Online Support Groups
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Please note, this group is for Alberta residents.
This is an online educational support group for all cancer patients and survivors with any diagnosis and stage whom are having...
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If you choose to sign up for our email list, your email address will only be used by Cancer Chat for supplying information to you about our programs. Your email will not be shared with any outside organization. If you decide to register on our site and create an online profile, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as described below.
The information you provide on your profile and in the registration form is collected on our site via a secure internet protocol known a "Transport Layer Security" (TLS). This is the same level of privacy afforded by the online sites of all major banks and credit card companies. However, this is no guarantee that a breach of privacy will not occur. Should a breach in our security protocols that affect your privacy be detected you will be notified using the contact information you provided.
The information gathered during online registration is collected solely for the purpose of registering you in an online support group. Your email, other contact information or personal details regarding your illness will not be supplied to any other agency or organization. Should you decide to enroll in an online support group, other information will be asked for through separate secure correspondence and may be part of health research. This research and the Informed Consent process that is a part of this research will be explained should you enroll in an online group.
You may withdraw your consent to the use of your personal information by cancelling your registration by contacting us. If you withdraw your consent, you may not be able to use all sections and features of Cancer Chat.
If you register to access Cancer Chat, or other features that may be made available to registered users, you will be asked to provide us with the following personally identifying information to create your user profile.
This information will be used to customize content or identify services or resources that may be of relevance to you. It will also enable you to actively participate in online support communities. Once you register, your email will be associated with your username and will be used to retrieve a lost password or username based on your email address.
When you register as a Cancer Chat user, you create your own profile. The user name of your profile information will be displayed to all registered Cancer Chat users participating within restricted communities to which you belong or have been granted membership. Only Cancer Chat staff team will have access to your full profile. Group facilitators, are associated with an endorsed organization such as BCCA and have access to filtered information to help them moderate the group effectively.
Please keep in mind that comments, messages and other information that you choose to share while using Cancer Chat's social networking features , will be available to members of applicable community groups. All sharing of personal information is done at your own risk.
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You may update, review or correct your information at any time by updating your user profile or by contacting our office.
Last updated: October, 2015