Bang the Table Pty Ltd (Bang the Table) hosts this site on behalf of Alberta Health Services.
Bang the Table takes the privacy of the participants using this site very seriously.
By using the Site, you consent to Bang the Table using information that is collected about your use of the site, your interests and behaviour. Bang the Table’s collection, use and disclosure of your personal information is regulated by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada), as amended from time to time. You can find more information about your privacy rights at the web site of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), http://www.priv.gc.ca.(External link)
Who do I contact for more information?
For more information on Alberta Health Services’ potential use of information, collected on this website, please review their Privacy Statement
Our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information is regulated by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada), or similar privacy legislation applicable in your Province, as amended from time to time. You can find more information about your privacy rights at the web site of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), http://www.priv.gc.ca.
What personal information does Bang the Table collect?
Basic Identifying Information
Bang the Table collects information from you when you register to use this site. This information may vary depending on the specific needs of Alberta Health Services, however, at a minimum is includes your:
- Screen Name
- Email Address
- Postal code
- Declaration as to whether you are an AHS employee
Additional demographic information such as your age, , and interests may also be collected at this time. You can click the Register to Have your Say link to check this.
Bang the Table collects information that you put on the site after you have signed up including but not limited to:
- Comments in forums
- Votes on other comments in forums
- Responses to surveys and quick polls
Bang the Table collects information about your behaviour on the site including but not limited to:
- Documents downloaded from the library
- Videos viewed
- Pages views
Note that you can browse the site completely anonymously without signing up.
Why does Bang the Table collect this information?
To Collect and Collate your Feedback to Inform Better Policy
The principle reason for collecting this information is to help inform the creation of better policy. The information is therefore provided to Alberta Health Services for analysis and interpretation at their discretion.
To Send you Periodic Emails
The email address you provide for registering on the site may be used by either Bang the Table or Alberta Health Services to send you information and updates pertaining to the issues discussed on this site or any other site that Bang the Table feels may be of interest to you.
Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, Bang the Table includes a simple unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email.
To Protect the Integrity of the Discussion
By monitoring the information you provide Bang the Table is able to protect the integrity of the discussion from individuals and groups who may attempt to unduly influence the outcomes of the consultation process.
To Improve the Website & Software
The principle use of this information by Bang the Table is to help us to improve this website and the software that underpins it. Bang the Table is continually striving to improve the experience of our participants based on your feedback.
Who has access to this information?
When you register for a user account you provide three types of information:
- Publicly available information
- Information available to both Alberta Health Services and Bang the Table
- Information available to Bang the Table only
Publicly Available Information
Publicly available information is limited to your screen name and any comments you leave under that name in the forums or other tools on the site.
Individual survey responses, voting patterns and quick poll responses will not immediately be made available publicly on the site, however, feedback (including overall results of polls and surveys, and in some instances, unidentifiable and randomly chosen quotes or comments from surveys) may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period.
Please also keep in mind, however, that under most local Freedom of Information laws[DD1] [RM2] formal submissions uploaded to this site can be made available for public viewing by Alberta Health Services at its own volition or at the request of a member of the public.
Information available to both Alberta Health Services and Bang the Table includes:
- All information from the Register form.
- Survey, Quick Poll, and comment voting responses
- General site activity such as document downloads.
Information Available to Bang the Table only
Information which is available only to Bang the Table is restricted to your IP address for site security purposes.
Does Bang the Table disclose any information to third parties other than Alberta Health Services?
Bang the Table does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. Bang the Table may also release your information when Bang the Table believes release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others rights, property or safety.
However, Bang the Table may from time to time notify you about other sites Bang the Table is managing when Bang the Table feels they may be of direct relevance and interest to you. Please note that you can easily unsubscribe from these notifications at any time.
Third Party Links
Occasionally Alberta Health Services may include links to third party sites. These third parties have separate and independent privacy policies. Bang the Table therefore has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.
Terms and Conditions
Please also visit Bang the Table’s Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.