1. General principles
Treatment Access BC (TABC) is aware of your legitimate concerns about privacy and is fully committed to maintaining the integrity, confidentiality, security, and accuracy of your Personal Information in accordance with applicable privacy legislation and best industry practices.
2. Limiting collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information
TABC will not, without your consent, collect, use, or disclose Personal Information except for the purposes identified or for a use consistent with those purposes or as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law.
TABC is subject to various legal and business requirements in dealing with document retention, including electronic documents such as emails. TABC will retain the Personal Information only for such periods of time as may be prescribed by applicable laws and regulations, as deemed necessary for the identified purposes. In accordance with legal requirements and applicable guidelines, TABC will destroy, erase, render anonymous, or otherwise dispose of Personal Information after such period of time.
3. Responding to your privacy concerns
TABC will respond to your questions and investigate diligently any complaints with respect to your Personal Information.
4. Complying with applicable privacy legislation
Your and TABC's rights and obligations regarding privacy are governed by applicable privacy legislation in Canada. The application and interpretation of this Policy and of our guiding privacy principles are subject to and will comply with such legislation.
A cookie is a small text file containing certain pieces of information that a website server creates and puts on your computer. TABC uses persistent cookies to enable us to better serve you when you visit our site.
Persistent cookies are written or stored on your hard drive until the expiry date (maximum two years). TABC's persistent cookies are used, for example, to retain information that you provided so that the TABC website can be personalized accordingly, or to determine if a certain user has previously completed one of our surveys, so that he/she will not be surveyed again.
The cookies used by TABC are designed so they do not reveal any Personal Information on their own.
6. Web analytics
Web analytics involves the collection, analysis, measurement and presentation of data on website traffic and on visits, for the purpose of understanding and optimizing web use. The information collected by the cookies may be used by web analytics to keep your interactions with TABC in memory.
Information used for the purpose of web analytics is collected pursuant to the Financial Administration Act. TABC uses the information for its own internal statistical and analytical purposes, to evaluate and enhance users' experience of the website by identifying customer preferences and trends that we may use for marketing purposes and to further develop our operations.
When your computer requests a TABC web page, TABC collects the following types of information, for web analytics, such as:
- the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer;
- the date and time of your request;
- the pages viewed and downloaded;
- the identifier attributed to registered users accessing restricted areas on the site;
- the type of operating system; and
- the type of browser & browser settings used.
Data collected for web analytics purposes will sometimes go outside of Canada to the United States of America and may be subject to the governing legislation of that country, such as the USA Patriot Act.
TABC uses Google Analytics, and the data gathered is sent to Google, an external service provider. Your IP address is anonymized before being saved on the Google server, in order to safeguard your Personal Information. The data gathered is anonymized by truncating your computer's IP address. No Personal Information identifying you is saved or provided to Google.
TABC uses software to monitor site traffic and to detect unauthorized attempts to upload, change information, or otherwise cause damage. The software receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of the computers that have visited this site, including the date and time of visits, the pages that were viewed and downloaded, and the identifier attributed to any registered user who accesses restricted areas on this site. The software also captures information regarding the type of browser and operating system. TABC does not attempt to link the IP addresses and the identifiers with the identity of users visiting this site unless there is an attempt to damage the site.
8. Responding to your concerns
For questions or comments regarding this Policy, for additional information about the management of Personal Information at TABC, or to consult or modify your Personal Information, contact us by email.
To file a privacy complaint concerning the collection, use, disclosure, retention, and disposal of or access to Personal Information, please contact us directly. Should we fail to resolve the complaint to your satisfaction, you or your authorized representative may contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.