Terms of Use and Privacy

Terms of Use

The Government Internal Auditors Council of Canada attempts to keep the information on this site (www.giacc-ccaips.ca) current, accurate and complete. Reliance on any materials on this site is the sole risk of the user. GIACC assumes no responsibility for any damages arising from the use of this site. All information should be verified independently before being used or relied on.

The site’s content is provided “as is”. GIACC does not make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on this web site or otherwise relating to these materials or on any sites linked to this site. Links or references to other web sites or organizations do not imply endorsement or approval by GIACC.

By using this website, you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms of Use. GIACC reserves the right to change or modify this site at any time without notice.

Information from Web browsers

We use common internet technologies, such as cookies and web server logs. The information collected about all visitors to our website includes the visitor’s browser type, language preference, referring site, additional websites requested and the date and time of each visitor request. We also collect the IP address. More information on our information management protocols is provided in the GIACC Privacy Statement

Conditions of Use

The text, images, and data (the “Materials”) provided by GIACC are the property of GIACC and may be subject to the rights of third parties. These organizations make no representations or warranties with respect to the ownership, copyright, or other moral rights to any of the images or contents.

Access to, and use of the Materials, are subject to the acceptance of the following covenants, terms and conditions together with strict compliance with the Copyright Act: Users may download one copy of the Materials for the sole purpose of non-commercial private use or study if and only if all copyright and ownership notices contained on the Materials are retained and displayed together with the URL www.giacc-ccaisp.ca or the URL displayed in connection with the Material.

In the event that the Materials are cited as having third party rights, the Users shall ensure that they obtain the express written permission of the owner of that copyright before making use of the Materials and shall ensure that ownership is cited.

The User shall not in any way alter, manipulate or modify the Materials or otherwise distort the Materials. The User hereby indemnifies GIACC for any actions, damages, costs, losses or claims brought or assessed against it for any inappropriate use of the Materials.

In the event that the User wishes to make use of the Materials in any other way than is permitted herein, express written permission must be obtained. The right is reserved to deny such requested access, at the owner entity’s sole discretion

Modifications or Interruptions

GIACC reserves the right to discontinue the site or to change, modify, or remove contents of the site at any time or for any reason at our sole discretion without notice. However, we have o obligation to update any information on our site. We will not be liable to you or any third party for any modifications, suspension or discontinuance of the site.

We cannot guarantee that the site will be available at all times. We reserve the right to change, revise, update, suspend, discontinue or otherwise modify the site at any time or for any reason without notice. Nothing in these Terms of use will be construed to obligate us to maintain and support the site or to supply any corrections, updates or releases in connection therewith.

Links to Other Websites

The www.giacc-ccaisp.ca website contains links to other sites (e.g., Professional association links, corporate links). Please be aware that GIACC cannot be held responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. When you leave our site, we encourage you to read the privacy statement of each and every website that you visit before you provide any personal information. GIACC’s privacy statement applies solely to information collected on the www.giacc-ccaisp.ca website.

GIACC Privacy Statement

Most of the information accessible on the www.giacc-ccaisp.ca website does not require you to identify yourself at all. You may access it anonymously. However, GIACC may collect personal information about you when you choose to provide it. We endeavour to collect only as much personal information as is absolutely necessary to assist you in conducting business with GIACC via the website.

Purposes for Which We Collect Personal Information

We collect and retain personal information for the following purposes:

  • To identify you if you have submitted a query or concern
  • To meet legal and regulatory requirements

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

GIACC is the sole owner of the information collected on its site. We do not use or retain personal information that you provide to us for any secondary. We will not sell, share, rent or otherwise disclose your personal information to any organization or individual outside www.giacc-ccaisp.ca unless we first notify you and ask your permission. GIACC may only disclose your personal information for law enforcement purposes.

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user 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.

From time-to-time our site may request information from you via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you have a choice of whether or not to disclose the information requested. Survey information will be used solely for the purposes of monitoring and/or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. If you choose not to participate in surveys, you will still be able to use our site or request services or products from us.

Notification of Changes to the Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy statement, we will post those changes on the www.giacc-ccaisp.ca home page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under which circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Discussion Forum Guidelines

While GIACC is committed to the concept of free speech, that speech should, at all times, be responsible, free of insults, and respectful of others. Participants in discussions must not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass or threaten others;
  • Make any bigoted, hateful or racially offensive statements;
  • Advocate illegal activity or discuss illegal activities with the intent to commit them;
  • Post or distribute any material that infringes and/or violates any right of a third party or any law;
  • Post or distribute any vulgar, obscene, discourteous or indecent language or images;
  • Advertise, sell to or solicit others;
  • Use the online discussion groups for commercial purposes of any kind;
  • Post or distribute any software or other materials that contain a virus or other harmful component;
  • Post material or make statements that do not generally pertain to the designated topic or theme of the discussion group; or
  • Impersonate other participants or public figures.

If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms of Use or Privacy related to the www.giacc-ccaisp.ca website, contact us.