• College Privacy Policy

    The College of Psychologists of Ontario is committed to providing visitors with a website that respects their privacy. This page summarizes the privacy policy and practices of the College of Psychologists of Ontario web site.

    The College of Psychologists of Ontario'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 general inquiry form, or registering in a secure portion of the site.

    You should be aware of the inherent risks of interception when communicating with others on-line using unencrypted e-mail. Visit our Terms of Use Policy for further details.  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 College of Psychologists of Ontario uses "cookies" to improve the quality of your visit to the College of Psychologists of Ontario 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, Macintosh), and the domain of your Internet Service Provider. Cookies are anonymous; the College of Psychologists of Ontario does not know the name, e-mail address, telephone number, or home address of anyone who visits our site. The College of Psychologists of Ontario 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 web and communications 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.

    For more detailed information regarding the privacy policies of the College of Psychologists please refer to the Privacy Code.

    We regularly review our information-handling practices to ensure that we are abiding by this policy. Questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the College's privacy obligations may be directed to the Privacy Officer, Mr. Barry Gang, by e-mail to (mailto:bgang@cpo.on.ca), by calling 1-416-961-8817, or writing to:

    Barry Gang, MBA, Dip.C.S., C.Psych.Assoc, Privacy Officer
    The College of Psychologists of Ontario
    110 Eglinton Avenue West
    Suite 500
    Toronto, Ontario  M4R 1A3
    Canada