Personal information collected from visitors
The Prime Minister’s website does not automatically gather any specific personal information from you, such as your name, telephone number or email address. This information is obtained only if you supply it by sending us an email.
Any personal information you do provide is protected in accordance with the federal Privacy Act. This means that, at any point of collection, you will be asked for consent to collect your information or you will be advised of the authority for such collection. You will also be informed of the purpose for which the personal information is being collected, and how to exercise your right of access to, and correction of, that information.
Visitors' personal information is used by the website employees who need the information to respond to a request. The information you provide will be shared with a government department if your inquiry relates to that department. We do not use the information to create individual profiles, nor do we usually disclose the information to anyone other than to those in the federal government who need to provide you with a response. Any disclosure of the personal information you give us would be in accordance with the federal Privacy Act.
Users should not share personal information, such as Social Insurance Number, home address, telephone numbers, and photographs of identifiable individuals.
Standard Internet information automatically collected from all visitors
We employ software programs to monitor network traffic and identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. When you visit this website, these software programs automatically receive and temporarily store in our Web server logs information that is supplied by your browser (e.g., Internet explorer and Mozilla Firefox). Information automatically collected by our server when you browse this website includes the following:
In most circumstances, this is anonymous statistical data, and we make no attempt to link this data or the IP addresses of the computers that have contacted our website, with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected, a threat is expressed in a message collected by the site, or it is required by law.
A “cookie” is a computer file that is sent to a visitor’s Web browser, by a Web server, in order to remember certain pieces of information. We use “session and persistent cookies” on some portions of our website to store information within a session. During your visit to this site, your browser exchanges information with our Web server. Session and persistent cookies facilitate this exchange by reminding the server which computer is making the request.
We use Google Analytics, a Web analytics service provided by Google Inc. to help measure traffic patterns to, from, and within our website. This analytics measurement tool uses "session" and "persistent" cookies to collect standard Internet log information and to track visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer and expire two years after your last visit to the websites. The information generated by the cookies about your visit to our website (including your truncated IP address) is transmitted to Google. No personal identifying information is recorded or provided to Google. This anonymous information is then used to evaluate visitors' use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. The aggregate data and statistical reports are only used to help us make our site more useful to visitors and are only made available to Web managers and other designated staff who require this information to perform their duties.
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The Office of the Prime Minister respects the Official Languages Act (http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/O-3.01/index.html) and relevant Treasury Board policies, and is committed to ensuring all information on this site is available in both French and English. However, users should be aware that some information from external sources is available only in the language in which it was provided.
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