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Niagara Health has created this privacy statement to demonstrate firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses NH’s information gathering and dissemination practices for its Web site: www.niagarahealth.on.ca.
Niagarahealth.on.ca respects the privacy of its Internet users and is committed to protecting that privacy.
Niagarahealth.on.ca does not collect information that personally identifies individuals except when individuals provide such specific information on a voluntary basis. In all such instances, niagarahealth.on.ca will collect only information that is voluntarily provided by its users and undertakes that such information will not be sold or made available to third parties.
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