Last Updated: January 14, 2021
Collection and Use of Personal Information
We collect personal information (including health information) from users of our service and their dependents, in order to ensure that comprehensive medical treatment, health services, and education can be provided. This information may include name and contact information, health and medical information including provincial health numbers and demographic information.
We collect information necessary to process payments including payment card information and insurance information.
If you are an employer who retains Wello to provide services to your employee, we will collect your name, contact information and payment information, as well as information about your business. We use this information to provide the services you have requested, to administer and collect on our accounts, and to communicate with you.
We may use the personal information you provide to communicate with you regarding other Wello products, services, events, medical updates and educational information.
Wello uses the information collected to create anonymous statistics to aid service and business analysis. These statistics are created blindly and do not contain personally identifying information.
Wello uses personal information for other standard business purposes such as maintaining records, enforcing our agreements, detecting and preventing fraud, and for other purposes with your consent or as permitted or required by law.
When you visit our Website, we automatically collect your IP address, the date and time of your visit, the pages you visit, the features you use, and the referring URL’s you came from. We use this information to improve our Website and services.
You may be able to set your browser to block or delete cookies, or to notify you before a cookie is set. If you block cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of our Website.
For your convenience, we may offer links from our Website to other websites. We do not control, and are not responsible for, the personal information handling practices of other websites. We encourage you to consult the privacy policies for these websites before providing any personal information.
Wello disclosure of personal information
Your Employer. If you have registered for Wello through your employer, Wello may share aggregated statistics with your employer, however, your personal information cannot be identified from these aggregate statistics.
Your Healthcare Providers. With your explicit consent, we will forward information to your family physician or another third-party service provider to ensure appropriate ongoing monitoring and long-term follow up.
Service Providers. We may use service providers (including affiliates acting in this capacity) to provide certain services on our behalf such as data hosting and processing, analytics, marketing and advertising, communications and other services. Some of these service providers may be located outside of Canada, including in the United States.
Legal. We and our service providers may disclose personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order (which may include lawful access by Canadian, US or other foreign governmental authorities, courts or law enforcement agencies) or as otherwise required or permitted by law.
Security of Personal Information
Wello acknowledges that personal information is confidential and takes steps to maintain its records in a secure environment.
The file containing your personal information will be maintained on our servers or those of our service providers. Within Wello, access to personal information is provided on a need to know basis to staff that require the information to perform their assigned duties to ensure high quality care. Only the least amount of health information necessary to carry out the intended purpose is collected, used and disclosed. We retain personal information for as long as necessary for the purposes for which such information was provided or to otherwise meet legal requirements. Wello utilizes an online system that allows encrypted messaging between our health professionals and clients. Online credit card information is encrypted.
Despite these measures, please be advised that no security measures can offer absolute security and it is possible that your personal information may be lost or stolen or accessed without authorization.
Access and Correction
You may request access to or correction of your personal information in our custody or control by writing to us (see “Contact Us” section below). Your right to access and correct your personal information is subject to applicable legal restrictions. We may request information from you in order to verify your identity before providing access or making corrections. [Please
Canada’s Anti-Spam Law
Wello has implemented a series of practices to comply with the consent and unsubscribing provisions for Commercial Electronic Messages (CEMs) in Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Where consent is required by CASL, we ensure that recipients have expressly opted-in or have given their consent to receive Wello communications. Wello sends a “Notice of Withdrawal of Consent” within 10 business days of an unsubscribe request.
Wello uses Google Analytics to collect information on our websites. Individuals may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page.