A Quick Response Code (QR code) is a barcode that is readable by mobile devices with a camera such as smartphones and tablets. By scanning a QR code, you can quickly access websites via your mobile device without the need to memorize or type in long, complicated web addresses.
To start using QR codes on your mobile device follow these steps:
Your device will briefly display the QR code on its screen.
Many newer-generation mobile devices come with a native (built-in) QR code reader, or you can install free or paid QR code readers on your mobile device through the app store associated with your device (search for "QR code reader" or "bar code reader").
QR code readers can also be obtained through the Web and installed on your mobile device. Here is a selection of websites where free QR code readers may be obtained:
Health Canada will be collecting personal information from you (Internet Protocol address, geographic location consisting of city, province, and country, as well as time and date of scan) via QRe8 Interactive, a third party QR code provider for statistical and evaluation purposes with respect to various marketing and communication initiatives (the "Activity").
"The personal information collected by Health Canada will be stored on servers that may be subject to the Patriot Act of the United States."
This Statement explains the purposes of collection and use of your personal information by Health Canada.
Collection and use of personal information by Health Canada is in accordance with the federal Privacy Act.
The collection and use of personal information for this Activity is authorized by paragraphs (a.1) and (b) of subsection 4(2) of the Department of Health Act and will be used for statistical and program evaluation purposes. The personal information collected under this activity is described in Personal Information Bank PSU914, will be retained for a maximum of two years and will be processed by Marketing and Communications Services Directorate.
The Privacy Act gives you the right to access your personal information and request changes to incorrect information. Contact Health Canada's ATIP Division to access your personal information, notify us about incorrect information or (if applicable) withdraw your participation after submitting your information. For more Information about your right to access, see section 12(1) of the Privacy Act.