Vancouver Island Health provides this information as a public service. This website and all of the information it contains are provided "as is" without any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied. All implied warranties, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, are hereby expressly disclaimed.
Limitation of liabilities
Under no circumstances will Vancouver Island Health be liable to any person or business for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other damages based on any use of this web site or any other web site to which this site is linked, including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, or loss of programs or information, even if Vancouver Island Health has been specifically advised of the possibility of such damages.
All information and other content on this website is provided "as is." Vancouver Island Health seeks to ensure that the content on the website is helpful to consumers, but we do not represent or warrant that it is accurate, complete or current. The information available on this website is general in nature; it is not intended as medical advice or a substitute for obtaining medical advice. Please consult a doctor or other health care professional if you have any questions or concerns about your health or medical condition.
Vancouver Island Health knows you are concerned and care about your personal privacy. The purpose of this privacy statement is to inform you of our practices regarding the collection and use of information on this website.
If you have any questions regarding this privacy statement or any other questions about our privacy practices, you can direct them to:
Information Privacy Office, Island Health, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, BC, V8R 1J8
What information are you collecting when I use your site?
Like many other websites, we collect information about our site users' utilization and navigation. This information helps us to design our website to better suit our users' needs. We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Site, analyze trends, track visitor movements, and gather broad demographic information that assists us in identifying visitor preferences.
This site uses Google Analytics to monitor site usage. Google Analytics currently collects the following information from each visitor who views the site:
- Pages viewed per visit
- Pages on which the visitor started and ended their visit
- Visit duration
- Keywords searched
- Information provided by visitor’s Internet browser: browser type, operating system, language
- Information from the visitor’s IP address: city, country, Internet Service Provider
- Source of visit (referral from other sites, search from search engines, social media, etc.)
This site does not automatically collect personal information. Personal information is defined as any recorded information about an identifiable individual (excluding contact information). Examples of personal information include your name, home address, home phone number, date of birth, health care history, etc.
In some circumstances, personal information may be collected through this website through your voluntary interactions with it. Any personal information you submit to us is only used for purposes consistent with the circumstances under which it was collected (e.g. to process and respond to any requests/questions). The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) authorizes us to collect and use personal information for purposes that are directly related to and necessary for our programs and activities or with your consent (S.26(c)(d)).
Information provided by you becomes a record of the organization and is subject to access and privacy protection requirements as set out in FIPPA. Under FIPPA, you are entitled to access and correct any of your personal information that is within our custody and control. Such requests can be made by contacting the Information Privacy Office (address listed above).
Vancouver Island Health does not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about our website visitors unless required by law.
What are cookies?
A cookie (aka web cookie) is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser for record keeping purposes. Cookies files are used to track a visitor as they navigate through this site and if they return at a later time.
Although the uses of cookies include authentication of web visitors, delivery of personalized content and delivery of target advertising, this site only uses them, through Google Analytics, to track visitors for statistical purposes in order to help us improve our website.
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