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Thank you for visiting the Peel Elder Abuse Prevention Network (PEAPN) website. The content on this website is copyrighted by PEAPN. This Privacy Policy is designed to tell you about our practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information that you may provide via this site. Please read the entire Privacy Policy before using or submitting information to this website.

Your Consent

By using this site, you agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy. Whenever you submit information via this site, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Active Information Collection

Like many websites, this site actively collects information from its visitors by asking you specific questions or by permitting you to communicate directly with us via email. Some of the information that you submit may be personally identifiable information (such as your full name, address and email address).

Passive Information Collection

As you navigate through many websites, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without your actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, cookies, internet tags and navigational data collection.

An IP Address is a number assigned to your computer by your internet service provider so you can access the internet and is generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information, because in most cases an IP address is dynamic (changing each time you connect to the internet), rather than static (unique to a particular user’s computer).

A “cookie” is a bit of information that a website sends to your web browser that helps the site remember information about you and your preferences.

“Session” cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your web browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Session cookies are used to improve navigation on websites and collect aggregate statistical information. This site may use session cookies.

“Persistent” cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for many purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided, helping to determine what areas of the website visitors find most valuable, and customizing the website based on your preferences. This site may use persistent cookies.

“Internet tags” (also known as single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, and 1-by-1 GIFs) are smaller than cookies and tell the website server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor’s computer. We may use internet tags at this site. These tags indicate how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted. We do not collect or seek personally identifiable information through these tags.

Use and Disclosure of Information

Except as otherwise stated, we may use your information to improve the content of our site, to customize the site to your preferences, to communicate information to you (if you have requested it), for our research purposes, and for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose your personally identifiable information to other PEAPN groups or members that agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. In addition, we may disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties, but only:

i)  To contractors we use to support our business (e.g. technical support, delivery services), in which case we will require such third parties to agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Policy;

ii)  Where required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations.

In addition, we will make full use of all information acquired through this site that is not in personally identifiable form.

Access and Correction

To keep your personally identifiable information accurate, current and complete, please contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct personally identifiable information in our possession that you have previously submitted via this site.


We take reasonable steps to protect your personally identifiable information as you transmit your information from your computer to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Keep in mind that no internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, email sent to or from this site may not be secure and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email.

Links to Other Websites

This site may contain links or references to other websites. Please be aware that we do not control other websites and that, in any case, this Privacy Policy does not apply to any other website. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If this Privacy Policy changes, the revised policy will be posted on this website. Please check back periodically, and especially before you provide any personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy was last updated on February 28, 2011.