MyHealthNB

MyHealthNB COVID-19 Privacy Statement

Introduction:

The Department of Health Innovation and eHealthNB Services Branch (eHealthNB) and Service New Brunswick have created and will maintain these MyHealthNB COVID-19 applications to help you access your COVID-19 test results along with important information and instructions about COVID-19.

Simeio and VeroSource are the third-party vendors and information managers for this project.

Our commitment:

eHealthNB is committed to protecting your privacy and security at all times by following all applicable privacy and security legislation including PHIPAA and RTIPPA, as well as policies, procedures and best practices and being open and transparent.

Your role:

Although we have made every effort to ensure the security of these applications and the personal information they contain, you can increase their level of protection by following all the guiding principles in the Terms of Use and ensuring your personal computer, mobile device, home internet and/or Wi-Fi connection are secure, and for which eHealthNB is not responsible.

What and why do we collect your information:

What: Registration information: Your name (first/last), date of birth, COVID-19 test registration code, Medicare number, Medicare expiration date, and postal code.
Why: To validate your identity.

What: A registration code for a child (under 16) provided at the time the COVID-19 test was done.
Why: To enable a parent or guardian to access the COVID-19 Test results for a child (under 16) under their custody.

What: Contact information: Your email address.
Why: To create your account (this will be your user name).

This information is considered Personal information (recorded information about an identifiable individual) and is protected under applicable privacy legislation.

What: Information concerning your access to the applications such as: IP address (for geolocation only), Device type, Operating system, Browser type and version, Pages visited. This information is automatically collected and is not considered personal information (does not link to individuals).

Why:
  • For security purposes.
  • To customize the services, you are using and content you see on our pages and applications.
  • To improve our services.
  • To conduct research.
  • For service announcements or administrative messages.
  • To inform Public Health during a Pandemic or Outbreak.

How do we collect:

Directly from you, when you voluntarily register with MyHealthNB COVID-19 and create an account.

Indirectly each time you sign into MyHealthNB COVID-19: we receive and record information in our audit logs from your browser which could include when you logged in, duration of application access, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, ports used, the pages accessed, and actions performed.

Confidentiality

We limit access to personal information about you to our public health professionals, health and technical support staff who, as part of their job, need to know and access that information to provide products or services to you. We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you.

Security

eHealthNB has made reasonable security arrangements to protect your personal information against such risks as unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure or disposal of it. In addition, security measures are integrated into the design, implementation and daily operating practices.

Links to other websites

This website may include links to websites operated by other public and/or private sector organizations. eHealthNB is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these external websites.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file placed on your hard drive (with your permission) by a web page server. Cookies are used by these websites to identify return visits to a web page but are not used to collect statistical or personal information. You may change the settings on your web browser to deny cookies or warn you of the deposit of cookies.

Contact Information

For questions or suggestions about privacy, or if you have a complaint or concern about your personal information, please contact the Department of Health Chief Privacy Officer:
506 476 7563
Cpobpvp@gnb.ca

If your complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction, please contact NB Ombud’s Office:
aip-aivp@gnb.ca

Changes to this statement

We may amend this statement from time to time. If we make any substantial changes we will notify users by posting a prominent announcement on the appropriate application(s).