Terms of use and privacy policy

Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

The Regional Municipality of Durham is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our site. We have taken appropriate measures to protect and ensure the privacy of any personal information you provide. The Region is subject to the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection Act (MFIPPA).

The Regional Municipality of Durham will not, under any circumstances, use any information provided by visitors for any purpose inconsistent with the purpose for which the information was provided, pursuant to MFIPPA.

Terms of Use

Every effort is made to ensure the information on The Regional Municipality of Durham's website is timely and accurate, however, due to circumstances beyond our control, information and dates are subject to change without notice.

The Regional Municipality of Durham offers no guarantee regarding the accuracy of the information on these pages. All such documents are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, and the Region does not make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on this website. The Regional Municipality of Durham hereby denies in full any representations or warranties.

Links to third party sites

This type of link usually opens a new browser window. The Regional Municipality of Durham is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by The Regional Municipality of Durham, nor can we be held responsible in any way for the content found on any third party website. The Region's privacy statement applies solely to information collected on the Region's website.

About the website

For general questions, technical questions and information regarding this site, please contact the Durham Tourism website administrator at tourism@durham.ca.

Providing Personal Information via the Region's website

Most of the information accessible on the Region's website does not require you to identify yourself. You may access it anonymously. However, The Regional Municipality of Durham 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 Region via the website. The only personally identifying information arising from your use of The Regional Municipality of Durham's website is what you voluntarily supply. In the event that such information is submitted for inclusion in The Regional Municipality of Durham Discovery Guide, then such information may be used for that purpose and may be used for sending you future tourism publications, newsletters and tourism notices unless you notify us in writing that you no longer consent to the use of your information. Except for the foregoing you will not be placed on any mailing lists nor will your personal information be released to any third party.

The Region does attempt to provide you with multiple "channels" for conducting business (e.g. telephone, walk-in, mail-in, fax-in) in addition to The Regional Municipality of Durham's 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 Region collects and retains personal information in compliance with MFIPPA for the following reasons:

  • To process your requests for services, products or additional information.
  • To communicate with you regarding services that you have requested.
  • To meet legal and regulatory requirements.

Correcting/Changing Personal Information

If your personal information changes (e.g. name, address, postal code, telephone number, email address, etc.), or you no longer desire our service, The Regional Municipality of Durham will endeavour to provide a way to correct, update or remove the information.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

The Regional Municipality of Durham is the sole owner of the information collected on the site. The Region 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 Regional Municipality of Durham will not sell, rent, share or otherwise disclose your personal information to any organization or individual outside the Region unless you are first notified and your permission is received, except in the following circumstances. The Regional Municipality of Durham may disclose your personal information, pursuant to MFIPPA:

  • 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 Region's website may request information from you via surveys 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 Region's services and products. If you choose not to participate, you will still be able to use the website.

Protection of Personal Information

The Regional Municipality of Durham takes every precaution to protect your personal information on the website. We maintain security standards and procedures regarding unauthorized access to customer information to prevent unauthorized removal or alteration of data. Requiring you to enter your unique login ID each time you conduct a transaction protects your personal 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 the website, you may send an email to tourism@durham.ca.

Contact Information

Concerns regarding access to information and any related privacy issues should be directed to the Regional Clerk:

  • By telephone: 905-668-7711
  • By Mail: Regional Clerk, The Regional Municipality of Durham, 605 Rossland Rd. E., Whitby, ON L1N 6A3
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