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Privacy Notice
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for www.footcareniagara.com
This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:
What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing 
Niagara School of Foot Care will only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.  
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.
Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

We reserve the right to disclose the Collected Information upon the following circumstances:
As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process.
-when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.

Your Access to and Control Over Information 
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
See what data we have about you, if any.
Change/correct any data we have about you.
Have us delete any data we have about you.
Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security 
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at (905-708-9817) or via email.

Payment/Enrolment/ Cancellation Policy (Please Read Carefully)

Payment Policy
Option 1: If you wish to pay with PayPal, Credit or Debit Online, an additional 3% service charge will be added to HST cost. 
Option 2: Certified check (made out to Niagara School of Foot Care) please email requesting this option. (Cost of program or supplies plus HST)
Option 3: eTransfer Please email requesting this option. 
(Cost of program or supplies plus HST)

Nursing/PSW Foot Care Course and Webinars Mandatory Computer Requirements 

  • Computer and internet access is required.
    • Computer with speakers or headphones with mic is necessary to be able to listen and participate in sessions.

Foot Care Course Enrollment/ Cancellation Policy (Nursing and PSW course)
There will be a $300 registration fee applied to all enrollments. Enrollment cost is included in the full tuition cost of the course. 
– The course must be purchased 2 weeks before the start date of the course. You will be notified if minimum requirement is not reached.

  • Cancellations received 1 week (7 days) prior to the start date of the program will be charged a $200.00 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations received less than 1 week (7 days) prior to the start date of the program will forfeit the entire $300 enrollment fee.
  • There is no refund of full tuition fees after the course start date, if failure to complete the course and if any absences.
  • It is of mandatory to be present during online and in-class sessions – No refund.

 
Webinars
There is no refund on this webinar, unless minimum is not reached

Course Fee Reimbursement  (All Courses)

  • Niagara School of Foot Care reserves the right to cancel any course, if minimum participants are not reached before course start date.  If course is cancelled due to minimum numbers not reached, options will be to move to next course date or refunded full registration fee.  
  • Niagara School of Foot Care reserves the right to deny any applications to any courses or webinars due to the applicant not meeting eligibility requirements. All fees will be reimbursed to the applicant.  

Minimum and Maximum Participants for all Courses

  • Minimum 5 students
  • Maximum 10 students

Foot Care Supplies
 Due to hygienic reasons, foot care supplies once sold are not returnable and are final sale. For any reasons, if dissatisfied with products please always email regarding concerns. 
Foot Care Nippers
Foot care nippers do not carry a warranty and are not returnable due to hygienic reasons, they are final sale. Foot care nippers are to be sterilized as per public health guidelines and responsibility of the purchaser. *If chemical sterilization (cold sterilization) is used on nippers they may cause pre-mature rusting and decrease the life span of the instruments.
If any issues arise from the nippers sold, please email with the issue as sometimes issues are repairable. ALL parts of the nipper must be present. 

                                                                     

Question: If I take the Basic/Advanced foot care course will I become a certified foot care nurse ?
Answer: There is currently no certification or certified foot care nurse program currently in Ontario or Canada. Please read more here
https://cafcn.ca/education/certification/ . You will receive a acknowledgement of completion in Basic or Advanced Foot Care. 

Question: If I take the basic or advanced foot care program, is it recognized or accredited by anyone ? 
Answer: Niagara School of Foot Care’s Basic/ Advanced Foot Care Programs is an approved program and recognized by: Veterans Affairs Canada  and PSW Insurance Canada (Holman Insurance Brokers Ltd.)   
There is currently no accredited foot care courses, which are recognized in Ontario. Please more here  https://cafcn.ca/education/certification/

Question: If I take your foot care program, will I be reimbursed under the Nursing Education Initiative? 
Answer: Once the foot care program is complete, you will receive a proof of successful  completion in the course.  The nursing education initiative is offered through RNAO and RPNAO.  Please visit the NEI page of the RNAO/RPNAO websites for more information on the funding and application process.

Question: Is there financial support for the basic and advanced foot care program?
Answer: Please have a look at the financial support tab on the Niagara School of Foot Care page.

Question: What makes your program different that any of the others available?
Answer: Niagara School of Foot Care is the only foot care program available in the Niagara Region. The course is taught by fellow foot care nurses, who have many years of experience in many areas of the foot care field (LTC, group homes, assisted living, retirement homes, private residences, clinics, etc). Niagara School of Foot Care’s basic and advanced foot care program incorporates nursing foot care best practices, National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada into all course content and makes regular adjustments for the course to stay current and to improve the student experience.   

Question: Why offer online courses and webinars?
Answer:Niagara School of Foot Care’s foot care programs and webinars are designed with the adult learner in mind. Most adults lead busy lives and often do not have a whole day to sit in a classroom. Being able to use your own computer and comfortably sit at home to listen and participate to the weekly, live sessions or webinars, helps to reduce the stress of commuting and rushing to get to class. The basic and advanced foot care program is broken down into smaller modules, is taught at a slower pace (8 weekly, live, sessions) to ensure as much information is retained as possible. All sessions are live, interactive and not pre-recorded with an instructor that will always be there to help answer questions during the presentation. 

Question: Will I receive a  certificate or document of completion  once I am completed the basic/advanced foot care program? ​
Answer: Once you finish the basic/advanced foot care program you will receive a certificate of acknowledgement. Once you complete the basic/advanced foot care course (RPN/RN) you will receive a certificate of acknowledgement, which can be used to register with Veterans affairs to become an registered provider (RPN/RN’s only). For PSW’s once you complete the basic foot care course, you will receive a certificate of acknowledge, which can used to obtain PSW liability insurance though Holman Insurance Brokers Ltd. 

Question: What are the dates for in class portion or the foot care basic/advanced foot care courses or webinars?
Answer: The dates for the in class portion of the foot care course will be discussed as a group and survey sent out. Webinars can be done 1:1 or as a group. The date and time are flexible and will conveniently work with your schedule. 

Question: Do I need liability insurance as a PSW, RPN or RN to take your foot care program?
Answer:  No you do not need liability insurance as a PSW to take the basic foot care program.  The importance of having liability insurance will be discussed during the basic foot care program. RN/RPN please read about liability insurance – College of Nurses

Question: Do I need a computer or can I use my Ipad/Iphone?
Answer: Yes you can use your Ipad or Iphone to listen and participate during the webinars.
Please download the apps here. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.zoom.videomeetings
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id546505307

Question: Does Niagara Mobile Foot Care provide you with a T2202A form at the end of the year?

Answer: No only schools that are designated learning institutions are able to provide you with this form. Niagara School of Foot Care will provide you with a receipt of payment.