Privacy Policy

The Ostomy Canada Society Inc. reserves the right to change this policy at any time. This privacy policy will be kept current and posted on our website.

This Privacy Policy explains how Ostomy Canada Society may collect, use, and disclose information, including Personal Information we obtain through our websites. You may use Ostomy Canada Society website without disclosing personally identifiable information, and we will not obtain such information about you unless you choose to submit it to us. Any information you submit will be used as provided in this privacy policy only.

“Personal information” means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate an individual, such as: name, address, email address, postal code, or phone number. There are several ways you may provide information on our website, including completing a survey, contacting us via on line links, e-mail, participating in our ostomy zone community platform, or registering for an event online.

Consent

Consent will be obtained from the person whose personal information is collected, used and disclosed, unless obtaining the consent would be inappropriate or not required by law.

Occasionally the person’s consent may be implied by the person’s conduct with the Ostomy Canada Society Inc. When it is appropriate, written consent will be obtained.

Written consent will be kept on file for as long as the information is reasonably necessary. A person may withdraw his /her consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. The person will be notified of any implications of the withdrawal.

Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention

Information collected will be limited to that required for the purposes identified by the Ostomy Canada Society The Ostomy Canada Society is committed to collecting information in a fair, open and lawful manner.The information we collect is used to provide you with information about our programs and services available through the Society.

Personal information shall not be used or disclosed for purposes other than for which it was collected, except with the consent of the person or as required by law.  If you have any concerns about the information you have provided to us or would like to review, update, or delete this information, please e-mail us at info1@ostomycanada.We will make reasonable efforts to comply with your requests.

Cookies
Please note: We do not use “Cookies,” however our server collects and saves the default information customarily logged by World Wide Web server software. Our logs contain the following information for each request: date, time, originating IP address and domain name. This information helps us evaluate our marketing efforts and how visitors use our site so we can make improvements to the user experience.  This information is anonymous.

Data Security:

Personal information will be protected by security safeguards that are appropriate and of a type required by the sensitivity of personal information.

 Registration & use of Ostomy Zone Our on line community:

Certain features of our on line community will require you to register. You will be prompted to provide Personal Information, such as your name and email address& location.  You may also be prompted to provide other optional information. You are not required to register however registration is required to access some features of our site. When you interact with other users by posting messages or uploading photographs, the Ostomy Zone will collect the information you provide in such submissions.

Links to other sites

The Ostomy Canada Society Inc. has links to other websites that are not under its control. The Ostomy Canada Society Inc. is not responsible for the contents of any linked website, any link contained in the linked website or any changes or updates to such websites. The inclusion of any link does not mean that the Ostomy Canada Society Inc. endorses that website.

Please be aware that the Ostomy Canada Society Inc. is not responsible for privacy practices of other websites that we link to. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that request personal information from you.