Important Notices

Copyright/Permission to Reproduce

Materials on this website were produced and/or compiled by Nanoportal.gc.ca for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the programs and services offered by the Government of Canada (GoC).

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 website has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal or public non-commercial use and may be reproduced, in part or in whole, and by any means, without charge or further permission, unless otherwise specified.

Users are required to:

  • 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 organization; and
  • Indicate that the reproduction is a copy of an official work that is published by the Government of Canada and that the reproduction has not been produced in affiliation with or with the endorsement of the Government of Canada.

Unless otherwise specified, this authorization is also applicable to all published information regardless of its format.

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 GoC copyright administrator, Public Works and Government Services Canada. Through the permission granting process, Public Works and Government Services Canada helps ensure individuals/organizations wishing to reproduce GoC 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:

Public Works and Government Services Canada Publishing and Depository Services
350 Albert Street, 4th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0S5
Telephone: 613-996-6886
Fax: 613-998-1450
E-mail: droitdauteur.copyright@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca

Third-party Materials

Some of the materials and graphical elements found on Government of Canada websites are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. This is particularly true of sites that are jointly operated by a Government of Canada institution 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.

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

Public Works and Government Services Canada Publishing and Depository Services
350 Albert Street, 4th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0S5
Telephone: 613-996-6886
Fax: 613-998-1450
E-mail: droitdauteur.copyright@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca

Disclaimers - External Hyperlinks

Material that resides on Nanoportal.gc.ca is subject to the Official Languages Act and relevant Treasury Board policies and is provided in both English and French. However, material that resides on linked external sites may not be subject to the Act and is available only in the languages featured on those sites.

Privacy Notices

The Government of Canada and Nanoportal.gc.ca are committed to providing visitors with websites that respect their privacy. This page summarizes the privacy policy and practices on Nanoportal.gc.ca Website.

Nanoportal.gc.ca 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 or registering in a secure portion of the site.

All personal information created, held or collected by this department is protected under the federal Privacy Act. This means that at any point of collection you will be asked for consent to collect your information or advised of the authority for such collection. You will be informed of the purpose for which it is being collected and how to exercise your right of access to that information.

Nanoportal.gc.ca 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.

Nanoportal.gc.ca does not normally use "cookies" to track how our visitors use this site or to determine sites previously visited. If cookies are in use and you have your cookies notification option activated on your browser the system will notify you before any cookies are used so that you may refuse them. (A "cookie" is a file that may be placed on your hard drive without your knowledge by a website to allow it to monitor your use of the site.)

Visitor information is not disclosed to anyone except Government of Canada personnel who need the information to carry out responsibilities of their job. Any further disclosure of the personal information you give us will be in accordance with the federal Privacy Act.

External Service Providers

In order to effectively operate its website, Nanoportal.gc.ca occasionally uses service providers external to the Department. Such service providers are bound by a contract with Nanoportal.gc.ca to treat any personal information they receive in a manner consistent with the provisions of the Privacy Act.

Questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy Act in the Government of Canada may be directed to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by telephone at 1-800-267-0441.