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Website Usage and Correspondence

CORRESPONDENCE

If you correspond with us via e-mail, the postal service or other forms of communication, we may retain such correspondence and the information contained therein and use such to respond to your inquiry. Importantly, email and postal address information is never sold, given or otherwise disclosed to third parties except as set forth herein or in accordance with applicable laws.

It is an unfortunate reality of the present Internet that communications carried over it are neither secure nor verifiable. Do not send personal information or personal health information by email to Health Shared Services Ontario (HSSOntario). HSSOntario does not generally communicate with patients by email due to the lack of security and reserves the right not to respond via this method. 
 

OUR WEBSITE

HSSOntario provides information to our patients and stakeholders via our public website. Below is some basic information you need to know. Please review our Terms of UseIf you do not agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of Use, then do not further access or use this website.

 

URL AND IP ADDRESS

This site does not collect, store or disclose any personal information or personal health information and therefore uses a publicly available URL with http. Secured http (https) is used when required. The IP addresses of website visitors are logged for audit purposes only.

 

COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS

A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie is sent back to the website by the browser to notify the website of the user's previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the state of the website or activity the user had taken in the past (i.e., user preferences). This can include clicking particular buttons, logging in, or a record of which pages were visited by the user. This website does not use web beacons or flash cookies.
 

INAPPLICABILITY OF PRIVACY POLICIES OF ANY LINKED SITES OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES

This Privacy Policy only addresses HSSOntario's collection, use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information. As this site may contain links to other websites, please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy of such other sites, and we are not liable for their misuse of personally identifiable information. We encourage you to be aware that when you go to another website you should carefully read their privacy policy. 

 

CONDITIONS OF USE, NOTICES AND CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

By using this site, you agree to the terms and conditions contained in this Privacy Policy and Conditions of Use and/or any other agreement that we might have with you. If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, you should not use this site and should discuss any privacy concerns you may have with the HSSOntario Privacy Officer. You agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy and Conditions of Use, or any other agreement we have with you, will be governed by the laws of Ontario, Canada. 

As our organization may change from time to time, this Privacy Policy and Conditions of Use are expected to change as well. We reserve the right to amend the Privacy Policy and Conditions of Use at any time, for any reason, without notice to you, other than the posting of the amended Privacy Policy at this site. The provisions contained herein supersede all previous notices or policies regarding our privacy practices and the terms and conditions that govern the use of this site.​