Terms and Conditions
The Government of Canada and the Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program (CERC
program) are committed to protecting copyright on their websites and ensuring the
privacy of their website visitors.
The CERC program is managed by a steering committee of the partner agencies composed
of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Industry Canada, and the following
three research granting agencies: the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The Secretariat of the steering
committee is located within SSHRC.
Copyright/Permission to Reproduce
Materials on this website were produced and/or compiled by the CERC program for
the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the programs
and services offered by the Government of Canada.
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.
Information on this site has been posted with the intent that it be readily available
for personal and public non-commercial use and may be reproduced, in part or in
whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from the CERC program.
We ask only that:
- users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
- the CERC program be identified as the source department; 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 CERC
Reproduction of Government Symbols
The official symbols
of the Government of Canada, including the ‘Canada’ wordmark, the Arms
of Canada, and the flag symbol may not be reproduced, whether for commercial or
non-commercial purposes, without written authorization. Request for authorization
from the Treasury Board Secretariat may be addressed to:
Federal Identity Program
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
300 Laurier Avenue West
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 (PSPC). Through the permission granting process, PSPC helps
to ensure 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 contact our webmaster.
Some of the materials and graphical elements found on Government of Canada websites
are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. This is particularly true
of sites that are jointly operated by a Government of Canada institution and an
external organization as part of a collaborative arrangement. 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
To obtain information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions on reproduction
on this site, please contact our webmaster.
The CERC website provides links to various websites external to the Government of
Canada. The CERC program 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 CERC web pages. Please be aware that hyperlinks do change from time to time
and in some cases those changes may not be reflected immediately. If you encounter
broken links, please contact our Webmaster.
This privacy notice summarizes the privacy practices for the program’s online
All personal information collected by this agency is governed by the
Privacy Act. This means that you will be informed of the purpose for
which your personal information is being collected and how to exercise your right
of access to that information.
The CERC program’s website does not automatically gather any specific personal
information from you, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address. We would
only obtain this type of information if you supply it by sending us an e-mail or
registering/applying in a secure portion of the site.
The CERC program employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify
unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
This software receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer
that has contacted our website, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited.
We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting
our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.
to determine sites previously visited. A cookie is a small text file placed on a
user’s hard drive by a website to allow monitoring of the use of the site.
recorded in the cookie cannot be used to identify individuals.
Information on individual visitors is used by CERC employees who need to know the
information in order to respond to your request or to ensure the security of this
system. We only share the information you give us with another government department
if your inquiry relates to that department. We do not use the information to create
individually identifiable profiles, nor do we disclose this information to anyone
outside the federal government.
Questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy
Act in SSHRC may be directed to SSHRC's ATIP Coordinator by phone at 613-992-1058
or email ATIP-AIPRP@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.
If you are not satisfied with our response to your privacy concern, you may wish
to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.
Third-Party Social Media
The CERC program’s use of social media serves as an extension of its presence
on the Web. Social media account(s) are public and are not hosted on Government
of Canada servers. Users who choose to interact with us via social media should
read the terms of service and privacy policies of these third-party service providers
and those of any applications you use to access them. The CERC program uses
Personal information that you provide to the Government of Canada via social media
account(s) is collected to capture conversations (e.g., questions and answers, comments,
“likes”, retweets) between you and the CERC program. It may be used
to respond to inquiries, or for statistical, evaluation and reporting purposes.
Comments posted that violate Canadian law will be deleted and disclosed to law enforcement
authorities. Comments that violate our rules of engagement will also be deleted.
Web analytics is the collection, analysis, measurement, and reporting of data about
Web traffic and visits for purposes of understanding and optimizing Web usage. Information
in digital markers may be used for the purpose of web analytics to remember your
online interactions with the CERC’s website.
The CERC program uses Google Analytics to improve its web site. When your computer
requests a SSHRC Web page, our institution collects the following types of information
- the originating IP address
- the date and time of the request
- the type of browser used
- the page(s) visited
Your IP address is anonymized prior to being stored on the service provider’s
servers in order to help safeguard your privacy. The information collected is de-personalized.
For more information on how your privacy is safeguarded in relation to web analytics,
see the Standard on Privacy and Web Analytics.
Official Languages Notice
The CERC website respects the Official Languages Act and is committed to
ensuring all information on this site is available in both French and English. However,
users should be aware that some information from external sources is available as
a courtesy and will only be available in the language in which it was provided.
Some hyperlinks direct users to sites of organizations or other entities that are
not subject to the
Official Languages Act. Information provided in a language
other than English or French is only for the convenience of our visitors.
Links to websites 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. The CERC program is 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 website links is not subject to the Privacy Act or the
Official Languages Act and may not be 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 these non-government websites before providing personal information.
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.
In the event of difficulty using our Web pages, applications or device-based mobile
applications, please contact us for assistance or to obtain alternative formats
such as regular print, Braille or another appropriate format.
The CERC program has included some accessibility features on the website for the
benefit of individuals using assistive technology.
Skip navigation links
Skip navigation links are used mainly for assistive technologies such as screen
readers, and PDA's (Personal Digital Assistants). They allow readers to skip directly
to the content or to a local sub menu. The skip navigation links are placed in the
upper left hand corner of the screen. A white spacer image holds the link and the
alternative text indicates how it works.
If you have any questions about the accessibility of this site or if you are having
trouble accessing information, you can contact our
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