One of Canada's leading research-based pharmaceutical companies (the "Sponsor") has contributed financially to the webpages related to the MyHeartFailure.ca website (the “Webpage”).
1. Pledge on Privacy and Binding Corporate Rules (BCR)
The Sponsor respects and is committed to protecting the privacy and safeguarding the personal data entrusted to us by visitors of our Webpages. We pledge to fully comply with recognized standards of privacy protection, applicable law (including PIPEDA), internal privacy guidelines and policies. The term "personal data" as used in this Policy refers to information such as your name, birth date, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, or IP address, that can be used to identify you. The Sponsor will not process your personal data without your consent. However, we reserve the right, in exceptional circumstances to conduct additional processing to the extent permitted or required by law or in support of any legal or criminal investigation.
2. Security and Confidentiality
Access to personal data is restricted to those employees who have a need to use the data and who have been trained to handle such data properly and observe strict standards of confidentiality. To ensure the security and confidentiality of personal data that we collect on-line, we use data networks protected, inter alia, by industry standard firewall and password protection. In the course of handling your personal data, we take measures reasonably designed to protect that information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. While we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure or alteration to data, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.
3. Anonymous Data and "Cookies"
We may collect and process anonymous information about your visit to this Webpage, such as some of the pages you visit and some of the searches you perform. Such anonymous information is used by us to help improve the contents of the Webpage and to compile aggregate statistics about individuals using our Webpage for internal, market research purposes. In doing this, we may install "cookies" that collect the first level domain name of the user (e.g., "bigmail.com" from an e-mail address of "firstname.lastname@example.org") and the date and time of access. "Cookies" as used by us cannot be used to discover the identity of an individual user. A "cookie" is a small piece of information which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a "cookie", this will enable you to decide if you want to accept it or not. We may obtain the services of outside parties to assist us in collecting and processing the information described in this Section and all such third parties will be placed under the obligations described above in Paragraph 3.
On occasion, we may use Internet tags (also known as action tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, and 1-by-1 GIFs) in combination with cookies at this Webpage and may deploy these tags through a third-party advertising partner. These tags are placed on both online advertisements that bring users to the Webpage and on different pages of the Webpage. We use this technology to measure the visitors' responses to our Webpages and the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns (including how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted). The third-party partner may be able to collect anonymous aggregated data about visitors to other sites because of these Internet tags/cookies. Please be assured that we DO NOT collect or seek through these tags or cookies any personally identifiable information about our visitors, such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses or telephone numbers. If you would like more information about web tags and cookies associated with on-line advertising or to opt-out of third-party collection of anonymous information, please visit: The Network Advertising Initiative website.
4. Personal Information and Children
Most of the services available on this Webpage are intended for persons 18 years of age and older. Any individual who requests information about this disease a medicine indicated for use in children must be 18 or over. We will not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal data from a minor under the age of 18, without obtaining prior consent from a person with parental responsibility (e.g., a parent or guardian) through direct off-line contact. We will provide the parent with (i) notice of the specific types of personal data being collected from the minor, and (ii) the opportunity to object to any further collection, use, or storage of such information. We abide by laws designed to protect children.
5. Limitation on Retention of Anonymous Data
The Sponsor keeps your anonymous data only for as long as is reasonably needed for the purposes for which such information was collected, and in accordance with any applicable legal or ethical reporting or documentation retention requirements.
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