Bang the Table Pty Ltd (Bang the Table) hosts this site on behalf of Crohn's and Colitis Canada.
Bang the Table takes the privacy of the participants using this site very seriously.
By using the Site, you consent to Bang the Table using information we collect about your use of the site, your interests and behaviour. Our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information is regulated by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada), or similar privacy legislation applicable in your Province, as amended from time to time. You can find more information about your privacy rights at the web site of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), http://www.priv.gc.ca.
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What information do we collect?
Basic Identifying Information
We collect information from you when you register to use this site. This information may vary depending on the specific needs of Crohn's and Colitis Canada, however, at a minimum is includes your:
- Screen Name
- Email Address
Additional demographic information such as your age, sex, and health related information is collected for the purposes of matching interested individuals with mentors. This information is kept in strict confidence and is only ever used for the purposes of matching individuals interested in using the private peer to peer pages or for program evaluation purposes.
We collect information that you put on the site after you have signed up including but not limited to:
- Comments in forums
- Votes on other comments in forums
- Responses to surveys and quick polls
We collect information about your behaviour on the site including but not limited to:
- Documents downloaded from the library
- Videos viewed
- Pages views
Note that you can browse the site completely anonymously without signing up.
Why do we collect this information?
To Collect and Collate your Feedback to Inform Better Programs and Services
The principle reason for collecting this information is to help inform the creation of better programs and services. The information is therefore provided to Crohn's and Colitis Canada for analysis and interpretation at their discretion.
To Send you Periodic Emails
The email address you provide for registering on the site may be used by either Bang the Table or Crohn's and Colitis Canada to send you information and updates pertaining to the issues discussed on this site or any other site that we feel may be of interest to you.
Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include a simple unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email.
To Improve the Website & Software
The principle use of this information by Bang the Table is to help us to improve this website and the software that underpins it. We are continually striving to improve the experience of our participants based on your feedback.
Who has access to this information?
When you sign up for a user account you provide three types of information:
- Publicly available information
- Information available to both Crohn's and Colitis Canada and Bang the Table
- Information available to Bang the Table only
Publicly Available Information
Publicly available information is limited to your screen name and any comments you leave under that name in the public forums or other public tools on the site. Comments made on the private peer to peer pages are only accessible to the individuals assigned to those specific pages. Semi-private forums are only accessible to select individuals. Comments made on these semi-private forums can only be accessed by the other individual(s) registered to that page (e.g. the Mentor Forum).
Individual survey responses, voting patterns and quick poll responses will not immediately be made available publicly on the site, however, feedback (including overall results of polls and surveys, and in some instances, unidentifiable and randomly chosen quotes or comments from surveys) may be published in publicly available reports.
Information available to both Crohn's and Colitis Canada and Bang the Table includes:
- All information from the Sign Up form.
- Survey, Quick Poll, and comment voting responses
- General site activity such as document downloads.
Information Available to Bang the Table only
Information which is available only to Bang the Table is restricted to your IP address for site security purposes.
Do we disclose any information to third parties other than Crohn's and Colitis Canada?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others rights, property or safety.
However, we may from time to time notify you about other sites we are managing when we feel they may be of direct relevance and interest to you. Please note that you can easily unsubscribe from these notifications at any time.
Third Party Links
Occasionally Crohn's and Colitis Canada may include links to third party sites. These third parties have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.
Terms and Conditions
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.