Privacy Policy

The OCDPA has developed this Privacy Policy to educate visitors to our site on the collection of information. If you do not agree to the terms outlined in this Privacy Policy, we request that you notify us in writing about your concerns. Alternatively, you have the option of not continuing to visit our site.

The OCDPA Privacy Policy is based on a fundamental respect for privacy as defined in The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. Please note that OCDPA and its affiliated projects link to many external web sites. OCDPA strongly encourages you to read their privacy policies and always use caution when asked to divulge personal information.

Use of Cookies

The OCDPA web site and the affiliated projects' web sites use cookies to track general user trends and patterns.

A cookie is a small piece of information that a web site stores on your computer. It is retrieved automatically whenever you return and some of its contents are stored in log files that are then used to generate periodic statistical reports. These reports help us to evaluate and improve our web sites by tracking global indicators such as the total number of visitors, total pages viewed, most popular documents retrieved, etc.

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 OCDPA web site 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 OCDPA web site you may be invited to join listservs and 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 will therefore be accessible to anyone on the Internet. Although the use of this information is subject to strict guidelines we cannot guarantee that all visitors will abide by them. If you encounter a problem, please contact us immediately.

OCDPA does not sell 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. 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.


Visitors are encouraged to provide us with feedback by emailing us at . When you provide us with feedback, we will not share your name with others. We will try our best to ensure that your confidentiality is protected.

Subject to Change

This privacy policy is subject to change at anytime. The date of the last revision to the privacy policy is posted at the bottom of this page.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the OCDPA Privacy Policy, please contact us at .