If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.
The term ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the trade name CloudPhysio, which is owned by the ‘McDonald Physiotherapist Corporation’ who is incorporated with the College of Physical Therapists’ of British Columbia, Canada, and the province of British Columbia in accordance to the Business Corporation Act.
The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to any third parties. We may use your email to send you the very occasional newsletter about CloudPhysio which we think you may find interesting but only if you have given us permission to do so. In accordance with the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation we will ask you for your permission to send you emails containing newsletters. We will also provide you with the opportunity to unsubscribe.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (1996).
If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please submit a written request.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
For more information on the Canadian personal information and privacy acts please refer to the links below:
In the UK the Data Protection Act of 1998 defines UK law on the processing of data on identifiable people and is the main piece of legislation that governs the protection of personal data in the UK.
For patients who are in the UK being treated by a British physiotherapist this act will govern what CloudPhysio can do with your personal details.
Information gained from a patient during a consultation will be used for the sole purpose of assisting the therapist in aiding the patient’s recovery. We will ensure that we gain your expressed written permission prior to contacting any other person. In reality the person that we are most likely to need to contact would be your general practitioner to either send them a report or request results from diagnostic investigations such as x-rays, US, CT or MRI’s.
If your therapist recommends seeing another practitioner in person it might be useful to send that other practitioner a report. Very occasionally an employer might request from you a report outlining what suitable duties may be performed when a person is on a return to work program. Again, any information released will be on a need to know basis with your best interest put first, and no information will be released without your written permission.
The College of Physical Therapists’ of British Columbia details privacy information on their website.
Due to the nature of the work CloudPhysio offers, we understand how important security is and we are committed to ensuring that your information is held securely. You should feel just as at ease or better than if you were attending a regular in person face to face consultation.
Communications relating to consultations which might involve sensitive information will take place using Medeo. This online tool was chosen partly because it has a 100% secure video and messaging service.
Payments made to CloudPhysio are performed using paypal only. This service was also chosen to ensure security over the internet. Please refer to paypal’s security policy
Cyber security is a key component of our work at CloudPhysio to ensure people feel at ease using our service. We endeavor to follow best practice in this area. For more information on cyber security please refer to publicsafety.gc.ca.
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over the other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
The McDonald Physiotherapist Corporation is a registered corporation with the College of Physical Therapists’ of British Columbia.
All physiotherapist associated with CloudPhysio are registered physiotherapists within their own territory, which will be identified.
For telerehabilitation, it is a Canadian provincial college requirement that a physiotherapist be licensed in the territory that they are physically located and are practicing in. As telerehabilitation is a fairly new concept most regulatory boards also have a position statement requesting that the health care professional also be registered in the territory that the person receiving care resides, or is, at the time the consultation takes place. It is our duty to ask the Country that you are physically located in, and province or state (if applicable) so that CloudPhysio can ensure that you are matched with a physiotherapist who is licensed in your location.
In certain circumstances the managing physiotherapist could be registered in multiple territories. In these cases, it is the duty of the therapist to ensure that they abide by all laws, acts, legislation and by-laws from both territories. If there are any discrepancies between territories the therapist will abide by the more conservative jurisdiction.
As a business operating within Canada we ensure that we abide by all relevant Canadian laws, acts, regulations and college bylaws.
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