Terms and Conditions

The Caring for the Paramedic Community website is hosted by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).

All personal information created, held or collected by CCOHS is protected by the Privacy Act. This means that you will be informed of the purpose for which your personal information is being collected and how to exercise your right of access to that information.

Information, such as user identification data and employee and organizational assessment ratings of the psychosocial factors from the Psychosocial Survey for Paramedic Organizations and Organizational Review for Paramedic Organizations will be kept on a secure server in Canada and is strictly confidential. This data will be kept anonymous and reported in aggregate only; individual-level data will not be released. 

Assessment data from the Psychosocial Survey of Paramedic Organizations and Organizational Review for Paramedic Organizations may be provided to the research team for quality assurance purposes from time to time if you agreed for your data to be stored during the sign-up process. No individual users or organizations will be identified. Note that if you do not give your permission to use this data you will still be able to access and use the Survey and the Review, but your data will not be released to the researchers.

Your Privacy and the Internet

The nature of the Internet is such that Web servers automatically collect certain information about a visit to a website, including the visitor's Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP addresses are unique numbers assigned by Internet Service Providers (ISP) to all devices used to access the Internet. Web servers automatically log the IP addresses of visitors to their sites. The IP address, on its own, does not identify an individual. However, in certain circumstances, such as with the co-operation of an ISP for example, it could be used to identify an individual using the site. For this reason, the Government of Canada considers the IP address to be personal information, particularly when combined with other data automatically collected when a visitor requests a Web page such as the page or pages visited, date and time of the visit.

Unless otherwise noted, CCOHS does not automatically gather any specific information from you, such as your name, telephone number or email address. CCOHS would obtain this type of information only if you supply it to us, for example, by sending us an email, by filling in a contact form or registering in a secure portion of the site. The information that is received and stored is safeguarded to prevent unauthorized disclosure.

In cases where services are provided by organizations outside of CCOHS, such as social media platforms or mobile applications, IP addresses may be recorded by the Web server of the third-party service provider.

Legal and Disclaimers

Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy, currency and completeness of the information on this website, CCOHS does not guarantee, warrant, represent or undertake that the information provided is correct, accurate or current. CCOHS is not liable for any loss, claim, or demand arising directly or indirectly from any use or reliance upon the information.