The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the heartoffamilymedicine.com website owned and operated by the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP). Please note that when you access any external links, they may have different privacy policies specific to those sites. We encourage you to read all applicable privacy policies.
When you visit our website, you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose, and information that we automatically collect as you browse our website.
Information You Voluntarily Submit
We collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us offline via email. Information is collected from visitors to the website in the following areas:
- Email Forms – If you use our email forms, we will generally ask you to provide contact information.
- Story Submissions – We want to hear about your stories and use the heartoffamilywebsite.com to collect them.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you browse our website, you and your web browser may also transmit information that we automatically collect. We do log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer), the web pages you visit and the time of your visit, and other click-stream data. This information may be combined with other personal information you have provided. The only other type of information automatically provided to us is the type of computer, operating system and browser you are using. This information is provided by your browser, which we use to improve the performance of our site.
We may also place small data files, called “cookies,” in the browser file of your computer’s hard drive. These cookies automatically identify your browser to our server whenever you interact with the website. We use the cookies to record website statistics. Most browsers automatically accept the cookies, but you usually can change your browser setting to prevent the acceptance of cookies. Certain web pages may not function properly if you choose not to accept cookies.
How We Use Your Personal Information
We use your personal information to communicate with you, if and when necessary, in connection with your use of our website, to respond to your questions, or to thank you for your story submissions, and provide you information you request. We may use your information to:
- Consider your suggestions
- Possibly respond directly to you for clarification
- Try to and answer your questions if you ask them
- Provide technical support to you should you need it
We may also use your website information in order to help diagnose problems with our site. We may use all information we collect to analyze statistical use patterns and demographic data (basically, where our visitors come from and what demographic characteristics they have) and to improve our site to better serve our customers. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, and to administer our website. Your IP address is used to help identify you to gather broad demographic information.
Disclosing Your Personal Information To Others
The Alberta College of Family Physicians (owner of the heartoffamilymedicine.com) respects your privacy. We protect your personal information and adhere to all privacy regulations. We do not rent, sell, or trade our mailing lists. The information you provide will be used to share on the heartoffamilymedicine.ca as you permit and in support of the ACFP’s Heart of Family Medicine campaign.
Since we are committed to your privacy and security, we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to attempt to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. However, please remember that no transmission of data over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us or from us, and you do so at your own risk.
The activation of certain links to this website may, under certain circumstances, cause the user to leave our website. The ACFP has not reviewed all the sites linked to the heartoffamilymedicine.com website and accepts no responsibility for the contents thereof or for any products, services or other offers available on them. The inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement by of the site. This also applies to websites that offer links to the bubbleup.ca website.
If at any time you wish to be removed from our website, or databased, simply contact us by phone at 780-488-3295, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing at #370, 10403-172 Street Edmonton, AB, T5S 1K9 and we will gladly accommodate your request.