Important Notices and Disclaimers
Materials on this Web site have been produced and/or compiled by the Research Branch of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the programs and services offered by the Government of Canada (GoC).
Much of the material on this site is covered by the Copyright Act (http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/C-42/index.html), by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and by international agreements. Such copyright serves to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.
All personal information you do provide is protected under the
federal Privacy Act. This means that, at the point of collection, you
will be informed that your personal information is being collected, the
purpose for which it is being collected and that you have a right of
access to the information.
Some institutions within the GoC use software that receives and
records the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of computers that have
connected with their Web sites. In such instances, institutions make no
attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals
visiting GoC sites.
The GoC does not regularly use 'cookies' to track how visitors
use the Web sites of individual institutions. Whenever we enable 'cookies'
to facilitate your transactions, we will first inform you. (Note:
Cookies are files that a Web site can place on your hard drive, without
your knowledge, to monitor your use of that site.)
Visitor information is not disclosed to anyone except GoC personnel
who need the information, e.g., to respond to a request. The information
you give us will be shared with another government department ONLY if
your inquiry relates to that department. We do not use the information
to create individual profiles, nor do we disclose this information to
anyone outside the federal government.
The Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is a participant in the GoC Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), which gives you the opportunity to communicate with the Department in a confidential manner. Questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy Act in the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada may be directed to Denise Brennan, Manager, Access to Information and Privacy Services by e-mail to Denise Brennan or by calling (613) 759-6765. If you are not satisfied that we have adequately respected your privacy, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by calling 1-800-267-0441 or via the Internet at www.privcom.gc.ca
The Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada respects the Official Languages Act 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.
Some of the information in this web site has been provided by external sources. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information supplied by external sources. Users wishing to rely upon this information should consult directly with the source of the information.