Last Revised: 2021-11-21
iOptimal Functional Medicine takes your data privacy seriously, through comprehensive security infrastructure and stringent data policies. We comply with the laws and regulations under applicable privacy laws in Canada, namely the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada) and the Personal Health Information Protection Act (Ontario) and the regulations thereunder.
WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?
“Personal Information” is any information that is identifiable with you, as an individual. We collect this information you provide to us, for example when you create or modify your account, register to use our Site, purchase products or services from us, request information from us, contact customer support, or otherwise communicate with us. This information may include but is not limited to your:
Name /Address / Email address / Telephone number / Date of birth / Information that relates to your physical or mental health, health history of you or your family / Payment information (credit card or debit card number, expiration date and credit card security code - solely for payment purposes)
Please note if you sign up to use our service you will also be asked to submit your Photo ID, as well as demographic and other information relevant to diagnosis and treatment, lifestyle and general medical history.
HOW DO WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We will always collect your Personal Information by fair and lawful means. We may collect Personal Information from you directly, where we have obtained your consent, or as otherwise required or permitted by law.
No Information collected or used from Individuals Under the Age of 18
If you are under the age of 18, please do not attempt to register with us at this Site or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from someone under 18, we will promptly delete that information. If you believe we have collected personal information from someone under the age of 18, please Contact Us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE DO WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We will keep the Personal Information that we collect at our service provider’s data centers within Canada.
HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
To Provide Services and Information.
The intent to collect Personal Information is identified at the time of collection from you, and we obtain your consent, prior to such use. Personal Information is generally collected and used for the following purposes:
to facilitate communications with Nurse Practitioners, and Pharmacists;
provide information that you request from us;
contact you about your appointment/ consultation;
process credit card and debit card transactions;
send you promotional materials or advertisements about our services, as well as new features and offerings;
administer surveys and promotions;
to investigate legal claims;
provide interest-based targeted advertising to you; and, any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent, as may be permitted or required by applicable law.
TO WHOM DO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Generally, we will only make disclosures of Personal Information to :
We may transfer your Personal Information to Nurse Practitioners and relevant medical staff in connection with your diagnosis and treatment.
If you use third-party services, such as Facebook, Google, Instagram, or YouTube, through the Site, or to share information about your experience on the Site with others, these third-party services may be able to collect information about you, including information about your activity on the Site, and they may notify your connections on the third-party services about your use of the Site, in accordance with their own privacy policies.
Public Posts and Activities.
If you choose to engage in public activities on the Site, you should be aware that any information you share there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these areas. You should use caution in disclosing personal information while participating in these areas. We are not responsible for the information you choose to submit in these public areas.
In addition to the sharing described elsewhere in this Policy, we will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of iOptimal Functional Medicine when we have your consent to do so.
We will share personal information with third party companies, organizations or individuals outside of iOptimal Functional Medicine if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:- Meet any applicable law, regulation, subpoena, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
- Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
- Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of iOptimal Functional Medicine, our users, customers or the public as required or permitted by law.
Transfer in the Event of Sale or Change of Control.
- WHEN AND HOW DO WE OBTAIN YOUR CONSENT?
We generally obtain your consent prior to collecting, and in any case, prior to using or disclosing your Personal Information for any purpose. You may provide your consent to us either orally, electronically or in writing. The form of consent that we seek, including whether it is expressed or implied, will largely depend on the sensitivity of the personal information and the reasonable expectations you might have in the circumstances. You may withdraw your consent by providing us notice. You may expressly instruct that your personal health information not be used or disclosed for healthcare purposes without your consent.
HOW DO WE ENSURE THE PRIVACY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
We may provide your Personal Information to service providers that: help us operate and manage our Site, Nurse Practitioners and relevant medical staff in connection with your diagnosis and treatment. These service providers will have access to your personal information in order to provide these services, but when this occurs we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections to limit their use of that information to help us provide the service.
HOW LONG WILL WE USE, DISCLOSE OR RETAIN YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We will use, disclose or retain your Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which that Personal Information was collected and as permitted or required by law.
HOW CAN YOU REVIEW YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE COLLECTED, USED OR DISCLOSED?
If you make a written request to review any Personal Information about you that we have collected, used or disclosed, we will provide you with any such Personal Information to the extent required by law, within 30 days of receiving your written request.
HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE HAVE ON YOU IS ACCURATE?
We will ensure that your Personal Information is kept as accurate, complete and up-to-date as possible, however, we will not perform routine checks, unless necessary. If you have questions about the personal information we have about you or need to update your information, you can Contact Us at email@example.com
WHAT IF THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE HAVE ON YOU IS INACCURATE?
At any time, you can challenge the accuracy or completeness of your Personal Information in our records. If your Personal Information in our records is found to be inaccurate or incomplete, we will amend the Personal Information as required.
HOW FAST WILL WE RESPOND TO YOUR WRITTEN REQUESTS?
We will attempt to respond to each of your written requests not later than 30 days after receipt of such requests. We will advise you in writing if we cannot meet your requests within this time limit.
ARE THERE ANY COSTS TO YOU FOR REQUESTING INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OR OUR PRIVACY PRACTICES?
We will not charge any costs for you to access your Personal Information in our records or to access our privacy practices without first providing you with an estimate of the approximate costs if any.
WHAT SAFEGUARDS HAVE WE IMPLEMENTED TO PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We use industry-standard physical, technical and administrative security measures and safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information. However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot guarantee, ensure, or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Please note that emails and other communications you send to us through our Site are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means. The only iOptimal Functional Medicine employees, who are granted access to your Personal Information, are those with a business ‘need-to-know’ or whose duties reasonably require such information.
HOW DO YOU CONTACT US REGARDING ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMAITON OR OUR PRIVACY PRACTICES?
All comments, questions, concerns or complaints regarding your Personal Information, this Privacy Statement or our privacy practices, should be forwarded to our Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Party Sites.