Who we are
Our website address is: https://acupunctureinfocentre.com
How We Collect and Use Your Information
The information that Acupuncture Information Centre collects about you can be classified as Personal Information and Anonymous Information. Personal Information refers to information that identifies you as a person (e.g. your name and email address). Personal Information will also include “personal information” as that term is defined in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada) (“PIPEDA”). Anonymous Information refers to information that does not identify a specific individual.
In order to effectively communicate with you, it is necessary to collect, use and disclose certain information from you, including Personal Information. We collect your email address, name and birthday when you sign up for Acupuncture Information Centre’s newsletter.
We may use your Personal Information to respond to an email or other inquiry or request, to help improve the Service, to customize your experience at the Acupuncture Information Centre website or to send updates or notices about the Acupuncture Information Centre Services.
Every time you visit the websites, the Acupuncture Information Centre collects certain technical information from your visit via ‘cookies’ a small data file that is stored on a user’s computer to enable the Service to recognize a user that previously used the Service. This includes the pages that were visited and returned to, the time spent on the website by a visitor, the operating system, the referring site and any keywords used to find the website or service on search engines. This information does not contain any reference to your Personal Information. This information can only be accessed by Acupuncture Information Centre and can be used with the sole purposes of tracking visits, analysis of aggregate data, marketing, improving user experience, quality of service, content and layout of the website.
For greater clarity, Acupuncture Information Centre does reserve the right to perform statistical analyses of user behaviour and characteristics, in order to measure interest in and use of the various sections of its sites so as to improve design and navigation and to gather marketing information. Only Anonymous Information will be used for this purpose.
Any visitor can browse the Acupuncture Information Centre website with cookies turned ‘off’ on their browser. If you have no problem accepting cookies but wish to be informed of their appearance, you may turn on a warning prompt by modifying the cookie warning section in Edit/Preferences/Advanced.
How We Share Your Information
Privacy of our users is very important for Acupuncture Information Centre. We shall not sell or rent your Personal Information to any third party. We shall share your Personal Information with the third parties only if such information is required to provide you with specific services, or at your request, and only that Personal Information which you permit to be so disclosed.
Acupuncture Information Centre may disclose Personal Information to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received, or otherwise required by law.
Email Communications from Acupuncture Information Centre:
Acupuncture Information Centre is committed to keeping your email address confidential. We shall use users’ email addresses exclusively to communicate Acupuncture Information Centre information. Users can unsubscribe to Acupuncture Information Centre emails at any time by selecting the ‘unsubscribe’ link provided in the footer of each email.
How We Protect Your Information
Once we received any information from you, Acupuncture Information Centre shall make all reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. Please note that this is not a guarantee that unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure and other factors that may at any time compromise the security of user information, will not happen.
Other PIPEDA-Related Privacy Provisions:
It is the policy of the Acupuncture Information Centre to control the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information in accordance with all requirements set out in PIPEDA and/or any applicable provincial legislation. In certain circumstances, personal information may be collected, used, or disclosed without the knowledge and consent of the individual. Exemptions include, but are not limited to personal information gathered for:
- Legal, medical, or security reasons
- Detection and prevention of fraud or for law enforcement.
- Journalistic, artistic or literary purposes if its use is confined to those purposes.
The following requirements shall be met by Acupuncture Information Centre unless exempted by PIPEDA.
Acupuncture Information Centre is responsible for personal information under its control and shall designate a Privacy Coordinator to be accountable for Acupuncture Information Centre’s compliance with PIPEDA.
- Identifying Purposes
The purposes for which personal information is collected shall be identified by Acupuncture Information Centre at or before the time the information is collected.
The knowledge and consent of the individual are required for the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information, excepting only circumstances prescribed in PIPEDA.
- Limiting Collection
The collection of personal information shall be limited to that which is necessary for the purposes identified by Acupuncture Information Centre and further consent must be obtained from an individual for any further collection of personal information.
- Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention
Personal information shall not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as permitted by law. Personal information shall be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
Personal information shall be as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used, provided the individual has provided accurate, up-to-date and correct information to Acupuncture Information Centre.
Personal information shall be protected by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
Acupuncture Information Centre shall make readily available to individuals specific information about its policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
- Individual Access
Upon request, an individual shall be informed of the existence, use, and disclosure of his or her personal information and shall be given access to that information. An individual shall be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate.
- Challenging Compliance
An individual shall be able to address a challenge concerning compliance with the above principles to the designated individual or individuals accountable for Acupuncture Information Centre’s compliance.
Acupuncture Information Centre Responsibility
Acupuncture Information Centre is responsible for ensuring that the collection, use and disclosure of this information is carried out in accordance with this policy and relevant procedures.
Acupuncture Information Centre is responsible for supervising compliance with the legislation and for initiating procedures, guidelines and schedules that will be developed to effect this policy.
Acupuncture Information Centre is accountable for the policies and practices, with respect to the management of personal information, and is the individual to whom complaints and inquiries can be forwarded.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.