healthLearn Site Details


Site Owner

This website is owned and maintained by healthLearn through the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB).



This site is designed to be as accessible as possible by all users, regardless of your ability.


Privacy and Security

You may browse and access some courses and information contained within this website without providing personal information. Where you voluntarily provide personal information (eg, through the log in process), we will hold your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993. The Privacy Act 1993 regulates us through the Information Privacy Principles as to how we collect, use, hold, disclose, access, correct, manage and dispose of your personal information.


Statistical information

Some information, however, is automatically retrieved about your visit, such as:

  • your IP address
  • the search terms you used
  • the pages you accessed on the website and the links you clicked on
  • the date and time you visited the website
  • the referring website (if any) through which you clicked through to this website
  • your operating system (eg, Windows XP, Mac OSX)
  • the type of web browser you use (eg, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox)
  • other incidental matters such as screen resolution, the release of your installed Flash version and the language setting of your browser.

No effort is made to identify individual visitors. Use of statistical information: The statistical information referred to above will be viewable by website administrators and certain other HealthLearn staff.



This website generates persistent session cookies for the purpose of monitoring website usage. The cookies do not collect personal information. You can disable them or clear them out of the web browser you are using to view this website without affecting your ability to use the website.


Information that we collect

We collect information to provide better services to all of our users – from basics, such as which language you speak to more complex things, such as which course you accessed and how long you spent in them. We collect information in two ways:

1. Information that you give us. For example, healthLearn requires you to sign up for an Account. When you do, we’ll ask for personal information, such as your name, email address, etc.

2. Information that we get from your use of healthLearn. We may collect information about how you use healthLearn, such as when you use a course or interact with our content. This information includes:

Device information. We may collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version etc)

Log information. When you use healthLearn we may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This may include things like details of how you used a course in healthLearn, such as your activity.


How we use information that we collect

We use the information that we collect from healthLearn to provide, maintain, protect and improve it, and to protect our users. We also use this information to offer you tailored content – such as giving you more relevant learning and content.

We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those set out in the Terms of Use.

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