It is the policy of the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa (CHOO/COPO) to control the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information in accordance with requirements set out in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
About PIPEDA and how it applies to Ottawagraphy.ca:
As of January 1, 2004, PIPEDA applies to every organization that collects, uses or discloses personal information in the course of commercial activities. Section 2 of the Act defines "commercial activity" as:
"...any particular transaction, act or conduct or any regular course of conduct that is of a commercial character, including the selling, bartering or leasing of donor, membership or other fundraising lists. "
Though the requirements set out by PIPEDA do not apply directly to the activities of CHOO/COPO and the Ottawagraphy.ca website, CHOO/COPO is committed to respecting the personal privacy of individuals who visit the Ottawagraphy.ca website and we feel it is important that you understand the manner in which we gather and use the information we collect.
Collection of information
CHOO/COPO does not collect information that personally identifies individuals except when individuals provide such specific information on a voluntary basis. In all such cases, CHOO/COPO will collect only information that is voluntarily provided by the user and undertakes that such information will be kept strictly confidential. Individual information provided to CHOO/COPO to gain access to the Ottawagraphy website will not be sold or made available to a third party.
CHOO/COPO collects the names and email addresses of registered users. This personal information that you voluntarily provide to CHOO/COPO is protected under the provisions of Canada’s federal privacy legislation. CHOO/COPO uses the information it collects to respond to your inquiries and contact you regarding information you submit to the site.
CHOO/COPO does reserve the right, however, to perform statistical analyses of user behaviour and characteristics, in order to measure interest in and use of the various sections of its sites so as to improve design, navigation and content. Only aggregated data from these analyses, not individual data, will be used for this purpose.
Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites to which we provide links, nor are we responsible for the security of network traffic beyond our server.
Disclosure of Information / Sharing
Strict controls are maintained over access to personal information you share with CHOO/COPO:
Personal information is not shared, sold, rented, traded, or otherwise disclosed to any outside third party except with the consent of the individual or as required by law.
You can consult, modify or ask us to delete all the personal information you have provided us at any time. To do so, simply send us an e-mail at, or write to us at:
504-280 Metcalfe St.
Ottawa, ON K2P 1R7
Retention of Information
Personal information is retained by CHOO/COPO so long as required by law or as is reasonable to fulfill the purposes for which it has been collected.
Questions/Comments & Changes
For more information:
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada - A Guide for Businesses and Organizations: Your Privacy Responsibilities http://www.priv.gc.ca/information/guide_e.cfm#002
The Application of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act to Charitable and Non-Profit Organizations http://www.priv.gc.ca/fs-fi/02_05_d_19_e.cfm
The information found on this website has been provided through partnerships with external sources. The quality, accuracy and reliability of the information are the responsibility of these external sources. Those wishing to question this information should consult the appropriate provider directly.
Links to other websites not under the control of the CHOO/COPO are provided solely for the convenience of users of the ottawagraphy.ca website. CHOO/COPO is not responsible for the information found through these links.
Unless otherwise indicated, the contents of the website are presented for information and education purposes only.
Data and information provided by CHOO/COPO and other sources are deemed to be reliable at the time of presentation. Despite our best efforts, we cannot guarantee that such data and information are accurate or complete and up to date at all times.
Although we strive to provide up-to-date and accurate information on our website, errors or omissions may occur. As a result, we do not provide any guarantees or make any representations as to the accuracy or reliability of the information contained on this or any other website.
This website is produced by CHOO/COPO in collaboration with various heritage organizations from Ottawa and the surrounding area. Content created by member organizations may be available only in the working language of that institution. CHOO/COPO continues to work with its partners in developing bilingual content throughout the Ottawagraphy.ca website.
Copyright / Permission to Reproduce:
Materials on this website were produced and/or compiled by the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa (CHOO/COPO) for the purpose of providing residents of Ottawa with direct access to information about local heritage, history and culture.
The majority of the materials and graphical elements found on the ottawagraphy.ca website are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. 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: email@example.com