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Copyright/Permission to Reproduce

Materials on this Web site were produced and/or compiled by the Department of National Defence. 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 by the Department of National Defence. We ask only that:

  • Users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
  • The Department of National Defence 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 Department of National Defence.

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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. Through the permission-granting process, Public Works and Government Services Canada helps to ensure that 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 go to Public Works and Government Services Canada's, Applying for Copyright Clearance on Government of Canada Works page. To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes please contact:

Public Works and Government Services Canada
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.

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Reproduction of Government Symbols

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
Ottawa, Canada K1A 0R5
Telephone: 613-957-2533
Facsimile: 613-946-5187
Email: information@fip-pcim.gc.ca

Privacy Notices

The Government of Canada and the Department of National Defence are committed to providing visitors with web sites that respect their privacy. This page summarizes the privacy policy and practices on the Department of National Defence web site.

The Department of National Defence web site 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 the Department of National Defence is protected under the federal Privacy Act. This means that at any point of collection 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 Department of National Defence employs software programs to monitor network traffic, and to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. These programs are also used to gather anonymous information such as statistics to improve the functionality of our sites. These software programs receive and record 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. The programs are never used to gather specific personal information such as your name, your phone number or your e-mail address.

Cookies

The Department of National Defence occasionally uses "cookies" as one method of gathering the anonymous information used to improve the functionality of our sites. A "cookie" is a small file that is placed on your hard drive by a Web site. On those sites which do use cookies, the Important Notices (located at the bottom of the page) indicate specifically how they are used, and their use respects the provisions of the Privacy Act. As with other types of information-gathering, cookies are never used to gather specific personal information such as your name, your phone number or your e-mail address. We never attempt to link the information gathered through the use of cookies to the identity of the visitor.

This Web site uses a session cookie if you choose the JavaScript style-switcher option to enable liquid layout. In this case, a "session cookie" is a file that is placed on your hard drive that holds your display preference only.

Information on individual visitors, gathered under the conditions described above, is used by the Department of National Defence 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.

Questions or comments regarding this privacy policy, or the administration of the Privacy Act in the Department of National Defence may be directed to the DND Privacy Co-ordinator.

If you are dissatisfied with the response you receive from the Privacy Co-ordinator on a privacy concern with this site, you may contact the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

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Hyperlinking Notice

The Department of National Defence Web site contains links to third party sites. The Department of National Defence provides these links only as a service and convenience to our visitors. We take no responsibility for the content at third party sites and a link to them in no way implies an endorsement or recommendation of the products, services or information found there.

A third party site may have a privacy policy different from that of the Department of National Defence Web site and may provide less security than the Department of National Defence Web site. The Department of National Defence disclaims all liability with regard to your access to linked web sites. When you link to sites external to the Department of National Defence departmental Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Department of National Defence makes every effort to ensure that our links to third party Web sites lead to content that is accessible and available in both official languages. However, that is not always feasible or possible.

Official Languages Notice

The Department of National Defence respects the Official Languages Act and is committed to ensuring all information and services on this site is available in both English and French (or in one language only if a unilingual office). 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.