BizPaL makes every effort to meet the needs of our clients for websites that are highly accessible and in both official languages.
In the event you are experiencing difficulty accessing or interpreting this website, please contact us.
Copyright/Permission to Reproduce
Materials on this website were produced and/or compiled by BizPaL for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the programs and services offered by the Government of Canada.
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.
BizPaL encourages linking to our website. We ask only that:
- users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
- BizPaL 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 BizPaL.
Some of the materials and graphical elements found on the BizPaL website are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. This is particularly true of sites that are jointly operated by BizPaL and its partners, as part of a collaborative agreement. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements may apply; it may be necessary to seek permission from the author or copyright holder prior to reproduction.
To obtain information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions on reproduction on this site, please contact us.
BizPaL is committed to ensuring the protection of your privacy through responsible personal information practices. This page summarizes the privacy practices of BizPaL.
The BizPaL website does not automatically gather any specific personal information from you, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address. We would only obtain this type of information if you supply it by sending us an e-mail, through an on-line feedback form or verbally by telephone.
BizPaL 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 (IP) 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.
- Your IP address - BizPaL makes no attempt to link this address with the identity of individuals visiting the BizPaL site;
- The length of each visit;
- The number of requests per visit;
- Your type of operating system (Windows, MacIntosh, Unix, etc.); and
- Your browser type (Internet Explorer, Mozilla etc.);
By keeping this data, the BizPaL website administrators can fine-tune the sites based on user-activity trends.
Collected personal information will only be used by authorized BizPaL staff to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected or for a use consistent with that purpose. We do not share your information with other third parties including public bodies, corporate entities or individuals except as authorized by law. We do not sell, share or disclose your information to any type of mailing list.
Any personal information you do provide is protected under the federal Privacy Act. This means that you have a right to know when information is being collected, the purpose for which it is being collected and that you have a right to access the information (see listing in InfoSource). We are legally required to retain any personal information provided by your for a minimum of two years after using it so you have reasonable opportunity to obtain access to it. After the period of two years, the personal information will be destroyed.
For questions or comments regarding this policy or for additional information about the administration of the Privacy Act at BizPaL, please contact us.
For more information about privacy on the Internet, visit the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada website.
Information on this site comes from many different federal departments and agencies, as well as external sources and other levels of government. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy, currency and reliability of the content. Portions of the database are updated daily; however, at any time, some details may not yet reflect recent changes. If this occurs, please contact the BizPaL centre in your province or territory using the contact form and a business information officer will be pleased to help.
BizPaL is bound by the Official Languages Act and relevant Treasury Board policies. All federal programs, services and regulations are 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.