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All rights reserved. Permission is granted to electronically copy and to print in hard copy for internal use only. No part of this information may be reproduced, modified, or redistributed in any form or by any means, for any purposes other than those noted above (including sales), without the prior written permission of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).

External Hyperlinks

Some of the information on this website is provided by external sources. CCOHS is not responsible for the quality, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose of products or services available on external sites and listed or described on our menu; nor is CCOHS responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information contained on the website and supplied by external sources.

Privacy Statement

CCOHS respects the privacy of every person visiting our website. CCOHS has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy, and the high value we place on your quality feedback. CCOHS attempts to take every precaution to protect the privacy of every person visiting our website.

Unique Personal Information

CCOHS does not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, telephone number, or street address during your visit to our website. This information is only obtained if you supply it to us voluntarily, usually through contacting us via email, or registering in a secure portion of the site.

All personal information you do provide is protected under the federal Privacy Act. This means that, at the point of collection, you will be informed that your personal information is being collected, the purpose for which it is being collected and that you have a right of access to the information. CCOHS employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. We do use software to record the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of computers that have connected to our website but we do not link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our website.

Personal information is not disclosed to anyone except CCOHS personnel who need the information, e.g. to respond to a request, except as may be required by law.

How We Utilise Your Feedback

We highly value the information that visitors to our website send us. It gives us a better understanding of what they need from CCOHS, and enables us to improve our site, and our products and services.

When you do provide us with personally-identifiable information we will only use that information to improve the services we provide, to track and analyse user logs internally, or to contact you regarding occupational health and safety issues which we believe you may be interested in.

All comments and feedback are dealt with confidentially and are fed into our R&D process so that we continually improve on what you appreciate most from the CCOHS website, its information and our services. Once this information is received by CCOHS, it is in no way disclosed to any third party.

We welcome your feedback regarding any aspect of the CCOHS website, its content and our products and services.

General Information Collected Automatically

In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally-identifiable. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, and the domain name of the website from which you linked to our site or advertisement. CCOHS's subscriber lists are never sold, rented or passed on to a third party and it is not our intention to do so in the future.

Information We May Place Automatically On Your Computer's Hard Drive

When you visit the CCOHS website we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a "Cookie". This information helps us to improve the service we offer to you in a number of ways. The Cookies which we use do not allow us to identify individuals.

If you do not wish us to place "Cookie" files on your hard drive, you can adjust your browsers setting to either exclude cookies or to inform you every time we seek to send you a cookie. If you have already received a CCOHS cookie you may delete it from your hard drive in the same way that you would delete any file.

CCOHS employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. This software receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted our website, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.

CCOHS uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt the transfer of sensitive information such as credit card information.

Contacting CCOHS

If you would like any information relating to you deleted from our records, please contact mgr-finance@ccohs.ca or Finance Manager, CCOHS, 135 Hunter St E, Hamilton, ON Canada L8N 1M5, (905) 572-2981.

If you are not satisfied that we have adequately respected your privacy, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by calling 1-800-282-1376 or via the Internet at www.privcom.gc.ca.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this policy of the administration of the Privacy Act at CCOHS, please contact mgr-finance@ccohs.ca or Finance Manager, CCOHS, 135 Hunter St E, Hamilton, ON Canada L8N 1M5, (905) 572-2981.

 
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