Legal Notices

 

Copyright/Permission to Reproduce

Materials on this Web site were produced and/or compiled by the Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus for the purpose of providing residents in the county with direct access to information about the programs and services offered by the County.

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 from the Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus.


We ask only that:

  • Users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
  • The Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus be identified as the source; 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 Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus.

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 Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus' copyright administrator. Through the permission-granting process, the Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus helps to ensure that individuals/organizations wishing to reproduce EOWC's materials for commercial purposes have access to the most accurate, up-to-date versions.

Third-party Materials
Some of the materials and graphical elements found on the EOWC's web site are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. This is particularly true of sites that are jointly operated by EOWC 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. 
If you are not satisfied with our response to your privacy concern, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

 

Security & Privacy


Our Commitment
The Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information. This Privacy Statement explains the current information management practices at our Web sites.

The handling of all personal information by the EOWC is governed by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). We are committed to protecting your privacy whether you are browsing for information or conducting business with the government electronically.

When you visit our Web sites, we will not collect your personal information unless you choose to use and receive online products and services that require it. For transactions with the EOWC involving credit cards, our systems use up-to-date security protocols to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of information and systems.

 

Information Collected on Our Web Sites
When you browse or download information from the EOWC Web site, our servers automatically collect limited amounts of standard information for traffic monitoring and statistical purposes. The information is analyzed for operational trends, performance, and for ways to improve our sites. The EOWC cannot identify you from this information. We collect the following standard types of information:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of the computers being used to access our sites;
  • the operating systems and the types and versions of browsers used to access our sites;
  • the Internet Service Providers used by visitors to our sites;
  • the dates and times users access our sites;
  • the pages visited;
  • the key words users enter into our search engine; and
  • the names and sizes of files requested.

The EOWC's computer systems use hardware and software to anonymously monitor unauthorized attempts to upload or change information at the EOWC's Web sites, disrupt service, or otherwise cause damage. As a general practice, we make no attempt to link this information with the identity of individuals visiting our sites. If an attempt to damage our site has been detected, we can take further actions.

 

Personal Information Sent to Us
You may choose to provide us with personal information such as your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and credit card number, if you wish to:

  • submit an e-mail, comment, question or request or subscribe for information online;
  • request a service, product, or fill out a registration or licence form online;
  • provide feedback, participate in consultations or surveys online; or,
  • conduct e-commerce transactions with the County.

When you visit the EOWC Web site, any personal information you provide will be used to respond to your message and/or provide you with the requested service or product. The collection of personal information by the County is in accordance with section 38(2) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This section of the Act authorizes government organizations to collect only the personal information that is necessary for the administration of a government program. At the time the information is collected, you will be informed of the specific purpose for which it is being collected.

 

Cookies
The EOWC web-site does not use cookies in order to secure your privacy.

 

External Links Disclaimer
Some of our Web sites link to other sites created and maintained by other public and/or private sector organizations. We provide these links solely for your information and convenience. When you link to an outside Web site, you are leaving the EOWC Web site and our information management policies no longer apply.

There may be Web sites linked to and from this site that are operated or created by or for organizations outside of the Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus.  Those organizations are solely responsible for the operation and information (including the right to display such information) found on their respective Web sites. These linked Web sites may or may not be available in French. The linking to or from this site does not imply on the part of the EOWC any endorsement or guarantee of any of the organizations or information (including the right to display such information) found on their respective Web sites.

The EOWC does not assume and is not responsible for any liability whatsoever for the linking of any of these linked Web sites, the operation or content (including the right to display such information) of any of the linked Web sites, nor for any of the information, interpretation, comments or opinions expressed in any of the linked Web sites. Any comments or inquiries regarding the linked Web sites are to be directed to the particular organization for whom the particular Web site is being operated.

 

Security
The EOWC's security practices are continually evolving to ensure that the integrity and confidentiality of information and systems are maintained. The EOWC uses up-to-date security safeguards to protect its networks and Web sites from misuse, alteration, copying, disclosure, destruction, monitoring or unauthorized sharing of information and damage. The EOWC's safeguards include the use of security software and encryption protocols and involve physical, technical and procedural controls to protect information behind the EOWC's firewall.
If you want more information about how to protect your privacy, you may wish to contact the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.

 

Other Alternatives
If you choose not to use the Internet to provide personal information to the EOWC, you can contact the EOWC.