Personal Information Privacy Protection Policy of Alberta Diabetes Link
Alberta Diabetes Link is committed to safeguarding the personal information entrusted to us. We manage your personal information in accordance with Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act and other applicable laws. This policy outlines the principles and practices we follow in protecting your personal information as a user of this site.
What is personal information?
Personal information means information about an identifiable individual. The only personal information we collect that is used to identify you is information you give voluntarily. If you sign up to receive an e-mail update of information releases, you will be asked for your name and e-mail address.
We inform you before or at the time of collecting personal information of the purposes for which we are collecting the information.
We ask for your consent to collect, use or disclose your personal information. We assume the consent to use is a consent to continue to use and, where applicable, disclose personal information that we have already collected, for the purpose of providing the information to you about diabetes and endocrinology.
We may disclose your contact information to other organizations that we believe may be of interest to you, unless you request that we do not disclose your information. You can do this by checking the appropriate “opt-out consent” box on our website.
You may withdraw consent to the use and disclosure of personal information at any time.
How do we use and disclose personal information?
We use and disclose personal information only for the purpose to deliver information to you about diabetes and endocrinology.
If we wish to use or disclose your personal information for any new business purpose, we will ask for your consent.
How do we safeguard personal information?
We make every reasonable effort to ensure your personal information is accurate and complete. We rely on you to notify us if there is a change to your personal information that may affect your relationship with our organization. If you are aware of an error in our information about you, please let us know and we will correct it on request wherever possible.
We protect personal information in a manner appropriate for the sensitivity of the information. We make every reasonable effort to prevent any loss, misuse, modification or improper disclosure of personal information, as well as any unauthorized access to personal information.
The personal information you submit is secure once it reaches the Alberta Diabetes Link server. In transit between your computer and the Alberta Diabetes Link server, however, it may not be secure.
We use appropriate security measures to protect your personal information and when destroying personal information, including shredding paper records and permanently deleting electronic records.
We retain personal information only as long as is reasonable to fulfil the purposes for which the information was collected.
Access to records containing personal information
You have a right to access your own personal information in a record that is in the custody or under the control of Alberta Diabetes Link.
You may make a request for access to your personal information by writing to Privacy Officer of Alberta Diabetes Link. You must provide sufficient information in your request to allow us to identify the information you are seeking.
You may also request information about our use of your personal information and any disclosure of that information to persons outside our organization. In addition, you may request a correction of an error or omission in your personal information.
Questions and complaints
If you have a question or concern about any collection, use or disclosure of your personal information by Alberta Diabetes Link, or about a request for access to your own personal information, please contact Privacy Officer – Alberta Diabetes Link.