Colette Barras MSW RSW

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Colette Barras MSW RSW, with business registered under the name Hope Works Counselling, is a registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Through this website, the Colette Barras MSW RSW only obtains specific personal information from you, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address, if you supply such information (by, for example, sending us an e-mail, submitting an inquiry, or providing such information in a secure portion of the site).

Colette Barras MSW RSW uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is located.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


​The analytics tools we use do not track personal information. Instead data is aggregated for reporting purposes.

Who we share your data with

We will not share, trade, sell or rent your personal information. Colette Barras MSW RSW takes precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also 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 completed a form on this site, or have left comments, 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.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Colette Barras MSW RSW is committed to providing website users with a website which respects their privacy.

In particular, the protection of confidential member information is of paramount importance to Colette Barras MSW RSW. In this context, the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998 provides for the confidentiality of information related to the administration of the Act.

We regularly review our information-handling practices. 

If you have any questions or comments in this regard, please use contact:

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