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Privacy Statement

The Victoria Division of Family Practice has a Privacy Policy in place to ensure the personal information entrusted to it is kept secure and confidential.

 

Accountability for Personal Information

The Victoria Division of Family Practice is responsible for personal information under its control and has designated an individual who is accountable for compliance with established privacy principles. All Board and Staff members have been oriented to and follow our Privacy Policy and Protocols. The Division has contractual agreements in place that ensure that third parties protect personal information as well.

 

Identifying Purposes for Personal Information

The Victoria Division of Family Practice identifies the reason for collecting personal information before or at the time of collection. The need for the information is clearly documented and only information with an identified purpose is collected. Processes are in place to review requests for the collection of personal information.

 

Consent for the Collection, Use or Disclosure of Personal Information

The Victoria Division of Family Practice ensures that consent for the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information is obtained. The Division does not disclose personal information for purposes secondary to the identified purposes for which it was collected. Consent for the collection, use, or disclosure of information is not a condition for service unless the information is required to fulfill a specified and legitimate purpose. The Division informs individuals of their right to withdraw consent.

 

Limiting Collection of Personal Information

The Victoria Division of Family Practice limits the collection of personal information to that which is necessary for the purposes identified. Information is collected by fair and lawful means.

 

Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention of Personal Information

The Victoria Division of Family Practice does not use or disclose information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the informed consent of individuals or as required by law. Personal information will be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of these purposes. Limitations on the use of information are communicated to persons who require access to it. Personal information that is no longer required is safely and securely destroyed.

 

Accuracy of Personal Information

The Victoria Division of Family Practice is responsible for ensuring that personal information is accurate, complete, and up-to-date for the purposes for which it was collected, and takes steps to update information as required.

 

Safeguards for Personal Information

The Victoria Division of Family Practice ensures personal information is protected by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information, to guard against loss or theft and unauthorized access, disclosure, use, or modification.

 

Openness about the Management of Personal Information

The Victoria Division of Family Practice makes information available about its policies and practices related to the management of personal information, including making available the contact information for the person responsible for the Division Privacy Policy and Protocols.

 

Individual Access to Personal Information

The Victoria Division of Family Practice makes available the personal information it holds about an individual upon request and provides access at no cost. Where the Division is unable to provide full access to an individual’s request for information, the reasons for limiting access are stated in a specific, reasonable, and justifiable manner. The Division informs individuals of what personal information it holds and provides opportunities for an individual to correct inaccurate or incomplete information.

 

Challenging Compliance

An individual has the ability to challenge the Division’s compliance with these principles by contacting the designated individual accountable for the organization’s compliance.

 

Disclaimer

The policy described above applies to the work and activities of the Victoria Division of Family Practice only. Aspects of this website are the purview of the Provincial Divisions Office and are covered by their policies, which can be found here.

 

Questions

For more information or to view a full version of the Victoria Division of Family Practice Privacy Policy and Protocols, please contact the Privacy Officer, Kristin Atwood, at katwood@divisionsbc.ca.

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