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Privacy Protection

This policy establishes how we handle the information we learn about you when you visit our site. The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) takes the privacy of its Internet users seriously. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our users while providing a personalized and valuable service. The specific practices outlined in this Privacy Statement apply to the following MPHEC Web sites: http://www.mphec.ca and http://www.cespm.ca.

Information collected: personal

The MPHEC Web site does not automatically gather any specific information from you, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address. We would only obtain this type of information if you supply it directly by sending us an e-mail through a link on this Web site.

For more information on the use of personal data collected during our research activities please consult the MPHEC standard for Maintaining Confidentiality available on our Web site.

Information collected: non-personal

You can browse the MPHEC Web site without disclosing any personal information about yourself. If you visit the MPHEC Web site to read or download information, we collect and store only the following information that is automatically recognised: the date and time, the originating IP address, the domain name, the type of browser and operating system used (if provided by the browser), the URL of the referring page (if provided by the browser), the object requested and the completion status of the request.

As described above, we sometimes collect anonymous information from visits to our site to help us provide better customer service. For example, we keep track of the domains from which people visit and we also measure visitor activity on the MPHEC Web site. We use the information that we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different areas of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This includes analyzing these logs periodically to measure the traffic through our servers, the number of pages visited and the level of demand for pages and topics of interest. The logs may be preserved indefinitely and used at any time and in any way to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the data on our servers.

Links in the Web Site

Throughout the MPHEC Web site you will find links to third party Web sites. In most cases, links to other websites will open in a new browser window. Please note that you are clicking to ANOTHER web site and content and privacy standards therefore are not under the control of the MPHEC. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their policies may differ from the MPHEC.

Google™ Search Engine

Please note that when you use the Google™ Search Engine on the MPHEC web site you are accessing an external web service and the privacy standards are those of Google Inc. We encourage you to read the Google Privacy Statement.

Changes in our Privacy Policy

As the MPHEC creates new services that may generate a need to amend this privacy statement, the MPHEC will highlight such changes on this page.

Contacting the Web Site

Should you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact:

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission
82 Westmorland Street
Suite 401, P.O Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1

Email: mphec@mphec.ca
Telephone: (506) 453-2844
Fax: (506) 453-2106

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