Materials on the Language Portal of Canada site were produced and/or compiled by the Translation Bureau, a special operating agency of Public Works and Government Services Canada, to provide Canadians with direct access to information about the programs and services offered by the Government of Canada.
The material on this Web 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.
Information on the Language Portal of Canada 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 Translation Bureau.
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Reproduction of multiple copies of materials on the Language Portal of Canada site, in whole or in part, for 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 to ensure that individuals or 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 go to PWGSC's "Application for Copyright Clearance of Government of Canada Works (PDF Version, approx. 44 KB)" (Help on File Formats) page, or contact:
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publishing and Depository Services
350 Albert Street, 4th Floor
The official symbols of the Government of Canada, including the "Canada" wordmark, the Arms of Canada, and the flag symbol may not be reproduced, whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes, without written authorization. Request for authorization from the Treasury Board Secretariat may be addressed to:
Federal Identity Program
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
300 Laurier Avenue West
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:
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The mention of products, services or outside organizations on the Language Portal of Canada site does not indicate that Public Works and Government Services Canada or the Government of Canada endorses, recommends or prefers them over any other. Our sole purpose in offering this information is to inform the public. In addition, we disclaim any responsibility regarding the quality, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose of these products or services, as well as the activities of these organizations.
PWGSC does 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.
Public Works and Government Services Canada 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.
Visitor information is not disclosed to anyone except PWGSC personnel who need the information, e.g. to respond to a request. The information you give us will be shared with another government department ONLY 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.
PWGSC is a participant in the Government of Canada Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), which gives you the opportunity to communicate with the Department in a confidential manner.
Questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy Act in Public Works and Government Services Canada may be directed to the Privacy Co-ordinator by e-mail at AIPRP.ATIP@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca.
If you are not satisfied with our response to your privacy concern, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by calling 1-800-267-0441.
Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) Web sites contain links to outside sites that are not part of the Government of Canada. PWGSC provides these links only as a service and convenience to our visitors. We take no responsibility for the content at outside sites and a link to them in no way implies an endorsement or recommendation of the products, services or information found there.
Public Works and Government Services Canada makes every effort to ensure that our links to outside Web sites lead to content that is accessible and available in both official languages. However, that is not always feasible or possible. PWGSC reserves the right to regularly review and re-evaluate any and all links and reserves the right to terminate any link without prior notification.
Any link to a non-Government of Canada site is followed by (www), which links the user to this section.
Requests for hosting links to outside sites should be directed to the Language Portal team at email@example.com.
Public Works and Government Services Canada respects the Official Languages Act and the relevant Treasury Board policies, and is committed to ensuring all information and services on this site are available in both English and French (wherever possible). However, users should be aware that some information from external sources that are not subject to the Official Languages Act is only provided as a convenience and is available only in the language in which it was provided.