Thank you for visiting the SCOPE Program’s website and reviewing our online privacy statement. We are committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your Personal Information. As a program run out of University Health Network (UHN), we are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. s. 38(2) requirement for Personal Information collection. Section 38(2) requires government organizations to collect only the Personal Information that is necessary for the administration of a government program. At the time the information is collected, you will be informed of the specific purpose for which it is being collected. Further information about Freedom of Information can be found on UHN’s website.
There are different ways you can use this website. For example, to search for information, to show your interest in learning more about the SCOPE Program and to contact us with questions.
Our privacy statement explains:
- What information we collect and why we collect it
- How we use that information
- What we do to protect it
Information we collect
We collect information to provide feedback and services to you, for example responding to you after you’ve asked us a question or indicated you are interested in learning more about the SCOPE Program. We also collect information to improve our website and your user experience.
At your request, we will provide reasonable access to your Personal Information submitted via this website and held by the SCOPE Program and will allow you to update and/or correct your Personal Information to the extent that such updating and/or correction will not compromise the SCOPE Program’s privacy or security interests, subject to the understanding that, due to backups, it may be impossible to completely delete your Personal Information.
We collect information in the following ways:
Information you give us
For example, when you contact us to ask a question or when you opt to complete our ‘Connect with Us’ form, we’ll ask for personal information like your name, address, phone number and e-mail address.
Google Analytics does not allow us, or our analytics service providers, to identify individuals.
You may opt-out of analytics activity by setting your browser to notify you when a cookie is sent and then blocking analytics cookies. To learn more, consult your browser’s Help Menu. If you choose to disable analytics cookies, it should not significantly impact your browsing experience.
How we use information we collect
We use the information we collect to provide, maintain, and improve our services, and to respond to inquiries you have about the SCOPE Program. When you contact us, we will keep a record of your communication to help answer any questions you might have.
We use information collected from Google Analytics to improve our website, your user experience and to understand interest in the SCOPE Program.
We use up-to-date security safeguards to protect our website from misuse, alteration, copying, disclosure, destruction, monitoring or unauthorized sharing of information and damage. The safeguards include the use of security software and encryption protocols and involve physical, technical and procedural controls to protect information behind the website firewall.
We encourage you to learn more about protecting your own online information by visiting Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute FAQs on computer security.
External links disclaimer
For your information and convenience, our website contains links to sites created and maintained by other public and/or private sector organizations. Please note that once you leave the SCOPE Program website, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage you to examine each site’s content and privacy policies and to decide whether to trust these sites. Our website may be referenced by sites that are maintained by other parties and the reference of our website address by other parties does not mean we endorse or confirm a relationship with such outside parties or organizations.
Questions, comments or concerns regarding this privacy statement should be directed to SCOPEHub@uhn.ca.
If you are not satisfied with our response to your privacy concern, contact the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.
Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
2 Bloor Street East
Toronto Area: 416-326-3333
Toll Free: 1-800-387-0073