Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Contact forms on our website will email information directly to employees of TMVC.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

This website contains links to other websites. By providing these links, TMVC is not endorsing these websites nor is it responsible for the privacy practices, content, transactions, or the functioning of these websites.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

We may automatically collect non-personal information about your device such as the type of internet browsers it uses or the website from which it linked to our website. You cannot be identified from this information, which we will only use to assist us to provide an effective service on this website.

Additional information

These terms of use and privacy statement conditions govern your use of the Travel Medicine and Vaccination Centre (TMVC) website at If you use this website, you have accepted these terms and conditions and acknowledge you are in full agreement with them. This agreement between you and replaces any earlier agreements and understandings concerning your use of this website.

TMVC, whose registered office is at Vancouver, Canada, controls the personal data collected on this website. TMVC is firmly committed to maintaining confidentiality and respecting personal privacy, and by law, is responsible for the protection of all personal information under its custody and control.

TMVC does not automatically collect or track patterns of usage by personally identifiable visitor information. As a visitor to this website, you are anonymous to the organization.

There may be situations where we request personal information. However, we obtain this information only when you provide it voluntarily for a specific purpose, through, for example, requesting information via e-mail. We will only use the personal information we collect for the specific purpose for which you provided the information. We will not provide this information to others for any other purpose except as required by law. We will maintain the confidentiality of all personal information we collect. If you apply for a job with TMVC and send your resume to us by mail or email, we will only use the information contained in your resume for recruiting purposes.

As part of the products or services offered to you through our website, we may transfer the information you provide to us outside Canada, for example, if our servers are located in another country. If we transfer your information outside of Canada in this way, we will ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected to the standard equivalent to Canadian privacy laws.

We may automatically collect non-personal information about your device such as the type of internet browsers it uses or the website from which it linked to our website. You cannot be identified from this information, which we will only use to assist us to provide an effective service on this website.

By agreeing to use this site and by providing personal information, you acknowledge reading the Terms of Use and Privacy Statement and agree with its terms including the collection, use, and disclosure of such information.

From time to time we may make changes to this policy. If we make any substantial changes to this policy or the way in which we use your personal data we will post these changes on this page. Please check our Terms of Use and Privacy Statement on a regular basis. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

The information contained in this site is intended to be used only by residents of Canada. While every effort is made to update the site as international health conditions change, it may not always contain the most current and up-to-date information on vaccines, prices, health outbreaks, etc.

The information contained in this website does not constitute medical advice. It does not replace consultation with healthcare professionals. If you have questions about your individual medical situation, consult a qualified healthcare professional before making a medical decision.