Privacy Policy

Last updated: December 7, 2020

This privacy policy describes our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your information when you use the EndoAct Canada website.

We use your personal data to provide and improve the website. By using the website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this privacy policy.


For the purposes of this privacy policy:

Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, containing the details of your browsing history on that website among its many uses.

Device means any device that can access the service such as a computer, a cellphone or a digital tablet.

Personal data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.

Service refers to the website.

Service provider refers to any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of EndoAct Canada. It refers to third-party companies or individuals we employ to facilitate the service, to provide the service on behalf of EndoAct Canada, to perform services related to the website or to assist EndoAct Canada in analyzing how the website is used.

Usage data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the website or from the website itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

We, us, or our refers to EndoAct Canada.

Website refers to EndoAct Canada, accessible from

You refers to the individual accessing or using the website, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the website, as applicable.

Collecting and using your personal data

Types of data collected

Personal data

While you use the website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address

  • First name and last name

  • Province, postal code, city

Usage data

Usage data is collected automatically when using the website.

Usage data may include, but is not limited to, information such as your device’s internet protocol address (e.g. Ip address), browser type, browser version, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, your mobile operating system, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, or unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our website or when you access the website with a mobile device.

Tracking technologies and cookies

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our website and store certain information. The technologies we use may include:

Web beacons

Certain sections of our website and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).

Cookies or browser cookies

A cookie is a small file placed on your device. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some parts of our service. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our service may use cookies.

Cookies can be « persistent » or « session » cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser. Learn more about cookies: What are cookies?.

We use both session and persistent cookies for the purposes set out below:

Necessary / essential cookies

Type: Session cookies

Administered by: Us

Purpose: These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through the website and to enable you to use some of its features. Without these cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided, and we only use these cookies to provide you with those services.

Functionality cookies

Type: Persistent cookies

Administered by: Us

Purpose: These cookies allow us to remember choices you make when you use the website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences every time you use the website.

Tracking and performance cookies

Type: Persistent cookies

Administered by: Third-parties

Purpose: These cookies are used to track information about traffic to the website and how users use the website. The information gathered via these cookies may directly or indirectly identify you as an individual visitor. We may also use these cookies to test new pages, features or new functionality of the website to see how our users react to them.

Detailed information on the processing of your personal data

Service providers have access to your personal data only to perform their tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


We may use third-party service providers to monitor and analyze the use of our website.  You can read more about the information they collect and how to opt-out through the privacy policy links listed below. 

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our website. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google privacy & terms web page: 

Facebook Pixel

Facebook Pixel is a web analytics service offered by Facebook that tracks and reports website traffic. Facebook uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our service. This data is shared with other Facebook services. Facebook may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit the Facebook privacy & terms web page:

Email marketing

We may use your personal data to contact you with newsletters about our work, events and other information related to EndoAct Canada. You may opt-out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us.


Sendinblue is an email marketing service provider we use to manage and send emails to you. For more information on the privacy practices of Sendinblue, please visit the Sendinblue privacy & terms web page:

Use of your personal data

We may use personal data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our website, including to monitor the usage of our service.

  • To contact you by email with news about our work, events and other information related to EndoAct Canada.

  • To attend and manage your requests to us.

  • For other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our website and your experience.

We may share your personal information in the following situations:

  • With service providers to monitor and analyze the use of our website or to contact you.

  • With other users when you agree to share your personal information in the public areas of our website (e.g. your endometriosis story), your information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside of our website.

  • With your consent we may disclose your personal information for any other purpose.

Retention of your personal data

We will retain and use your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy and to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

We will also retain usage data for internal analysis purposes. Usage data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our website, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer of your personal data

Your information, including personal data, is processed by our service provider in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada, and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located.

Your consent to this privacy policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy and that no transfer of your personal data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of your personal data

Law enforcement and legal requirements

Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your personal data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. A court or a government agency). We may also disclose your personal data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Comply with a legal obligation

  • Protect and defend the rights or property of the EndoAct Canada

  • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the website

  • Protect the personal safety of users of the website or the public

  • Protect against legal liability

Security of your personal data

The security of your personal data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Changes to this privacy policy

We may update our privacy policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new privacy policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the « last updated » date at the top of this privacy policy.

You are advised to review this privacy policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this privacy policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, you can contact us:

By email:

By visiting this page on our website: