The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of our website. We created this privacy statement to document our fundamental respect of our users' right to privacy and to guide our relationships with our users. If any person at any time has any questions or concerns about The Ottawa Hospital's privacy practice, the person can contact the Privacy Officer at 613-739-6668 or The Ottawa Hospital's Privacy Policy is also available at

Information Collection and Use
This website collects usage and demographic statistics (the information that you enter to perform the calculations). Personal identifying information such as your postal code and IP address is not retained, stored or shared by However, will collect email addresses from those who wish to be notified of future projects or health calculators. We will provide non-identifiable data to others for non-commercial use such as for research.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information. We do not link the information that you enter on to Google or Google Analystics. We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information of visitors to our site. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

By using this website, you signify your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information in accordance with this statement.

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 quality assurance purposes are granted password-secured access.

Notification of Changes
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: 2015 November 1