Our job to look after your health information and keep it private. To best of our ability, we follow the guidelines of sharing information in the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information and Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA, 2004).
What is Personal Health Information?
As a client, Surrey Place collects your Personal Health Information directly from you or the person(s) acting on your behalf. The information that we collect may include the following identifying details about you:
- Name, date of birth, email address, postal address and phone number
- Physical and mental health history
- Records of your visits to Surrey Place and the services you received
- Personal Health Information about you from other sources, including your family doctor, as permitted by law or if we have obtained your consent
Where is your information stored?
We store your Personal Health Information digitally in a centralized database system. This tool ensures that your information is accurate and safely stored.
How is the information used?
We use and share your Personal Health Information with external services and health care providers as permitted by law, as well as within your circle of care at Surrey Place to support the services you are receiving.
Depending on the situation, your personal health information may also be used to receive payments for services and for teaching opportunities.
What are your rights?
Your Personal Health Information belongs to you. You have the right to request access to your information and a list of services or providers who received your information.
You can request to correct or complete your information if you think it is incorrect or incomplete.
We have an obligation to protect your information from going missing, being stolen, and others sharing or misusing it. You can also withdraw your permission, and we will stop using and sharing your information.
Cookies and Website Data Collection
Similar to many websites, our website uses and collects digital “cookies” to gather general trend data concerning traffic on the website for statistical analysis. A “cookie” is a small piece of computer code that collects data while you browse. Cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. You can set your web browser to accept or reject cookies.
We also track general information on visits to our website to better understand and improve the information users are accessing. This information may include numbers of visitors to the site and to specific pages, referring websites, length of time on the site and more. This information is used for to improve the content and experience of our website. No personal information is collected that would identify individuals unless specifically and clearly requested, and only when the user provides it voluntarily.
Surrey Place may use third parties to collect data from our website anonymously for marketing purposes (for example, advertisements). Website users will not be personally identified through this data, and Surrey Place does not see any data or contact information on an individual level. These third parties may include but are not limited to Google Analytics, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Surrey Place does not sell or share any personal information.
Connect With Us
Contact us if you have any questions about our privacy practices. We will keep all inquiries private.