(Updated February 2012)
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.
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 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.
Confidentiality and Transmissions over the Internet
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