Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador respects your right to privacy as you visit the College website.

This policy applies only to this website (www.cpsnl.ca). It does not cover the practices of other organizations or their websites, including those you may access through the links provided on this website.

We encourage you to read the privacy policies of all websites you visit, especially if you provide any personal information to them.

The information the College collects

When you visit the College website, the College automatically collects some limited information. This is not personal information and cannot directly identify a specific person.

The College tracks the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or browser type of users who access our website. This is necessary for the operation and security of the website.

At times, you may choose to give the College your personal information. For example, the College collects your email address when you ask questions through cpsnl@cpsnl.ca. This information is provided only to College staff who need it to respond to your request.

The College may also use this website to conduct electronic consultations in which individuals or organizations are invited to provide comments. If you send comments to the College via the website, the College will collect your comments and your contact details for the purposes of the consultation concerned. If you do not wish the College to collect and use your comments in this way, please do not forward them.

In addition, the College analyzes website traffic data and collects cookies to improve our services. A “cookie” is a piece of text that the College’s webserver can store on your computer. The cookies the College uses log your progress through the site and record how you accessed the site. They do not collect any personal information about you or about any other use of your computer.

There are no persistent or third party site cookies such as banner ad tracking cookies on the College website.

If you simply browse or download from the College website, we do not collect any personal information.

How the College uses the information

The College only uses your personal information for the purposes for which you give it to us.

We do not share your personal information with other organizations or individuals unless:

• it is necessary to fulfill your request, 
• it is required or authorized by law, or, 
• it will prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to somebody’s health or safety.

Disclaimer

Although the College makes every effort to ensure that all information posted on this website is accurate and complete, the College does not represent that it is so, or guarantee it, and accepts no liability or obligation for accuracy or completeness. The College reserves the right to update the information as necessary without notice.

Check the College website from time to time for changes.

If there is any discrepancy between information posted on this website and the original paper version, the original paper document prevails. As this website is for information purposes only, you should seek appropriate, qualified advice before acting or omitting to act based upon any such information.

How to contact the College

Contact the College via e-mail at cpsnl@cpsnl.ca about any of your privacy concerns or to suggest further improvements to this website.

Alternatively, you can write by conventional mail at:

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador 
Suite W100 120 Torbay Road
St. John's NL
A1A 2G8