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Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to alert you when one is being sent. However, some parts of the OPHA web site, and affiliated projects’ web sites, may not work properly if you choose not to accept cookies. For additional information on cookies, see the Help instructions on your browser.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
While visiting the FoodNet Ontario web site and its affiliated projects’ web sites, you may be invited to join listservs and enter information into databases. The information gathered in these listservs and databases is collected on a voluntary basis. Personally identifying information you choose to post on the listservs or in the databases is stored online and may be accessible to anyone on the Internet.
Although the use of this information is subject to strict guidelines, and is in some cases password-protected, we cannot guarantee that all visitors will abide by the guidelines of use. If you encounter a problem, please contact us immediately.
FoodNet Ontario does not sell, rent, lease, or lend any personally identifying information to outside organizations or groups. In the exceptional case of a request by law enforcement authorities to view our web site’s log files, no attempt at identifying individual visitors to our site will occur unless a judicial order is received as well.
Use by Youth
We encourage people of all ages to participate in our listservs or register for our databases. However, we request that individuals under the age of 18 obtain permission from a guardian or parent before they sign up for any of our listservs or register in the OPHA’s or any of its affiliated projects’, databases.
Subject to Change
last reviewed: May 15, 2009