CSHP Privacy Policy

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for CSHP.CA.

Information Collection and Use
The Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. CSHP collects information from our users at several different points on our website.

If you are required to register to use a certain section of this site, this information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest and to ensure quality input is received from quality sources.

Cookies are data files containing small amounts of information, that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. When you return to the website from the same browser, it recognizes these cookies.

CSHP.ca uses cookies to do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently and generally improving your browsing experience. They can also help ensure that ads you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. We also use similar technologies such as pixel tags and JavaScript to undertake these tasks.

When you visit our website from any device we collect information about your use of this site, such as information about the device or browser you use to access the site (including device type, operating system, screen resolution, etc.), the way you interact with this site, and the IP address your device connects from. You may not be able to initiate or complete some activities within our secure online services unless these cookies or similar technologies are installed.

We use cookies to:

  • Ensure your privacy
  • Store login details
  • Temporarily store input information in forms or other similar tools
  • Provide you with ads that are more relevant to you and your interests, and improve our targeting and enhance your journey through our site
  • Improve our understanding of how you navigate through our site so we can identify improvements
  • Evaluate our sites' advertising and promotional effectiveness
  • We use both our own (first-party) and partner companies' (third-party) cookies to support these activities

Please note that the names of cookies and similar technologies may change over time. If you’d like to opt out of these technologies, most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings, which may be adapted to reflect your consent to the use of cookies. Further, most browsers also enable you to review and erase cookies, including cshp.ca cookies. To learn more about browser controls, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.

If you’d like to opt out of personalized advertising data collected on cshp.ca, change cookie settings. 

Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We may partner with other parties to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

The CSHP website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that we at CSHP are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

If a user wishes to subscribe to any newsletter or similar e-mail service, we ask for contact information such as name and e-mail address.

Surveys and Contests
From time-to-time our website may request information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as postal code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this website and of the CSHP organization.

This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an e-mail to info@cshp.ca.

Site and Service Updates
CSHP also sends the user site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. CSHP will communicate with the user to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via e-mail or phone.

Correction/Updating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your postal code), or if a user no longer desires our service, CSHP will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can usually be done at the member information page or by e-mailing us at info@cshp.ca.

CSHP users are given the opportunity to "opt-out" of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our website at the point where we ask for the information. For example, our user profile form has an "opt-out" mechanism so users who register for CSHP services, but don't want any marketing material, can keep their e-mail address off of our lists. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from CSHP partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by modifying their profile in a password protected area of the website. This is currently not an issue on this website, but may be in the future. Users of our website are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. CSHP does this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party, or not.

Notification of Changes
If CSHP decides to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point CSHP decides to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an e-mail. Users will have a choice as to whether or not CSHP uses their information in this different manner. CSHP will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.