Terms and conditions

Privacy Notice

The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund (SOPF) is committed to respecting the personal privacy of individuals who visit our Website. This page summarizes the privacy policy and practices of our Website.

The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund does not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, telephone number, e-mail or street address during your visit to its Website. This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us via e-mail.

All personal information you do provide is protected under the federal Privacy Act. This means that, at the point of collection, you will be informed that your personal information is being collected, the purpose for which it is being collected and that you have a right of access to the information.

The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund DOES NOT use software that receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of computers that have connected with their Website. The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund does not regularly use “cookies” to track how visitors use the Website. Should you have any questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy Act at the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund please e-mail us at atip-aiprp@sopf-cidphn.gc.ca.

Official Languages Notice

The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund respects the Official Languages Act and the relevant Treasury Board policies, and is committed to ensuring all information 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 is available only in the language in which it was provided. Information that is provided on this site in language(s) other than English or French is only provided as a convenience to the user when available.

Hyperlinking Notice

Links to Websites not under the control of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund are provided solely for the convenience of users. The SOPF is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or the reliability of the content. The SOPF 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 contents.

Users should be aware that information offered by non-SOPF sites that are not subject to the Official Languages Act and to which the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund links, may be available only in the language(s) used by the sites in question.

Accessibility Notice

The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund recognizes its responsibility to develop electronic information that is accessible and useable by all people. We will do our best to ensure that all users enjoy access to our Website. It is the responsibility of everyone at the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund to deliver on this commitment.

Copyright / Permission to Reproduce

Materials on this Website were produced and/or compiled by the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Fund and how to make a claim with the Administrator of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund.

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.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics, a Web analytics service provided by Google Inc., helps to measure traffic patterns to, from, and within our public Website. This analytics measurement tool uses “session” and “persistent” cookies to collect standard Internet log information and to track visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer and expire two years after your last visit to our Websites. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the Website (including your IP address, truncated to ensure your anonymity) is transmitted to Google. No personal, identifying information is recorded or provided to Google. This anonymous information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the Website and to compile statistical reports on the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund website  activity. The aggregate data and statistical reports are used only to help us make our site more useful to visitors and are made available only to SOPF designated staff who require this information to perform their duties.

For further information about Google Analytics, please refer to Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

If you wish, you may opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by disabling or refusing the cookies by disabling JavaScript within your browser; or by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On. If you disable your session cookie option, you will still be able to access our public Website.

If you have never disabled the session cookie option, it should be enabled by default. To disable cookies or JavaScript, please refer to your vendor’s browser instruction guide.

If you require clarification about this statement, please contact the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)’s Access to Information and Privacy Directorate or our Privacy Coordinator.

For more information concerning your rights under the Privacy Act, or if you are dissatisfied with a response you receive from our Privacy Coordinator regarding a privacy concern with this Website, please contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.For a description of the records held by the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund, please refer to the Info Source section of the SOPF Website.

Please note that this Website provides links to other sites that are not covered by this privacy policy.

Non-commercial Reproduction

Information on this Website has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal or public non-commercial use and may be reproduced, in part or in whole, and by any means, without charge or further permission, unless otherwise specified.

Users are required to:

  • Exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
  • Indicate both the complete title of the materials reproduced, as well as the author organization; and
  • Indicate that the reproduction is a copy of an official work that is published by the Government of Canada and that the reproduction has not been produced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the Government of Canada.

Unless otherwise specified, this authorization is also applicable to all published information regardless of its format.

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 Government of Canada’s copyright administrator, Public Services and Procurement Canada. Through the permission-granting process, Public Services and Procurement Canada helps to ensure that 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 Public Services and Procurement Canada’s, Apply for Crown Copyright Clearance web page or contact:

Public Services and Procurement Canada
Publishing and Depository Services
350 Albert Street, 5th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0S5

Third-party Materials

Some of the materials and graphical elements found on the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund Website are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. 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.