Privacy Statement

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is committed to respecting the personal privacy of individuals who uses the Canadian Common CV (CCV) application. This statement summarizes the privacy policy and practices on the Web site.

  • All personal information held or collected by the CCV is protected under the federal Privacy Act.
  • CCV occasionally uses "cookies" to track how our users use this site or to determine sites previously visited. The cookies we use do not allow us to identify individuals. They are compiled into statistical information on traffic patterns and are used to assess site efficiency. (A "cookie" is a file that may be placed on your hard drive without your knowledge by a Web site to allow it to monitor your use of the site.)
  • Information on individual users is used by CCV administrators who need to know the information in order to respond to your request or to ensure the security of this system. We only share the information you give us with another organization if you provided consent. We do not use the information to create individually identifiable profiles, nor do we disclose this information to any organization unless you provided consent.

Questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy Act for the CCV may be directed to:

ATIP Coordinator
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
160 Elgin Street, Room 97
Address Locator 4809A
Ottawa ON K1A 0W9
Phone: 613-948-2284

If you are not satisfied with our response to your privacy concern, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

Hyperlinking Notice

Links to Web sites not under the control of the CCV are provided solely for the convenience of users. The CCV is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or the reliability of their content. The CCV does not offer any guarantee in that regard and is not responsible for the information found through these links, nor does it endorse the sites and their content.

Users should also be aware that material on non-Government of Canada sites may not be accessible to persons with disabilities or may not be in both official languages. Information provided by the users on these sites may not be protected by the Privacy Act.