Privacy Policy

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents (PIPED) Act

In Canada, as of January 1, 2004 the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents (PIPED) Act extends to every organization that collects, uses or discloses personal information in the course of a commercial activity within a province, whether or not the organization is a federally regulated business. Organizations covered by the Act must obtain an individual's consent when they collect, use or disclose the individual's personal information:

  • allow the individual to access their personal information;
  • allow the individual to challenge the accuracy of their personal information;
  • only use the personal information for the purposes for which it was collected;
  • obtain additional consent if the personal information is going to be used for another purpose;
  • assure the individuals that their information will be protected by specific safeguards, e.g., locked cabinets, computer passwords or encryption Personal information includes any factual or subjective information, recorded or not, about an identifiable individual.

The CDHF and the PIPED Act

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF) is committed to maintaining the confidentiality, privacy, security and accuracy of personal information in its possession. 'Personal information' includes information collected on applications for membership and event participation, newsletter subscriptions, web comments and inquiries and update forms or requests for support sent to partners and donors. All direct correspondence, paper-based or electronic, shall fully disclose all intended uses for personal information. Consent will be obtained to use, or to continue to use, the information for these purposes. The CDHF does not sell or in any way make available subscribers' personal information or membership lists without members consent.


Personal Information Collected

The CDHF defines personal information as information - oral, electronic or documents - about an identifiable individual, including but not limited to:

  • Name and titles
  • Sex, and date and place of birth
  • Education, professional training and credentials
  • Business and home address, phone, fax and email address

Use of Personal Information

Personal information collected by the CDHF is used:

  • to send subscribers, donors and partners information about digestive health and disease
  • to send subscribers, donors and partners information about CDHF events and activities

Before using personal information for any purpose other than those listed above, the CDHF will explain the purpose and obtain consent.


Security of Personal Information

Maintaining the security of personal information is important to the CDHF. Only authorized personnel have access to your information, and our systems and procedures are designed to prevent the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of your information.

myIBS App Privacy Policy

Terms & Conditions By downloading or using the app, these terms will automatically apply to you – you should make sure therefore that you read them carefully before using the app. You’re not allowed to copy, or modify the app, any part of the app, or our trademarks in any way. You’re not allowed to attempt to extract the source code of the app, and you also shouldn’t try to translate the app into other languages, or make derivative versions. The app itself, and all the trademarks, copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights related to it, still belong to the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF).
The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation is committed to ensuring that the app is as useful and efficient as possible. For that reason, we reserve the right to make changes to the app or to charge for its services, at any time and for any reason. We will never charge you for the app or its services without making it very clear to you exactly what you’re paying for.
The CDHF myIBS app stores and processes personal data that you have provided to us, in order to provide our Service. It’s your responsibility to keep your phone and access to the app secure. We therefore recommend that you do not jailbreak or root your phone, which is the process of removing software restrictions and limitations imposed by the official operating system of your device. It could make your phone vulnerable to malware/viruses/malicious programs, compromise your phone’s security features and it could mean that the CDHF myIBS app won’t work properly or at all.
You should be aware that there are certain things that the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation will not take responsibility for. Certain functions of the app will require the app to have an active internet connection. The connection can be Wi-Fi, or provided by your mobile network provider, but the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation cannot take responsibility for the app not working at full functionality if you don’t have access to Wi-Fi, and you don’t have any of your data allowance left.
If you’re using the app outside of an area with Wi-Fi, you should remember that your terms of the agreement with your mobile network provider will still apply. As a result, you may be charged by your mobile provider for the cost of data for the duration of the connection while accessing the app, or other third-party charges. In using the app, you’re accepting responsibility for any such charges, including roaming data charges if you use the app outside of your home territory (i.e. region or country) without turning off data roaming. If you are not the bill payer for the device on which you’re using the app, please be aware that we assume that you have received permission from the bill payer for using the app.
Along the same lines, the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation cannot always take responsibility for the way you use the app i.e. You need to make sure that your device stays charged – if it runs out of battery and you can’t turn it on to avail the Service, the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation cannot accept responsibility.
With respect to the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation’s responsibility for your use of the app, when you’re using the app, it’s important to bear in mind that although we endeavour to ensure that it is updated and correct at all times, we do rely on third parties to provide information to us so that we can make it available to you. Canadian Digestive Health Foundation accepts no liability for any loss, direct or indirect, you experience as a result of relying wholly on this functionality of the app.
At some point, we may wish to update the app. The app is currently available on iOS and Android – the requirements for system (and for any additional systems we decide to extend the availability of the app to) may change, and you’ll need to download the updates if you want to keep using the app. The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation does not promise that it will always update the app so that it is relevant to you and/or works with the operating system version that you have installed on your device. However, you promise to always accept updates to the application when offered to you. We may also wish to stop providing the app and may terminate use of it at any time without giving notice of termination to you. Unless we tell you otherwise, upon any termination, (a) the rights and licenses granted to you in these terms will end; (b) you must stop using the app, and (if needed) delete it from your device.

Changes to This Terms and Conditions


We may update our Terms and Conditions from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Terms and Conditions on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page.

Contact Us


If you have any questions or suggestions about our Terms and Conditions, do not hesitate to contact us. info@cdhf.ca

Privacy Policy


The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation built the CDHF myIBS app as a Free app. This SERVICE is provided by Canadian Digestive Health Foundation at no cost and is intended for use as is. This page is used to inform visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service.
If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The aggregated data that we collect (not personally recognizable) may be used for providing and improving the service, and for IBS research purposes. Aggregate data research results may be shared publicly, but these results will not be connected to any personally identifiable information. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.
The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which is accessible at CDHF myIBS app unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use

For a better experience, while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to age range, sex, medications, symptoms, stool, food intake, wellbeing, lifestyle. The information that we request will be retained by us and used as described in this privacy policy. The app does use third party services that may collect information used to identify you.

Log Data


We want to inform you that whenever you use our Service, in a case of an error in the app we collect data and information (through third party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing our Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.

Cookies


Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device's internal memory.This Service does not use these “cookies” explicitly. However, the app may use third party code and libraries that use “cookies” to collect information and improve their services. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Service.

Service Providers


We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons: • To facilitate our Service; • To provide the Service on our behalf; • To perform Service-related services; or • To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. We want to inform users of this Service that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

Security


We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites


This Service may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

These Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.

Changes to This Privacy Policy


We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.info@cdhf.ca