Confidentiality Statement

1. The First Responders Mental Health Steering Committee (FRMHSC) recognizes the privacy concerns of visitors to our website, and the importance of protecting the privacy of any personal information collected. As a general policy, the FRMHSC does not automatically collect any personal information (such as name, address, or email address) from visitors. The FRMHSC may collect non-personal information used to enhance the effectiveness of our web pages, and to determine the total number of visitors to our website.

2. We recognize and seek to protect the privacy rights of all visitors to the website. We do not collect personal information via our website, with the following exceptions. Through our website, you may email us and provide us with your name and contact information for the purposes of providing feedback or obtaining information. Unless you inform us otherwise, you consent to our collection of this personal information, and the use and disclosure of this information for those purposes or compatible purposes. We do not provide mailing lists to external parties, and only publish or share personal information with the clear consent of the parties involved.

3. This confidentiality statement relates only to the information automatically collected from you as a result of your visit to the website. It does not include any information requested from a linked website. Any additional collection of personal information by a linked website will be addressed in a collection notice on that website. The information collected is:

  • The web browser and operating system you are using (e.g. Vista, XP, Safari)
  • The date and time of the visit

4. As we cannot guarantee the security of e-mail, we do not recommend sending sensitive personal information to us electronically at this time. For all such matters, please contact us by telephone or street mail at the below address. The FRMHSC may use cookies during your visit to our website. We do not use cookies to retrieve information other than the information that was originally sent in a cookie. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when they are being sent. Our web servers also automatically collect and log some information about your computer with respect to your visits to our website. This information is gathered in aggregate and used for statistical purposes only. This information is not linked to other data in a way that would enable the identification of an individual visitor, unless the sharing of or access to such information is in accordance with Nova Scotia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the FOIPOP Act),(e.g. information that is publicly available).