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This website is not appropriate for crisis situations, or for individuals seeking medical diagnosis or treatment information. If this is an emergency, call 911 or your local emergency service for immediate assistance.

The information provided on this website focuses on health promotion and disease and injury prevention, and is intended for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided is not a substitute for a professional medical opinion. If you have a medical problem, please contact a qualified health professional or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.

The Porcupine Health Unit makes every effort to ensure that the information on this website is accurate, current and reliable. Links to resources and websites beyond the Porcupine Health Unit are provided solely for the convenience of users and the Porcupine Health Unit does not accept liability for any injury, loss or damage whatsoever incurred by the use of, reliance on, or inability to use the website or the information therein. Views or recommendations provided on linked sites do not imply approval or endorsement by the Porcupine Health Unit.

Information request disclaimer

The Porcupine Health Unit makes every effort to ensure that responses to information requests are accurate, current and reliable. The Porcupine Health Unit does not accept liability for any errors or omissions, injury, loss or damage whatsoever incurred by the use of or reliance on the information provided within the response. Affiliate organizations are responsible for the content that appears on their own websites and for their responses to health information requests.

French language content

The Porcupine Health Unit is committed to ensuring that all information on this site is available in both English and French. The Porcupine Health Unit uses accredited translators to translate materials from English to French. Please be aware that some information from external sources may be available only in the language in which it was provided. If you have any comments or suggestions about our website, please contact the Porcupine Health Unit by phone or via our Contact Us page.


Your Privacy on Our Website

The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is committed to protecting your privacy. On this page, we'll explain when and how your personal information might be used on this website.

The PHU subscribes to all of the current laws that govern privacy on the Internet.

The Porcupine Health Unit is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of the websites to which it may link.

What information is collected by the PHU and how is it used?

The PHU does not automatically collect any specific personal information, such as name, phone number or e-mail address. It would only obtain this type of information if supplied through an e-mail or through your completing an online form. The PHU does not disclose, give or sell any personal information about visitors to the website. Only the minimum amount of personal information is used by the Porcupine Health Unit for the purposes of responding to requests or to ensure the security of the system. No information is used to create individual profiles, or disclosed to anyone else without previous consent.

The Porcupine Health Unit employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. This software receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted the website, the date and time of the visit, and the pages visited. There is no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting the site unless an attempt to damage it has been detected.

Unless specifically noted otherwise, neither electronic systems nor e-mail are secure information transmission methods. It is not recommended to transmit sensitive personal information electronically.

Cookies

Session cookies are part of the this website and reside on the web browser. They have no expiry date since they expire as soon as the visitor closes the web browser. Session cookies remember information only for as long as the visitor operates the web browser in a single "session" (or "sitting"). Session cookies may be used by the Porcupine Health Unit to determine information such as what parts of a website are popular, how long people stay on certain sections of a website, and what browsers people are using.

This website sometimes uses cookies to track how visitors use the site or to determine sites previously visited. Cookies are small files this website puts onto your computer to collect information about how you browse this site. We use them to measure how you use the website so it can be updated and made more useful to you. These cookies do not store any personal health information about you.

Forms

On certain pages, we have forms so that you can enrol for classes or contact us. This information is not stored in any database beyond the email program of the PHU staff who responds to your question. Only the minimum amount of personal information is used by the Porcupine Health Unit for the purposes of responding to requests or to ensure the security of the system. No information is used to create individual profiles, or disclosed to anyone else without previous consent. The PHU does not disclose, give or sell any personal information about visitors to the website.

For more information concerning privacy issues please contact us via our Contact Us page.