Background and Purpose
No personal information is required to visit or browse the CADTH Website.
If you choose to subscribe to CADTH electronic communications such as newsletters, we will ask for your contact information. Information about when you receive and open electronic communications from CADTH may be recorded by us. You may unsubscribe from electronic communications from CADTH at any time via the link at the bottom of the message or in writing (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
You may withdraw your consent to the use of your personal information by cancelling your registration in writing (email@example.com). If you withdraw your consent, you may not be able to use all sections and features of the CADTH Website.
Should your account be inactive for over 90 days, your registration may be cancelled by CADTH.
Personal Information Collected by CADTH
If you register as a CADTH extranet user, we collect personal information for your user profile. In addition, we collect personal information that you may post on the site such as your comments on a discussion board.
If you register to become a registered user, you will be asked to provide us with certain personal information, including name, contact information and affiliation, to create your user profile.
This information may be used to customize content or identify services or collaborative communities that may be of relevance to you. Once you register, a User Name will be automatically assigned to you.
If you request technical support (firstname.lastname@example.org), in order for us to respond to your request, the following information will be required:
- User name (if applicable);
- Email address;
- Technical details of incident
A Note on Session Cookies
Disabling or deleting cookies will not restrict your use of the CADTH Website. However, disabling cookies could mean that you may be unable to use certain features such as saved searches or personal settings. You will still be able to access all information and services.
How to Manage Cookies
It is possible to stop your browser from accepting cookies altogether by changing your browser’s cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the “Options” or “Preferences” menu of your browser. You can use the “Help” option in your browser or select the following links for more help:
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer.
- Cookie settings in Firefox.
- Cookie settings in Chrome.
- Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.
Location of information
All personal information collected by CADTH for your profile is stored in Ontario.
Use and Disclosure of Your Personal Information by CADTH
The first name, last name, and user name of your profile information may be displayed to all registered users participating within any restricted communities to which you belong or have been granted membership.
Profile information is used by CADTH to provide you access to the CADTH extranet. In addition, CADTH will use your personal information to:
- administer your profile with us;
- provide you with notification of extranet information;
- use your information on an aggregate, non-identified basis for the purposes of planning;
- provide system administration and resolving technical issues that may arise;
- process access requests; and
- provide a record of correspondence with you, to resolve any technical support issues based on your request.
Your use of the CADTH extranet is your agreement to the disclosure of your personal information to other CADTH users within your restricted and collaborative communities, should you have access to such communities. CADTH will not disclose your personal information to any third party organizations without your agreement to disclose your personal information.
These third parties are contractually bound to use privacy practices and security standards as established by CADTH.
CADTH may be required to disclose your personal information as permitted or required to by law, for example:
- to a government institution, law enforcement or other authority that has lawful authority to obtain the information;
- to comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person or entity with jurisdiction to compel the production of information;
- in urgent circumstances to protect the life, health or security of any person; or
- to comply with court rules regarding the production of records and information.
Please keep in mind that comments, messages and other information that you choose to share while using CADTH's social networking features, which may or may not exist, such as discussion boards, will be available to members of applicable community groups. All sharing of personal information on discussion boards is done at your own risk.
Retention of Information
CADTH will retain your personal information unless you have cancelled your registration or have had your registration cancelled by CADTH, in which case CADTH may routinely destroy such personal information. CADTH may also destroy your personal information should you withdraw your consent to the use of your personal information by contacting email@example.com . If you withdraw your consent, you may not be able to use all sections and features of the CADTH Website.
We have adopted reasonable security measures in an effort to protect personal information from loss, misuse or alteration while it is under our custody and control. We use technical, contractual, administrative and physical measures to protect against unauthorized access.
Other than limited access by CADTH and contracted suppliers in order to carry out account administration functions as described above, the personal information you create in your profile is accessible only by you using your user name and password. To protect the integrity of your profile, you must keep your password confidential. You are responsible for all uses of the CADTH extranet by anyone using your password.
Applicability of Additional Policies
Links to Third Party Websites
The CADTH Website may contain links to other websites that operate independently of CADTH and are not under our control. We provide links to other websites solely for your convenience and information. Other websites may have their own privacy notices, which we suggest you review if you visit any linked websites. CADTH is not responsible for the privacy practices of these organizations or the information that is collected through those websites or for any other use or disclosure of information by the operators of those websites.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave the CADTH site and to read the privacy statements of websites that collect personally identifiable information.
Access and Update Your Personal Information
You may update, review or correct your information at any time by updating your user profile or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: February 2015