Privacy Policy

 

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

If you wish to sign up to have a Registered Dietitian be your "coach" as part of the eaTracker features as set out in our Terms of Use, you will be asked to provide your express consent to the provision of your personal information to your "coach", before any personal information is accessible to your coach. Your coach will be required by DC to maintain your personal identifiable information in confidence in compliance with this Privacy Policy.

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.

Security

We have taken steps to make sure all information received from our online visitors is as secure as possible against unauthorized access and use.

Using "Cookies"

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.

We use cookies to keep track of the fact that you have signed in so that you don't have to continually enter your user name and password as you move around the site.

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.

We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a user's session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms of Use or to protect our service, site, customers, or others.

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.

DC reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time. Any changes to the privacy policy will be posted on this Web Site.

Summary

Please be assured that we take your privacy seriously, and make every reasonable effort to protect it. If you have questions. complaints or comments about our privacy policy or you would like to confirm the accuracy of the information collected from you, please contact contactus@dietitians.ca or Dietitians of Canada, 480 University Avenue, Suite 604 Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1V2, attention: Chief Privacy Officer.