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BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office
Provincial Health Services Authority
#603 - 1001 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6H 4B1

Phone: 604-675-3991
Fax: 604-730-1945
E-mail: pbcoinfo@pbco.ca



BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office Privacy


We are committed to maintaining confidentiality and personal privacy. Collection, use, disclosure and retention of personal information must comply with the provisions of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

What is personal information?

Personal information means recorded information about an identifiable individual other than contact information and would include, but is not limited to, such things as an individual’s name, address, birth date, e-mail address, phone number, blood type and health care history.

What kind of information is being collected?

Unless you provide additional information, we collect only the following information as you browse through our website:

•Your Internet Protocol (IP) address and browser-type.

•The date and time of your visit.

•The pages visited within our site.

•The address of the referrer website, if you have been referred to our site by a search engine (or other site).

We collect this information for statistical purposes and for evaluating our website to make it more useful to visitors. Our software records the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of computers that contact our website. We use these addresses to generate geographic-related statistics, and to help administer the site in general. We make no attempt to link addresses with the identities of individuals visiting our site.

If you send an e-mail message to us or complete a questionnaire, form, or other on-line survey found on our website, we only use your personal information for responding to and processing your requests for information. Personal information collected will only be used for the specific purpose for which you provided the information and will not be made available to others for any other purpose. Information provided by you becomes a record of the organization under the control of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and may be further collected, used and disclosed in accordance with that Act.

We do not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about our website visitors unless required for law enforcement or otherwise provided for by law.

Some of our web pages use “cookies,” which are small amounts of information stored by your web browser software on your work station. In most cases this information is temporary in nature (called “session cookies”) and is deleted as soon as you leave our website. The use of temporary cookies is solely for the purpose of allowing the user to interact with our website in an effective manner. In a few cases our website uses cookies to store information for longer periods than the current session. In those cases the web page is clearly noted and the user can choose not to use that web page feature.

E-mail

Information sent to our website over the Internet is not secure. This means that if the visitor uses the Contact Us page, or other e-mail addresses published on this site, to send an e-mail, the information provided may be intercepted as it travels to our website. We will not be responsible for any damages suffered by individuals as a result of the transmission and information that is sent to us or for any errors or changes made to transmitted information.

Related Links

The BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office website contains links to other websites. BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office is not responsible for the privacy practices of these websites.

Copyright © 2010. BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office. All Rights Reserved.


BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office Website Terms of Use


By accessing and using this website, you agree to be bound by the terms of use, disclaimer and limitation of liability (“terms of use”) set out below. If you do not agree to be bound by any of these terms of use immediately exit this website and do not access any other pages. These terms of use may change from time to time without notice and it is your responsibility to check for updates. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these terms of use. The last revision date for these terms of use is set forth below.

Copyright

All information on this website is copyrighted by us or other contributors. Users of this website are granted a limited licence to use (display or print) the information for personal, non-commercial use only, provided the information is not modified and all copyright and other proprietary notices are retained. Any other use is strictly prohibited without our permission and the permission of the applicable rights' holders. None of the information may be otherwise reproduced, republished or re-disseminated in any manner or form without our prior written consent. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any right in any copyright in any of the information provided on the website or imply that a licence has been granted in respect of any trademarks, service marks or trade names displayed on the website.

Information

Information on this website is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is intended to offer only a general basis for individuals to discuss their medical condition with their physician. It does not constitute medical advice and is not intended to be a substitute for advice given by your physician or other qualified health care professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care professional with any questions you may have. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something on this website. Information contained in this website or any websites to which a link is provided should be used only under the supervision of an appropriately qualified physician. Please consult with your physician before making any decision regarding treatment and/or medication. If you think you may have a medical emergency call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

Any information created by us is believed to be reliable when posted. However we do not guarantee or warrant the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness or suitability of the information provided. 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 advise 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 BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office and its content providers including without limitation the physicians and other health care providers 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 BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office 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.

Links

Any links we provide to other websites are provided as a reference to help you identify and locate other internet resources that may be of interest. These other websites were independently developed by other parties and we do not assume responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information contained at, or endorse the viewpoints expressed at such other websites. Your use of any third party website is at your own risk and is subject to the terms of use of such website.

Choice of Law

The laws in effect in the Province of British Columbia shall govern this agreement and any dispute or claim based on your use of the website. You agree that any action or proceeding relating to this agreement or your use of the website shall only be brought by you in the courts of the Province of British Columbia. The website is intended for use by residents of British Columbia, Canada only.

These terms of use set forth the entire understanding and agreement between us and you with respect to your use of the website.

Copyright © 2010 BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office. All Rights Reserved.

Last revision date: October 20, 2008.