Privacy Policy

East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (EKASS) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting the personal information that you provide to us. This statement explains our policies and practices regarding using and disclosing your personal information by EKASS. Please note that EKASS reviews and updates this Privacy Policy occasionally as needed without notice. Therefore, you should review this policy’s terms periodically to ensure that you are aware of how EKASS collects and uses personal information. Using our website, you consent to collecting and using your personal information by EKASS, as explained below.

Personal Information.

You have complete control over your personal information. You can visit our website without providing us with any personal information. However, there are instances where we must have some personal information to grant you access to our protected and secured sites or assist you via our Intake Form and Questions Form. This information may include registration data (your name, address, email address, phone number, title, etc.), information request data and response data (“User Information”). When you receive your confirmation email or any email from the list server, you will be given instructions on removing yourself from the list.

Use of User Information.

We intend to use such information to support your and your employer’s relationship with EKASS by designing website content suitable to your needs and alerting you to new product and service offerings as they become available. EKASS may retain this User Information to verify compliance with the agreement between EKASS and your employer, keep track of the domains from which people visit us, create a user profile to serve you and your employer better or contact you electronically or otherwise. If you decide we should not use your personal User Information to contact you, please let us know; we will not use that information for such purpose. However, please do not submit any User Information if you are less than 18 years of age.

Disclosure of User Information.

EKASS does not sell, trade or transfer User Information to third parties. However, we may share User Information with our business partners for marketing, advertising or product/service offering purposes. For example, we provide User Information to our service providers for direct emailing of our newsletters, online surveys or notifications on EKASS Offerings to our viewers. We also disclose User Information if: we have your consent; we need to share it to provide you with the products and/or services you requested; we respond to a court order, or you violate our Terms of Use. You may separately agree to provide your personal information to third parties that provide content for EKASS Offerings to access and/or use their products and/or services. If you agree to provide such information to these third parties, your personal information will be subject to their privacy policies.

Accuracy and Security.

The accuracy and security of the User Information are important to EKASS. You may review and request updates to your User Information retained by contacting EKASS. If you contact us to correct your User Information, we will attempt to correct such inaccuracies in a timely manner. EKASS is concerned with the security of your User Information and is committed to taking reasonable steps to protect it from unauthorized access and use of that personal information. To that end, we put the appropriate physical, electronic and managerial policies and procedures to secure your personal User Information. We also continue implementing procedures to maintain accurate, complete and current User Information.

Usernames and Passwords.

Access to certain content on our website may be allowed under a written agreement between you or your employer and EKASS and will require a username and/or password. In some cases, failure to provide personal information may prevent you from accessing certain EKASS website (s) containing certain confidential information, products, services, or promotional offers (“EKASS Offerings”). By accessing and using our protected and secured website (s), you agree to maintain the confidentiality of the username and password you selected to access such site(s) and consent to our Terms of Use.


EKASS uses “cookies”. A cookie is a small data file that a website can transfer to a visitor’s hard drive to keep records of the visits to such a site. A cookie contains information such as your username and password that helps us recognize your visited pages and improve future visits. Still, the only personal information a cookie can contain is the information you provide yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. Information stored in cookies may be encrypted. However, we do not store your credit card number in cookies. Suppose you prefer not to accept a cookie. In that case, you can set your web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator) to warn you before accepting cookies, or you can refuse all cookies by turning them off in your web browser. However, access to some of our secured website(s) may require cookies, which you must enable only cookies that get sent back to the originating server. Otherwise, you can still access most of the features on our website, even without accepting a cookie.

External Links.

EKASS website provides links to other third-party websites. Even if the third party is affiliated with EKASS through a business partnership or otherwise, EKASS is not responsible for the privacy policies, practices, or content of such external links. These links are provided to you for convenience, and you access them at your own risk.

Terms of Use.

Please also see our Terms of Use, which describes the restrictions, disclaimers, indemnification and limitation of liability governing the use of the entire EKASS website.


If you have questions regarding our Privacy Statement, please get in touch with EKASS via our Contact page.