Terms and conditions for use of this website
Your consent and acceptance of these terms
We reserve the right to update this policy at any time. Users are responsible for reviewing this document periodically for changes.
Personal information is not collected on this site without your consent
The CST website is hosted with Robson Hosting, with a data centre in Toronto. Personal information is any recorded information on an identifiable individual. This may include, but is not limited to, an individual’s name, address, e-mail address telephone number, and identifying number.
We do not automatically collect personal information from visitors to this website. However, there may be situations where we request personal information and you provide it voluntarily for a specific purpose. For example, where you provide feedback, submit a story, request CST updates, complete and submit forms or log into a secure section of the site. We have privacy and security measures in place to protect all personal information collected from you.
Unless authorized by law, any personal information that you provide will not be disclosed beyond Clinical & Systems Transformation, Vancouver Coastal Health, Provincial Health Services Authority, and Providence Health Care and will only be shared internally to fulfill the specific purpose for which you provided the information.
Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) uses Google Analytics a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google").
Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of this website, compiling reports on website activity for the website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
CST uses IP masking within Google Analytics to anonymize personal information collected by Google. IP masking is a customization which removes the last octet of the visitor's IP address prior to its use and storage by Google.
For more information visit the Google Analytics Overview page.
A cookie is a text-only piece of information that a website sends to the cookie file of your browser that is stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie will typically contain the name of the website storing the cookie, the lifetime of the cookie and unique number of the cookie. Any website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it. But to protect your privacy, your browser only permits a website to access its own cookies not the cookies of other sites. Cookies cannot be used to run or install programs or deliver viruses to a user's computer.
Modifying cookie preferences in your browser
You can accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features on our website if cookies are disabled. Because each browser is different, check the Help menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
We do not endorse third-party information or links
The listing of third-party products, services or websites on this site does not constitute or imply our recommendation or endorsement of these services, products or points of view, unless explicitly stated. Any listings of services, products or other resources are samples only and are not exhaustive.
The information on this site is not intended as medical advice or a substitute for obtaining medical or other professional advice. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, please consult a physician.
This website may contain links to websites of outside organizations. By providing these links, we are not endorsing these websites or implying any affiliation or association with the organizations concerned. We are also not responsible for the privacy practices, content, transactions and the functioning of those sites.
If you want to provide a link to this site from your site, you can only link to our home page at www.cstproject.ca. You cannot use any of our icons or logos on your website without permission, and you may not use the link to our homepage to suggest that we sponsor, endorse, approve or are affiliated with you, your business or website.
Copyright and permission to reproduce
The content of this website is for your personal and non-commercial use. The names, logos, symbols, trademarks, photographs and/or likeness, graphics, illustrations, video, music, sound, images and other materials available are protected by copyright and trademark laws and may not be used or reproduced without the prior written approval by the party to whom they belong.
Unless otherwise stated, text on this website may be reproduced for non-commercial personal purposes only, provided any copyright and other notices are retained. Further, any reproductions may not be represented as an official version of the materials reproduced, or as having been made in affiliation with or as endorsed by us. Downloading, copying, selling or distributing any content from this website is prohibited except as provided above.
Contact us for more information on our authorization and release policies.
Disclaimer of warranties and liabilities
While we undertake reasonable efforts to provide current information on this website, we do not guarantee or warrant the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness, suitability or completeness of the information or the availability of this website. The information on this website is provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis. We make no representation regarding the content on this website or its suitability for any purpose. We disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including warranties related to merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
Reliance on any information appearing on the website is at your own risk. We expressly disclaim all warranties, representations and conditions regarding use of the website or the information. We assume no obligation to update the information or advice on further developments concerning topics mentioned. The information is supplied “as is” and may contain errors. The information may be changed from time to time without notice. Certain portions of the information may have been contributed by other persons and should not be assumed to have been reviewed or endorsed by us. The mention of specific products or services on this website does not constitute or imply a recommendation or endorsement by us, unless explicitly stated.
The CST, and content providers, VCH, PHSA, PHC, including without limitation the physicians and pharmacists who contribute to the information on this website shall have no liability whether direct, indirect, consequential, contingent, special or incidental related to or arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or your reliance on the information, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action. Anyone using this information does so at his or her own risk, and by using such information agrees to indemnify the CST, VCH, PHSA, and PHC and its content providers from any and all liability, loss, injury, damages, costs and expenses (including legal fees and expenses) arising from such person’s use of the information on this website and any information on websites linked from this website.
In no event shall we be liable to any person, business or organization of any kind, for any claims of direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other damages based on or arising from any use of this website or any other website and their contents to which this site is linked, whether arising in contract, or otherwise.
We welcome your comments and questions about our Privacy Statement. If you have questions, please contact the CST Communications Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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