The British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association (BCYBA) has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this web site.
The Information We Collect and How We Use It:
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer and improve our Web site. Your IP address is used to help identify and gather broad demographic information.
"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information, but they do tell us your browser type, how long you were on the site, how many and which pages you accessed, previous sites visited, your province/state/country of origin, and IP address. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. Without a cookie, you can still use most of the features in our site.
Our site uses an order form for customers to request information, products, and services. We reserve the right to collect visitor's contact information (like their name, address, email address). The customer's contact information is also used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary.
From time to time we may run contests and other promotional features on our site in which we ask visitors for contact information (like their name, address, email address, and telephone number) and other demographic information (like your zip code, age, gender, schooling, hobbies, and / or interests) that is optional. We use contact data to administer the contest, notify winners, and to send information about our company and promotional material from some of our partners.
We may, from time to time, run Online surveys and ask visitors for contact information (like their email address), and demographic information (like their zip code, age, or income level). We use this data to tailor our visitor's experience on our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.
This site may, at a later date, develop chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups (collectively "Forums") available to its Members. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. With respect to these Forums: We may look at your messages if we believe it is necessary to protect ourselves, our site, or other visitors from injury or damage. We will not, however, continuously monitor these Forums, unless we believe they are being misused. If we believe your messages may be connected with illegal or dangerous activities, we may disclose them to the authorities if we believe it is important for our own protection.
Links to Third Party Sites
This site contains links to other sites. BCYBA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. Transactions that occur between you and the third party are strictly between you and the third party and are not the responsibility of BCYBA. Because BCYBA is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or Webmaster.
Our Security and Protection of Customer Information
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. All of the user data we collect is protected against unauthorized access. We also do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others.
We Do Not Disclose the Information We Collect to Outside Parties
BCYBA does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. BCYBA may provide aggregate statistics about visitors, traffic patterns, and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.
In summary, we may monitor visitor, customer, and user traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop the design and layout of our Site; we may also use or disclose any information gathered to satisfy any law, regulation or other government request.
Contact Regarding the Website
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us at: with "Privacy and Practices" in the subject line. You can send mail to the following postal address:
BC Yacht Brokers Association
102 - 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 2R5