Privacy Policy


Effective and Last Updated: June 11, 2012

This website is owned and operated by PHRI (Population Health Research Institute). We are committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors while they interact with this site (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy applies to the Site only. It does not apply to other websites to which we link. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we want you to understand what information we collect about you, how we collect it, how that information is used, and how you can control our disclosure of it. You agree that your use of the Site signifies your assent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.

Information Collected

We collect two types of information from you: i) information that you voluntarily provide to us (e.g. through emails); and ii) information that is derived through automated tracking mechanisms. This information can be classified as personally identifiable information ("PII") and non-personally identifiable information ("Non-PII"), also referred to as aggregate and anonymous data.

How We Use Your Information

PHRI (Population Health Research Institute) only uses your personal information for the original purposes it was given. Your personal information will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without your approval at the time of collection. PHRI (Population Health Research Institute) will not disclose, use, give or sell any personal information to third parties.

Please note that personally identifiable information is used only to provide you with a more enjoyable, convenient online experience and to help us identify and/or provide information that may be of interest to you and optimized for you. We use your personally identifiable information to customize and personalize the content and context of the Site and its pages to support your use of the Site.

We may permit certain trusted third parties to track usage, analyse data such as the source address that a page request is coming from, your IP address (a sequence of numbers associated with your computer) or domain name, the date and time of the page request, the referring Web site (if any) and other parameters in the URL. This is collected in order to better understand our Web site usage, and enhance the performance to maintain and operate the Site and certain features on the Site. We may use third parties to analyse data and provide search results. To assist us in maintaining the Site, personalizing your user experience and to identify technical problems with our servers your IP address may be used. Through referencing your IP address no personally revealing information about you is disclosed.

Also, we may share personally identifiable or other information with our parent, subsidiaries, divisions, and affiliates. For internal analysis, research and development we may share some of this collected information with our advisors, consultants or third party partners.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and for business and administrative purposes. We may also use or share with third parties for any purpose aggregated data that contains no personally identifiable information.

How We Protect Your Information

Disclaimer to Security

By consenting to the Terms and Conditions of the Site and hence the Privacy Policy, you consent that no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure. We cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you provide to us and you transmit such information to us at your own risk.

Notification of Changes

PHRI (Population Health Research Institute) reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion. If at some point in the future, there is a change to our Privacy Policy, unless we obtain your express consent, such change will only apply to information collected after the revised Privacy Policy took effect. Your continued use of the Site indicates your assent to the Privacy Policy as posted.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy please contact:

PHRI (Population Health Research Institute).
Population Health Research Institute
237 Barton Street East
Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2