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Infoway Website Privacy Policy

September 29, 2017

The Canada Health Infoway Website User Privacy Policy sets out how Infoway collects, uses and discloses the personal information obtained through our websites in English and French. Our websites include:

Canada Health Infoway


Better Health Together

ImagineNation Challenges


Your privacy is important to Infoway, and you should know how Infoway uses the information you provide.

Canada's Anti-Spam Law

Infoway has implemented a series of practices to comply with the consent and unsubscribing provisions for Commercial Electronic Messages (CEMs) in Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Where consent is required by CASL, Infoway ensures that recipients have expressly opted-in or have given their implied consent to receive Infoway communications. Infoway sends a “Notice of Withdrawal of Consent” within 10 business days of an unsubscribe request.

Use of Cookies

Infoway uses cookies to collect information about usage patterns. This information assists Infoway in tracking traffic and site use, as well as in developing content that responds to the interests of visitors. These cookies assign a number to each visitor to capture the frequency of visits and document what pages the user is viewing. These cookies also recognize the type and version of web browser used, to ensure our site is technically accessible.

Cookies do not contain any personal information about an individual and cannot be used to identify you personally. Cookie preferences can be viewed and adjusted through your web browser.

Infoway uses Google Analytics to collect information on our websites. Individuals may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page.

Personal Information Collected by Infoway

During a visit to our websites, it will be clear when Infoway will collect personal information.

Information collected when using our websites is used to:

  • Improve web content
  • Develop new products and services
  • Provide information about Infoway services, promotions and upcoming events.

Personal information collected by Infoway during access to our websites is stored in secure data storage to prevent unauthorized access, use and disclosure. Infoway stores the information for as long as necessary for the purposes stated in this Policy or as required by law.

Individuals may access and amend their personal information provided to Infoway through their personal information profile , using their login credentials.

Registration for an Infoway Account

When you register for an Infoway account on InfoCentral or renew access for HL7 International Standards, Canada Health Infoway collects your contact information for administrative and communication purposes. This information is used to contact you, to administer the site, to analyze site use, and to respect our contractual commitment with licensors such as HL7 International and IHTSDO.

HL7 International Access is required for all Canadian implementers incorporating HL7 materials in a product and for participating in HL7 International working groups and balloting. By selecting to participate in the HL7 Global Membership Directory, you are agreeing to be included in the searchable index which enables members of HL7 International and/or HL7 Affiliates to network and connect with each other. This index provides the name, organization and email address for those who have opted to be included. To opt-in to this directory, please visit your InfoCentral profile.

The contact information you provide Infoway is used to advise you about changes to standards or licence requirements as well as to provide notices of maintenance to InfoCentral. If you wish to receive Infoway e-newsletters or other periodic updates about news related to pan-Canadian Standards, events and other engagement opportunities, you will be required to opt in. To select these communications, please visit your InfoCentral profile.

Products and services offered through Canada Health Infoway may require payment. Information related to the processing of payments for these services may be passed to a secure third-party payment service that may be located outside of Canada. Credit card information required to process payments, with the exception of your name, is not retained by Infoway. Infoway has entered into written agreements with our third-party providers to ensure your privacy is respected.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Infoway will not sell, share or otherwise distribute personal information except as provided in this Policy.

Infoway will disclose personal information only when required by law, court order or governmental regulation, or if such disclosure is necessary in support of any criminal or other legal investigation or proceeding.

Electronic Correspondence

Infoway uses a third party provider, MailChimp, to send newsletters and updates to individuals who have elected to receive these communications. Subscriber lists are stored on a secure MailChimp server. MailChimp provides Infoway with statistics on email campaigns, such as the rate of opening, link clicks, and unsubscribe rates. These analytics are used by Infoway to monitor trends and improve campaigns.

External Links

Our websites may include links to other organizations' websites. Infoway provides these links for the user’s information and convenience. Infoway is not responsible for the content or the privacy practices of other sites.

Updates and Conditions of Use

Infoway will update this Policy as necessary to reflect changes to our personal information practices. These changes will be noted on Infoway’s corporate website ( Use of our websites indicates your acceptance of Infoway’s Website User Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Contact Us

Question, comments or concerns regarding this Policy should be directed to our Chief Privacy Officer at:

Chief Privacy Officer 
Canada Health Infoway
150 King St. W., Suite 1300
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1J9

To learn more about privacy at Infoway, please click here.

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