COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
BCISW will try to protect the confidentiality of your information to the fullest extent possible and in accordance with law.
BCISW may collect, through some portion of the website or through other means linked to the website information including name, address, email address, contact details, telephone no, and other information. BCISW may also collect other information in the nature of demographics such as age, gender, geographic area, etc. Similarly, BCISW may also collect information, including but not limited to your IP address, browser type, access time, operating system, webpages and advertisements viewed and/or clicked upon within the website, bandwidth speed, standard server log information; information collected through data collection technologies in the nature of cookies, web beacons, etc. Information such as user account status, choice of services and customer log is created and maintained in the normal course for providing better information. Such information may be used by BCISW for various purposes including to better understand user preferences, improve the quality of information provided by BCISW and serve the best user interest. BCISW will make every attempt to use the information in a legal and responsible manner.
In order to access or use certain contents, features, functions on the website, BCISW may ask you to provide certain information of the nature set out herein, including but not limited to:
i) contact information, such as the your name, postal address, email address, phone number, mobile number and contact preferences;
ii) username and password;
iii) financial information for effecting payment, such as credit card information transmitted over secure network PCI DSS certified.
At no point will any of the financial information will be stored on the BCISW website.
Any information that you post or send through the website’s discussion forums, messaging functions, or any other forum is publically available and is not a confidential information.
DISCLOSURE OF THE INFORMATION
BCISW may share the user information with certain partners to avail the advantage if special partner programs and may also use the information to provide system information or information about new or upgraded products.
The personal information provided to BCISW may be disclosed, when necessary, for various purposes, including but not limited to:
- for any purpose mandated by law, including requirements of legal proceedings;
- for bringing legal action against someone who may be causing harm or interfering with the property rights of BCISW;
- security and protection in any manner whatsoever of a user or other users of the website or the employees of BCISW including unauthorised use or misuse of the website;
- Any third parties appointed by BCISW to carry out activities in relation to the website, including general maintenance, marketing, data processing, and may be provided access to information for the limited purpose of carrying out such functions.
BCISW website uses “cookies” which are small files installed in the user’s computer for various purposes including:
- allowing the user to recall their user name and password for their account;
- customizing content and advertisements per user preferences and targeting user interests;
- tracking user activity; and
- to improve the website services.
The user can accept or decline cookies, however if it is declined, the user may not be able to experience certain interactive features of the website. Additionally, users can set their preferences as to the acceptance of cookies from their browser or may delete all cookies from their browser at any time.
BCISW may use third parties to better understand the preferences of the users and improve the website services. These third parties may also place cookies on your computer for which BCISW will not be responsible for the data collected by them.
You may refuse to provide any of the information requested by the website at any time. However, in such cases, you may be prevented from using certain features of the website that require such information.
The information provided to BCISW is stored internally in its systems and the same is protected against unauthorised physical, electronic access, password protected data access, firewall against spam attack and data back-up.
The security of individual accounts is entirely the responsibility of the user and it is recommended that the user maintains the confidentiality of the account login credentials, including the password and does not share the same with any third party.
It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that irrespective of the nature of the device used by the user to access the website, the same is secure and all necessary steps are taken to ensure that auto-fillers within the user’s browsers do not cause leakages of critical information.
Financial information such as that of the user’s credit, debit cards will be dependent on third party payment gateways for security and storing information. The sharing of any and all credit, debit card information by the user is at the user’s sole risk.
BCISW also uses standard encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol, to protect certain kinds of information transmitted through the website. BCISW will continue to enhance the security systems from time to time. However, BCISW cannot guarantee the absolute security of the information provided to it, particularly in relation to compromise of data as a result of specified hacking. The user hereby absolves BCISW of any liability for any leakage of data, information provided by the user and confirms that BCISW will not be held responsible for the same.