Privacy Policy

Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region (CMHA – Calgary Region) is committed to protecting your privacy and gives you the most safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the GOTaBRAIN Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the GOTaBRAIN website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

On occasion, CMHA – Calgary Region may collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. CMHA – Calgary Region also may collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postal code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. Such information is only collected when the user provides it on a volunteer basis. If you are under the age of majority in Alberta (18 years old), you must obtain permission and consent from a parent or legal guardian to provide personally identifiable information. Such permission is indicated by checking the Parental Consent field on the GOTaBRAIN registration page.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by CMHA – Calgary Region. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by CMHA – Calgary Region for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the GOTaBRAIN Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through GOTaBRAIN public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: CMHA – Calgary Region does not read any of your private online communications.

CMHA – Calgary Region encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from GOTaBRAIN so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. CMHA – Calgary is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the GOTaBRAIN and GOTaBRAIN family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

CMHA – Calgary Region may collect and use your personal information to operate the GOTaBRAIN Web site and deliver the services you have requested. This information is only collected when the user provides it on a voluntary basis. CMHA – Calgary Region may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from CMHA – Calgary Region and its affiliates. CMHA – Calgary Region may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

CMHA – Calgary Region does not sell, rent or lease its user lists to third parties.

CMHA – Calgary Region does not use or disclose personal information without your explicit consent.

CMHA – Calgary Region keeps track of the Web sites and pages our users visit within GOTaBRAIN, in order to determine what GOTaBRAIN information or activities are the most popular. This statistical, anonymous data is used to customize GOTaBRAIN to provide the most relevant information and activities to users.

CMHA – Calgary Region will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on CMHA – Calgary Region or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of CMHA – Calgary Region; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of GOTaBRAIN, or the public.

Use of Cookies
The GOTaBRAIN Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize GOTaBRAIN pages, or register with GOTaBRAIN site or services, a cookie helps GOTaBRAIN to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as addresses, and so on. When you return to the same GOTaBRAIN Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the GOTaBRAIN features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the GOTaBRAIN services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

CMHA – Calgary Region secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. CMHA – Calgary Region secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

CMHA – Calgary Region will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. CMHA – Calgary Region encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how CMHA – Calgary Region is protecting your information.