The collection, use and disclosure of your personal information is governed by applicable privacy laws. The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care know that your information is private and you are concerned how it is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly.
The information we gather from web visitors helps us personalize and continually improve your experience when using our services.
Use of Information Collected from the General Public
The following statement applies only to members of the general public and is intended to address concerns about the types of information gathered from the public, if any, and how that information is used.
A “cookie” is a small file containing information that is placed on a user’s computer by a web server. Typically, these files are used to enhance the user’s experience of the site, to help users move between pages in a database, or to customize information for a user.
Cookie data is not used in any way that would disclose personally identifiable information to outside parties unless the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care is legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.
2. Logs and Network Monitoring
The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care maintain log files of all access to its site and also monitor network traffic for the purposes of site management. This information is used to help diagnose problems with the server and to carry out other administrative tasks. Log analysis tools are also used to create summary statistics to determine which information is of most interest to users, to identify system problem areas, or to help determine technical requirements.
Information such as the following is collected in these files:
- Hostname: the hostname and/or IP address of the computer requesting access to the site.
- User-Agent: the type of browser, its version, and the operating system of the computer requesting access.
- Referrer: the web page the user came from.
- System date: the date and time on the server at the time of access.
- Full request: the exact request the user made.
- Status: the status code the server returned (e.g., fulfilled request, file not found).
- Content length: the size, in bytes, of the file sent to the user.
- Method: the request method used by the browser (e.g., post, get).
- Universal Resource Identifier (URI): the location of the particular resource requested (more commonly known as a URL).
- Query string of the URI: anything after a question mark in a URI. For example, if a keyword search has been requested, the search word will appear in the query string.
- Protocol: the technical protocol and version used (i.e., http 1.0, ftp, etc.).
The above information is not used in any way that would reveal personally identifying information to outside parties unless the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care is legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.
3. Email and Form Information
If a member of the general public sends the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care an email message or fills out a web-based form with a question or comment that contains personally identifying information, that information will only be used to respond to the request and analyze trends. The message may be redirected to another department or person who is better able to answer your question. Such information is not used in any way that would reveal personally identifying information to outside parties unless System Administration is legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.
Information collected (first name, last name and email address) from you through our subscribe form is or may be stored in secure servers hosted in the United States and Canada. This information may be subject to the laws of the countries in which it is stored or used, and those countries may have a different data protection regime than the country in which you reside and under the laws of those other countries, in certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in those other countries may be entitled to access your personal information. By providing us with any personal information, you consent to the transfer of your personal information to other countries, such as the United States, which may have a different privacy regime from your country of residence. If you have signed up for email updates and wish to unsubscribe, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All emails we distribute will also contain an unsubscribe mechanism.
This site may contain links to other sites. The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.