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All information on the Site (the “Information”) is copyrighted by the Canadian Association for Poison Centres and Clinical Toxicology (“we” or “us”) or other contributors. Users of the Site (“you”) are granted a limited license to use (display or print) the Information for personal, non-commercial use only, provided the Information is not modified and all copyright and other proprietary notices are retained. Any other use is strictly prohibited without our prior permission and the permission of the applicable rights holders. None of the Information may be otherwise reproduced, republished or re-disseminated in any manner or form without the prior written consent of an authorized representative of the Canadian Association for Poison Centres and Clinical Toxicology. Certain words, phrases, names, designs or logos used on the Site may constitute trademarks, service marks or trade names of the Canadian Association for Poison Centres and Clinical Toxicology or other entities.

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The Canadian Association for Poison Centres and Clinical Toxicology Privacy Policy

At the Canadian Association for Poison Centres and Clinical Toxicology we are committed to protecting your privacy. We value your trust and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be open and accountable in our treatment of the information that you choose to share with us.

Personal information

Personal information is any information that can be used alone or together with other available information to identify a specific individual. Contact information and certain other publicly available information, such as your name, address, and telephone number as published in telephone directories, are not considered personal information. However, we want you to be aware of what kind of information we are likely to ask you for when you contact us. This normally includes your name, address, city, province, postal code, phone, and e-mail.

Privacy practices

We respect your privacy. We do not sell, rent, or trade the information we collect. You can expect that we will take care to protect any information we collect from you, and that we will only use or disclose it with your consent, or as required by law.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to infer some anonymous demographic features of the site’s collective audience. This process uses both the Google Analytics cookie on this site as well as Google advertising cookies on other third-party sites to determine the characteristics of our site visitors. This information is only used in aggregate fashion to help us understand the nature of our site visitors. No information collected in this process is used to identify individuals. Users can learn of the options to opt out of Google Analytics at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Protecting your information

Our employees sign confidentiality agreements and we have put safeguards in place to minimize the possibility that the information we hold is accessed, disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. We also use reasonable business practices to maintain the integrity of this information and to prevent it from loss, theft or inappropriate access.

Updating of privacy policy

We regularly review our privacy practices as they relate to our various activities, and update our policy as required. Information on our website is updated regularly. If you have questions, concerns or complaints relating to our privacy policy please contact our Privacy Officer at privacy@infopoison.ca.

infopoison.ca linking policy

Linking to infopoison.ca website

Thank you for your interest in linking to infopoison.ca. We encourage you to set up a link to our website.

Linking from infopoison.ca website

When the infopoison.ca website includes links to other sites, we do not assume any responsibility or liability for any communications or materials available at the sites to which it links, including responsibility or liability for their accuracy. None of the links on the infopoison.ca website is a referral or endorsement of either the linked-to entity or any product or services. Such links are provided for reference purposes and convenience only.

We do NOT endorse companies, products, or services, and strictly prohibits any suggestion of endorsement, recommendation, or superiority of one company, product or service over another company, product or service.

We do not provide links from the infopoison.ca website to external commercial sites except as specified by a pre-existing sponsorship agreement/contract, partnership or other contractual business relationship.

We reserve the right to add, modify, and delete these guidelines without recourse.