Privacy and Security
All personal information created, held or collected by FINTRAC is protected under the federal Privacy Act as well as under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act.
FINTRAC Web sites do 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 or registering in a secure portion of the site.
Information about individual visitors can be used by authorized FINTRAC employees to respond to your enquiries or to ensure the security of this system. We only share the information you give us with another government department if your inquiry relates to that department. We do not use the information to create individual profiles, nor do we disclose this information to anyone outside the federal government.
Should you choose to provide personal information to FINTRAC by email or other means on this site it will be stored in one of FINTRAC's standard or institution specific Personal Information Banks (PIB). Please consult FINTRAC's chapter in the Sources of Federal Government Information publication, available on the Government of Canada Info Source Web site (http://www.infosource.gc.ca) for a list of our registered PIBs. You may access your personal information by contacting FINTRAC's Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator in writing.
When you are asked to provide further information, FINTRAC may use it for the purposes of ensuring compliance with the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act. For more information, consult the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada chapter in the Sources of Federal Government Information publication, available on the Government of Canada Info Source Web site (http://www.infosource.gc.ca).
FINTRAC 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 Web site, 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.
FINTRAC occasionally uses "cookies" to manage sessions, and only people with a valid cookie in their browser can do business on some of our Web pages. The cookies we use do not allow us to identify individuals but are essential to access some applications.
Questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy Act at FINTRAC may be directed to the Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator by:
24th floor, 234 Laurier Avenue West
If you are not satisfied with our response to your privacy concern, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by e-mail at: email@example.com, by telephone at 1-800-282-1376 or visit their Web site at: http://www.privcom.gc.ca/.
FINTRAC respects the Official Languages Act and relevant Treasury Board policies, and is committed to ensuring all information on this site is available in both French and English. However, users should be aware that some information on external sites to which we link is available only in the language in which it was provided.
Links to Web sites not under the control of the Government of Canada are provided solely for the convenience of users. FINTRAC is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or the reliability of the content. FINTRAC 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 the FINTRAC Web site links is not subject to the Privacy Act, 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 and visitors should research the privacy policies of the sites before providing personal information.
Copyright/Permission to Reproduce
Materials on this Web site were produced and/or compiled by FINTRAC 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.
Information on this site, other than government symbols, 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 FINTRAC. We ask only that:
users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
FINTRAC 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 FINTRAC's endorsement.
Reproduction of government symbols
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 written authorization. Request for authorization from the Treasury Board Secretariat may be addressed to:
Federal Identity Program
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
300 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R5
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 Government of Canada's copyright administrator, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). Through the permission granting process, PWGSC helps ensure individuals/organizations wishing to reproduce Government of Canada 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 go to PWGSC's "Applying for Copyright Clearance on Government of Canada Works" page or write:
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publishing and Depository Services
350 Albert Street, 4th Floor
Some of the materials and graphical elements found on Government of Canada Web sites 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:
24th floor, 234 Laurier Avenue West