Terms and conditions


Some of the information and services found on this website have been provided by Government of Canada departments and agencies.

The Federal Geospatial Platform (FGP) is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information or services provided by departments and agencies of the Government of Canada. Users wishing to rely on this information or these services should consult directly with the appropriate source.

Information, data and services are provided “as is”, and the FGP and information provider excludes all representations, warranties, obligations, and liabilities, whether express or implied, to the maximum extent permitted by law.

The FGP and the information provider are not liable for any errors or omissions in the Information, and will not under any circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other loss, injury or damage caused by its use or otherwise arising in connection with this licence or the Information, even if specifically advised of the possibility of such loss, injury or damage.

Please consult the specific terms of use and privacy notices for all services, applications and tools that are linked to/from the FGP.

Natural Resources Canada does not assume any liability deemed to have been caused directly or indirectly by any content on the FGP intranet web site.

Using files located on non-Government of Canada servers

To improve the functionality of Government of Canada websites, certain files (such as open source libraries, images and scripts) may be delivered automatically to your browser via a trusted third-party server or content delivery network. The delivery of these files is intended to provide a seamless user experience by speeding response times and avoiding the need for each visitor to download these files. Where applicable, specific privacy statements covering these files are included in our Privacy Notice.

Providing content in Canada's official languages

The Official Languages Act, the Official Languages (Communications with and Services to the Public) Regulations and Treasury Board policy requirements establish when we use both English and French to provide services to or communicate with members of the public. When there is no obligation to provide information in both official languages, content may be available in one official language only. Information provided by organizations not subject to the Official Languages Act is in the language(s) provided. Information provided in a language other than English or French is only for the convenience of our visitors.

Linking to non-Government of Canada websites

Links to websites not under the control of the Government of Canada, including those to our social media accounts, are provided solely for the convenience of our website visitors. We are not responsible for the accuracy, currency or reliability of the content of such websites. The Government of Canada 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 information offered by non-Government of Canada sites to which this website links is not subject to the Privacy Act or the Official Languages Act and may not be accessible to persons with disabilities. The information offered may be available only in the language(s) used by the sites in question. With respect to privacy, visitors should research the privacy policies of these non-government websites before providing personal information.

Ownership and usage of content provided on this site

Materials on this website were produced and/or compiled for the purpose of providing Canadians with access to information about the programs and services offered by the Government of Canada. You may use and reproduce the materials as follows:

Trademark notice

The official symbols of the Government of Canada, including the Canada Wordmark, the Arms of Canada, and the flag symbol may not be reproduced, whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes, without prior written authorization.

Our commitment to accessibility

The Government of Canada is committed to achieving a high standard of accessibility as defined in the Standard on Web Accessibility and the Standard on Optimizing Websites and Applications for Mobile Devices. In the event of difficulty using our Web pages, applications or device-based mobile applications, please contact us for assistance or to obtain alternative formats such as regular print, Braille or another appropriate format.

Social media

This notice has been written to explain how the Government of Canada interacts with the public on social media platforms.

Content and frequency

The Government of Canada uses its social media accounts as an alternative method of sharing the content posted on its websites and interacting with stakeholders. By following the Government's social media accounts (by "following," "liking" or "subscribing"), you can expect to see information about its programs and services.

Because the servers of social media platforms are managed by a third party, social media accounts are subject to downtime that may be out of the Government of Canada's control. The Government accepts no responsibility for platforms becoming unresponsive or unavailable.

Links to other websites and ads

Social media accounts may post or display links or ads for websites that are not under the control of the Government of Canada. These links are provided solely for the convenience of users. The Government is not responsible for the information found through these links or ads, nor does it endorse the sites or their content.

Accessibility of social media platforms

Social media platforms are third-party service providers and are not bound by Government of Canada standards for Web accessibility.


Information posted by the Government of Canada is subject to the Copyright Act.


Social media accounts are not Government of Canada websites and represent only its presence on third-party service providers.

For more information, please refer to our Privacy Notice regarding third-party social media.

Official languages

Many social media platforms have multiple language options and provide instructions on how to set your preferences. The Government of Canada respects the Official Languages Act and is committed to ensuring that our information of is available in both French and English and that both versions are of equal quality.

Government of Canada Privacy Statement

The Government of Canada and the FGP are committed to respecting the privacy of individuals who visit our websites. This page summarizes the privacy policy and practices of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat websites. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Financial Administration Act, and in accordance with the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada.

  • The FGP does not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, email or street address during your visit to its websites. This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us via e-mail, or registering in a secure portion of the site.
  • 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, of the purpose for which it is being collected and that you have a right of access to the information.
  • Visitor information is not disclosed to anyone except FGP and Shared Services Canada personnel who need the information to respond to a request. The information you provide us may be shared with other government departments ONLY if your inquiry relates to the mandate of those departments in order to respond to your query. We do not use the information to create individual profiles, nor do we disclose the information to anyone other than those who need to provide you with a response in the federal government.
  • Emails and other electronic methods used to communicate with us via this website are not secure unless it is specifically stated on the Web page. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not send sensitive personal information, such as your Social Insurance Number or your date of birth, through non-secure electronic means.
  • The FGP uses per-session cookies. Cookies are a commonly used tool to enable web developers to fine-tune the site based on user-activity trends or to enhance the functionality of the site.
    • Per-session cookies will automatically be deleted when you leave our site.

You or your administrator may be able to set your browser to detect and reject cookies, which will not negatively impact your ability to view and use our site. Please refer to your browser's help file on how to do this.

Questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy Act at the FGP may be directed to the Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator by e-mail to NRCan.fgp-pgf.RNCan@Canada.ca. If you are not satisfied that we have adequately respected your privacy, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner or call 1-800-267-0441.