This website (the “Website”) is owned and operated by Canadian Patient Safety Institute (“CPSI”). CPSI is the owner and operator of various websites including the websites of Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Safer Healthcare Now!, Hand Hygiene, Patients for Patient Safety Canada, Improving Care Search Centre, Communities of Practice (“CoP”), Global Patient Safety Alerts, and Patient Safety. This Website and any other websites owned and operated by CPSI are in this Website collectively referred to as the CPSI Websites.
Access Information - CPSI servers collect and store information such as the IP address from which you access the Website, your browser type, the date and time you accessed the site, the interest address of the website that you came from, and cookie information (the “Access Information”). This information is anonymous and does not reveal your personal identity.
E-mail Address – Your e-mail address is collected only if you elect to provide the same in conjunction with your use of the CPSI Websites whether as part of Registration Information.
Registration Data – An unregistered user may access text, data, information, recordings, graphics, images, icons and any other content (the “Content”) within any of the CPSI Websites but without access to communities of practice found within CoP (each such community of practice being a “Community”), customized feeds and any other subscribed information (collectively the “Subscribed Content”). A registered user may access Content within any of the CPSI Websites and access Subscribed Content. If you elect to register with one of the CPSI Websites, CPSI’s registration form requires that you disclose your contact information, including name, defined user name, a password, email address, phone number, address, personal preferences and interest topics (the “Registration Data”). Registration does not result in CPSI collecting any personal information other than that which you provide through completion of the registration.
You can deactivate your user account at any time. To deactivate your account, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Further, you can change your Registration Data you have previously provided. To make changes, contact email@example.com. Please note that usernames cannot be changed.
Use and Disclosure of Information and Data
General - CPSI may:
Access Information – CPSI uses Access Information to analyze trends in its site traffic, and to improve the content and organization of this Website. Traffic patterns that could identify you personally are not used by CPSI.
E-mail - When you provide your email or send email to any of the CPSI Websites, CPSI will not disclose your e-mail address to individuals outside of the CPSI. Email addresses will only be used by CPSI to respond to your requests for information or if you register for Subscribed Content, to send you the type of information you have requested.
Registration Data - Registration Data is used by CPSI Websites to identify you and your contributions to the system and to provide you with updated information from the CPSI Websites, including Subscribed Content updates, invitations, and service information.
Non-Personal Identifying Information - CPSI may disclose to third parties aggregate information from registration or other collected information regarding the CPSI Websites including registered users, provided that such information will not include personal identifying information about you except if authorized by you.
Some Communities are open for the public to join without restrictions. Please remember that any information disclosed by you in these Communities becomes public information, and exercise caution in disclosing your personal information when participating such Communities.
The CPSI Websites have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Some examples of security procedures that CPSI uses to protect your privacy are:
- Requires both a personal username (log0in name) and a password in order for users to access their Personally Identifiable Information
- Uses firewalls to protect information held in our servers in a secured data centre
- Utilizes Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption in transmitting Personally Identifiable Information to our servers In order to take advantage of encryption technology, you must have an Internet browser which supports 128-bit encryption
- Closely monitors the limited number of CPSI employees who have potential access to your Personally Identifiable Information
- Back-up our systems to protect the integrity of your Personally Identifiable Information
Links to External Websites
The CPSI Website contains links to external websites. CPSI is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these websites. We encourage you to read the Privacy Policies of these linked sites, because their privacy practices may differ from ours.