Privacy

At the Patient Advisors Network (PAN), we understand that privacy is a big concern especially when sharing information on the internet. This statement explains our commitment to your privacy as a visitor to our website and as a member of the Patient Advisors Network community.

This statement outlines the types of information we collect and what we do with it. We may change this privacy statement at any time without notice so you should review our privacy statement regularly. We strive to be in accordance with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

Information we collect automatically

Technical Information

The Patient Advisors Network collects technical information about you that does not personally identify you. Examples of this type of information include the computer operating system you use, your Internet browser, your domain name and IP address, and the Web pages you view. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Cookies 

A cookie is a file that is written to your hard drive when you access a website. We use cookies to personalize your access to content of our Website to your interests and to ensure data security.

Cookies also are set when you log in or enter the PAN Community, or receive any Subscribed Content. These cookies authorize you during your session. While you navigate the Community, these cookies also make sure all Community and Subscribed Content rights and permissions are respected. For example, you can only enter a Community and/or access Subscribed Content that you have been permitted to access.

Data stored in cookies is encrypted to prevent tampering.

Information you volunteer

E-mail Address 

We only collect your e-mail address if you provide it to us.  PAN will not provide your email address to individuals outside of PAN without your express consent.  We will only use your email to reply to your requests for information or membership. If you provide your email only for the purposes of being on a newsletter or communications list, we will use your email solely for that purpose.

Membership Data 

The information you provide in the Membership Request form  is used to set you up in the PAN members Community as appropriate. It is also used for PAN to understand at an aggregate level some of the characteristics of its members.  For example, how many members come from Saskatchewan or are interested in primary care. This aggregate information may be shared on the public website so long as no individuals can be indentified.

Once you are a registered member, you may access content within the PAN Groupsite discussion forum.  The PAN Groupsite is a private site for members only and requires a login.  You may enter as much or as little profile information on the PAN Groupsite as you choose to share.  You can change your profile information at any time.  

The views you share as a member on the PAN Groupsite are considered private and viewable by members only.  Members are asked to respect each other's privacy and not share information provided by others outside the PAN Groupsite.  Conduct by members within the PAN Groupsite is governed by our Code of Conduct.

You can remove yourself from the PAN membership at any time within the PAN Groupsite.

PAN may use the membership data from time to time to contact members either individually or as a group by email. Some reasons why PAN would contact members are to announce events and share news.

Selling Data

The Patient Advisors Network does not sell  or rent the personal information of our members to any third parties.  

We may from time to time survey members and report on aggregate responses. In some cases PAN may choose to sell reports containing the aggregate responses of a survey.  Members can choose to complete these surveys or not. The surveys are entirely optional.

Technology

The PAN website is built on the YourWebDepartment platform.  (www.yourwebdepartment.com)

The PAN discussion forum and private members site is provided by Groupsite. (www.groupsite.com)

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