy Notice

The College of Applied Biologists recognizes the importance of the security of your personal information. Please read this website privacy policy closely. By using the College of Applied Biologists website, you agree to the terms of this privacy statement.

How the College of Applied Biologists 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 College of Applied Biologists website – such as the registrant portal — are reserved for our registrants, applicants, and Board and committee volunteers representing the public interest. If you choose to login to one of our online services, we may ask for personal information such as your College registration number, password, email address, or birth date. This information confirms your identity to grant you access to these protected pages . Registrants are required to submit verification of their identity. Please note that the College has security measures in place to protect your personal information while using these secured pages and while making any payments to the College of Applied Biologists online.

The College is also required to be in compliance with British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) and all personal information collected by the College is handled in accordance with FOIPPA.

Use of Cookies

The College of Applied Biologists 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. The College of Applied Biologists 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 arrange 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

The College of Applied Biologists periodically sends emails to its registrants 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. We advise against unsubscribing to College Notices because they contain essential information for registrants such as notification of dues deadlines, changes to statutory processes and registration requirements, information for practice, and College events.

Please note that pursuant to Canada’s Anti-spam Law, the College requires expressed permission from a user to restore them to a distribution list if they have previously unsubscribed. If you have reason to believe that you are no longer receiving College emails and would like to continue receiving them, please contact the College office.

Other Websites

When you use a link to go from a page on the College of Applied Biologists website to another website, the College of Applied Biologists privacy policy is no longer in effect. This privacy policy applies only to the College’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.

Prohibited Uses

In addition to other terms as set forth in the Agreement, you are prohibited from using the Website and Services or Content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Website and Services, third party products and services, or the Internet; (h) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (i) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (j) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Website and Services, third party products and services, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Website and Services for violating any of the prohibited uses.

Disclosure to Third Parties

The College of Applied Biologists will disclose personal information provided through the College of Applied Biologists website and/or IP addresses to third parties only where required by law. 

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