The Men’s Initiative for Health, Integrity, and Well-Being Society (“Blueprint”) has developed its web services, including the Blueprint.ngo website duplicated on Blueprint.ong, Blueprintsociety org, Blueprintsociety.ca, Blueprintglobcal.net, Blueprintglobal.info, Blueprintglocal.org, Blueprintglobal.co, themensinitiative.com, amensinitiative.com, mensinitiative.com, themensinitiative.net, mensinitiative.org, themensinitiative.org, amenainitiative.org, themensinitiaitive.ca, mensinitiative.ca, (each a “Web Service”, collectively the “Web Services”), as electronic resources to educate and build awareness about men’s health and well-being in relation to community.
We are committed to providing users of our Web Services with services that respect their privacy. This page summarizes the privacy practices at our Web Services. It outlines the information we collect through our Web Services and how we use that information.
- The Information We Collect and How We Use It
- Information You Provide to Us
- Subscription Services
- Information Collected When You Contact Us
- Information Automatically Collected
- Disclosure of Your Personal Information
- Third Party Sites and Services
- Online Donations
- How Can I Correct Errors in my Information?
- Handling Enquiries and Complaints
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US
We collect personal information which you supply to us voluntarily when you use our Web Services. This includes information that you provide when you:
- register for services offered in our Web Services,
- complete surveys,
- subscribe for newsletters and up-dates,
- complete your subscriber profile,
- contact us through our Web Services,
- enter a contest.
Personal information voluntarily provided by you via our Web Services will be used for the purpose for which it was provided (for example, to take a survey, enter a contest, participate in an online forum, send an inquiry, or send an email address to subscribe for newsletters and up-dates) or to which you otherwise consent or as otherwise required or permitted by law. Such information may also be used for internal analysis for management purposes. Health survey information may also be used for analysis and research purposes, as more fully described below.
Please be aware that when you voluntarily disclose information in a forum area or other public communication service of our Web Services, your personal and other information disclosed in your communication will become public information and can be collected and used by outside parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Blueprint. You should exercise caution when disclosing personal information in these areas.
Our Web Services provide you with the opportunity to subscribe to our Newsletter and Updates service. When you subscribe we use your email address to send you newsletters and other information and updates regarding our Web Services, men’s health issues and opportunities to support us and our work.
When you subscribe we use the information to create a Subscriber Profile for you. You may subscribe by providing your email address. If you subscribe using your Facebook or Twitter account we collect any of the following information that you have made available in your public profile in your Facebook or Twitter account:
- email address
Your Profile information is used for internal analysis purposes to better understand the demographics of our users and to improve our services. This information may also be used to personalize messages and health information provided through our subscription services. You may unsubscribe from our Newsletters and Updates service at any time by using the unsubscribe functionality in our Newsletters and Updates emails.
INFORMATION COLLECTED WHEN YOU CONTACT US
Our Web Services allow you to contact us by email or through Contact functionality in the Web Services. We use your contact and other information provided for the purpose for which it was provided, for example, to respond to your requests for information and services. We use your feedback to assist us in evaluating our programs and to improve our Web Services.
INFORMATION AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED
We maintain server logs and web logs which automatically collect certain information regarding users of our Web Services, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the IP address of your Internet Service Provider, the date and time you access our Web Services, the length of your visit, the pages you look at, details of how you used our service (such as your search queries), the websites you visit before and after leaving our Web Services, and cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. This information may be used for internal analysis for management and website administration purposes, so that we can better understand usage of our Web Services and to improve our users’ experience. This information may be used and archived for future use in order to facilitate your online experience and to gather broad demographic information.
Our Web Services may use “cookies”, a technology that installs information on a user’s computer to track how our visitors use the Web Services and to permit the Web Services to recognize future visits using that computer. Cookies may be used to provide a more personalized experience at our Web Services. You may choose to decline cookies, if your browser permits, by modifying the Preferences section of your Internet browser software, but doing so may affect your use of our Web Services and your ability to access certain features of our Web Services.
We may use services hosted by third parties such as Google Analytics to automatically collect certain information regarding users of the Web Services, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the IP address of your Internet Service Provider, and other data about how users like you use the Web Services, such as:
- language of use;
- general location information;
- device type and screen size;
- session information, including length of session, whether a user is a repeat user, days between
uses for repeat users;
- what pages are viewed or used.
These third party services use various technologies, including “cookies” and other anonymous identifiers, to collect this information about you when you use the Web Services.
This automatically collected information is used for analysis for management and website administration purposes, so that we can better understand the community we serve, improve our Web Services and tailor our Web Services to our audience.
We make no attempt to link this information with the identity of individuals visiting our Web Services. We may, however, review server logs for security purposes, for example to detect intrusions into our network. The possibility exists that server log data, which contains visitors’ IP addresses, could in instances of criminal or other malfeasance, or where necessary to protect the security and integrity of our systems, be used to trace and identify individuals and be shared with appropriate investigative bodies and others as permitted by law.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
As a general rule the personal information we collect from those who use our Web Services is held in strict confidence and, except in limited circumstances as permitted or required by law, is not disclosed to third parties without your consent, express or implied.
We may however share your personal information with third parties who we have engaged to provide services or functions on our behalf. We may also authorize such outside suppliers or contractors to collect personal information on our behalf as necessary to provide the Web Services. Such suppliers or contractors have access to and may collect personal information only as needed to perform their functions and are not permitted to share or use the information for any other purposes.
We may provide third parties with aggregate statistics about our visitors and use of our Web Services, including health survey response information, for research and analysis purposes. We may also provide detailed user records to medical researchers for purposes of their own research in the field of men’s health, however we will only do so in anonymized form by removal of personal identifiers such as email addresses, unless we have obtained your consent to this disclosure.
We may also disclose personal information to fulfill the purposes for which it is provided, to meet regulatory requirements, or in connection with the transfer of our undertaking to another registered charity carrying on work of a similar nature on winding-up or dissolution of BLUEPRINT, or otherwise without your consent as required or permitted by law.
THIRD PARTY SITES AND SERVICES
Blueprint uses a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information in our possession or control. All user contact information and other personal information you provide through use of the Web Services is contained behind secured networks and is accessible only by a limited number of trusted employees and/or contractors who have special access rights to production system. This information is secured on servers in a controlled, secured environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Passwords are encrypted in Blueprint’s secure database, which is also located behind secured networks.
HOW CAN I CORRECT ERRORS IN MY INFORMATION?
You can correct errors and keep your registration and subscription information current by changing and modifying information previously provided as follows:
You can up-date your newsletter subscription profile information by clicking on the Update Profile link in the subscription emails we send you.
HANDLING ENQUIRIES AND COMPLAINTS
If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices in relation to the Web Services
please contact our Privacy Officer at:
5950 University Boulevard
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3
Updated: March 31, 2021
Welcome to the web services of The Men’s Initiative for Health, Integrity, and Well-Being Society (“Blueprint”). Blueprint has developed its Web Services, including the Blueprint.ngo website, and all other services offered on and through our websites (collectively the “Web Services”) as electronic resources to educate and build awareness about men’s and women’s health issues. The information on our Web Services is for educational purposes only, and should not be used as a substitute for consulting a medical practitioner. If you have specific concerns about a personal health matter you should consult an appropriately qualified health care professional.
While we strive to keep all content current and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability of information, products, services, or related graphics contained in our Web Services.
The content, products and services offered in the Web Services are intended to educate consumers on health and medical issues that may affect their daily lives. Nothing in the content, products or services should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The Web Services do not constitute the practice of any medical, nursing or other professional health care advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should always talk to your health care provider for diagnosis and treatment, including your specific medical needs. Blueprint makes no representation or warranty that any service or product offered through the Web Services is safe, appropriate or effective for you. We advise users to always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions regarding personal health or medical conditions. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem or condition, please contact a qualified health care professional immediately.
We will not be liable in any way and to any person for the access or use of the Web Services, including, but not limited to errors or omissions in any information provided. In no case can information alone replace a medical diagnosis or evaluation by a physician or other qualified health professional. You must not rely on the Web Services for any medical advice, diagnoses or treatment. Only qualified health providers can provide health care by examining your health history, your physical, mental and emotional condition, and use their expertise and experience to advise you. Put simply, advice regarding your care should always include your physician and other qualified health providers.
Other Web Services
You must be nineteen (19) years of age or older to use or register for any of the other services offered in the Web Services. Such Web Services are not intended for use by individuals under the age of 19 years. By accessing and/or using any portion of the Web Services, you represent and warrant to Blueprint that you are 19 years of age or older, you have the right, authority and capacity to agree to and abide by the Agreement, and you will use such Web Services in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
By accepting the Agreement, you are given a limited right and permission to use the Web Services subject to any limitations, conditions and restrictions established by us from time to time, in our sole discretion. We may alter, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Web Services at any time, including the availability of any feature, database or content. We may also impose limits on certain features and aspects of the Web Services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Web Services without notice or liability and for any reason.
Blueprint may, from time to time, run contests through the Web Services, alone or jointly with third party sponsors. All such contests will be governed by their respective contest rules. Prior to entering into a contest, you should read, understand and agree to the terms and conditions set out in the applicable contest rules.
Use of Communication Services
The Web Services may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, calendars, user content platforms, and/or message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (individually a “Communication Service”, collectively “Communication Services”). When using the Communication Services, you will be subject to any posted code of conduct, terms or guidelines applicable to such services in addition to those set out in this Agreement. Any posted code of conduct, terms or guidelines are hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement.
Blueprint has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Blueprint reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Blueprint reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
You should consider all communication through the Communication Services to be public and not private communications. Always use caution when giving out personally identifying information about yourself in any Communication Service. Blueprint does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Blueprint specifically disclaims any liability with regard to such user submitted content, messages or information, or otherwise with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Blueprint reserves the right at all times to disclose any information regarding your use of any Communication Service as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or government request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Blueprint’s sole discretion.
Acceptable Use and Restrictions
You agree to use the Web Services in accordance with the following Code of Conduct:
- You will not use the Web Services to engage in any form of harassment or offensive behaviour,
including but not limited to the posting of communications, pictures or recordings which
contain libellous, slanderous, abusive or defamatory statements, or racist, pornographic,
obscene, or otherwise offensive language.
- You will not post, promote or distribute information that unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening,
harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity.
- You will not use the Web Services to infringe the privacy rights, intellectual property rights,
or any other rights of any person.
- You will not use the Web Services in any manner that impersonates or otherwise misrepresents
affiliation, connection or association with, any person or entity.
- You will not use the Web Services to distribute, promote or otherwise publish any material containing
any solicitation for funds, advertising or solicitation for goods, gambling or similar activity.
- You will not use the Web Services to promote or enable illegal or unlawful activities, such as
instructions on how to make or buy illegal weapons or drugs, violate someone’s privacy, harm
or harass another person, obtain others’ identity information, create or disseminate computer
viruses, or circumvent copy-protect devices.
- You will not forward chain letters, junk mail or spam e-mails through the Web Services.
- You will not use the Web Services in any manner intended to defraud, swindle or deceive any person
or entity, including other users of the Web Services.
- You will not use the Web Services to access or disseminate another person’s personal Information.
- You will not use the Web Services to distribute or upload any virus, or malicious software of
any type, or do anything else that might interfere with the proper functioning of the Web
Services, or cause injury to Blueprint, their computer network or systems, or any other users’
systems in any way.
- You will not cause the Web Services to be accessed through any automated or robotic means, including
but not limited to scripts, bots, other automated, or rapid access of the site as in a denial-of-service
Such restriction shall not apply to legitimate search engine activity that does not
place an unreasonable burden on the Web Services.
- You will not harass, annoy, intimidate or threaten any employee or agent engaged in providing
any portion of the Services to you.
- If you use any part of the Web Services requiring secure access, you are responsible for maintaining
the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer,
and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or
You declare that you have all the necessary rights, in particular, intellectual property rights, to any material that you submit as a user of the Web Services to Blueprint through a Communication Service or otherwise.
You acknowledge and agree that you remain the holder of the copyright of all material you submit as a user to Blueprint. However, you acknowledge and agree that by submitting any materials or works to Blueprint, you grant Blueprint an irrevocable non-exclusive worldwide licence to use, edit, modify, delete, reproduce, publish, display, distribute, translate, create derivative works from, develop ancillary products, adapt, communicate, perform in public, archive or index, and give sub-licences to such materials or works, or otherwise do any other act that is subject to copyright protection under the Copyright Act (Canada). You waive any moral right you may assert related to the integrity of your work. The rights granted in this section are applicable to all media, including without limitation all print media and digital or electronic media now known or hereafter created. The licences granted by you herein are perpetual and non-revocable.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting materials to us, through a Communication Service or otherwise, you warrant and represent that: (i) you own or otherwise control all of the rights to such materials including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit such materials; (ii) such materials shall not violate the rights of any third party including, but not limited to, intellectual property and proprietary rights; and (iii) such materials shall not violate any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or this Agreement.
By using the Web Services you agree that Blueprint is not and may not be held liable for the accuracy, legality or the compliance with intellectual property laws or with the conditions of use of any materials provided by its users.
Personal Information Protection
Termination and Modification
You agree that Blueprint in its sole and absolute discretion, may terminate your password, account registration, license applicable to any Content (as hereinafter defined), or use of any Web Services, and remove and discard any materials submitted by you through the Web Services, for any reason, including without limitation, if Blueprint believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Agreement. Blueprint reserves the right to remove any materials or other content submitted by you to the Web Services without prior notice. Blueprint may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Web Services, or any part thereof, with or without notice. We assume no responsibility whether before or after termination for storage of any materials or data submitted by you to the Web Services, including, without limitation your health survey responses. You agree that any termination of your access to the Web Services under any provision of this Agreement may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Blueprint may immediately de-activate or delete your account and all related information or other content in your account and/or bar any further access to such content or the Web Services. On termination of your access to the Web Services or license for any Content, you must destroy all Content obtained from the Web Services and all copies thereof whether made under the terms of the Agreement or otherwise. You agree that Blueprint shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to any Web Services. The provisions of this Agreement pertaining to disclaimers, exclusion or damages, limitations of liability, indemnification and release shall survive termination.
You agree that you will indemnify and hold harmless Blueprint, its directors, officers, employees and agents against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of a claim by any person relating to materials you have posted or other actions taken by you on the Web Services.
The content and design of the Web Services is protected by Canadian and international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, distribute, upload, post, display, transmit or frame any of the content published on or otherwise accessible through the Web Services (“Content”) including, without limitation, text, graphics, articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio recordings, videos, code, and software, except (i) as expressly authorized by this Agreement; (ii) with prior written consent from BLUEPRINT; or (iii) as expressly authorized in the Web Services with respect to specific Content using functionality provided in the Web Services.
Permission is granted to view, download, display and print a single copy of the Content on a single computer for personal, noncommercial transitory viewing only.
Blueprint may make certain Content available in the Web Services for sharing through social media networks. Permission is given to individuals, organizations and businesses to distribute, share and post such Content through social media networks but only utilizing the share functionality provided
in the Web Services.
The foregoing permissions are a grant of license only, and under the license you may not alter or modify the Content in any way; remove any copyright or other proprietary notices or disclaimers from the Content or use any Content in a way that suggests an association with BLUEPRINT or an affiliated Blueprint entity. You understand and agree that nothing in this Agreement or in the Web Services assigns or transfers any rights, title or interests to the Content to you or any other user.
Except as otherwise expressly set out above, Content and services contained or provided in the Web Services including, without limitation, all Communication Services, are offered for your personal use for non-commercial purposes, and it is prohibited to use anything contained in the Web Services for commercial or advertising purposes.
All licenses will automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Blueprint at any time for any reason. Except as may be expressly herein provided, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right under copyright, trademark or any other intellectual property rights. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
No Representations or Warranties
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE WEB SERVICES AND ANY SERVICES, CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED BY THE WEB SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. BLUEPRINT DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO THE WEB SERVICES OR ANY MERCHANDISE, INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEB SERVICES. IN ADDITION, BLUEPRINT DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT USE OF THE WEB SERVICES WILL BE FREE FROM TECHNOLOGICAL DIFFICULTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, UNAVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION, DOWNTIME, SERVICE DISRUPTIONS, VIRUSES OR WORMS, AND YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTING SUFFICIENT PROCEDURES AND CHECKPOINTS TO SATISFY YOUR PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCURACY OF DATA INPUT AND OUTPUT.
Limitations of Liability
THE USE OF THE WEB SERVICES IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL BLUEPRINT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR ANY OTHER MONETARY OR OTHER DAMAGES, FEES, FINES, PENALTIES, OR LIABILITIES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE WEB SERVICES, OR SITES ACCESSED THROUGH THE WEB SERVICES, AND/OR CONTENT OR INFORMATION PROVIDED THEREIN. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEB SERVICES IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICES. USER HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEB SERVICES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Links to Third Party Websites
The Web Services may contain, and other users or third parties may provide, information on or links to other World Wide Web sites or resources, including but not limited to third party sites that may display the Blueprint trade-marks (“Third Party Site,” or “Third Party Sites”). Third Party Sites are not controlled by Blueprint and these links are available for your convenience only. They are intended only to enable access to these Third Party Sites and for no other purpose.
No Linking, Framing, Mirroring, Scraping or Data Mining
Links to the Web Services without the express permission of Blueprint are strictly prohibited. To request permission to link to our Web Services, please contact Blueprint at . The framing, mirroring, scraping or data mining of the Web Services or any Content in any form and by any method is strictly prohibited.
This Agreement represents the entire agreement between you and Blueprint regarding the use of the Web Services and supersedes any other agreement or understanding on the subject matter. There are no representations or warranties or promises, express or implied, statutory or otherwise and no collateral agreements other than as expressly set forth or referred to in this Agreement.
You agree that any dispute or claim (including personal injury claims) related to your use of the Web Services is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of competent jurisdiction within the Province of British Columbia, Canada, and will be adjudicated pursuant to the laws of British Columbia and Canada without the application of Conflict of Laws principles. This Agreement also applies to anyone claiming on your behalf.