Access and Resources
STAR is an initiative of Better Environmentally Sound Transportation Association (BEST) a charitable non-profit organization registered in British Columbia (140171216 RR0001). The starcanada.ca website is operated by BEST as a part of that initiative.
BEST and is committed to protecting your privacy and using technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the BEST starcanada.ca website site and governs data collection and usage. By using the starcanada.ca website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of Personal Information
Unless you specifically contact us through the website, providing a name and email address, BEST does not collect personally identifiable information about website visitors. If you contact us through the website we may refer you to a local agency that can help you, however we will inform you and get your permission to do so. Personal information will not be given to third parties except as necessary to administer aspects of the STAR program such as “My Transportation Account.” In such cases the third party will have their own privacy policies. It is up to agencies and individuals to see that third party privacy policies meet their needs.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by BEST. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by BEST for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through BEST public message boards (if any), this information may be collected and used by others. Note: BEST does not read any of your private online communications.
BEST encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from BEST so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. BEST is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of BEST and the BEST family of websites.
Use of Your Information
BEST does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
BEST keeps track of the websites and pages visited, in order to determine what BEST services are the most popular.
BEST will never sell or give your information to others for the purpose of fundraising or solicitation.
BEST websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the sincere belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on BEST or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of BEST; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of BEST or the public.
The BEST Starcanada.ca website uses “cookies” to help navigate the site and transfer information from page to page. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. You must have cookies enabled to be able to use Starcanada.ca software. Cookies can be automatically removed at the end of each session should the user choose.
Security of your Information
BEST Starcanada.ca information is stored on secure computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
Changes to this Statement
BEST will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. BEST encourages you to review this Statement periodically to be informed about how BEST protects your information.
BEST welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that BEST has not adhered to this Statement, please contact BEST. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to determine and remedy the problem promptly.