Last updated: July 2020

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is committed to respecting your privacy. This web page explains the use of personal information relating to this website. To fulfil our commitment and meet the standards set by BC’s Personal Information Protection Act, FBC has adopted a privacy policy and appointed a Privacy Officer. See the Fraser Basin Council website (privacy policy) for information on how FBC manages and protects personal information. This web page explains the use of personal information relating specifically to this website.

Information needed to deliver a program or service

FBC collects through the FloodWise website personal information that you voluntarily and knowingly provide to us. If you wish to participate in a program or use a service offered through this website, for example, you may be asked for personal information to allow us to deliver the program or service and communicate with you. Personal information may be collected for administration and delivery of the FloodWise and related communications through online forms on this website or on other platforms to which the website, our newsletters or emails are linked.

We may use personal information to communicate with you periodically about other Fraser Basin Council programs or services. If you prefer not to receive additional communications, select “unsubscribe” in response to any bulletin to which you have subscribed. Alternatively, you may send us an email with a subject line reading “Request to opt out of FBC bulletins.”

We will not otherwise use or disclose personal information without your consent, unless there are exceptional circumstances, such as if we are required by law to make disclosure.

Cookies for a better browsing experience

FBC may use cookies technology on its website. Cookies are small information files your web browser places on your computer so we can recognize you as a return user and personalize your experience. A cookie is a piece of data that enables us to track and target your preferences. The cookie will be stored on your computer’s hard drive until you remove it.

We may also use temporary or session cookies to improve efficiency of a single visit. These cookies will expire when you leave the website. You can have your browser notify you of cookies or automatically reject them. If you reject our cookies, you may still use this site, but you may be limited in the use of some of the features.

Technical data for web statistics

FBC may collect technical data during a visit to this site, such as your IP address, domain name, browser type, operating system, date and time of visit and web pages accessed. FBC collects and stores this information in aggregate and uses it only to generate website traffic statistics, assess website performance, increase security and make improvements to our site.


If you have questions about FBC’s privacy policy or about use of your personal information, please contact Executive Director David Marshall by email, by telephone at (604) 488-5350, or by mail at Fraser Basin Council, 1st Floor, 470 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5.