Privacy

The Ministry of Culture maintains this website to help the public find information about the Ministry's programs and services. The Ministry is committed to ensuring your privacy while you visit the site and this page summarizes the privacy policy and practices on our site.

Each ministry's or organization's website may have a different privacy statement depending on the nature of its site. You should review the privacy statement each time you submit personal information on a website. When you visit this website, our web server automatically collects a limited amount of standard information essential to the operation and evaluation of the website. This information includes:

  • the page from which you arrived,
  • the date and time of your page request,
  • the IP address your computer is using to receive information,
  • the type and version of your browser, and
  • the name and size of the file you request.

This information helps us assess our information services and is used only for this purpose. This information is not used to identify individuals who come to the website. None of this information is disclosed to other public bodies or individuals.

The only personal information that is collected about you is the information that you provide to us voluntarily. When you submit a question or comment or apply for a grant you may be asked for your name, e-mail address, or other information. This information is only used to provide you with the service that you requested and is collected in compliance with section 33 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. Our use and disclosure of your personal information is limited by the privacy protection provisions of the FOIP Act.

The personal information you submit is secure once it reaches the government server. In transit between your computer and the server, however, it may not be secure.

Cookies

A cookie is a file that is placed on your hard drive with your temporary internet files while you are visiting a website. We use cookies to track how visitors use our site. We do not store personal information in cookies, nor do we collect personal information from you without your knowledge as you browse this site. We do use cookies to aid in the collection of anonymous statistical information such as browser type, screen size, traffic patterns and pages visited. This information is then used to improve our service to you. If you wish, you may change the settings on your web browser to deny cookies or to warn you when cookies will be deposited.

Security

The government computer system uses software to monitor unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or damage the service we provide. No attempt is made to identify users or their usage patterns except during law enforcement investigations.