PRIVACY

The Ottawa Hospital is committed to ensuring that the health information of our patients is treated with respect and safeguarded to ensure privacy.

Personal information sent via email - Should you choose to provide personal information through email or other means, the information will only be used for the specific purposes for which it has been provided (e.g. to respond to a specific request, application for employment).

Server Logs - We strive to improve the access, design and functionality of our Web site so that you are able to find the information you are seeking easily and quickly. In order to do this, we need to determine what information visitors access most frequently, and we may do this by tracking statistics such as IP address, browser type, domain name, access times and referring Web site addresses. These statistics are used to improve our Web site and ensure that it provides an optimal Web experience for visitors.

When you come onto our site, the site will check to determine which browser you are using (i.e. Internet Explorer, Netscape) so that you are provided with the proper style sheet for that browser so that you may best view our site. We do not link server log information to any other data in a way that would enable us to identify individual visitors.

External Web site links - This site contains links to external or third-party Web sites. The Ottawa Hospital is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any third-party Web site.

Information Privacy complaints can also be directed to Ontario’s Information Privacy Commissioner at 2 Bloor Street East, Suite 1400 Toronto, Ontario , M4W 1A8 , or by calling 1-800-387-0073.