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Privacy Policy

Please read this Privacy Policy very carefully before using this site.

The website you have entered is owned and operated by the Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society referred to as ACCES from this point onward.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you about the society's practices relating to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information that is collected by ACCES and this website. This privacy policy also tells you what to do if you do not want your personal information collected and how you can change or delete information you have already provided to us.

What Personal Information We Collect

Personal information is collected and retained on this website when you the end users engages in the following activities with ACCES.

  • Establishing a membership with ACCES.
  • Register for one of the free webinar educational Sessions.
  • Register for Seminars put on by ACCES.
  • Register for conferences put on by ACCES
  • Participate in Surveys
  • Content Submission
  • Submitting Nominations
  • Creates an account on the ACCES website.
  • Correspondence with ACCES
  • Emails sent to ACCES and sent from ACCES executive.

Information collected includes but is not limited to;

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Employer
  • Address
  • Multiple Addresses
  • Shirt Size (required for promotional give aways)
  • Content submitted by registered users as Documents Pictures and Articles

How ACCES uses your personal information

ACCES will use your information to develop and maintain our communications with you. This is done via the following:

  • Subscribe you to periodic Email Newsletters maxium 6 times per year.
  • Email notices of upcoming events
  • Email notivcations of membership renewals 30 days in advance of expiry.
  • Email notices on behalf of 3rd parties involved in the Clinical Engineering field.

ACCES also uses personal information to publishing membership directories. This information is published for the benefit of Clinical Engineering community. Information published in these directories does not include any direct means of contact and  is limited to the following.

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Employer
  • City
  • Province

When We Disclose Your Personal Information

ACCES does not sell, share, license, trade, rent or permit access to personal information to others outside the ACCES executive. A complete list of the ACCES Executive can be found on Contact ACCES page.

ACCES reserves the right to co-operate fully with local, provincial/state and federal officials in any investigation relating to any personal information (including private electronic communications transmitted on the ACCES website) or any purported unlawful activities.

Knowledge and Consent

ACCES collects personal information only when it's voluntarily provided by you. If you don’t want us to have access to your personal information, please do not provide it while using our site.

You can un subscribe by using the links provided in all Emails. If you feel this has not removed from Email list as desired please contact the Webmaster found on the Contact ACCES page.

If you want personal information removed from the website please contact the Director Webmaster found on the Contact ACCES page.

Cookies & IP Addresses

ACCES does not directly use cookies on its websites. However, ACCES uses a variety of website activity tracking software on it's site. Goggle Analytics is the only 3rd party software used for this tracking. The software interfaced to this services tracks your IP address and User login name. Information collected in this way resides on our server and the Goggle Analytics service.

How We Protect Your Personal Information

ACCES takes all reasonable efforts to ensure that personal information collected is protected against loss and unauthorized access. Access to your personal information is restricted to the Executive of ACCES. . A complete list of the ACCES Executive can be found on the Contact ACCES page.

The Webmaster maintains subscriptions to all security warning services for the software used to run this website. Our best effort is made to apply all patches and upgrades required for security reasons.

Our server hosting company is located in Canada and has no data centers in the USA. Your data is not subject to the US patriot act.

ACCES has invested in VPS hosting which means you data is maintained separately from any other websites. This is different from the more common and economical shared hosting options where your website runs on the same Operating System, Web server, and SQL server, used by dozens if not hundreds of other websites.

Registration and Memberships renewals require credit card transactions. These transactions are conducted on PayPal servers on the behalf of ACCES. Your credit card details are never seen by our servers. In 2009 PayPal's total payment volume was 71 billion $USD. With this volume of business PayPal has the resources to ensure the security of your credit card details.

Retention of Your Personal Information

ACCES does not at this time have any policy for purging collected information. If you would like any of your personal information removed from our server please contact the Webmaster found on the Contact ACCES page.

Content Submission

All content (pictures, documents, and articles) submitted to the website become the property of ACCES, it will published at the discretion of the Webmaster and the ACCES executive. Content will be removed upon written request of the original owner.

Children’s Privacy

ACCES believes that it is very important to protect the privacy of children. All advertising, sponsorship and promotional activity is not targeted at those under the age of 13. To the best of our knowledge the ACCES website does contain any material of interest to children. ACCES does not intend to collect personal information from children, should we be aware that we have such information in our database it will promptly be deleted.

Links to Third Party Sites

The ACCES website may offer links to other websites which ACCES does not control. You should be aware that operators of linked websites may also collect your personal information (including information generated through the use of cookies) when you link to their websites. ACCES is not responsible for how such third parties collect, use or disclose your personal information, so it is important to familiarize yourself with their privacy policies before providing them with your personal information. These websites links are provided for your convenience and by including such websites ACCES is not implying that it endorses or recommends them. Same thing applies to promotional mailings we may send you on behalf of our sponsors. Again, ACCES does not control advertiser content posted via our websites and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content. ACCES will not knowingly expose you to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable to you the user, however we can not guarantee that this will not occur.

Contact Us

We appreciate any member feedback. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please feel free to contact any of the excutive listed on the Contact ACCES page

Changes in this Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to modify ACCES's privacy policy without prior notice. You should visit our Website periodically to review any changes to this policy. Your continued use of the ACCES websites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

The last modified date of this policy is always listed by the CMS (Content Management System) just below the title of this article.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using the ACCES website, you signify your acceptance of ACCES's Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our website or sign up for membership. If for any reason you do not agree with any of the changes whole or in part, you must stop using the ACCES websites and arrange termination and deletion of your membership by contacting the Webmaster found on the Contact ACCES page.

ACCES reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to accept or reject any current member or any membership application for any reason whatsoever.