Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions

The BC ECHO on Substance Use website is maintained by BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU). The BCCSU is committed to maintaining your confidentiality. Collection, use, disclosure, and retention of information must comply with provisions of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA).

In order to improve access to our website and determine what information visitors access most frequently, we track statistics such as IP address, browser type, domain name, access times, and referring website addresses.

Cookies: Like most websites, BCCSU uses small pieces of information called cookies that are stored on the hard drive of your computer. In order to support registration, this website stores a cookie with a single ID number and no identifying information. This is to allow the user to quickly access the RSVP, Survey, and Questionnaire features of the website. Cookies contain only anonymous, non-personal information. Users may disable cookies on the site with no adverse effects.

Data Storage: In order to support the growth of the ECHO movement, we are required to collect and share basic ECHO attendance data (Name & Health Authority/Region) with the University of New Mexico ECHO Institute. Identifying user data (First Name, Last Name, Email, Survey Responses) are stored securely on a Canadian-based server accessible only to administrators on the site. Users do not have the ability to login, access their own data, or edit it. If you would like your information to be deleted, please email [email protected].

Emails: BC ECHO on Substance Use will send emails related to ECHO sessions that a user has signed up for, invitations to upcoming ECHO sessions and to complete program evaluation surveys, and other program-related communications.

Webinars: All ECHO sessions are recorded and stored internally by project administrators.

Links: This site contains links to external websites. BCCSU is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any third-party website.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Information Access and Privacy Office at [email protected].

For more information on the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) and how you can protect the privacy of your personal information, please refer to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia. Call (250) 387-5629 or refer to: