Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Western Canada Collaborative of Health Science Educators Society (WCCHSE) values privacy and is committed to protecting the privacy of its users. This webpage outlines the personal information we may collect and how this information is used.

By using the WCHSE website ( or submitting personal information, you consent to all the terms of the privacy policy: (a) acknowledgement of the Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by the Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy was created on October 2020. If you do not agree with any of the terms of this privacy policy, please do not use the site or submit any personal information

This statement discloses the privacy practices for the WCCHSE website only ( The WCCHSE website contains links to other sites. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of the new site. WCCHSE encourages you to read the privacy policies of all websites you visit

Amendments To This Privacy Policy

WCCHSE reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by notifying you of the existence of a new Privacy Policy. This ensures that our members and anyone using our site is always made aware of the kind of information we collect online, the way we use it, and the choices we make available to them.

Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including, but not limited to, posting on the web site, or by any other means by which you obtain notice thereof.

For more information, please contact WCCHSE at

Personal Information Collected

Personal information is a wide range of information that identifies an individual such as name, profession, email, and workplace. WCCHSE does not collect personal information about individual users except: (a) when such personal information is provided to WCCHSE on a voluntary basis to become a member and access the members only portal, (b) registering or signing up for e-newsletters, (c) registering for conferences and events, and (d) contacting WCCHSE through email, telephone or other electronic means. By opting to become a member or registering for a conference or event you authorize WCCHSE to send you emails and announcements.

If you register for a conference or education session, you will be required to provide payment information if that event requires payment.  If/when WCCHSE processes credit card payments through a third party secure server, you will then be subject to the privacy policy of those websites. WCCHSE does not collect your payment information directly.

Personal information about users will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the user’s approval, except: (a) conform with the edicts of the law and comply with any legal process that is served on WCCHSE; (b) identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating an agreement they have with us; or (c) protect and defend the rights or property of WCCHSE; and (d) to act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of WCCHSE, its web sites, or the public.

We may also use your Personal Information to investigate security breaches or cooperate with government authorities pursuant to a legal matter.

However, you acknowledge that: (i) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond the control of WCCHSE (ii) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and WCCHSE through the web site cannot be guaranteed; and (iii) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.  Therefore we cannot guarantee or ensure the security of information you provide us.

Members Only Portal

The “Members’ Only Portal” allows you to submit / publish your own content to other members of the Site. Such submissions will be associated with your full name, and any Personal Information that you choose to include in your submission and will appear in the members’ only portal, and may be viewed by other members. If you choose to include Personal Information in a submission, you consent to the public disclosure of the Personal Information you choose to submit in this manner. If you do not wish to publish your Personal Information in this manner, please do not include it in the submission you post.

As members, WCCHSE will not share your emails with other organizations, however will forward emails to you from other organizations if the message supports collaboration in health science education.

Your personal information is important to us.  Personal information may only be accessed by WCCHSE society directors through password protected members portal.  Any personally identifiable data about the WCCHSE members, subscribers, or website visitors is stored securely and used only for the purpose for which it is provided to us. WCCHSE regularly collects aggregate data about site visitors through site statistics. The purpose is to track overall patterns of site activity. We do not use this information for commercial purposes.

To opt-out of receiving communications you have expressly requested, email and provide your name, e-mail and postal address, and relevant information about your membership.


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