Updated March 2022
FNHSSM eHealth: Privacy Statement
The First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba eHealth department (FNHSSM eHealth) is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy while visiting our website for information. Any personal information you provide through our website is collected in compliance with The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA).
Collection of Information
What is personal information?
Personal information is recorded information about an identifiable individual. Personal information may include an individual’s name, address, birth date, email address, phone number, and many other kinds of information. When alone or combined, it can reasonably be expected to identify an individual.
What information may be collected?
Information is collected on the FNHSSM eHealth website through information provided voluntarily in website forms and email and our hosted website servers. We do not automatically gather any personal information about you and only obtain it if you provide it voluntarily. Should you choose to provide us with your personal information, we will use that information to help us get the information you have requested and respond to your message. When you send us an email or fill out a website form, we may collect your name, email address, phone number, IP address, and message so that we may reply to you.
When you visit our website, the website server collects a limited amount of anonymous information to facilitate the operation and security of our website. This anonymous information may include your browser type, type of computer operating system, and the website’s domain name used to link to our website. We do not collect personal information while you visit and use our website and do not track or record information about specific individuals and their visits.
We may use a “cookie” or similar technology to assist us in customizing the website. Cookies are small files stored on your device when you visit a website. These files include information that allows a website to remember information that will make your website more efficient and helpful. Cookies do not give us access to your hard drive and do not allow us to change your device.
Use of Information
FNHSSM eHealth may only use personal information for the purpose it has been collected. We will not use your personal information for another purpose without your consent.
Disclosure of Information
FNHSSM eHealth may only disclose your personal information if it is done for the same purpose that it was collected. We will not share your personal information for another purpose unless we have your consent to do so. In limited circumstances permitted under FIPPA andor required under legislation that supersedes FIPPA, we may be required to disclose your personal information to another party.
Links and External websites
Our website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the content and privacy practices of external websites. When clicking on a link, we encourage you to examine each website’s privacy statement as their privacy statement may differ from ours.
Third- Party Social Media
FMHSSM eHealth’s use of social media serves to communicate and provide participation and engagement with FNHSSM eHealth. FNHSSM eHealth uses services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Social media accounts are public and not hosted on our website servers. Users who choose to interact with us via social media should read the terms of service and privacy policies of third-party service providers and applications used to access them.
We use security safeguards and software programs to monitor network traffic that identifies unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage to website security practices. Except for disclosure required under FIPPA and or required under legislation that supersedes FIPPA, no other attempts are made to identify individual users.
Privacy Statement Updates
We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement whenever you visit our website. We reserve the right to change the terms of this Privacy Statement at any time. We will revise the date at the top of this Privacy Statement when we make changes.
For questions or comments regarding this Privacy Statement, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Privacy Officer on our website contact form or at the address below:
First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba
Unit 74 – 630 Kernaghan Ave.
Updated March 2022