Privacy & Disclaimer

Disclaimer

The content provided by Acadia Veterinary Clinic is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult your Veterinary Care Provider or other Veterinary Care Professional with any question regarding your pet’s health.

Material placed on this Web site by Acadia Veterinary Clinic is for the purpose of providing information and client education only. It is not intended as the practice of Veterinary Medicine or the provision of medical services. This site does not provide medical advice for your pet.

Although every effort is made to assure that information on this site is accurate and current, knowledge in the field of Veterinary medicine is growing rapidly and all data is subject to change without notice. All clinical material we publish is reviewed for relevance, usefulness and independence, but should not be considered medical advice. Information contained in this website has been reviewed and approved by the website’s editor or other Veterinary health professionals, however, errors sometimes occur and therefore no parties who supply information make any warranty concerning the accuracy of any information found on or exchanged through this website. We therefore cannot be liable for any damages arising out of your use of or reliance on any content. We cannot guarantee that all web pages reached through our website and search engine contain up to date, reliable, or even relevant information. You are encouraged to use discretion while browsing the Internet from links initiated at this website.

You should not rely on the Acadia Veterinary Clinic website or messages sent to through the website for help in emergency situations. Time does not permit our staff to review postings daily or to answer all questions sent through the Acadia Veterinary Clinic site. If your pet is experiencing an emergency please contact our clinic directly at 306-477-1222. Always consult your Veterinary Care Provider or other Veterinary Care Professional with any question regarding your pet’s health.

Privacy Policy for Acadia Veterinary Clinic

Privacy of personal information is an important principle to the Acadia Veterinary Clinic. We are committed to collecting, using and disclosing personal information responsibly and only to the extent necessary for the services we provide. We also try to be open and transparent as to how we handle information. This document describes our privacy policies.

What is Personal Information?

Personal information is information about an identifiable individual. Personal information includes information that relates to the person’s characteristics (e.g., gender, age, income, home address or phone number, ethnic background, family status), health (e.g., health history, health conditions, health services received by them) or their activities and views (e.g., religion, politics, opinions expressed by an individual, an opinion or evaluation of an individual). Personal information is to be contrasted with business information (e.g., an individual’s business address and telephone number), which is not protected by privacy legislation.

What Information is Protected?

Acadia Veterinary Clinic is responsible for protecting any of your personal information that it has in its possession. This includes all personal information collected for or submitted to a third party to which you have consented (example – laboratory samples).

Collecting and Using Your Personal Information:

We collect and use your personal information to:

  • Verify your identity
  • Comply with federal, provincial, local law and by-law requirements
  • Bill goods and services
  • Collect unpaid accounts
  • Send out health care reminders
  • Make referrals to veterinary specialists and/or laboratories
  • Verify information with grooming or boarding facilities

Your personal information may be collected, used or disclosed for any of the purposes identified above. If your personal information is not required for one of these purposes, we will not use or disclose it without your prior consent.

How Do We Gather Your Personal Information?

  • From you when you become a client at our clinic
  • From reporting agencies (i.e. local humane societies, public health authorities)

Your Consent

We require your consent before we may collect, use or disclose any of your personal information, except under special circumstances, including police and/or cruelty investigations or other situations permitted by law.

How Do You Provide Us with Your Consent?

  • Your signature, as provided on a specific “Consent” document
  • Your written, verbal, or implied consent obtained during an appointment
  • Your consent as provided by persons authorized by you to make decisions on your behalf

Accuracy

Acadia Veterinary Clinic will make every reasonable effort to ensure that the personal information collected will be as accurate, complete and as up-to-date as possible for the purposes for which the information is to be used.

Safeguards

Acadia Veterinary Clinic shall safeguard and protect all personal information under its control by implementing appropriate security measures based on the sensitivity of information.

Acadia Veterinary Clinic shall ensure that its employees keep all personal information confidential and comply with the security standards established by this veterinary facility.

Acadia Veterinary Clinic shall require that third parties to whom personal information is disclosed have committed to an appropriate level of security (which may include execution of a confidentiality covenant) in protection of such information.

On the disposal or destruction of personal information, Acadia Veterinary Clinic shall take the necessary precautions to prevent third parties from accessing such information and to maintain the confidentiality of this personal information.

Transparency

Acadia Veterinary Clinic will make specific information about our privacy policies and procedures available to any interested individual. Acadia Veterinary Clinic will facilitate access to its personal information policies and procedures, including the identity of our Privacy Officer. Acadia Veterinary Clinic will also ensure that individuals are able to gain access to their own personal information.

Individual Access to Personal Information

An individual providing personal information to Acadia Veterinary Clinic will be informed of our personal information policy. This individual can access the information in order to ensure its accuracy and completeness, and shall be permitted to have it amended if it is inaccurate or incomplete.

Acadia Veterinary Clinic will respond promptly to any request made by an individual to access his or her personal information.

Acadia Veterinary Clinic will maintain a full record of all third parties to whom personal information has been disclosed, and will make this record available to an individual whose personal information has been so disclosed.

Questions and Concerns Regarding Compliance with this Policy

An individual providing personal information to Acadia Veterinary Clinic may address any questions, concerns or complaints to the Privacy Officer. Acadia Veterinary Clinic will establish a procedure for processing any complaint about this personal information policy to ensure that all complaints are dealt with in an objective, fair and effective manner.

Imagery Copyright Notice

All images appearing in the Acadia Veterinary Clinic web site, unless noted otherwise, are the exclusive property of Gloria Hooshmand and Acadia Veterinary Clinic or Lifelearn, and are protected under the Canadian and International Copyright laws. The images may not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without the written permission of Gloria Hooshmand and Acadia Veterinary Clinic. These copyright laws impose substantial penalties for infringement, and violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

The use of any images or other materials included herein, in whole or in part, for any purpose other than the private purpose of viewing them online, including, but not limited to, copying, reproduction, publication (including on Internet Web Site including third party web pages by any means, including “hotlinking”, storage in a retrieval system (other than internet browser), manipulation (digital or otherwise), or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, is expressly prohibited without the written permission of Gloria Hooshmand. All artistic and moral rights of the author, Gloria Hooshmand, are hereby asserted. For specific information regarding any media or motion picture files on this website, please refer to the contact information below for your inquiry:

All inquiries regarding usage rights must be directed to Gloria Hooshmand using the following contact information.

Privacy Officer Contact Information:

Acadia Veterinary Clinic
Attn: Gloria Hooshmand
Telephone # 306-477-1222
FAX # 306-477-1223
Email Address: acadiavetclinic@sasktel.net