Privacy Policy

Privacy is an important issue for visitors to the Okanagan-Kootenay Sterile Insect Release’s website, The collection, use, disclosure and retention of information must comply with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Document Disposal Act in the Province of British Columbia. The following information outlines what information is gathered for our site and what we do with that information.

When you visit this website, the RDCO web server, where our website is hosted, automatically collects a limited amount of information that is needed to ensure the operation and security of our website. Some of this information, such as browser type, doesn’t identify who you are, whereas other information, like your Internet domain name or IP address may identify you. The amount of personal information available depends to a great extent on the naming standards that are followed by your Internet Service Provider.

When you enter our site and begin browsing, the SIR website may distribute “Cookies” or small pieces of information to the web browser or hard disk for added functionality. These small text files assist you when you return to specific areas on the web site. (If you have concerns about this use of “Cookies”, you can change your web browser to not accept this information or display warning messages.) The SIR does not use “cookies” to gather personal information such as your name or e-mail address. The Regional District our server host may use “cookies” to identify repeat users of our site and to determine the path or paths visitors take on our website. This information is used to help measure the effectiveness of our website and to track website usage so that we may provide useful data to the general public. Any information gathered in this way is done so in an aggregate and anonymous manner.

The Okanagan-Kootenay Sterile Insect Release’s website contains links to other external websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of those websites beyond our control.