Important Notices

Site Management
 
The Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner website is managed by the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner jointly with the House of Commons, but is distinct from the Parliament of Canada website.
 
Materials on this website are produced and/or compiled to provide direct access to information about the mandate, role, responsibilities, programs and services offered by the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner. The site content is changed on an ongoing basis.
 
Parliamentary Privileges and Statutory Immunities
 
The Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner enjoys the privileges and immunities of the House of Commons and its Members when carrying out her duties and functions in relation to Members of the House of Commons. This site contains documents and reports that have been issued by the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner in the due exercise of her duties and functions and may be subject to parliamentary privilege or the statutory immunities provided to the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner by the Parliament of Canada Act.
 
Visitors may consider some material posted on this site that has been published in circumstances that give rise to certain immunities, defamatory. Please take caution if using material from this site elsewhere, even where in accordance with copyright law, since the contents of such republication may expose the parties responsible for its republication to an action in defamation.
 
Copyright/Permission to Reproduce
 
The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, 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 is posted so that it may be readily available for personal and public non-commercial use. It may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, provided that: visitors exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced; the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner is 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 the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner. Such authorization does not limit or otherwise prejudice the parliamentary privileges enjoyed by the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner or the House of Commons and its Members.
 
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 Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner. For permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes, please send a written request to:
 
Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner
Parliament of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1A 0A6
Fax: 613-995-7308
Email: ciec-ccie@parl.gc.ca

Third-Party Materials
Some of the material found on the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner website may be subject to copyright held by other organizations. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder prior to reproducing the material. It is the sole responsibility of the visitor to determine the copyright of the content and to obtain all necessary permissions. For information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions on reproduction on this site, please contact:
 
Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner
Parliament of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1A 0A6
Phone: 613-995-0721
Fax: 613-995-7308
Email: ciec-ccie@parl.gc.ca

Privacy
 
The Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner is committed to maintaining the privacy of visitors to this site. All technical measures relating to the hosting of this site are managed by House of Commons Information Services.
 
The Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner does not automatically collect any personal information through this website. This information would only be obtained if it was supplied by contacting the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, in which case the personal information would only be used to respond to a visitor's specific inquiry or request and for no other purpose. To better safeguard their privacy, visitors who wish to contact the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner should not include any personal information that is not required for responding to a comment or request. For instance, an email request would not require a home or business address for the response.
 
Personal information submitted by visitors who wish to make comments or requests will not be disclosed to anyone outside the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner unless authorized by the individual concerned, or unless required or authorized by law.
 
Disclaimers
 
Some of the information in this website has been provided by external sources. The Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information provided by external sources. Visitors wishing to rely upon this information should consult directly with the source of the information.
 
The Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner accepts no responsibility should any damages be caused to a person as a result of the use that is made of information provided in, or taken from, this site or as a result of reliance on the information available on the site.
 
This disclaimer of liability also applies to any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of information under any cause of action.
 
Official Languages
 
The Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner abides by the Official Languages Act and is committed to ensuring that all information on this site is available in both French and English. However, visitors should be aware that some information from external sources is available only in the language in which it was provided.
 
Accessibility
 
The Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner makes every effort to meet the needs of its clients by providing a website that is accessible and that offers content equally in both official languages. If visitors are having difficulty accessing or interpreting any of its web pages, they should contact:
 
Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner
Parliament of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1A 0A6
Phone: 613-995-0721
Fax: 613-995-7308
Email: ciec-ccie@parl.gc.ca

Links
 
This site contains links to other sites. The Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner provides these links as a service and convenience to its visitors. It takes no responsibility for the content of third-party sites and a link to them in no way implies an endorsement or recommendation of the products, services or information found there.
 
A link to another site does not mean that the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner is affiliated or associated with the owner of a linked site, or has editorial control over the site's content. The Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner is not responsible for the privacy practice or the content of those sites. A third-party site may have a privacy policy different from that of the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner website and may provide less security than the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner website. The Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner disclaims all liability with regard to any access to linked websites by visitors.
 
The Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner reserves the right to regularly review and re-evaluate any and all links and reserves the right to terminate any link without prior notification.
 
The Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner allows for third-party websites to provide links to its website, as long as the third parties:
  1. consider offering a link to the home page, in addition to linking to a specific page, within the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner website;
  2. do not display Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner website content in a frame or present it online at third-party sites;
  3. periodically check links to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner web pages to ensure their integrity.

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