Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

The Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres web site is committed to respecting the personal privacy of individuals who visit our Web site. Individually identifiable information about you is not willfully disclosed to any third party without first receiving your permission, as explained in this privacy policy. This page summarizes the privacy policy and practices of the Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres Web site.

  • The Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres web site does not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, e-mail or street address during your visit to its Web sites. This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us via e-mail, or registering in a secure portion of the site.
  • All personal information you do provide is protected under the federal Privacy Act. This means that, at the point of collection, you will be informed that your personal information is being collected, the purpose for which it is being collected and that you have a right of access to the information. Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres may decide to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.
  • Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres web site uses per-session cookies. The per-session cookies do not collect personal information about you. Per-session cookies are used to store information within a session (or visit to our web site). These cookies are deposited on a user's computer only while the user is visiting the site and are deleted when the user closes the session. Here is the list of information that we are collecting by using per-session cookies:
    • The name of your Internet service provider, its IP address, and the name of your service provider's server
    • Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres web site makes no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting the Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres web site.
    • The length of each visit
    • The number of requests per visit
    • Your type of operating system (Windows, MacIntosh, Unix, etc.)
    • Your browser type (Netscape, Internet Explorer, etc.)

    By keeping this data, Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres web site administrators can fine-tune the sites based on user-activity trends.

  • Questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy Act in Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres may be directed to info@nshsc.nshealth.ca . If you are not satisfied that we have adequately respected your privacy, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by calling 1-800-267-0441 or via the Internet at www.privcom.gc.ca .