The Safety Codes Council (Council) is committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors. This page summarizes the privacy policies and practices on the Council’s website.
We do not automatically collect personal information such as your name or email address. The only information we may use to identify you is information you provide to us voluntarily. For example, when you enter your information on the contact us page, we will use that information to respond to your question.
Any information you do provide is only used for the original purpose it was collected, or in a manner consistent with those purposes in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. For more detailed information on Council’s policies and procedures surrounding FOIP, please see our policy page.
When you browse, read or download information from our website, our software will automatically store information about your visit including: the Internet Protocol (IP) address your computer is using to receive information; the name of your internet service provider (ISP) including their city and country; the type of browser and operating system you use to access our website and your screen resolution; the type of device used to access the website; and the browsing path which tracks the pages and links you click.
We use this information to make improvements to our website so it is more useful to our visitors and do not use the information to identify individuals who come to the site.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES (LINKS)
Our website contains links to third party websites that are not under our control. We are not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other websites and encourage you to review their respective privacy policies.
Should you provide personal information voluntarily through our website, Council encrypts this information using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. SSL protects your information by scrambling it before sending it to us from your computer. Even though we have all these measures in place, it is possible for there to be an interruption in the transmission of this information so you may wish to use another method such as fax or regular mail to forward information to the Council.
The Council also utilizes a firewall application that monitors network traffic, which includes IP addresses, to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.