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Privacy Statement


The International Shared Decision Making (ISDM) Conference website is hosted by the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and the Ottawa Health Decision Centre (OHDeC). The OHRI and OHDeC recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of the ISDM website. This privacy statement documents the fundamental respect of our users' right to privacy and to guide our relationships with our users.


This website collects information from our users. The only personal information this website obtains about users is information required for the registration and abstract submission process. In this section of our privacy statement, we will describe in more detail the types of information we collect and how we use it to provide better services to our users.


When using interactive webpages on the ISDM website, users are required to login so their information can be saved. To login users are required to provide a user id and password of their own choosing. This information is encrypted to protect user privacy. Once a user logs in, their information can be stored so they can return to view or alter it at a later time.


The data users provide will be used only for purposes required by the ISDM conference.

For our internal use, we gather date, time, browser type, navigation history and computer address of all visitors to our website. We use this information for our internal security audit log, trend analysis and system administration.

We do not share potentially personally identifiable information with any other organizations or companies. We may share aggregate information, which is not personally identifiable, with others. This information may include general usage statistics.


We use reasonable precautions to protect our users' personal information and to store it securely. Access to ALL our users' information is restricted. Only employees who need the information for the ISDM conference and quality assurance purposes are granted password-secured access.


The ISDM website contains links to other external websites. The OHRI and OHDeC are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each website to which we may link.


If we change our privacy statement, we will post those changes on this page so our users are aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under which circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Users should check our privacy statement frequently to keep abreast of any changes.

Last modified: 2009 Apr 28

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