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Copyright / Permission to Reproduce

Materials on this Web site were produced and/or compiled by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the programs and services offered by the Government of Canada.

The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.

Non-commercial Reproduction

Information on this site has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial use and may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General. We ask only that:

  • Users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
  • The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General be identified as the source department; and,
  • The reproduction is not represented as an official version of the materials reproduced, nor as having been made, in affiliation with or with the endorsement of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General.

Commercial Reproduction

Reproduction of multiple copies of materials on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited except with written permission from the Government of Canada's copyright administrator, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). Through the permission granting process, PWGSC helps ensure individuals / organizations wishing to reproduce Government of Canada materials for commercial purposes have access to the most accurate, up-to-date versions. To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes please contact:

Publishing and Depository Services
350 Albert Street, 4th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada
K1A 0S5
or
copyright.droitdauteur@pwgsc.gc.ca

Third-party Materials

Some of the materials and graphical elements found on Government of Canada Web sites are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. This is particularly true of sites that are jointly operated by a Government of Canada institution and an external organization as part of a collaborative arrangement. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder prior to reproducing the material.

To obtain information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions on reproduction on this site, please contact:

Office of the Secretary to the Governor General
1 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada
K1A 0A1
Telephone: 1-800-465-6890
or
info@gg.ca

Privacy Notice

The Government of Canada and the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General are committed to providing visitors with Web sites that respect their privacy. This page summarizes the privacy policy and practices on Office of the Secretary to the Governor General Web sites.

  • Office of the Secretary to the Governor General Web sites do not automatically gather any specific personal 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 by sending us an e-mail or registering in a secure portion of the site.
  • All personal information created, held or collected by this department is protected under the federal Privacy Act. This means that at any point of collection you will be asked for consent to collect your information, and you will be informed of the purpose for which it is being collected and how to exercise your right of access to that information.
  • The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. This software receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted our Web site, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.
  • Information on individual visitors is used by Office of the Secretary to the Governor General employees 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 government department if your inquiry relates to that department. We do not use the information to create individual profiles, nor do we disclose this information to anyone outside the federal government.

Cookies

The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General uses per-session cookies on some sections of the Web site. Persistent cookies are not used.

Per-session cookies are stored in memory and are only available during an active session, in other words, while you are on the Web site. Per-session cookies do not permanently record data and are not stored on your computer's hard drive. Per-session cookies do not give the Web site access to anything else on your system, including any private information about you. Only the Web site that placed the cookie can retrieve it. Unlike persistent cookies, which are stored on your hard drive for a length of time set by the Web site, per-session cookies are cached (stored in memory) while you are visiting the Web site and are deleted from your cache when you close the Web browser. If we did not use per-session cookies, moving around on the Web site would be a much slower process.

You can set your browser to detect and reject cookies. Please consult your browser’s Help Menu for instructions.

Contact

Questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy Act in the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General may be directed to the Privacy Co-ordinator by e-mail to SAllen@gg.ca or by calling (613) 993-5278 or writing to:

Privacy Coordinator
Office of the Secretary to the Governor General
1 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A1

If you are not satisfied with our response to your privacy concern, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by email at: info@privcom.gc.ca, by telephone at 1-800-282-1376 or visit their Web site at: http://www.privcom.gc.ca.

Hyperlinking Notice

Links to Web sites not under the control of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (OSGG) are provided solely for the convenience of users. The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or the reliability of the content. The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General 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 be aware that information offered by non Government of Canada sites that are not subject to the Official Languages Act and to which the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General links, may be available only in the language(s) used by the sites in question.

Updated: 2009-04-30
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