Terms and conditions
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. Despite every effort to ensure the material can be viewed by all types of devices or software, some difficulties may persist. Please let us know by e-mail at PPSC-SPPC.Information@ppsc-sppc.gc.ca, if you experience any difficulty with our sites.
Disclaimer regarding non-Government of Canada Web sites
Some of the information and services found on this Web site have been provided by external sources. The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information or services provided by external sources. Users wishing to rely upon this information or services should consult directly with the appropriate source.
Links to Web sites not under the control of the Government of Canada are provided solely for the convenience of our web site 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, and does not endorse the sites and their content.
Visitors should also be aware that information offered by non-Government of Canada sites to which our web site links is not subject to the Privacy Act or the Official Languages Act and may not be available in a format 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 non-government Web sites before providing personal information.
Official Languages Notice
The Public Prosecution Service of Canada respects the Official Languages Act and is committed to ensuring all information and services on this site is available in both English and French. However, users should be aware that some information from external sources that are not subject to the Official Languages Act is only provided as a convenience and may be available only in the language in which it was provided.
Materials on this site are produced and/or compiled by the PPSC for the purpose of providing you with direct access to the latest news and information about the programs and services it offers.
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.
You may use and reproduce the materials as follows:
Unless otherwise specified you may reproduce, for personal and public non-commercial use, the materials on our Web site either in whole or in part and by any means, without charge or further permission from us, provided that:
- due diligence is exercised in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
- the PPSC is identified as the author and the complete title of the materials (when available) is included;
- it is indicated that the reproduction is a copy of the version available on the PPSC Website at [URL where original document is available];
- the reproduction is not represented as an official version of the material reproduced, nor as having been made in affiliation with or with the endorsement of the PPSC; and
- the material is not used in a way that would compromise its accuracy and integrity or undermine the dignity of the PPSC.
Unless otherwise specified, you may not reproduce materials on our Web site, either in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution except with prior written permission from the copyright administrator. To obtain permission to reproduce materials published on this site for commercial purposes please send your written request by e-mail to PPSC-SPPC.Information@ppsc-sppc.gc.ca.
Several of the PPSC published documents are living documents (i.e. PPSC Deskbook) which evolve constantly. Readers should check the PPSC Web site for the most up-to-date version of our published materials.
Some of the content on this site may be subject to the copyright of another party. Where information has been produced by a third party or copyright is not held by the Government of Canada, the materials are protected under the Copyright Act, and international agreements. Details concerning copyright ownership are indicated on the relevant page(s).
The official symbols of the Government of Canada, including the “Canada” Wordmark, and the flag symbol may not be reproduced, whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes, without prior written authorization.
The PPSC Web site provides links to various Web sites external to the Government of Canada. The PPSC is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information contained on external sites. All reasonable efforts have been made to confirm the accuracy of external hyperlinks as of the “Updated” date available on all the department's Web pages. Please be aware that hyperlinks do change from time to time and in some cases those changes may not be reflected immediately. Please let us know by e-mail at PPSC-SPPC.Information@ppsc-sppc.gc.ca, if you encounter broken links.
Links to Web sites 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 Web site links is not subject to the Privacy Act, or the Official Languages Act and may not be available in a format 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 non-government Web sites before providing personal information.
Social Media Notice
This notice explains how the PPSC use social media platforms.
Interacting with us on social media
Your engagement with the PPSC via social media is in part governed by the Terms of Service/Use of the relevant third-party social media platform providers, as well as the following Terms and Conditions. The PPSC has no control over the social media platform providers’ Terms of Service/Use, but you are strongly encouraged to read them in addition to those that follow.
Content and Frequency
Our social media accounts are used to communicate and interact directly with you. We use them as an alternative method of sharing the content posted on our Web site, facilitating access to Government of Canada information and services, and providing stakeholders with an opportunity to interact in an informative and respectful environment.
Because the social media platforms servers are managed by third parties, our social media accounts are subject to downtime that is out of the PPSC’s control. We accept no responsibility for third-party platforms becoming unresponsive or unavailable.
Links to other websites
Our social media accounts may post or display links for Web sites that are not under the control of the PPSC. These links are provided solely for the convenience of users. We are not responsible for the information found through these links; nor do we endorse the sites or their content.
Following, liking and subscribing
The PPSC’s decision to “follow”, “like” or “subscribe” to another social media account does not imply an endorsement of that account, channel, page or site, and neither does sharing (re-tweeting, liking, reposting or linking to) content from another user.
Comments and Interaction
We welcome your comments on our social media content.
The PPSC will read comments, and may respond on occasion when appropriate, but does not respond to all comments or discussions.Your comments and contributions must be relevant and respectful.
The PPSC will not engage in partisan or political issues or respond to questions that violate these Terms and Conditions.
The PPSC reserves the right to edit, remove any comments or contributions, and to block users based on the following criteria:
The comments or contributions:
- include personal information
- include protected or classified information of the Government of Canada
- infringe upon intellectual property or proprietary rights
- are contrary to the principles of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Constitution Act, 1982
- express racist, hateful, sexist, homophobic, slanderous, insulting or life-threatening messages
- put forward serious, unproven or inaccurate accusations against individuals or organizations
- are aggressive, coarse, violent, intimidating, harassing, obscene or pornographic
- are contrary to any federal, provincial or territorial laws of Canada
- are not sent by the author
- are unintelligible, irrelevant, repetitive or spam
- encourage or incite any criminal activity
- are written in a language other than English or French
- otherwise violate this notice
The PPSC reserves the right to report users and/or their comments and contributions to third-party social media service providers to prevent or remove the posting of content that is contrary to these Terms and Conditions.
Accessibility of social media platforms
Social media platforms are third-party service providers and are not bound by the PPSC standards for web accessibility. However, if you have problems accessing content on our social media accounts, please contact us at PPSC-SPPC.Information@ppsc-sppc.gc.ca and we will try to solve the problem or provide you with the information in a different format.
Information posted by the PPSC is subject to the Copyright Act.
Our social media accounts are public. They are not hosted on Government of Canada servers. If you choose to interact with us via social media, it is recommended that you read the terms of service and privacy policies of the third-party service providers and those of any applications used to access them.
The PPSC maintains Twitter and Linkedln accounts in both official languages, and is committed to ensuring that our information is available in English and French and that both are of equal quality.
Each social media platform we use has language options and provides instructions on how to set your language preferences on that site.
We reply to comments in the official language in which they are posted. If we think the response is a question of general public interest, we may respond in both official languages.
We may share links that direct users to sites of organizations or other entities that are not subject to the Official Languages Act and available only in the language(s) in which they are written.
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