The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) provides this website as a resource for its stakeholders, including the public.
Collection, use and disclosure of personal information
As a public body, the HQCA is subject to Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA). Any personal information collected by the HQCA (including through this website) is collected in compliance with section 33 of FOIPPA.
Any personal information that you provide to the HQCA via this website (e.g. through the completion of electronic forms or by contacting us via email will be used to respond to your questions or to supply you with the information or materials you have requested. Once collected, your personal information will not be disclosed to anyone except appropriately authorized HQCA personnel and contractors who need the information to fulfill your request or where otherwise authorized by FOIPPA.
Automatic collection of information
This website’s server automatically collects a limited amount of information that is essential for the efficient operation of the site and to facilitate your access to information through our website. The following information is collected:
- Access date and time
- Internet domain (for example, “xcompany.com” if a private Internet access account is used) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to a computer whenever someone is surfing the web)
- Type of browser, operating system and version used
- Language preference
- Geographic information
- Pages visited
Third party applications
Our Primary Healthcare Panel Report request page is hosted in Canada. Any individually identifying health information submitted by physicians through this form is only used for panel report purposes and is protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. (FOIPPA).
Links to other sites
For more information about any of the policies described above or about our website in general, contact us.