Last updated August 2017
Application of this Privacy Statement
Thank you for visiting the Ontario Telemedicine Network (“OTN”) Website (the “Website”). This Privacy Statement describes OTN’s policy and practices in relation to Personal Information (defined below) collected through the Website. More specifically, this Privacy Statement explains how we collect, use and disclose Personal Information, the choices you have regarding such use and disclosure, and how you may access and correct that information.
OTN places a high value on privacy and is committed to respecting the privacy of our Website users. We recommend you read this Privacy Statement carefully as by visiting or using the Website, you will be consenting to the policies and practices described in this Statement. If you do not consent, please exit and do not use the Website.
From time to time, we may make changes to this Privacy Statement. The Privacy Statement is current as of the “last revised” date which appears at the top of this page.
In this Privacy Statement, “Personal Information” means information about an identifiable individual that OTN receives through the Website. This information may include but is not limited to your name, home address and content that you provide to OTN or post on this Website. Personal Information does not include information about you in any professional capacity, including your name, business title or office, business address, telephone number or email.
Collection & Use of Personal Information
OTN does not automatically collect your Personal Information: Personal Information is only collected if you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us via e-mail, or registering in a secure portion of the Website.
OTN will use your Personal Information to respond to your inquiries or requests. We may also access your Personal Information in the course of maintaining the Website or monitoring Website activity, and use your Personal Information as otherwise permitted or required by law. OTN will not use your Personal Information for spamming, unsolicited bulk or commercial email, or third-party or commercial marketing purposes.
In order to evaluate the Website, and for site security and law enforcement purposes, OTN may collect certain information from your computer, including without limitation, your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses (collectively referred to as “Technical Information”). To obtain this Technical Information, OTN may use various kinds of software devices, including “cookies.” A “cookie” is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We do not link the information we collect and store in cookies to any Personal Information you submit while on the Website. However, some Technical Information can be used to derive certain Personal Information. For more information, see the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s report posted at https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/opc-actions-and-decisions/research/explore-privacy-research/2013/ip_201305/ (accessed as of July 2017).
We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate the Website. We use persistent cookies to allow you to navigate based on past usage so as to provide ease of use for return visits to the Website. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “Help” file. You can also set your browser to disable cookies, but this Website may not function properly if you do.
OTN does not disclose Technical Information except in accordance with applicable law.
OTN uses “Google Analytics,” a web analysis service provided by Google. that provides us with information about the Website and use of the Website that we use to improve the functionality of the site so as to make information about our telemedicine services more easily and widely available. Google collects cookies and usage data and processes such information in the United States.
If you wish to opt out of Google Analytics data collection, please consult Google’s instructions on downloading and installing the “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on”, posted at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
There is also information on that page about what you can do if you do not want Google Analytics to be used in your browser.
All comments, questions, concerns or complaints regarding OTN’s management of your Personal Information or this Privacy Statement, including requests for access to or the correction of your Personal Information, should be forwarded to our Privacy Officer as follows:
Ontario Telemedicine Network
438 University Avenue, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5G 2K8
Attention: Privacy Officer