PRIVACY AND DISCLAIMER

Your privacy is important to me. Please read this privacy policy carefully before using the McMaster Psychological Services Website (the “Website”) or submitting any personal information through this Website to understand the way that I collect and use private information.
 

By using the Website, you are agreeing to be bound by the practices set out in this privacy policy.  If you do not agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out in this Privacy Policy, please do not use the McMaster Psychological Services Website.
The policies set out herein may be changed from time to time. Any changes will be posted on the Website and will only apply going forward and not retroactively. I recommend that you review the privacy policy whenever you visit the Website to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used. This Policy applies to all information I receive from you that is collected or submitted on the McMaster Psychological Services website.

 

Types of Non-Public Information I Collect:
I collect the following non-public personal information:

  • Information I receive from you, including, your title, name, address, email address, phone number, and fax number

  • Information material to why you or one of your family members may be interested in services or information provided by McMaster Psychological Services

  • The web server automatically records your IP address when you visit the Website. This information may be used in aggregate form to help us understand how visitors are using the Website, for server and network operation and maintenance, to help us understand general usage patterns, and in circumstances where I am concerned about unauthorized use of the Website 

  • The Website may use cookie and tracking software to personalize and enhance your visit to the Website. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology; however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information

The Way We Use Information:
We use the information you provide about yourself, your child, or your family:

  • When assessing whether McMaster Psychological Services may be appropriate for you or your family

  • For referring you to other health care practitioners

  • For communicating with you regarding the services or information that you request and to respond to your requests and inquiries

  • To manage and administer my business.

If I deem it appropriate to refer you or a family member to a psychologist outside of McMaster Psychological Services clinic, I will always obtain your permission first.

 

I do not share the personal information that you provide to me with parties external to McMaster Psychological Services except with your express written consent other than in the following circumstances:

  • Where required by law or to comply with codes of professional conduct

  • Where I have a reasonable basis to believe that you are in breach of the terms and conditions of this Website

  • For the purpose of participating in actual or threatened legal proceedings or alternative dispute proceedings initiated against McMaster Psychological Services.

In addition, in aggregate form, information relating to users of the Website may be provided to third party advertisers and business partners for editorial feedback purposes, marketing and promotional purposes, statistical analysis of user’s behavior, product development, content layout and improvement. No personally identifiable information in provided.


Data Security
McMaster Psychological Services has implemented reasonable physical, organizational and technological security measures to safeguard personal information in my custody or control. However, given that electronically submitted data is not 100 percent secure, I make no warranties as to the security of any such personal information that you submit and you do so at your own risk.

 

How You Can Access or Correct Your Information
You are entitled to request access to and correct all your personal data collected by me. You are also entitled to require me to delete your personal data if I have not yet, and you no longer want me to process it. If you previously consented to the collection of your personal information, you may withdraw your consent at any time. McMaster Psychological Services may however retain your personal data for specific time periods to comply with professional obligations.


Links to Other Web Sites
The McMaster Psychological Services Website may contain links to other web sites that are not owned or controlled by McMaster Psychological Services. McMaster Psychological Services is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other web sites and you assume all risks associated with use of those sites. This privacy statement applies only to the McMaster Psychological Services Website.


Assignment
McMaster Psychological Services reserves the right to transfer all data in its possession to a successor-in-interest to its business or assets.


Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
McMaster Psychological Services controls and operates the Website from in and around Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. By accepting this Privacy Notice and providing your consent to the use of your personal data as set out herein, you agree that all claims you may have arising from or relating in any way to this Privacy Notice shall be construed and enforced according to the laws of the Province of British Columbia and constitutes your express consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the provincial and/or federal courts of the Province of British Columbia.


Contact Information
Should you have questions or concerns about these privacy policies, or wish to make a request with respect to your personal information, please contact McMaster Psychological Services. Requests or inquiries will be deemed to have been given and received if sent by electronic transmission on the date that is one business day after the date of receipt, or if by mail, on the date received or on the date that is the sixth date after mailing whichever is earlier.


Amendments to the Privacy Policy
I reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted on my website at www.drmcmaster.com or can be requested in writing at any time.
 
DISCLAIMER
Any use of or reliance on this Website or the contents of this Website shall be at your sole risk. McMaster Psychological Services makes no representation or warranty of any kind regarding this Website or the contents of this Website, all of which are provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. McMaster Psychological Services and McMaster Psychological Services Personnel and Affiliates expressly disclaim all representations, warranties, conditions and endorsements. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, McMaster Psychological Services and McMaster Psychological Services Personnel and Affiliates make no warranty as to the accuracy, quality or completeness of the contents of this Website, nor to the absence of any software virus or other harmful component.