Privacy Policy

Information provided voluntarily

Any personal information that you voluntarily provide through the completion of electronic forms on our web site is collected and maintained in compliance with the Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Personal information collected is used only for the purpose(s) for which it was collected, and the HQC does not disclose nor sell this information to other organizations or individuals without your consent, except as authorized by law.

Automatic collection

Some of the information that the website automatically collects is essential for the efficient operation of the site. These web log files help us determine the areas of our web site that are being viewed the most and provide us with statistical reports that are used to help us improve our site. Some of the specific information collected from visitors includes: Internet Protocol (IP) address and browser type (this does not identify who you are); referral site (the site you came from when you entered our site); the date and time of your visit; and the requested filenames, query string and bytes sent for the request.

Health Quality Council uses Google Analytics to gather statistics on its web site and related applications. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more information on Google Analytics, please visit Google’s web site at http://www.google.com/analytics/

More information

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact our privacy officer:

Tracey Sherin
Director, Analysis and Research Partnerships
Phone: 306-668-8810 ext 167
Email: tsherin@hqc.sk.ca