Important Notices and Disclaimer

The copyright in all material published on this site by the National Capital Commission (NCC), including all portions of the website, content, site design, text, graphics and the selection and arrangement of the material on the site (the "Material") is owned by the NCC, unless otherwise indicated, and is protected by the provisions of the Copyright Act, R.S.C. 1985 c. C-42.

All rights reserved. The Material may not be reproduced or distributed, in whole or in part, without prior written permission of the NCC. However, reproduction and distribution, in whole or in part, by non-profit, research or educational institutions for their own use is permitted if proper credit is given, with full citation, and copyright is acknowledged. Any other reproduction or distribution, in whatever form and by whatever media, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of the NCC. For further information, please contact:

The National Capital Commission
202–40 Elgin Street
Ottawa ON  K1P 1C7
Telephone: 613-239-5000 or 1-800-465-1867
Email: info@ncc-ccn.ca

Official Marks/Trademarks

Any logos or drawings related to the National Capital Commission (NCC) are trademarks, registered trademarks or official marks of the NCC in Canada. All other product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. The use of this site and any information contained on this site does not grant a license to the user to use any of the trademarks or official marks of the NCC.

Disclaimer

The National Capital Commission (NCC) makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the content, accuracy, truthfulness or reliability of any information contained in any document, whether in full or in part, posted on this site, including any warranty of title, non-infringement of copyright or any other rights of others, merchantability, or fitness or suitability for any purpose. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, by using or attempting to use this website, the user expressly acknowledges that there are no warranties or representations made by the NCC regarding the content of this website in terms of its accuracy or its completeness. The NCC does not control or warrant the availability or content of any external website or other resource to which this website links. In no event shall the NCC be liable for any damages whatsoever resulting from, arising out of or in connection with the use of any information provided on this site. Furthermore, the NCC shall not be liable for any damages or losses suffered owing to any interruption in service or use of this site.

Public Communication

"Public communication" means a discussion group, chat area, bulletin board, news groups, letters to the editors, webmaster(s) or employees, or email function offered as part of this website.

You shall not upload to, distribute through or otherwise publish in a public communication hosted on the NCC website any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal or otherwise objectionable, that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law.

Official Languages

The National Capital Commission (NCC) complies with the Official Languages Act, 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.) 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. However, visitors should be aware that some information on the site may come from external sources that are not subject to the Official Languages Act. Information from external sources is only provided as a convenience and is available only in the language in which it was provided.

Privacy Policy

It is our policy to protect the privacy of all users. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, the National Capital Commission (NCC) has put in place physical, electronic and management procedures to protect any information collected online.

Personal information provided to the NCC is protected under the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21. This information is collected to enable the NCC to contact you in the future and will be retrieved only by authorized personnel. However, as personal information sent via the Internet may be intercepted, you may wish to provide sensitive personal information to the NCC by mail at

National Capital Commission
202–40 Elgin Street
Ottawa ON  K1P 1C7.

If you register to one of the NCC online communication products or if you wish to receive email updates, the information you provide is collected by using the privacy-enhancing technology, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). This information is kept under NCC's control, protected under the Privacy Act, and is not provided to any third party. You will not receive email you have not requested, and you may update or remove your name from mailing lists at any time by contacting us at info@ncc-ccn.ca. If you have asked us a question that we can't answer, we may forward your message to someone who can provide you with that information, unless you have specifically asked us not to do so.

NCC gathers information concerning the use of the web content through "traffic data" captured in standard Web logs and through feedback. From time to time, we may also use cookies to assist us in understanding how the NCC site is being used. This information is compiled for the purposes of statistical analysis to improve the services we offer. Information is disclosed to third parties only in an aggregate format.

Questions or comments regarding this policy may be sent by email to info@ncc-ccn.ca.

Security

Transmissions to and from this site may be intercepted and modified by unauthorized third parties, and files obtained from or through this site may contain computer viruses or other defects. The user accepts all risk and responsibility for losses, damages, costs and other consequences resulting, directly or indirectly, from accessing or using this site.

You are entering an official Canadian government system that may be used only for authorized purposes. Unauthorized modification of any information stored on this system may result in criminal prosecution. The National Capital Commission (NCC) may monitor and audit usage of this system, and all persons are notified that the use of this system constitutes consent to such monitoring and auditing. This system is owned and operated by the NCC.

Hyperlinking Notice

Links to the National Capital Commission’s Website

Sites wishing to link to the National Capital Commission (NCC) website do not need to request permission to do so. We do, however, ask that you follow these linking practices.

  • Use only text links for linking to the NCC’s websites.
  • Do not link and/or use the official symbols of NCC, Government of Canada and Federal Identity Program (FIP) signatures as navigational aids.
  • The official symbols of the GoC and the FIP signatures appear on non-government sites only when they are used to identify a government contribution or participation in a Collaborative Arrangement.
  • The creation of a link must not confuse the user as to the source of the information through such practices as framing.
  • The links provided must respect the Copyright Notice that governs materials published on the NCC’s websites and indicate that users must obtain permission to reproduce material that is subject to copyright.

Links from the National Capital Commission’s website

Links to websites not under the control of the National Capital Commission (NCC) are provided solely for the convenience of users. The NCC is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or the reliability of the content. The NCC 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.

The users should also be aware that information offered by non-Government of Canada sites to which the NCC links is not subject to the Privacy Act or the Official Languages Act, and may not be accessible to persons with disabilities. The information offered may be available only in the language(s) used by the sites in question and users should research the privacy policies of the sites before providing personal information.

The NCC’s website is aimed at delivering information and services to users that are relevant and applicable to its mandate. To this end, the following criteria will be used by the NCC to determine the suitability of links to and from its websites.

If you would like to request that the NCC provide a link to your site from our websites, please review the criteria below before submitting your request. You must specify how your request meets our criteria, as any decision to post links on this site will be subject to these criteria. Even if your request meets our criteria, the NCC reserves the right to refuse to post a link.

  • The content of the site reflects the aims and objectives of the NCC and are consistent with its mandate.
  • The creation of a link does not provide unfair competitive advantage through on-line endorsements of third party interests. Links are provided for convenience purposes only and are not an endorsement or rating of the content of the sites to which they are made.
  • Please note that links created within the context of a Collaborative Arrangement are not considered an endorsement or providing an unfair competitive advantage.
  • The site is not considered inappropriate due to its content or its affiliations.
  • The content of the site complies with the laws of Canada, which includes such items as copyright, privacy, human rights, labour legislation and registration of domain names.
  • The content of the site is kept current and accurate.
  • The site must allow users to navigate back to the present site; they cannot block the user's return to this site by using embedded code or other techniques within the linked page that prevent the use of the browser "back" button.
  • The site provides contact information that includes, as a minimum, two of the following: e-mail address, postal mail address, phone number and TTY/TTD.

In addition, please note that:

  • preference may be given to sites that make their information available in both official languages;
  • preference may be given to sites that meet the accessibility requirements outlined in Common Look and Feel Standards 2.0; and
  • preference may be given to sites that provide uninterrupted, free access to users.

General Parameters Governing Linking

The National Capital Commission (NCC) reserves the right to refuse to post a link, to refuse to renew a link, or to terminate an existing link without prior notice due to non-compliance with the criteria mentioned above or for any other appropriate reason which may include, but is not restricted to site navigation or content problems or frequent client complaints.

The NCC does not sell advertising or the benefits associated with links or banners. Links may not work as we do not control the availability of linked pages nor their content.

The NCC does not display third party logos, images or icons on its Web site unless a Collaborative Arrangement exists.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This website (excluding linked websites) is controlled by the National Capital Commission (NCC) from its head office within the province of Ontario, Canada. This website can be accessed from all of the provinces and territories of Canada, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of the province of Ontario, by accessing this website the user agrees that all matters relating to access to, or use of, this website or any other hyper-linked website, shall be governed by the laws of the province of Ontario and the laws of Canada, without regard to conflict of laws principles. The user also agrees and submits to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the province of Ontario and acknowledges that the user does so voluntarily and is responsible for complying with local laws or any other applicable law.