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.
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