Privacy Policy

Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is committed to ensuring that your personal and health information is private and safe. We only keep your information for as long as necessary.

Your information is stored and disposed of according to the law and corporate and health unit policies. We are governed by the following acts:

These Acts outline how we collect your information. We also follow other applicable provincial and municipal legislation.

Accessing your information

You have the right to request access to most records that contain your own personal information.

Contact our privacy officer to access or correct your personal/personal health information, or to ask questions about how your information is collected, maintained or used:

Christina Taylor
Privacy Officer
Huron Perth Public Health
77722B London Rd. RR 5
Clinton ON N0M 1L0
Phone: 519-482-3416
Toll free: 1-888-221-2133
E-mail us 

Collecting information

We collect as much personal and personal health information as needed to deliver our public health programs and services effectively.

This may include:

  • Ontario health card numbers
  • names, addresses and dates of birth
  • information related to eligibility or payment for services
  • health-related assessments about individual or family health history including exposure to disease

Keeping you informed

We will tell you why we need any information and what it will be used for. This may be through an in-person meeting, over the phone, or through written or electronic notice.

We collect information from you or your substitute decision-maker when we have your consent, or from others when we're required to do so by law. You may change or withdraw your consent at any time by notifying us in writing.

Online privacy

We collect information when you visit our website, including your Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP addresses do not include personally identifiable information. We use an IP address to track visitor movement in order to analyze trends and gather broad demographic information to improve our website.

We are the sole owner of the information collected on our website. We do not use or keep your personal information for any secondary purposes unless prior permission and notification is provided.

We use SSL encryption to protect any personal information that you submit online. A security icon will appear in your browser next to the address of a page, which denotes that you are on a secure webpage.

We may request information from website visitors in the form of surveys. Participating in a survey is voluntary. Survey information is only used for monitoring and improving the use and satisfaction of our website, services and programs.