Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
Protection of Privacy
You may withdraw your consent to FII’s collection, use and disclosure of personal information at any time, subject to contractual and legal restrictions on doing so. Note also that where FII has provided or is providing services to you, your consent will be valid for so long as necessary to fulfill the purposes described in these Terms and Conditions or as otherwise described to you at the time of collection. You may not be permitted to withdraw consent to certain necessary uses and disclosures of personal information (such as, for example, maintaining reasonable business and transaction records and disclosures to government entities as required to comply with applicable laws).
Collecting Information – Personal Information
Under the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FOIPPA”), personal information includes recorded information about identifiable individuals (such as, for example, name, address, phone number and email addresses). Business contact information is not considered “personal information”. Information obtained by FII from this Website, as provided by or collected from you, may be subject to the requirements of FOIPPA.
We generally use the personal information you provide for e-news, RSS Updates and email communications from us, as described in these Terms and Conditions. You may opt out of receiving e-news, RSS Updates and email communications from The information FII collects from or through the Website will not be used to create individual profiles based upon browsing history, nor will it be supplemented with data from other sources.
Collecting Information – Contests and Surveys
From time-to-time the Website may have a contest or request information from users by way of surveys. Participation in these contests or surveys is voluntary, and may require the disclosure of personal information. Information requested in a contest may include contact information, such as name and address, and demographic information. Contact information will be used only to notify winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used on an aggregated basis only (and not on an individually identifiable basis).
Collecting Information – Emails
FII offers Website visitors the opportunity to receive communications by email. FII will not send you any emails unless you opt-in to receive communications. If you choose to opt-in, you will occasionally receive email correspondence from FII regarding new information that FII believes will be of interest to you.
If you want to unsubscribe from emails and communications or otherwise do not want FII to use your email address please contact email@example.com with your opt-out request.
Collecting Information – Cookies
Cookies are small files of information that are stored on your computer's hard drive by your internet browser. The Website’s cookies do not store or contain any personal information. You may set your browser to notify you or decline the receipt of a cookie; however, certain features of our site may not function properly or be available if your internet browser is configured to disable cookies.
Collecting information - Log Files
FIImay automatically gather, or engage a third party to gather, certain information about our site traffic and store it in log files. For this purpose, we use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to analyze trends, administer the Website, track site navigation for consideration on an aggregated basis, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. FII does not use this information to create individual user profiles. IP addresses are not linked to personal information.
Collecting Information – Disclosure
FIIprovides access to personal information about our Website’s visitors only to those employees and agents who require it as part of their job. FIIcurrently collects, stores, accesses and processes your personal information on servers located in Canada.
If you request information through the Website (through firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com), FII may require that its outside technical agents, service providers or affiliates (“Service Providers”) who perform services on FII’s behalf respond to your request. By using the Website, and by requesting information through firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, you consent to FII providing your email together with your original request for information to the Service Providers for purposes of responding. FII takes commercially reasonable contractual or other measures to protect your personal information if stored, used, disclosed to, processed or handled by these Service Providers.
Access to Personal Information
You may make a request to gain access to your personal information under the FII’s care or control. Such requests must be in writing and require proof of identity. FII will attempt to respond to your request as soon as reasonably practicable, but in any event within thirty (30) calendar days, and will give you written notice if more time is needed.
If you have questions or require additional information please contact the office of our privacy officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not satisfied with FII’s response to your question or request for further information, you may contact the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia.
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
FII strictly enforces protection of its intellectual property rights, including all patents, copyrights and trademarks. Images, logo’s, text, documentation, electronic text and image files, audio and video files and clips, and other materials on the Website are protected by copyright laws and may be covered by other restrictions. The materials and information from the Website are available for informational and non-commercial use only.
Contents “as is”
The Website and all of the information that it contains are provided “as is” without any express or implied warranty of any kind. All implied warranties of every kind, including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, are expressly disclaimed by FII.
No Representations or Warranties
No representation is made, and no warranty is given, whether express or implied, as to the completeness or accuracy of any information on the Website. Neither FII nor any of its partners, suppliers, associates or affiliates involved in creating, producing or delivering the Website or the contents appearing on the Website, is liable for any errors or omissions in the contents of the Website, or your use of the Website or the information contained on the Website. The information and contents of the Website may be out of date, and FII makes no commitment to update the information and contents of the Website.
References in the Website to any specific products, processes or services, whether by trade-name, trademark, corporate entity or otherwise, do not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation or favouring of any kind by FII, and FII is in no way responsible or liable for your use of any such information, specific products, processes or services.
The appearance in the Website of links to other websites does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation or favouring of those websites or the information, products or services available on or through those websites by FII, and FII is in no way responsible or liable for your use, or the contents of, any such websites.
Limitation of Liability
FII has no responsibility or liability for any damages caused to your computer equipment or other property as a result of your use of this Website or any other websites linked to or from the Website.
Under no circumstances will FII be liable to any person or business entity for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other damages (including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption or loss of programs or information, even if FII has been specifically advised of the possibility of such damages), based on any use of the Website, its contents, any other websites to which the Website is linked or the contents of such linked websites.
FII reserves the right to change or supplement the Terms and Conditionsat any time. If FII makes any substantial changes to the Terms and Conditions then FII will make reasonable efforts to post a prominent announcement on the Website indicating that there has been a change, but will not otherwise notify you of the change.
Last updated April 15, 2013