We take our obligations to protect and respect you, your privacy and your personal information seriously.
be accessed on our website at any time.
in any form about an identifiable individual, including any information related to the physical or mental health of the individual,
the health history of the individual or his or her family, the provision of health care to the individual, the identity of a health
care provider providing health care to the individual, the individual's eligibility for health care coverage, medication prescribed
for an individual, the individual's health care number, or any other information constituting personal health information as
defined under applicable privacy legislation.
You can visit our website on the internet without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself.
We only collect personal information about you when you specifically and knowingly provide it to us via emails or downloadable
order forms. If you do provide any personal information to us, by doing so you are expressly consenting to the collection, use and
collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information beyond what which is necessary to supply you with the services you
In addition to your implied
consent which you might provide as set out above, where appropriate, specific authorizations or consents may be obtained from you
for certain specific products, services or communications. As well, there may also be circumstances where your consent is not
required by law and in those circumstances we may act without seeking or requiring your consent. An example of a situation where
your consent may not be sought or required is when the information is used or disclosed in the case of an emergency that threatens
your life, health or security.
You may contact us to withdraw your consent at any time. However, it may take some time
for our records to reflect these changes. For example, services or communications provided to you that are in process at the time
you withdraw your consent may be unaffected by the withdrawal.
Please note that your withdrawal of consent may also
mean that we may not be able to continue to offer you the services, programs or information that you requested or that would
otherwise be available to you. For example, if you withdraw your consent allowing us to share your personal information with an
RxNet member pharmacy, the pharmacy may not be able to fulfill your prescriptions, transmit drug benefit claims or consult with
your health care providers.
As well, there are circumstances where we may be required by law to continue to contact
you after you have withdrawn your consent.
Collection through use of Technology
When you visit our website
or use our mobile application, we may use, and send to your device or computer, cookies, web beacons, single-pixel gifs and
other technologies to help us collect and store personal information or non-personal information about you or to enable us to
manage our website, diagnose technical problems, improve the content of our website, offer services and present offers to you.
These technologies are used to help us understand what actions you take on our websites and mobile applications. For instance,
we may store your personal information or non-personal information to enable us to populate entry fields that you have
previously completed, or in order to display content
specific to your language preference or region. You may be able to delete or disable certain of these technologies, such as cookies, in your web browser or by other means, but doing so may mean that you may limit or compromise the functionality of our website or you may not be able to use some of the features of our website.
Our servers automatically log information about visits to our website in the normal course of establishing
and maintaining internet connections. Server logs record statistical information, such as a visitors' IP address, the type of
operating system used, the time and duration of your visit, web pages requested, and may also identify categories of visitors
by items such as domains and browser types. These statistics are reported in aggregate form to our web and communications staff,
and are used to improve our website and ensure that it provides the optimal web experience for visitors.
If you choose
to use our mobile application, we may also receive personal information and non-personal information about your current location,
your mobile device, tablet, or browser. If you choose to turn off the tracking of your location on your devices, tablets or
browsers, you may not be able to use our mobile application.
As a convenience to you, our website may contain hyperlinks that, when clicked, may take you to a third party website not controlled by us. We do not endorse or verify these sites or the products or services which may be advertised on them. These hyperlinked third party websites may collect and disclose information different than our website. We are not responsible for the collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information collected through these third party websites, and we expressly disclaim any and all liability related to that collection, use, or disclosure.
We collect, use and share personal information for the following purposes:
- To assist you in connection with locating or choosing an RxNet member pharmacy
- To respond to your inquiries
- To identify your needs and preferences
- To assist you in connection with the provision of healthcare services, such as fulfillment of your prescriptions or the administration of your health benefits
- To protect the rights and security of the public, our customers, our employees and RxNet member pharmacies
- To communicate with you as we may require for legitimate purposes, including in order to provide services requested by you, offer additional services to you or verify instructions received from you
- To manage our business, website and mobile application
- To develop market strategies and analyze market behaviour to improve our business, services, website and mobile application
- To comply with our legal obligations
If any additional purpose arises, we will notify you prior to using your personal information for that purpose. Unless required
by law to do otherwise, in all cases, we will obtain your consent prior to collection and use of your personal information.
We may share your personal information with RxNet member pharmacies, your provincial drug benefit
program, your private health insurance provider or claim adjudicator (as necessary in order to process your claim), your
healthcare providers (which may also be referred to as your "circle of care") and your authorized family members. It may also
be necessary to provide prescription-related information to regulatory authorities, government bodies or registries. We may also
share it with others but only with your consent or as otherwise permitted by law. All such information sharing is done in a manner
consistent with this policy.
Canadian law sometimes also permits or requires the use or sharing of personal information
without consent. For example, this could occur in situations necessary to protect our employees, customers, RxNet member pharmacies
or others. Should this occur, we will not share more personal information than is required.
Your personal information may
also be disclosed in connection with the marketing, sale, securitization, financing or reorganization of our business or its assets.
as otherwise permitted by law.
we will not give, sell, rent, exchange or loan any identifiable personal information to any third party, unless legally required
to do so. However, we may share non-personal, summary, or aggregate customer data with business partners and other third parties.
We may also release personal information when we believe such release is appropriate in order to comply with law; for example,
if we receive a subpoena or court order to do so.
We will use reasonable efforts to protect your
personal information and prevent the unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification or disposal of it by
implementing security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of that information. These safeguards will include physical measures
(such as storing the information in locked filing cabinets), organizational measures (such as restricting access to offices, files
and databases, as required, where information may be held, requiring security clearances and limiting access to information on a
"need to know" basis, and requiring regular reviews of our processes and procedures), software and electronic measures (such as
requiring the use of passwords, firewalls and encryption for electronically stored information) and investigative measures (such
as conducting inspections or investigations in situations where there are reasonable grounds to believe that personal information is
being inappropriately collected, used or disclosed).
Your personal information may sometimes be stored on servers or
networks provided by third party service providers. If such servers, networks or service providers are located outside Canada, then
your personal information will be governed by the laws of that jurisdiction.
We will only keep your personal information
order to respond to inquiries or as may be required by law. Once we have determined that your personal information is no longer
needed, it will be destroyed in accordance with our data and record retention policies.
Access and Disputes
You can request access to your personal information held by us at any time so that you can confirm the accuracy of the information
in our possession.
We will try and respond to all such inquiries within 30 days of receiving the request and confirming
your identity. However, you should be aware that it may not always be possible to provide you with access to your personal information
or certain portions of it. For example, situations may arise where such disclosure would also have the effect of revealing to you
the personal information of another customer or sensitive commercial information belonging to us or our business partners. In other
cases, your personal information may be protected by solicitor-client or litigation privilege or was collected by us for the purposes
of investigating or enforcing a breach of agreement or other legal contravention. Sometimes, providing you access to the information
may prove to be cost-prohibitive or we may otherwise be legally prevented from providing you with the requested access. In any of
these types of situations, we will inform you of our reasons for denying you the requested access.
At any time, you may
firstname.lastname@example.org. We will investigate all complaints, inquiries and challenges and,
if it is justified, we will take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to your complaints, inquiries and challenges in
a timely manner. External professional guidance may also be required before a response is made to you on any such complaints,
inquiries and challenges and you will be informed of the approximate time it will take to respond in as timely a fashion as commercially
reasonable. Any complaint found to be justified will be dealt with in an expedient manner.
In Ontario, the Personal Health Information Protection Act governs the collection, use and disclosure of personal health information. If you reside outside of the Province of Ontario, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act or other legislation regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal health information may also apply.