Privacy Guidelines

Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC) values and upholds the right to privacy and the protection of personal information and is committed to ensuring compliance with PIPA, British Columbia’s “Personal Information Protection Act”.

In fulfilling our mission to help people with spinal cord injuries, their families and friends, to adjust, adapt, and thrive, we may collect and use personal information.

Purpose of Collection and Use of Personal Information

SCI BC only collects, retains and uses personal information for purposes necessary to fulfill our mission and in order to comply with any legal requirements. All information collected is kept in a secure manner and access restricted to appropriate employees.

Limits on Collection Use and Disclosure

SCI BC will only collect, use and disclose personal information for the purposes stated above and in compliance with PIPA. Should we require your personal information for any purposes other than those for which it was originally obtained, we will first ask for consent.

Personal information will be disclosed to other organizations when service providers are contracted on our behalf to process your information or assist us with various other services such as mail distribution and research, if it is to help and individual in receiving a grant, scholarship, bursary or service in accordance with our mission, or if we are required to do so by law. Donor information may be exchanged with other like-minded organizations in order to solicit new support. In this case, an opportunity to opt-out is provided.

Our full Privacy Guidelines are available upon request.

Online Community Guidelines

Our online communities are here for you to connect, share stories, circulate information and offer support. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming online environment and do not tolerate disrespectful or hateful language. Please be advised that profanity, personal attacks, racism and other forms of discrimination will be deleted without warning. Messages that are deemed spam or display elements of trolling will also be deleted. If you cannot adhere to these online policies you may be removed or banned.

Please help us keep these spaces safe and respectful—thanks for connecting with us!

Website Terms of Use

Unless otherwise specified, the SCI BC site (and partner websites) is for your personal and non-commercial use.  You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, products or services obtained from the SCI BC site (or partner websites).

As a condition of your use of the SCI BC site (and partner websites), you will not use the SCI BC site (or partner websites) for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the SCI BC site (or partner websites) in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the SCI BC site (and partner websites) or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the site(s). You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to SCI BC’s computer systems or networks, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the SCI BC or partner websites. Our full Website Terms of Use are available upon request.

Medical Disclaimer

The information contained on our websites is presented for the purpose of educating people about spinal cord injury and disability. Nothing contained on our websites should be construed nor is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider. Always consult with your physician or other qualified health care provider before embarking on a new treatment, diet, or fitness program.

If you would like more information about our policies, please contact SCI BC’s Privacy Officer at privacy@sci-bc.ca or at:

Spinal Cord Injury BC
780 SW Marine Drive
Vancouver, B.C. V6P 5Y7

Phone: 604-326-1225
Fax: 604-326-1229

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