BC Family Doctors is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal information of its members. The purpose of this policy is to assure our members and anyone who does business with the Society complies with BC’s Personal Information and Privacy Act (PIPA) and Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation. This policy explains how we collect, use, disclose and safeguard personal information.
1.0 DEFINITION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personal information is any information that is identifiable to you as an individual. This may include, but is not limited to, your name, gender, age, date of birth, language of correspondence, mailing address, telephone number, fax number, email address, and membership in an organization.
Personal information does not include publicly available information about you in your capacity as an employee of an organization such as your name, job title, work mailing address, work email address, work fax number, or work telephone number.
2.0 COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
BC Family Doctors only collects personal information from:
This information is collected by a variety of methods: phone, mail, email, social media, online, or in-person.
3.0 USE OF INFORMATION
BC Family Doctors uses personal information to serve our members. This includes using the information:
- To deliver services to members
- To issue tax forms and receipts
- To invite members to General Meetings and other events
- For audit purposes
BC Family Doctors is committed to using personal information in a respectful and useful way. We will ensure members do not receive more than a reasonable number of emails, letters, or phone calls.
4.0 DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
BC Family Doctors treats its obligations with respect to the use and disclosure of personal information seriously. Generally, we will only use or disclose personal information for the primary purpose that it was collected or for a purpose related to the primary purpose that you would reasonably expect it to be used. BC Family Doctors will not sell, rent, or share your personal information.
5.0 STORAGE OF INFORMATION
Personal information is stored in our database(s) and on Doctors of BC database(s) on a secure server. Only authorized BC Family Doctors personnel have access to this information.
6.0 ONLINE PRIVACY
BC Family Doctors is committed to protecting the privacy of those who use our website. We do not collect any personal information about individuals browsing our website.
However, BC Family Doctors does collect statistical information through a log file which indicates number, length, and frequency of page visits, external links redirecting users to our website, and which browser, operating system, and type of device (mobile or desktop) was used to access our website. This information is analyzed to help us develop content that responds to the interests of our members and other website visitors.
BC Family Doctors does its best to ensure that all information is recorded accurately—if you notice any errors in our correspondence with you or if your personal information changes, please contact us at email@example.com to update your file. If you do not wish to be contacted by phone, mail, or email, please contact us and we will ensure that your request is honoured.