Privacy and the Web

A guide to accessing West Park's Web site

West Park Healthcare Centre's web site has been offered to those who wish to learn more about West Park, its services and activities, research, employment opportunities and its foundation.

E-mailing West Park

Please be advised that if you email anybody at West Park Healthcare Centre using a non West Park e-mail address, it is not secure, and therefore potentially anybody on the world wide web can see your e-mail.  It is advisable to speak on the phone with West Park staff and not use e-mail.  If you must use e-mail, we suggest you don’t use any names or state any personal health information that can identify the patient. If you require West Park staff to e-mail you back, you must sign the West Park e-mail consent, which states you know and accept that this email is not secure and therefore is viewable by anybody.

Links to third-party web sites

  • This web site contains links to other web sites that are independently operated. Any links West Park Healthcare Centre provides to other web sites are provided as a service to web site visitors. The centre does not recommend or endorse any of the products or services on linked web sites, and expressly disclaims any liability associated with such sites and/or their products or services.
  • Links are provided for convenience and information only, and we assume no responsibility for their content.
  • The Centre does not guarantee or warrant the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness or appropriateness of the information contained within linked web sites, nor is it liable for the products and services sold through, by or from these sites or their proprietors.

Secure transactions

West Park's web site provides special interactive features that enable web site visitors to make secure online transactions such as donations, requests for information and patient email. All secure transactions are encrypted over a secure server using a certificate supplied by Entrust. All personal information is treated according to our privacy policies, which guide our practices related to the collection, use, disclosure, security, retention and disposal of personal information.

Information on visitors

West Park's web site may track statistics such as IP addresses, browser types, domain names, access times and referring web site addresses. This anonymous, non-personal information helps us identify what areas in our site are most popular and what we can do to help improve the experience for our web site visitors.

For added protection, those visiting web sites and surfing the World Wide Web are advised to revise their web browser's security and privacy preferences according to their needs, regularly delete the Temporary Internet Files stored locally on the user's computer and regularly refresh their browser's web "cookies" cache.