Confidentiality

Last update: April 2020

The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) is subject to An Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information. The MHIF takes all confidentiality issues very seriously and implements the necessary measures to respect its duties and obligations. 

Protection of personal information on the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation website

By personal information, we mean any information regarding you that you provide to us on a voluntary basis and that allows us to identify you. The personal information collected on this site “http://www.mhifoundation.org” is confidential; only the staff members authorized to answer requests have access to this information. At no time will this information be made public, sold, or communicated to third parties without your consent, except when required to provide you with the service for which you have registered.

Why do you collect personal information on the MHIF website?

The personal information that we collect about you on the site “http://www.mhifoundation.org” is only used to answer on-line requests for services or products that you send to us along with requests for participation in research projects or groups that you have chosen to answer.

Registration form to subscribe to the MHIF newsletter

In addition to accessing the information contained on the site “http://www.mhifoundation.org”, you may also receive personalized e-mails with information on [our health bulletins, news, advice from our experts, or messages from the foundation, as the case may be]. The personal information that you provide on the e-mail address registration form is used to provide you with the most relevant and personalized information possible. This information is not used for other purposes.

Use of cookies

The MHIF website “http://www.mhifoundation.org” uses cookies. These files identify your browser software when you move from site to site or page to page during a web session. Cookies can only be read by the website that sends them to your computer. When you access a transactional module on the site (on-line purchase or other module), a cookie file is automatically created on your computer. Our server can access this file, which stores information used to identify you and facilitate browsing. If you deactivate your cookies, some functionalities can no longer be used.

Links to outside websites

For your convenience, the site “http://www.mhifoundation.org” contains links to outside sites or parts of sites. The MHIF has no control over the content or operation of these sites or over their confidentiality practices. As a result, any personal information that you provide through these sites is subject to their privacy protection policies. It is therefore your responsibility to read these policies to ensure that your personal information is protected.

Online Donation Security and Confidentiality

The MHIF protects its donors’ privacy. All online transactions and contributions on the MHIF website occur through a safe, private, and secure process that protects the donor’s personal information. From time to time, we may communicate with users via email. The MHIF will respect the decision of an individual who wishes not to receive further communication.

The MHIF is the sole owner of the information collected on this website and will not sell, share or rent this information to third parties. In addition to respecting privacy, the MHIF does not store any banking information.

Analytics

When you visit the MHIF website, your traffic and browsing patterns are subject to the same level of scrutiny, measurement, cataloguing, and other information gathering that occurs across the Internet via the efforts of third parties such as Google, Bing, and Facebook. MHIF does not prevent, and is not responsible for such ‘third parties’ access to the browsing history you develop on the web through your personal use and interactions online.

If you have any questions:
Montreal Heart Institute Foundation
4100 Molson Street, Suite 340
Montreal (Quebec)  H1Y 3N1
Telephone: 514 593-2525
Toll Free: 1 877 518-2525
ficmdon@icm-mhi.org