Municipality

Website Terms and Conditions

Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms of Use

Your access to and use of the Municipality of McDougall web site (including any Online Service) constitutes acceptance of these Terms of Use. The Municipality of McDougall reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time without notice. Your continued use of this web site constitutes acceptance of these changes.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

While the Municipality of McDougall endeavours to provide current, accurate and complete content, the information and services provided on this web site are provided on an "as-is" and "as available" basis. The Municipality of McDougall expressly disclaims all guarantees, warranties, and representations of any kind (whether express or implied) regarding the web site, including that the information and services provided on this web site are current, accurate, complete and available at all times. The Municipality of McDougall reserves the right to edit, delete, change or withdraw any information or service provided on this web site at any time without notice.

Your use of this web site or reliance on any information or service provided on this web site will be at your sole risk. Compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, by-laws, guidelines, directives, codes and standards is your responsibility. Your use of this web site (and any Online Service) in no way relieves the onus on you for such compliance. The Municipality of McDougall is not responsible or liable for any damages, costs, expenses, loss or injury, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other damages including lost profits, arising out of or in connection with the use, or inability to use this web site (or any Online Service), or the information and services provided on this web site. The Municipality of McDougall is not responsible or liable for any viruses, harmful software or other contamination of your system, or any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions arising out of your use of this web site.

The Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability contained in these Terms of Use will also apply to the benefit of any third parties whose information/material is accessible through the Municipality of McDougall web site. Use of this web site is governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein.

Online Services

The Municipality of McDougall reserves the right to edit, delete, change or withdraw any Online Service at any time without notice. The Municipality of McDougall may terminate your use of any Online Service if you have used the Online Service in any way that is contrary to law, contrary to these Terms of Use or that disrupts the use of the Online Services by others.

The Municipality of McDougall makes no guarantee, warranty or representation, express or implied, that:

  1. the Online Services will meet your requirements;
  2. the Online Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free;
  3. the information or the results that may be obtained from the use of the Online Services will be accurate, reliable, useful or complete;
  4. the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the Online Services will meet your expectations; and
  5. the Online Services will be compatible with any software you use in conjunction with the Online Services.

Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Online Services are done at your own discretion and risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material.

Links to Third Party Sites

In the event that you encounter an external link reference, it indicates that you will be leaving the McDougall.ca domain and entering an external link. The link provides additional information are meant for convenience only and do not imply endorsement or approval by the Municipality of McDougall, nor can we be held responsible in any way for the content found on any other linked site. Also, you should be aware that the privacy protection provided on the McDougall.ca domain (see Privacy below) may not be available at the external link.

Corporate Policy

The Municipality of McDougall web site will provide links to other organizations, provided these organizations are either a Municipality of McDougall service or a related level of government such as a government agency (Provincial, Municipal, Federal), or a public board (e.g. libraries, school boards). In addition, links could be allowed for organizations related to the enterprise or business of a department.

The Municipality of McDougall web site also offers to provide links solicited by Community Groups and Businesses. Both of which are solicited by primarily through the Website Administrator. All links are allowed subject to the ultimate approval of the Website Administrator.

Requests for Hot Links will be submitted to the Website Administrator for approval based on this policy. Work will then begin to create the appropriate linkages and ensure the URL (Universal Resource Link) links to the appropriate organization.

Logos and Their Use

The Municipality of McDougall's logos and slogans are trademarks of The Corporation of the Municipality of McDougall. Any reproduction of these logos and slogans, other than for municipal use, licensed programs of the Municipality of McDougall or without the Municipality of McDougall's written permission is prohibited. These include, but are not limited to; the Corporate logos.

Third party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For information regarding Municipality of McDougall logos, slogans and their usage, contact the municipal office at (705) 342-5252.

About the Website

This site is owned and operated by The Corporation of the Municipality of McDougall.

Users are requested to be mindful of legal obligations and of anything that could possibly damage the web site. Users are licensed to display on computer and print the information provided on this web site.

For general questions, technical questions and information regarding this web site, please contact the Municipality of McDougall Website Administrator at (705) 342-5252.

Assistance

Please take a moment to email the Website Administrator at (705) 342-5252 if you have any questions or comments regarding the Municipality of McDougall web site, its programs or operations.


Privacy Policy

The Municipality of McDougall acknowledges and appreciates that the communication of personal information is extremely sensitive and it recognizes the need to protect the personal privacy of individuals who interact with the Municipality of McDougall through various means of communication.

The Municipality of McDougall is subject to the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection Act (MFIPPA). The first part of MFIPPA states that all government records should be available to the public with the exception of specifically enumerated types of information. The second part of the MFIPPA provides for the protection of personal information.

The MFIPPA requires that a local government protect the privacy of an individual's personal information that exists in the governmental records and that it follow a privacy protection scheme that includes rules regarding the collection, retention, use, disclosure and disposal of personal information in its custody or control.

For more information, visit the Ontario Information & Privacy Commission web site at www.ipc.on.ca

Providing Personal Information via the Municipality Website

Most of the information accessible on the Municipality of McDougall website does not require you to identify yourself. You may access it anonymously. However, the Municipality of McDougall does collect personal information about you when you choose to provide it. We collect only as much personal information as it necessary to assist you in conducting business with the Municipality of McDougall via this website. The only personally identifying information arising from your use of the Municipality of McDougall web site is what you voluntarily supply.

The Municipality of McDougall does attempt to provide you with multiple "channels" for conducting business (i.e. telephone, walk-in, mail-in, fax-in) in addition to the Municipality of McDougall website. If you have concerns about using the website to conduct your business with us, please be assured that alternative channels are available.

Why Personal Information is Collected

The Municipality of McDougall collects and retains personal information for the following reasons:

  • To process your requests for services, products or additional information
  • to communicate with you regarding services or products that you have requested - for example to send you a statement or a receipt
  • to identify you if you have a query or concern about the service or product that you have requested
  • to advise you about changes to our web service offerings and of service interruptions
  • to meet legal and regulatory requirements

Use of "Cookie" Technology

Cookie technology captures summary - not individual - information on visitor use patterns. This is a computer code that tracks "traffic" so we can determine how effective the web site is in meeting informational or service needs. A cookie contains no personal identifying information and the Municipality of McDougall acquires no knowledge of an Internet visitor's browsing path once they have exited our web site. Apart from providing a performance measure, the data collected by the cookie is otherwise meaningless.

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track clients' movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. We may occasionally report aggregated demographic information in the form of reports and statistics but this is not linked to any personal information that can be used to identify any individual person.

Correcting/Changing Personal Information

If your personal information changes (i.e. name, address, postal code, telephone number, e-mail address etc.), or you no longer desire service, the Municipality of McDougall will endeavour to provide a way to correct, update or remove the information. Details of how to do this are usually provided on the web page where the information is being collected or displayed.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

The Municipality of McDougall is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. The Municipality of McDougall does not use or retain personal information that you provide for any secondary purposes unless you have first been notified and your permission has been obtained. The Municipality of McDougall will not sell, rent, share or otherwise disclose your personal information to any organization or individual outside the Municipality of McDougall unless you are first notified and your permission is received, except in the following circumstances. The Municipality of McDougall may disclose your personal information:

  • To companies contracted to process your requests
  • For law enforcement purposes
  • For purposes of acting in an emergency to facilitate contact with your next of kin or friend if you become injured or take ill

From time to time the Municipality of McDougall web site may request information from you via survey or ask permission to send you special offers. Your participation will be completely voluntary and you will have a choice of whether or not to participate. Any survey information will be used solely for the purposes of monitoring and/or improving the Municipality of McDougall's services and products. If you choose not to participate, you will still be able to use the web site.

Protection of Personal Information

The Municipality of McDougall takes every precaution to protect your personal information on the web site. Requiring you to enter a unique Login ID each time you conduct a transaction protects your personal account information. Please note that your unique Login ID should never be shared with anyone.

If you have any questions or concerns about the security of this web site, you may contact the website administrator at (705) 342-5252.

Exceptions

There may be certain exceptions to the Municipality of McDougall's Privacy Policy. Any exceptions will be clearly identified at the time the information is being gathered.

Contact Information

Concerns or questions regarding Privacy issues should be directed to the municipal office:

Mailing Address
Municipality of McDougall
5 Barager Boulevard
McDougall, ON
P2A 2W9

 

Phone

705-342-5252

 

Fax

705-342-5573

 

Concerns regarding Access to Information should be directed to the Clerk:

By e-mail: cvankoughnett@mcdougall.ca
By telephone: (705) 342-5252

 

For more information, visit the Ontario Information and Privacy Commission web site at www.ipc.on.ca

 


Photo Submission Terms and Conditions

In exchange for a copy of the image and photo credit wherever it is used, I, (Photographer Named on this form), do hereby give and grant the Municipality of McDougall and parties designated by the Municipality of McDougall, including clients, Licensees, purchasers, agencies, and periodical, the irrevocable right to use my Photograph(s) for promotional or purposes of advertising, trade, display or exhibition. There will be no additional copyright cost to the Municipality of McDougall. I have read this release and understand and agree to its terms. I hereby affirm that I am over the age of minority and have the right to contract in my own name or that I am the legal parent or guardian for the subject(s) of the photograph signing below. I have read the above authorization, release and agreement, prior to its execution; I fully understand the contents thereof. This agreement shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives and assigns.


Newsletter Terms and Conditions

By subscribing to any of the Municipality of McDougall newsletter and event invitations (Newsletters) you indicate that you have read and understood these Terms and Conditions (including Municipality of McDougall Privacy Policy) and that you agree to these Terms and Conditions. The Municipality of McDougall may amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time. Your continued subscription and receipt of the Newsletters is considered acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.

Managing your Subscription

If you wish to unsubscribe from Municipality of McDougall Newsletters, please follow the unsubscribing instructions located at the bottom of each newsletter.

Privacy

Personal information about you may be collected for the primary purpose(s) of keeping you informed about the municipality via our newsletters. If you do not provide the information requested, we may not be able to email you the newsletter. Your name and email address will be disclosed to a marketing service provider based in the United States of America who is responsible for sending all our newsletter communications. This supplier is contracted to comply with the Canadian Privacy Act and take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is handled and protected appropriately.

Copyright

The content of the Municipality of McDougall Newsletters and any and all ideas, designs, graphics, photographs, text, audio and audiovisual material, documents and any other material contained in the Newsletters are subject to copyright laws in Canada and overseas and are owned or controlled by the Municipality of McDougall or its licensors. In relation to the Newsletters (including parts of them), you agree that you may use the Newsletters for only your personal use and you may not use the Newsletters for any commercial use. You may not otherwise use, copy, reproduce, modify or transmit the content without our prior written consent. Unauthorised use is prohibited and protected by law.