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Privacy Policy

SouthWest Healthy Aging and thehealthline.ca (collectively referred to as the “Administrator”) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of visitors to our website. We are committed to protecting your privacy whether you are browsing for information or submitting information on this website. The handling of all personal information is governed by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Administrator collects anonymous information about how visitors use our website. We log all web traffic and associate it with the visitor's IP address. Our primary goal for tracking this data is to improve the reliability of our website, and improve the information we provide. Unless required by applicable laws, we do not share this information with third parties. The use of these tools does not allow us or our analytics service providers to identify individuals.

You can opt-out of analytics activity by setting your browser to notify you when a cookie is sent and block analytics cookies if desired. Please consult your browser's Help Menu for instructions. Visiting our website with analytics cookies disabled will have no significant impact on your browsing experience.

Some sections of our website may depend on the use of cookies to function properly. Cookies are used to make it possible for us to provide these services. We do not share this information with third parties unless clearly indicated or required by applicable laws.

The Administrator makes no guarantees as to the privacy policies of external websites that we link to.

The Administrator assumes no liability for loss relating to a breach of confidentiality or resulting from unauthorized access by third parties to electronic files.

Any unprotected email communication is subject to possible interception or loss and may be subject to third party alteration. The Administrator assumes no liability for loss relating to a breach of confidentiality or resulting from unauthorized access by third parties to electronic files.

Metadata (the information about a document which is stored within said document) may compromise privacy. Photos, videos, SMS messages, RSS feeds and webpages are among the types of documents, images and files which may contain metadata. Metadata can be manually added by the user or automatically generated by software or a device such as a digital camera or smartphone. For example, automatically generated GeoTags are geographical identification metadata that usually consist of latitude and longitude coordinates, though they can also include altitude, bearing, distance, accuracy data, and place names. The Administrator is not responsible for the removal of metadata from posted content. To prevent public disclosure of potentially confidential information, users are advised to remove sensitive metadata from all files, images and documents before submission.  Under no circumstances shall personal health information, as the term is defined in the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004, S.O. 2004, c. 3, Sched. A, be uploaded, posted, or submitted to the Administrator or to the website.

The Administrator reserves the right to change or modify this Privacy Policy or any of our tools or services at any time and any changes will be effective upon being posted unless we advise otherwise. You are encouraged to periodically review this website for the latest information on our privacy practices.

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