Terms and conditions
Table of Contents
- Privacy Notice
- Your Privacy and the Internet
- Communicating with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee
- Improving your Experience on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee Website
- Protecting the Security of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee Website
- Inquiring about these Practices
- Official Notices for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee
- Using Files Located on Non-Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee Servers
- Providing Content in Canada's Official Languages
- Linking to Non-Government of Canada Websites
- Ownership and Usage of Content Provided on This Site
- Non-Commercial Reproduction
- Commercial Reproduction
- Trademark Notice
- Our Commitment to Accessibility
All personal information created, held or collected by this department is protected under the Privacy Act. This means that you will be informed of the purpose for which it is being collected and how to exercise your right of access to that information. You will be asked for your consent where appropriate.
Your Privacy and the Internet
The nature of the Internet is such that Web servers automatically collect certain information about a visit to a website, including the visitor's Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP addresses are unique numbers assigned by Internet Service Providers (ISP) to all devices used to access the Internet. Web servers automatically log the IP addresses of visitors to their sites. The IP address, on its own, does not identify an individual. However, in certain circumstances, such as with the co-operation of an ISP for example, it could be used to identify an individual using the site. For this reason, the ERC considers the IP address to be personal information, particularly when combined with other data automatically collected when visitor requests a Web page such as the page or pages visited, date and time of the visit.
Unless otherwise noted, the ERC does not automatically gather any specific information from you, such as your name, telephone number or email address. The ERC would obtain this type of information only if you supply it to them, for example, by email or by filling in a contact form. In such cases, how your personal information is handled will be provided in a Personal Information Collection Statement.
In cases where services are provided by organizations outside of the ERC, such as social media platforms or mobile applications, IP addresses may be recorded by the Web server of the third-party service provider.
Communicating with the RCMP External Review Committee
If you choose to send ERC an email or complete a feedback form online, your personal information is used by ERC in order to respond to your inquiry. The information you provide will only be shared with another government institution if your inquiry relates to that institution. The ERC does not use the information to create individual profiles nor does it disclose the information to anyone other than to those in the federal government who need to provide you with a response. Any disclosure of your personal information is in accordance with the Privacy Act.
Emails and other electronic methods used to communicate with the ERC are not secure unless it is specifically stated on a Web page. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not send sensitive personal information, such as your Social Insurance Number or your date of birth, through non-secure electronic means.
Personal information from emails or completed feedback forms is collected pursuant to the Privacy Act. Such information may be used for statistical, evaluation and reporting purposes and is included in the Personal Information Bank Public Communications (PSU 914).
Improving your Experience on the RCMP External Review Committee Website
Digital Markers (including cookies)
A digital marker is a resource created by the visitors' browser in order to remember certain pieces of information for the Web server to reference during the same or subsequent visit to the website. Examples of digital markers are “cookies” or HTML5 web storage. Some examples of what digital markers do are as follows:
- they allow a website to recognize a previous visit each time the visitor accesses the site;
- they track what information is viewed on a site which helps website administrators ensure visitors find what they are looking for.
The ERC uses sessional and persistent digital markers on some portions of its website. During your on-line visit, your browser exchanges data with the ERC's Web server. The digital markers used do not allow the ERC to identify individuals.
You may adjust your browser settings to reject digital markers, including cookies, if you so choose. However, it may affect your ability to interact with the ERC's website.
Web analytics is the collection, analysis, measurement, and reporting of data about Web traffic and visits for purposes of understanding and optimizing Web usage. Information in digital markers may be used for the purpose of web analytics to remember your online interactions with the ERC's website.
The ERC uses WebLog Expert to improve its web site. When your computer requests a ERC Web page, the ERC collects the following types of information for Web analytics:
- the originating IP address
- the date and time of the request
- the type of browser used
- the page(s) visited
The ERC uses WebLog Expert internally and retains information collected for Web analytics for a maximum period of 18 months. After this period, the information must be disposed of in accordance with the Standard on Privacy and Web Analytics and as authorized by the Librarian and Archivist of Canada. The information is not disclosed to an external third party service provider.
Protecting the Security of the RCMP External Review Committee Website
The ERC 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 IP address of the computer that has contacted the ERC website, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. The ERC makes no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting its site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.
This information is collected pursuant to section 161 of the Financial Administration Act. The information may be shared with appropriate law enforcement authorities if suspected criminal activities are detected. Such information may be used for network security related statistical purposes, audit, evaluation, research, planning and reporting and is included in Personal Information Bank Security Incidents (PSU 939).
Inquiring about these Practices
Any questions, comments, concerns or complaints you may have regarding the administration of the Privacy Act and privacy policies regarding this website may be directed to the departmental Privacy Coordinator by email to email@example.com, by calling 613-998-2874 or writing to P.O. Box 1159, Station B, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5R2. If you are not satisfied with the ERC's response to your privacy concern, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 1-800-282-1376.
Official Notices for the RCMP External Review Committee
The following notices appear in the “Terms and Conditions” section of websites and Web applications to which the Standard on Web Usability applies.
Using Files Located on Non-RCMP External Review Committee Servers
To improve the functionality of the ERC website, certain files (such as open source libraries, images and scripts) may be delivered automatically to your browser via a trusted third-party server or content delivery network. The delivery of these files is intended to provide a seamless user experience by speeding response times and avoiding the need for each visitor to download these files. Where applicable, specific privacy statements covering these files are included in our Privacy Notice.
Providing Content in Canada's Official Languages
The Official Languages Act, the Official Languages (Communications with and Services to the Public) Regulations and Treasury Board policy requirements establish when we use both English and French to provide services to or communicate with members of the public. When there is no obligation to provide information in both official languages, content may be available in one official language only. Information provided by organizations not subject to the Official Languages Act is in the language(s) provided. Information provided in a language other than English or French is only for the convenience of our visitors.
Linking to Non-Government of Canada Websites
Links to websites not under the control of the Government of Canada, are provided solely for the convenience of ERC website visitors. The ERC is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or reliability of the content of such websites. The Government of Canada 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.
Visitors should also be aware that information offered by non-Government of Canada sites to which this website 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. With respect to privacy, visitors should research the privacy policies of these non-government websites before providing personal information.
Ownership and Usage of Content Provided on This Site
Materials on this website were produced and/or compiled by the ERC for the purpose of providing Canadians with access to information about the programs and services offered by the ERC. You may use and reproduce the materials as follows:
Unless otherwise specified you may reproduce the materials in whole or in part for non-commercial purposes, and in any format, without charge or further permission, provided you do the following:
- Exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
- Indicate both the complete title of the materials reproduced, as well as the author (where available); and
- Indicate that the reproduction is a copy of the version available at [URL where original document is available].
Unless otherwise specified, you may not reproduce materials on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution without prior written permission from the RCMP External Review Committee.
Some of the content on this site may be subject to the copyright of another party. Where information has been produced or copyright is not held by Government of Canada, the materials are protected under the Copyright Act, and international agreements. Details concerning copyright ownership are indicated on the relevant page(s).
To obtain permission to reproduce Government of Canada materials on this site for commercial purposes or to obtain additional information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions, please contact:
RCMP External Review Committee
P.O. Box 1159, Station B
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 prior written authorization.
ERC's Commitment to Accessibility
The Government of Canada is committed to achieving a high standard of accessibility as defined in the Standard on Web Accessibility and the Standard on Optimizing Websites and Applications for Mobile Devices. In the event of difficulty using ERC's Web pages, applications or device-based mobile applications, please contact the ERC for assistance or to obtain alternative formats such as regular print, Braille or another appropriate format.
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