Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

We respect the privacy of every individual who visits our website. We take great measures to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of any personal information on this site.

Use of Personal Information

All personal information supplied will remain within our organization and will not be shared with any external entity unless prior permission is given. Your personal information will not be sold, distributed or published in any manner whatsoever.

Voluntary Information

The MSK Oncology site collects no personal information about visitors, unless the visitor voluntarily provides the information by filling out a form online. Forms may be used for such purposes as:

  • Gathering public perspectives/insights on musculoskeletal education
  • Creating an account to take the MSK oncology online assessment test

The voluntary personal information collected with online forms may include your name, email address, university affiliation, degree, and occupation. This information may be stored in a database and sent to the MSK Oncology faculty.


“Cookies” are small text files generated by the Web server and stored on a visitor’s computer. Cookies placed by a Web server can be read by the server at a later time. The purpose of cookies is to help distinguish each visitor. A cookie might store information about when the visitor last accessed the website, or a marker that indicates a visitor had previously viewed a particular page. For example, if an online survey was conducted on the website, and the intention was that each visitor should only complete the survey once, a cookie might be created when the survey form is submitted to signify that the visitor has completed it.

Cookies stored on a visitor’s computer by the MSK Oncology website do not contain personal information. Cookies may contain an identification number that can be read by the Web server as part of a system to provide content that is customized for an individual visitor. An identifying number of this type would be stored only if the visitor requested customized content by completing an online registration form. For more information about cookies, visitors are advised to consult the documentation for their Web browser software.

UBC Policy #104 Responsible Use of Information Technology Facilities and Services

This policy applies to faculty, staff and students and is intended for the general support of and to provide a foundation for responsible use of UBC’s information technology facilities.

UBC Policy #106 Access to and Security of Administrative Information Systems

This policy applies to the use and access of Administrative Systems and Administrative Data by faculty, staff, and students.

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