Brain Injury Forum Privacy Statement
In over a decade, the Internet has revolutionized the way we connect and share information. It has allowed each and every one of us at some point to interact with each other personally across time and space to offer quicker solutions, and access to once out of reach information. At the same time, it has posed legitimate concerns about privacy and security when handling pertinent information. Your privacy on the Internet is very important to us, and we feel you should know how we use the information you provide to us. This policy explains how “Brain Injury Forum“ along with its affiliated companies (hereinafter “Forum“, “Site“, “Us“, “Our“, “We“) uses information collected during any session of usage by you (hereinafter “your information“).
The owners of the site Q1 Care Management Group, Inc has a reputation for providing clients with added value and quality in services. One of our goals is to bring this reputation to the online environment. We are committed to protecting your privacy, as it is important to us. The “Site“ Privacy Statement is hereby incorporated into these Terms by reference. Please read this notice carefully for details relating to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information.
Brain Injury Forum (hereinafter “Forum“, “Site“), is committed to respecting the privacy of visitors to its websites. When you register to use our “Forum“ we gather some general demographic data (like your name, city and country of residence, gender, etc), and contact information (like your email address etc) that is voluntarily submitted by you. The “Forum“ and its agents use this data solely to comply with any request for information, submission of relevant applications, or in a manner otherwise disclosed or authorized by you.
Any non-personal communication, comments, ideas or material you post or transmit to Brain Injury Forum are, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. By transmitting or posting any communication or material to this “Site“ you grant to all of its affiliates, an unrestricted, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, modify, transmit, distribute, publish, broadcast or post your communication for any purpose. You also agree that Brain Injury Forum is free to use any unsolicited ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send us. However, we will not release your name or otherwise publicize the fact that you submitted materials or other information to us unless: (a) you grant us permission to do so; (b) we first notify you that the materials or other information you submit to a particular part of our site will be published or otherwise used with your name on it; or (c) we are required to do so by law.
Brain Injury Forum retains all copyright and other proprietary rights in the contents of our “Sites“. Elements of our web “Sites“ are protected by copyright, trade dress and other laws, and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. Nothing shall be construed as granting you any license under any patent, trademark or copyright of our “Site“ or any third party. Certain portions of this site contain information supplied and updated by third parties, or include links to third-party sites. Brain Injury Forum is not responsible for and makes no warranty as to the accuracy of such information, or sites.
Your account will at a bare minimum contain a uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter “your user name“), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter “your password“) and a personal, valid e-mail address (hereinafter “your e-mail“). Your information for your account at Brain Injury Forum“ is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us. Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your e-mail address required by Brain Injury Forum during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, and at the discretion of the “Forum“. In all cases, you have the option to what information in your account is publicly displayed. Furthermore, within your account, you have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated e-mails from the software.
Brain Injury Forum claims no ownership in, nor any affiliation with, third-party trademarks or brand names that may appear on this site. Such third-party trademarks are used only to identify the products and services of their respective owners, and no sponsorship or endorsement on the part of Brain Injury Forum should be inferred from their use. You are not permitted to use the trademarks displayed on this website without the prior written consent of Brain Injury Forum, its owner operator, or the third party which may own the trademarks.
Brain Injury Forum, its affiliates and any of its, or their directors, officers, employees, or agents shall not, under any circumstances, be liable for direct, consequential, incidental, indirect or special damages, of any kind, or any other damages whatsoever, including without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, and whether resulting from the use or inability of use of any contents of this website (or a website linked to this website), or any other cause and even if caused by negligence or if we have been apprised of the likelihood of such damages occurring. This “Site“ (excluding linked sites) is controlled by Brain Injury Forum from its offices within the Province of Ontario, Canada. By accessing our “Site“, you and “Brain Injury Forum“ agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, our web “Sites“ shall be governed by the statutes and laws of the Province of Ontario, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles.
You and Brain Injury Forum also agree, and submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the Province of Ontario with respect to such matters. Brain Injury Forum makes no representation that materials on our “Site“ are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal or is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so - on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
Accountability Brain Injury Forum (“Site“) is accountable for all personal information under its control. The purpose for which the “Site“ collects personal information will be identified at or before the time the information is collected. Brain Injury Forum may collect personal information for the purpose of:
• Administering and maintaining an up-to-date database;
• Informational products (surveys and publications), and
• Any other products or services Brain Injury Forum may offer from time to time.
Children's Guidelines This site is not marketed to or directed towards children. Nevertheless, it is possible for children to publicly post or distribute personally identifiable contact information without prior parental consent within chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups. No communication, however, will be sent to anyone or information collected from anyone who indicates that they are younger than 13 years of age.
Application This policy applies to the personal information of subscribers, clients, guests, associates, professionals, partners and all other visitors to our web site and all other internet users.
All visitors to our “Site“ Brain Injury Forum “Site“ collects statistical information on visits to specific pages and the frequency of these visits. This information is analyzed to help us develop content that responds to the interests of our site visitors.
Cookies By browsing our “Site“ will generate our software to create cookies. A cookie is a token that a server gives to your browser when you access a website. Cookies are capable of storing many types of data and help provide additional functionality to the “Site“, analyze site usage more accurately, thereby improving your user experience. In all cases in which cookies are used, we will not collect personally identifiable information except with your explicit permission.
Visitors who provide information on a voluntary basis Information you provide on a voluntary basis when signing up or using our “Site“ (such as organization type or email address) is stored securely. When you register to use our “Site“ or use any of our services you will be asked for some general identifying information which will enable us to provide you with this individualized service. We gather contact information (like your email address), demographic information (like your city or residence or age range). We may share some of this information for our own research purposes with our professional advisors or consultants and third party partners however the information shared will be limited to non-personally identifying demographic information shared under cover of a confidentiality agreement. We will only use this information in the course of providing our services to you or in the following way:
• To determine appropriate new topics, content and services; and
• If you indicate you would like us to keep you updated on new reports and relevant material, we will send you these updates by e-mail.
• Once you have registered, you will be given the option to of creating a pseudonym profile (nickname and personal description). You will be asked for some personal information to complete your profile. This information is not linked in any way to your personally identifiable information, for others members to see.
Safeguarding Personal Information Brain Injury Forum respects the privacy of our members, partners, website visitors and Internet users and will protect that privacy as vigorously as possible.
Accuracy of and Access to Personal Information Collected Brain Injury Forum takes all reasonable steps to keep information accurate, complete, current and relevant as necessary for the “Sites“ identified purpose.
What kind of information is being collected? If you visit our “Site“ to browse, read pages, or gather information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit. The following information is automatically collected and stored:
• The IP Address and domain name used. The IP Address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer;
• The type of browser and operating system;
• The date and time of the visit; and
• The web pages or services accessed.
Information collected is used for the purpose such as assessing system performance, improving web services and site management. Brain Injury Forum does not use this data to determine your identity unless required to do so as a part of an internal investigation or other law enforcement purpose.
Use of Personal Information Personal information may be used by us for the following purposes;
• To provide you with our services and information you have requested from us, including your use of our “Sites“. We may from time to time use your Personal Information to contact you about changes, enhancements or similar notices relating to the services.
• If you indicate that you were interested in receiving information from Brain Injury Forum “Site“ or certain of our sponsors or advertisers.
• If you enter a contest or other promotion offered on our “Site“, we may, under the rules of the promotion, use your name and certain other information to administer the promotion, such as contacting, announcing and promoting the winners of the promotion.
Brain Injury Forum reserved the right to disclose personal information to a third party if a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order legally requires or authorizes it to do so.
Sharing of Personal Information Brain Injury Forum will not sell, disclose or otherwise transfer your personal information submitted to this “Site“ to any third party unless otherwise requested or your expressed consent.
Retention of Personal Information Brain Injury Forum retains personal information on the “Site“ as long as necessary to provide the services or product information you request, or are a member, and as long as we are required to do so by law, whichever is longer.
Service Announcements On rare occasions, it is necessary to send out a strictly service-related announcement, if, for instance, our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.
Email communications and related services Email functionality on our “Site“ does not provide a completely secure and confidential means of communications. It's possible that your email communication may be accessed or viewed by another Internet user while in transit to us. If you wish to keep your communications private, do not use our email.
Why did I receive an email from us? If you received an email from us, (a) your email address is either listed with us as someone who expressly shared this address for the purpose of receiving information in the future (“opt-in“), or (b) you have registered or otherwise have an existing relationship with our service. We respect your time and attention by controlling the frequency of our mailings. We do not sell, rent, loan, trade, or lease the addresses on our list to anyone.
Property Rights The Services, product, technology or processes defined and or described in this “Site“ may be the subject of intellectual property rights reserved by Brain Injury Forum, the “Site“, and “Q1 CMG, Inc.“ Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring to the user in any manner, whether by implication, estoppels or otherwise, any license, title, or ownership of or to any intellectual property right of Brain Injury Forum, and Q1 CMG, Inc.
Malicious Content Any member posting, or attempting to post anything that you know may cause our visitors or systems to experience problems will face an immediate and permanent ban from the forum.
Advertising and Spam Advertising of another website, product or service is not allowed unless permission has been extended by the “Forum“ Administrator
Security Measures The Brain Injury Forum has established reasonable precautions to protect collected personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Please note that while the “Forum“ has endeavoured to create a secure and reliable “Site“ for users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to / from the “Site“ via the “Site“ or email cannot be guaranteed.
Your Password Is ciphered (a one-way hash) so that it is secure. However, it is recommended that you do not reuse the same password across a number of different websites. Your password is the means of accessing your account at “Brain Injury Forum“ so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with “Brain Injury Forum“, phpBB or another 3rd party, legitimately ask you for your password. Should you forget your password for your account, you can use the “I forgot my password“ feature provided by the software. This process will ask you to submit your user name and your e-mail, and then the software will generate a new password to reclaim your account.
Links to other sites Brain Injury Forum is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external websites. Links are provided only as an additional resource to users. The “Forum“ may contain links to other websites that are owned and operated by other sources, organizations and private entities that may offer useful information. The privacy and procedures policies described here do not apply to those sites. For information on the privacy policies of third party sites, please contact those sites directly. Brain Injury Forum does not assume responsibility for the content of those sites.
How can you review your Personal Information that we have collected? We will make available to you any specific Personal Information on you in our custody or control, that we have collected, used or disclosed, upon your written registered request, to the extent permitted by law. We will make such information available to you in a form that is generally understandable.
How do you know that the Personal Information we have on you is accurate? When we collect Personal Information from you, we rely on you for its accuracy.
How do we know that it is really you requesting your Personal Information? We may request that you provide sufficient identification to permit access to the existence, use or disclosure of your Personal Information. Any such information shall be used only for this purpose.
Indemnification You agree to indemnify and hold “Brain Injury Forum“, the “Site“, “Q1 CMG, Inc.“, its officers, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, directors, agents, service providers, suppliers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney fees and court costs, made by any third party due to, relating to, or arising out of consent you submitted or posted on or made available through our “Site“, your use of the “Site“, your violation of the Terms, your breach of any of the representations and warranties herein, or your violation of any rights to others.
Governing Law / Jurisdiction: Compliance with Laws Access to this website is voluntary and is governed by Canadian Laws and or the laws of the Province of Ontario. Any legal action or proceeding relating to the user's access to, or use of, our “Site“ shall be instituted only in a provincial or federal court located in the province of Ontario, Canada. The user and Brain Injury Forum “Site“ agree to submit to the jurisdiction of, and agree that venue is proper in these courts in any such legal actions or proceedings.
Brain Injury Forum
Attn: Privacy Officer
PO Box # 61552
Last Update; July 2008
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