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Privacy Policy
(Updated February 2012)

 

The Health Council of Canada recognizes your right to privacy and is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our website. The intent of this Privacy Policy is to clearly describe to visitors to the Health Council of Canada website our privacy practices regarding the collection, use or disclosure of information (including both personal and aggregate information) from visitors to our website. Our primary purpose in collecting and using information from visitors to our website is to continually improve the quality of the website and search experience and ensure we are meeting the needs of our website users.

Your Consent

By using our website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your information by the Health Council of Canada in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy. If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Please note that any changes to our Privacy Policy will be effective immediately following the posting of such changes to this website. You agree to review our Privacy Policy from time to time and agree that any use by you of this website after changes to our Privacy Policy shall constitute your acceptance of all such changes.

Information of a Non-Personal Nature

As a general policy, with the exception of IP addresses, no personal information is automatically collected from visitors to the Health Council of Canada’s website. Like many other organizations on the World Wide Web, the Health Council of Canada does gather and analyze IP addresses and certain information of a non-personal nature regarding website usage by visitors to our website (also known as 'click stream data'). Such information can include the date and time of the visit to our website, the pages accessed and documents downloaded, and the type of browser used to access our website. Such data is used in an aggregate form to assist us in determining general usage patterns and to administer, diagnose problems with, and fine-tune the layout and navigation features of our website. 

Cookies

Like many other companies on the World Wide Web, the Health Council of Canada uses ‘cookies’ to store and sometimes track information about your use of our website. A cookie is a small file that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer. Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, you can usually change your browser to prevent you from receiving cookies or to notify you whenever you are sent a cookie so that you may decide whether or not to accept it. You are free to decline our cookies if your browser permits.

Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

The Health Council of Canada only collects personal information from visitors who voluntarily and knowingly provide us with such information. If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, we may collect such information in a file specific to such activity.

We shall only collect the personal information of visitors to our website with prior notification and limited to those details and for the duration necessary to fulfill the purposes of collection we have disclosed to you in our Privacy Policy or at the time we collect such information. We shall use all commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personal information with appropriate safeguards and security measures.

We may use personal information you provide to us for editorial, feedback, administrative notices, new product offerings or other communications relevant to your use of our website or services. We may use personal information you provide to us for other fully disclosed purposes to the extent such use by us is explained to you when the information is voluntarily and knowingly provided to us. We will not give, sell, rent, or loan any of your personal information to any unrelated third party unless you have authorized us to do so.

The Health Council of Canada reserves the right to access and/or disclose personal information where required to comply with applicable laws or lawful government requests or, in our reasonable opinion, to operate our website properly and securely, or to protect the Health Council of Canada or other visitors to this website. 

Accessing/Updating Your Personal Information and Opting-Out

If you wish to access or change any of your personal information that we have on file in our records, you may contact our privacy officer as noted at the bottom of this page.

If you would like to opt-out of any of our privacy practices under our Privacy Policy, including requesting us to permanently delete your personal information from our records, please contact our privacy officer as noted at the bottom of this page. 

Confidentiality and Transmissions over the Internet

The transmission of data or information (including communications by email) over the Internet or other publicly accessible networks is not secure, and is subject to possible loss, interception or alteration while in transit. Accordingly, we do not assume any liability for any damage you may experience or costs you may incur as a result of any transmissions over the Internet or other publicly accessible networks, such as the submission of any of your information to us (including your personal information). While we shall take commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard the privacy of any personal information you provide us and treat such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, in no event will the information you provide to us result in any liability to you on our part in the event that such information is inadvertently released by us or accessed by third parties without our consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent that you are able to access the information of third parties through our website, we do not grant you any right or license whatsoever to use such information.

Third Party Websites

Links or pointers to other websites and references to products and services offered by third parties are provided to you for convenience only and do not constitute an endorsement or approval by us of the organizations that operate such websites, the content on such websites, or of such third party products and services. In particular, you should be aware that such third party websites might collect data or solicit personal information from you. As we do not control such websites, we are not responsible for their privacy policies, or for the collection, use or disclosure of any data or personal information such websites may collect.

Your Comments/Contacting Our Privacy Officer

We respect your concerns about your personal privacy and welcome your feedback. If you have questions, comments or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact our webmaster by email at webmaster@healthcouncilcanada.ca. 

 
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