Health Match BC is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to the Health Match BC website whose information is held by Health Match BC through responsible information management practices.
Information Automatically Collected:
If you visit Health Match BC’s website to browse, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about the visit. This information includes, but is not limited to, such things as:
- the name of the user
- the Internet Protocol Address and domain name used. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. This address can be translated to determine the domain name of your service provider (e.g. gov.bc.ca, xcompany.com, or yourschool.edu)
- the type of browser and operating system
- the date and time of the visit; and
- the webpages or services accessed.
Information collected automatically is used for purposes such as administering the website, assessing system performance, improving web services and website security and management.
Personal information may also be collected when you provide it on a voluntary basis, e.g. when you register for an event or seminar, request information via email or access a protected portion of the website using a Health Match BC password. We may use your personal information to respond to you, contact you, or as otherwise permitted by law. At all times we reserve the right to disclose your personal information as may be required by law or to comply with a subpoena, summons, warrant or order of a court or statutory tribunal or to protect our rights or property or the rights or property of our members.
We will take appropriate measures to safeguard the personal information provided, taking into account the sensitivity of the information. However, due to the nature of the technologies involved, there may still exist security or privacy risks and we cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be collected, used, or disclosed in ways not conforming with this policy.
If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended, please direct your inquiries to this contact.
What safeguards are in place?
Health Match BC is obligated to protect your personal information by making reasonable security arrangements against such risks as unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, or disposal. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day operating practices as part of Health Match BC’s continuing commitment to the protection of personal information it holds.
A cookie is a small file stored on your computer by your web browser when using some internet sites. Cookies can also store personal information such as your name, email address, home or work address, or telephone number.
Persistent cookies can use this type of personal information to identify you whenever you access a website. Sessional cookies are used to help you move around our website and do not store personal information. Sessional cookies are valid only during the time you are actually using the website. Health Match BC does not use persistent cookies (which may store personal information) but may use sessional cookies (which do not store personal information).