Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy – missINFORMED

 

missINFORMED is dedicated to protecting the privacy of readers and users. This Privacy Policy applies to missINFORMED (collectively "missINFORMED, "we,” “us”), with respect to the privacy rights of our users. missINFORMED’s website and social media platforms 
include www.missinformed.ca, @missINFORMED_ca (Twitter account), @missINFORMED.ca (Instagram account) and missINFORMEDca (Facebook Page) (collectively, the “Platforms,” and each a “Platform”). We are committed to protecting the information collected through the Platforms. We are committed to being your trusted ally in your pursuit of health and well-being. Whether you're here to learn more about a health condition, research a medication or tap into one of our communities, you're in the right place.   By visiting and interacting with our Platforms, you may share certain information with us, as detailed below. We will never use your information for advertising purposes. We want to ensure you understand the information we collect, how we use it, how we share it, and how you can control your information. We may use some of the information you share with us to provide you with the most relevant content. Please read this Privacy Policy in its entirety, and don't hesitate to reach out to us at info@missinformed.ca if you have any questions about our privacy practices. Introduction

 

This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") explains:

1.    The types of information collected by missINFORMED and through our Platforms and the purposes for which we use it.

2.    How missINFORMED collects, stores, and shares your information.

3.    Your rights with respect to such information collection Your access to and use of the Platforms is subject to missINFORMED's Terms of Use (the "Terms"). Any capitalized terms used, but not defined, in this Privacy Policy have the meanings provided in the Terms.

 

BY USING, REGISTERING TO, OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING ANY OF THE PLATFORMS, YOU AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION, USE, AND PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT VISIT, INSTALL, USE, REGISTER TO, OR OTHERWISE ACCESS ANY PLATFORMS.

Definitions Personal Information:

 "Personal Information" is information that can be used either directly or indirectly to identify an individual (you). Examples include name, email address, physical address, and your interactions with the Platforms.

 

Cookies: Cookies are small files stored on your device (computer or mobile device). Information Collection and Use We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Platform for you.  

 

Registering/Signing Up on the Platforms

 

When you choose to sign up for the newsletter on our Platforms, we receive information from or about you depending on the nature of your interaction with our Platforms.   When you use our Platforms, information may be automatically collected through: •    Social Media and Sharing: If you share an article or post a comment.

 

•    Device Information: We collect information from or about the computers, phones, or other devices where you access our Platforms, depending on the permissions you’ve granted. Data Analytics: Web analytics services, including third-party services such as Google Analytics, collect information about how visitors use our Platforms, on both an individual and aggregated basis.

 

Types of Data Collected Personal Data While using our Platform, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to: Email address

Physical Address

First Name and Last Name

Birth Date

Gender

Sexual Orientation

City/Postal Code

Marital Status

Health Related Information Cookies and Usage Data

 

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by emailing info@missinformed.ca.

Cookies and Tracking Technology

 

With appropriate consent, we use cookies (and similar technologies) to help us collect, analyze, improve, secure, and market the Platforms and to support functionality which enhances your browsing experience.   We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Platforms and we hold certain information. Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Platforms. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Platforms.

 

  Examples of Cookies we use:

•    Session Cookies.

We use Session Cookies to operate our Platforms.

•    Preference Cookies.

We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

•    Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes

Usage Data

 

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our website or when you access the Platforms by or through a mobile device ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. When you access the Platforms with a mobile device, this Usage Data may include information such as the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

To Provide and Enhance our Platforms: we use the information we collect to deliver and enhance our services, including ensuring our content is presented in the most effective manner for your device to personalize features and content and make suggestions for you on our Platforms.   Analytics: We may store details of your visits to our Platforms and your electronic interactions with any emails that we send to you (“Usage Data”), including the Platforms and pages you visited. We use such Usage Data to help us learn more about our users’ preferences, to be able to tailor our Platforms according to your interests and preferences, to help us address problems with and improve our Platforms’ design; to analyze trends and statistics; and to present content in the clearest and most friendly manner for you.

 

 

Analytics: We may store details of your visits to our Platforms and your electronic interactions with any emails that we send to you (“Usage Data”), including the Platforms and pages you visited. We use such Usage Data to help us learn more about our users’ preferences, to be able to tailor our Platforms according to your interests and preferences, to help us address problems with and improve our Platforms’ design; to analyze trends and statistics; and to present content in the clearest and most friendly manner for you.

 

To Communicate with You: we use your information to send you marketing communications, communicate with you about our Platforms, and let you know about changes to our policies and Terms. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us. If you no longer wish to receive these types of communications, you may turn them off.  

 

To Monitor: To monitor the usage of our Platform and to detect, prevent and address technical issues.  

 

Other Reasons: we may use and collect Personal Information for other legitimate purposes associated with protecting your interests, our interests and those of third parties, including, keeping our services safe and secure, complying with the law, and when obtaining professional advice (for example, from lawyers).  

 

How and When Do we Share or Disclose Your Information? 

 

Legal Requirements: we may access, preserve, and share your information in response to a legal request if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. We may also access, preserve, and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations; or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm.  

 

Online Marketing: we may use, and when appropriate, disclose your Personal Information for marketing and market research purposes to learn more about our users and offer and improve our Platforms. We will only contact you for direct marketing purposes in accordance with applicable laws. You may opt out of our use of Personal Information for marketing, market research, or direct marketing purposes at any time as set fourth below.  

You can unsubscribe from our marketing e-mails at any time using our e-mail preferences page, or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link

 

Aggregated Data: we may disclose aggregated, non-Personal Information about Platform users without restriction 

 

Business Transaction: If missINFORMED is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy. 

How Long Do We Retain Data? 

 

We keep your Personal Information for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed as set out in this Privacy Policy. These periods vary depending on the nature of the information and your interaction with us. 

We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes and enforce our legal agreements and policies. We will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Product, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods. 

When the purposes for which we processed your Personal Information have concluded, we will either permanently delete or destroy the relevant Personal Information or anonymize it, in a manner that ensures individuals are no longer identifiable.  

 

If you decide you no longer want an account with us, you can delete your account by submitting a request for deactivation. Requesting deactivation can be accomplished by emailing us at info@missinformed.ca. By deactivating, your account will be permanently deleted. This means, for example, that you won’t get messages or emails from us anymore. Once your information has been deleted, you will not be able to restore that information later. You should be aware that certain information about you may still be available on other users’ apps and will not be deleted by us. 

Transfer of Data 

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction. As a result of a transfer, your Personal Information may be available to legal authorities under a lawful order made in that country; and the laws of those countries may be less strict regarding your Personal Information than the laws where you live. If you are located outside Canada and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Canada and process it there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer. We will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. 

Your Rights 

Changes to Your Personal Information: We rely on you to update and correct your Personal Information.  

Deletion of Your Personal Information: You may request that we delete your Personal Information by contacting us at info@missinformed.ca

Your Security 

The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us. Nevertheless, transmission of information over the internet is not completely secure, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information, and any transmission is at your own risk. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. We cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur, and we cannot guarantee the security of your information. You are responsible for helping to protect the security of your information by having a strong password unique to missINFORMED that you keep confidential and protecting your device. It is important that you protect and maintain your account’s security and immediately tell us of any unauthorized access or use of your account by sending an email to info@missinformed.ca

Service Providers 

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Product ("Service Providers"), provide the Product on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analyzing how our Product is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. 

Analytics 

 

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Product. 

Google Analytics. Google Analytics is an analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Product. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. 

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US 

Links to Other Sites 

our Platforms may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. 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 

our Platform does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children" or “Child”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any user under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers. 

Changes to this Policy 

 

We may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes, then we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.