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Archived Content

Information identified as archived on the Web is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It has not been altered or updated after the date of archiving. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats on the "Contact Us" page.

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Privacy Notice

The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to providing visitors with websites that respect their privacy. If you choose not to use the Internet to provide personal information you can contact the Joint Secretariat by telephone, fax or mail.

Below is a summary of the privacy policy and practices on the RInC Ontario site.

  • The RInC Ontario site does not automatically gather any specific personal information from you, such as your name, phone number or email address. We would only obtain this type of information if you supply it by sending us an email.
  • All personal information created, held or collected by the Government of Canada is protected under the federal Privacy Act and by the Government of Ontario is governed by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
  • RInC Ontario 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 Internet Protocol address of the computer that has contacted our website, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.
  • A "cookie" is a computer (text) file that is sent to a visitor's web browser, by a web server, in order to remember certain pieces of information. "Per-session cookies" are used on some portions of the RInC Ontario website to store information within a session. During your visit to our site, your browser exchanges information with our web server. Per-session cookies facilitate this exchange by reminding the server which computer is making the request.

Official Languages

The Government of Canada is bound by the Official Languages Act and the Government of Ontario adheres to the Ontario French Language Services Act. These acts require all government services, programs and communications to be offered in both English and French. However, users should be aware that some information from external sources is available in only the language in which it was provided.

Accessibility Notice

The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario make every effort to meet the needs of citizens by providing websites that are accessible and that offer content equally in both official languages. In the event that you are having difficulty accessing or interpreting any of our web pages, please contact us.

Hyperlinking Notice

Links to websites not under the control of the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario are provided solely for the convenience of visitors. RInC Ontario is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or the reliability of the content. RInC Ontario 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 sites to which the RInC Ontario website links may not be accessible to persons with disabilities, and may be available only in the language(s) used by the sites in question. Visitors should research the privacy policies of the sites before providing personal information.

Copyright/Permission to Reproduce

Materials on this website were produced and/or compiled by the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program in Ontario (RInC Ontario) for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the programs and services offered by RInC Ontario.

The material on this site is subject to 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 RInC Ontario. We ask only that:

  • users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
  • RInC Ontario 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, RInC Ontario.

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 RInC Ontario. Through the permission-granting process, RInC Ontario helps to ensure that individuals/organizations wishing to reproduce RInC Ontario materials for commercial purposes have access to the most accurate, up-to-date versions.

To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes please contact us.

Third-party Materials

Some of the materials and graphical elements found on the RInC Ontario site are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. 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 element.

To obtain information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions on reproduction on this site, please contact us.