Protecting Personal Health Information

Aetonix policies prohibit collecting personal health information (PHI). Please ensure that any communication with our support team does not contain any such information.

To ensure compliance with privacy laws such as Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 when communicating with our team, you must ensure that any personal health information is not included.  This includes any information that can be used to identify an individual who receives health or other services from your organization (e.g., a medical record number, email address, vital signs, test results, etc.).  If we require any further information to assist you, we will reach out and ask specifically for the information required.  

Any emails or screenshots that contain PHI will be deleted from our servers.  Please do not send these, as we cannot view or store them or your related message, which will delay our response to your help request.  When in doubt, err on the side of caution and DO NOT SEND information pertaining to individuals.  


How to delete PHI from screenshots:


  • Press Win+Shift+S to bring up the Snip and Sketch toolbar
  • Capture your screen
  • Click on the thumbnail at the lower right corner to edit the screenshot
  • Use the tools at the top of the screen to block out the PHI on your screenshot
  • Click on the pen (not the highlighter) and select Customize

    Choose Pen Windows
    Customize the Pen settings Windows
  • Mark out any details on your screenshot that need to be removed/covered.

    Black out information Windows
  • Click Sav

    Save Windows Snippet tool
  • You can click copy  (next to Save) and then paste the corrected screenshot into your email. 


  • Press Command+Shift+5 and choose to capture only a select portion of your screen.  (dotted square line in the screenshot bar that appears on your screen)
  • Press the return key or click on Capture to capture your screenshot
  • Click on the thumbnail that shows up in the lower right-hand corner
  • Use the edit tools at the top of the window to mask any personal information:
  • Choose the rectangle from the shapes, then set the outline and fill to black.  Cover the information you need to block out, then click Done.  

Masking screenshots macOS

  •  Your image will appear in the Finder, under Recent, with the time and date of the screenshot.   
  • Any screenshot that you'd like to further edit can be opened from the Finder, and then edited by clicking the edit/markup button at the top of the screen. (see blue arrows)
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Other steps we are taking to minimize the risk of collecting PHI:


To submit a help request, you must use one of our Submit a Help Request forms. 

Using a form allows us to gather the information necessary to help you, in the most efficient manner.  Please do not email us directly, as these emails require extra screening for PHI content before they can be forwarded to our support team.  Once you've submitted a request using the form, an agent will reply to you.  You may then reply to the email to communicate with your support agent.

Please do not send any PHI in any communications.  

Any communication that contains PHI will be deleted and not responded to.  For the best support, do not send any PHI. If you have a doubt if it is PHI or not, DO NOT SEND IT.  

If you have a new issue, please submit another help request using the form, rather than send a reply to a previously answered request.  

How to Submit a Help Request


Reminders are posted 

On any form, chat, or email, there will be a reminder posted that we cannot receive/collect PHI.  Please be mindful of the information you provide to our agents.