Dietitians of Canada (DC) is committed to protecting individual privacy on the Internet.
Information and Privacy
We collect certain personal information, such as your name, address, e-mail address and you may add personal information on your profile page, such as your height and weight. This information is used to maintain your account and for use by you and your "coach" on your profile page.
Your e-mail address is added to our electronic mailing list so that, from time to time, we can send you product updates, information about new features, additions and changes to our Web Site. If you do not want to receive these e-mail alerts, you can indicate this in your My Account form and you can change this preference at any time by going to the "My Profile" section.
DC does not disclose, give or sell any personally identifiable information about site visitors to third parties. Information submitted by users on a voluntary basis is used for the purpose of providing you with information regarding DC products and services, as well as to provide you with information you have requested. Information from users is maintained by us only for the period of time needed to fulfill the stated purpose. Where a site visitor has agreed to participate in a study or qualified research project, DC may share blinded, non-identifiable and non-aggregated information with the applicable research institutions.
Regarding the eaTracker System
DC does provide certain anonymous, aggregated information collected on our site to health care professionals and researchers to allow them to create reports and collect statistics, but none of the information identifies any individual. Such parties will never have direct access to your personal information unless you provide such information to them directly.
We have taken steps to make sure all information received from our online visitors is as secure as possible against unauthorized access and use.
Like many other web sites, the DC Web Site and eaTracker uses an Internet tool called a "cookie". Cookies are small bits of data that we send to your computer to track visitor activity on our site. This information is used to help us develop content that responds to the interests of our site visitors.
Tracking IP Addresses
An IP address (Internet Protocol Address) is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are using the Internet. Web servers - the computers that "serve up" Web pages - identify your computer by its IP address.
We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information on the use of our site. When you request pages from our site, our servers log your IP address.
DC provides links to other sites that we believe provide relevant information, but DC is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these web sites.