Home Health Store Inc considers “personal information” to be information about an identifiable individual. We do not consider public information found in directories and listings, or business names, addresses and/or contact numbers to be personal information.
We have adopted the 10 personal information privacy principles stated in the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information. The 10 principles are as follows:
- Accountability – We identify individuals in our Company who are responsible for our compliance with these fair information principles.
- Identifying Purposes – We collect and use personal information to identify them, to communicate with them, understand what products our customers want, to provide information of those products to our customers, and to protect Home Health Store Inc. and its customers against error and fraud.
- Consent – Before collecting, using or disclosing any personal information, we ensure that we have the individual’s consent to do so, except where required or permitted by law.
- Limiting Collection – We collect personal information for the purposed stated above unless there is consent given by the individual to collect for any other purpose or unless required or permitted by law.
- Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention – Unless the individual consents otherwise, or it is required by law, personal information collected will only be used or disclosed for the purposes stated above. Personal information will only be kept as long as required to serve those purposes.
- Accuracy – All personal information in our possession is kept accurate, complete, and up-to-date in order to properly satisfy the purposes for which it is to be used.
- Safeguards – we have procedures in place designed to protect all personal information that is gathered and in our possession from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure.
- Individual Access – Upon request, an individual must be informed of the existence, use, and disclosure of their personal information and must be given access to that information. An individual may also be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate.
- Challenging Compliance – An individual may challenge and address any issues about our collection, use or disclosure of personal information by contacting us by any of the means noted above