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Privacy Statement

The Government of Canada and Environment Canada are committed to respecting the personal privacy of the people who visit our websites. This page summarizes the privacy policy and practices of Environment Canada websites.

  • When you visit Government of Canada websites, these sites do not automatically collect your personal information– your name, telephone number, email address, street address, etc. This information is collected only if you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us via email or by registering on a secure section of the site.
  • All the personal information you do provide is protected under the federal government's Privacy Act. Accordingly, at the point of collection, you will be informed that your personal information is being collected, that it is being collected for the purpose indicated, and that you have the right to access the information.
  • Environment Canada uses per-session cookies. Per-session cookies do not collect personal information about you. Per-session cookies are used to store information during a session on (or visit to) our websites. These cookies reside in a user's computer only while the user is on the site and they are deleted when the user ends the session. Here is the list of information we collect using per-session cookies:
    • The name of your Internet service provider, its IP address and the name of its server
      (Note that Environment Canada makes no attempt to link these addresses to the identity of people visiting Department sites.)
    • The length of each visit
    • The number of requests per visit
    • Your type of operating system (Windows, MacIntosh, Unix, etc.)
    • Your browser type (Netscape, Internet Explorer, etc.)

  • By keeping this data, Environment Canada's website administrators can fine-tune their sites based on user-activity trends.
  • Environment Canada is a participant in the Government of Canada Public Key Infrastructure, an initiative that allows you to communicate with the Department in a confidential manner.
  • For questions or comments regarding this policy or the administration of the Privacy Act in Environment Canada, contact:
    Shelley Emmerson
    Chief, Access to Information and Privacy
    Email: priv@ec.gc.ca
    Telephone: 819-997-4552

    If you are not satisfied that we have adequately respected your privacy, you may wish to contact:

    The Office of the Privacy Commissioner
    Telephone: 1-800-267-0441
    Website: www.privcom.gc.ca.