North West LHIN is committed to protecting
your privacy and implementing technology that gives you an effective and safe
application and governs data collection and usage. By using QHRnet, you consent
to the data practices described in this statement.
information about you may be collected, used or disclosed as a consequence of
your activities on the North West LHIN web site. We urge you to read it
By registering on this site, by submitting
your resume or any information through the use of this site, or by otherwise
to the policies and practices describe for the collection, use, or disclosure
of personal information.
Protection of Personal Information
Canadian law governs the collection, use and
disclosure of personal information in a manner that recognizes individuals’
right of privacy with respect to their personal information.
The federal Personal Information Protection
and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) sets out rules and principles for the
management of personal information by commercial organizations. Although North
this Site follows the rules set out in PIPEDA. This organization resides in
The type of personal information that is
protected includes almost any information about an identifiable individual,
such as your name, address, telephone number, age, sex, marital status and
nationality if provided by you. Personal information may not, however, include
certain types of business or employment related information. Information
contained in resumes that you elect to post to this site may constitute
PIPEDA provides certain fundamental principles
which apply to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.
One of the most significant, is that your personal information generally cannot
be collected, used or disclosed without your consent. It also allows you to
find out why your personal information is being collected, how it is being
used, where it is being stored and to whom it is disclosed. It requires the use
of appropriate safeguards to secure your personal information. It also grants
you access to your personal information and provides mechanisms for ensuring
North West LHIN does not collect, use or
disclose your personal information without your consent except where required
or allowed by applicable laws within Ontario, Canada.
In addition to the provisions of this Privacy
Policy, the collection use and disclosure of your resume is governed by the
Terms and Conditions of sue of this site, a copy of which can be obtained from
the home page of this site.
Collection of your Personal Information
QHRnet collects personally identifiable
information through Quadrant Workforce, such as your email address, name, home or
work address or telephone number. QHRnet may also collects anonymous
demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postal code,
age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
Information contained in resumes or other
material that you elect to post to this site constitutes the collection of
North West LHIN may ask questions of a
candidate which are answered on this site. This information would be personal
North West LHIN does not knowingly solicit
information from children and we do not knowingly engage minors.
There is also information about your computer
hardware and software that is automatically collected by QHRnet. This
information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access
times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by QHRnet for
the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to
provide general statistics regarding use of QHRnet.
North West LHIN does not use web beacons to
track users of this Site.
North West LHIN is not responsible for the privacy
statements or other content on Web sites linked or outside of North West LHIN s
QHRnet web application and North West LHIN s family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
QHRnet collects and uses your personal
information to operate the web application and deliver the services you have
requested. North West LHIN may contact you via surveys to conduct research
about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be
North West LHIN requests certain information
from you if you elect to register as a user of this Site (Registration
Information). Registration Information is collected for the purpose of
identifying you as a user of this site.
eHealth Ontario will have access to QHRnet for
purposes of administering and supporting the system on behalf of the North West
North West LHIN does not sell, rent or lease
its contact lists to third parties.
North West LHIN does not use or disclose
sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations,
without your explicit consent.
North West LHIN controls access to the QHRnet
system themselves and each user will only have access to their own information.
Terminated employee access will be removed immediately from QHRnet and would be
required to contact Human Resources should they need access to their payroll
Candidates who register on the Site will be
known to both the North West LHIN and eHealth Ontario who administers the Site.
QHRnet keeps track of the Web pages its users
visit within the QHRnet web application, in order to determine what QHRnet
services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content
to users whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular
Resumes are accessed by human resources
professionals, hiring managers or other North West LHIN staff for the purpose
of processing your job application.
Disclosure of your Personal Information
North West LHIN will disclose your personal
information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good
faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the
law or comply with legal process served on North West LHIN or the site; (b)
protect and defend the rights or property of North West LHIN; and, (c) act
under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of QHRnet,
or the public.
North West LHIN will not sell, trade, rent or
license personal information that you provide to us.
Access and Accuracy of your Personal Information
North West LHIN provides you will the means to
access, update, edit or delete your resume at any time by logging on to the
site and making the required changes.
Upon a request made in
writing North West LHIN will inform you of the existence, use and disclosure of
your personal information, at minimal or no cost to you in accordance with
North West LHIN Release of Information Policy. North West LHIN will respond within 30
days of the request or as otherwise required or permitted by law.
An individual shall be
able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it
amended as appropriate.
QHRnet uses "cookies" to help you
personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on
your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or
deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can
only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to
provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to
tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if
you personalize QHRnet pages, or register with the QHRnet site or services, a
cookie helps QHRnet to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.
This simplifies the process of recording your personal information. When you
return to the same Web site, the information you previously provided can be
retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline
cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually
modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to
decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive
features of QHRnet.
Security of your Personal Information
North West LHIN through QHRnet secures your
personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. North West
LHIN through QHRnet secures the personally identifiable information you provide
on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from
unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
North West LHIN makes every effort to restrict
those who have access to your resume and it is only accessed for the purpose of
fulfilling a job posting.
It is important that you keep your User ID and
password information secure and that you not share it with anyone, in order to
safeguard your personal information on our Site.
There is occasionally fraudulent “phishing”
emails targeting individuals who they believe might be registered users of this
site. North West LHIN never send an email which requests users to visit a web
page or place a call and provide their user ID, password or any personal information.
We will never ask you to confirm your user ID or password via email. If you
ever receive such an email do not log in from any referred link and do not
provide any personal information. You should contact our Privacy Officer at
Our employees receive regular privacy
training. Employees are instructed to only use personal information in
applicable laws. Employees who misuse personal information may be subject to disciplinary
Improper Use of Personal Information
Although we use all reasonable means to ensure
that the information you provide to us is not used for purposes other than
any improper use of your personal information that is beyond our reasonable
Retention of Information
You may choose to delete your resume from our
records at any time. Certain Registration Information regarding your account
with us will normally be retained such as your name, and email address should
you wish to post a resume or access this Site again.
practices of the North West LHIN which applies to all personal information is
that the information is kept until no longer necessary or relevant for the
identified purposes, or that is no longer required or permitted by law to be
As part of our record
retention practices, if you email us at privacy@nw.LHIN-ont.ca, we will erase all of your personal information as required, including
your Registration Information and account. If personal information is ever to
be used to make a decision about you it will be retained long enough to allow
you access to the information after the decision is made.
All personal information
destroyed or erased from our records is done so security with due regard to the
sensitivity of the information.
North West LHIN will occasionally update this
you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how QHRnet is
check the date that it was updated and to confirm that you are familiar with
the terms of the most recent update. Your continued use of this Site after we
post such changes to Policy will constitute your acceptance of the new terms
and their application to your use of this Site and the personal information disclosed
for such use, including personal information previously furnished us.
North West LHIN welcomes your comments
regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that QHRnet has not adhered
to this Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer. We will use reasonable
efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem. Our Privacy Officer can
be contacted by calling (807) 766-2870 or by mailing the Privacy Officer at:
North West LHIN
961 Alloy Drive
Thunder Bay, ON P7B
If you contact us
by telephone, please note that telephone calls may be recorded for training or
quality assurance purposes.
We welcome any