Privacy

Privacy

The College of Midwives of Ontario (CMO) is committed to providing visitors with a website that respects their privacy. This page summarizes the privacy policy and practices of the website.

The CMO’s website does not automatically gather any specific personal information from you, such as your name, telephone number or e-mail address. We would only obtain this type of information if you supply it by sending us an e-mail, submitting a form, or registering in a secure portion of the site.

Visitors’ personal information received via e-mail is provided only to our office personnel, who require the information to respond to inquiries. We do not use this information for any other purpose.

The CMO uses “cookies” to collect statistical information by Google Analytics to improve the quality of your visit to the CMO site by providing you with personalized information and features. Cookies are a software technology that enables our systems to recognize your computer and collect non-personal information about you. This type of information may include: type of browser used to access the Internet, type of operating system (i.e. Windows XP, Mac), and the domain of your Internet Service Provider. Cookies are anonymous; the CMO does not know the name, e-mail address, telephone number, or home address of anyone who visits our site. The CMO does not sell or rent any information that we gather through the use of cookies.

Our servers automatically log information about visits to our website in the normal course of establishing and maintaining web connections. Server logs record statistical information, such as visitors’ IP addresses, type of operating systems, time and duration of visit, web pages requested, and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types. These statistics are reported in aggregate form to our staff, and are used to improve our website and ensure that it provides the optimal web experience for visitors.

We do not link server log information to any other data in a way that would enable us to identify individual visitors. We may review server logs however, for security purposes, for example, to detect intrusions into our system. The possibility, therefore exists that server log data, which contains visitors’ IP addresses, could in instances of criminal malfeasance be used to trace and identify individuals. In such instances, raw data logs would be shared with appropriate investigative bodies authorized to investigate such breaches of security.

We regularly review our information-handling practices to ensure that we are abiding by this policy. Questions or comments regarding this policy may be directed to the Privacy Officer, Carolyn Doornekamp, by e-mail to (operations@cmo.on.ca), by calling 416-640-2252, extension 225 or writing to:

Carolyn Doornekamp, Privacy Officer
The College of Midwives of Ontario
21 St. Clair Avenue East; Suite 303
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1L9

To review the full version of CMO’s Privacy Code click here