Who we are
Our website address is: https://projectprotech.ca.
PROTECH: Pandemic Rapid-response Optimization To Enhance Community-Resilience and Health is a rapid response community-based action project supported by the Government of Canada’s New Frontiers In Research Fund (NFRF). This project is led by Prof. Josephine P. Wong and Prof. Mandana Vahabi (Ryerson University); Dr. Alan Li (Regent Park Community Health Centre); and Dr. Kenneth P. Fung (University Health Network).
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
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.
Analytic Log Files
We automatically gather some anonymous information about your visit, including IP addresses, browser type, language, and the times and dates of webpage visits. The data does not include personally identifiable information and is used for statistical analysis, to understand user behaviour, and to administer the site.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
We use the Zendesk Chat service to provide Live Chat Support. When you use the live chat system, the data you provide will be saved. The collected data includes:
- Chat transcript
- Provided name and email address
- IP address
- Country of origin
- Visited Project PROTECH pages
- Duration of Project PROTECH pages visited
Your data will not be given to third parties and is only used to process and document chat requests as well as aggregated to assess the effectiveness of the live chat support system.
How long we retain your data
For users that register on our website (if any), we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.