Privacy Policy

By accessing this website, you agree with the Occupational Cancer Research Centre’s (OCRC) Privacy Statement. Please review this statement carefully. If you are having difficulties accessing the Privacy Statement, or any links provided as part of this Privacy Statement, please contact us at

Your privacy and third-party sites

When you visit our websites, we will not collect your personal information unless you choose to use and/or receive online services that require it.

Collection, use and disclosure 

This Privacy Statement explains our current practices regarding what information OCRC may collect, use, and secure when you visit our website. 


We may only collect personal information that is specifically authorized by law, or where the collection is necessary to provide you with a program or service. 


We may only use personal information for the purpose it has been collected, or for a consistent purpose, unless another use is specifically authorized by law. 


We may only disclose personal information where we have legal authority to do so, or where the disclosure is for the purpose that we collected the information, such as providing you with a program or service. 

What kind of information is collected?

When you browse or download information from OCRC’s website, our servers automatically collect limited amounts of standard information for traffic monitoring and statistical purposes. The information is analyzed for operational trends, performance, and for ways to improve our sites. We cannot identify you from this information. 

We collect the following standard types of information: 

  • Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of the computers being used to access our site; 
  • Operating systems and the types and versions of browsers used to access our site; 
  • Internet Service Providers used by visitors to our site; 
  • Dates and times users access our site; 
  • Pages visited;
  • Keywords users enter into our search engine; and 
  • Names and sizes of files requested.

OCRC’s computer systems use hardware and software to anonymously monitor unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on its website, disrupt service, or otherwise cause damage. As a general practice, we make no attempt to link this information with the identity of individuals visiting our sites. If an attempt to damage our site has been detected, we can take further actions. 


OCRC’s website uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file sent from a Web server and placed on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie is generally used to enhance your browsing experience. You can choose to set your browser to detect and reject cookies, to accept cookies from all sites, or to prompt you whenever a site wants to send you a cookie. Check your browser’s “Help” files to learn how to do this. If you choose to refuse cookies, you may not be able to access some of the interactive features on our websites. 

Cookies used by OCRC do not give us access to anything on your hard drive and cannot do anything to your computer. Cookies used by us are encrypted for security purposes to make any information in the cookie unreadable to anyone except our agency. OCRC may use two types of cookies: session cookies (temporary) or persistent cookies (longer-term/continuing use).

Session Cookies

These may be used to support online feedback/discussion, forms and registration transactions – they are used only during your online session and expire when you close your browser. Without session cookies, moving around our website could be much slower.

Persistent Cookies

These cookies are stored on your computer’s hard drive for some length of time – they are usually used if you want us to remember information about your Web preferences (e.g. large font) and passwords for automatic log-in purposes.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Important Privacy Information: Any information that you provide to or through a social media platform or other website is not collected or controlled by OCRC. Social media platforms or other websites are not bound by our Terms and Conditions. You should review the privacy policies of any linked website or social media platform before providing any information, personal or otherwise. Others may not comply with the same privacy laws, policies and practices that we do. Please be careful.


In order to serve you better, we use web analytics services including Google Analytics to help analyze the use of our websites. These tools use cookies to collect and generate information about your visits to our sites (including your IP address) that is transmitted to their servers anonymously for processing. We study patterns of website activity so we can improve the visitor experience to our sites. 

The use of these tools does not allow us or our analytics service providers to identify individuals.  You can opt-out of analytics activity by setting your browser to notify you when a cookie is sent and block analytics cookies if desired. Please consult your browser’s “Help Menu” for instructions. Visiting our website with analytics cookies disabled will have no significant impact on your browsing experience.