The access and use of these "online sites" is subject to the terms and conditions listed below.
Protecting the privacy and personal information of individuals is an important consideration in the way we structure our online and offline activities. When visiting our websites there is no requirement to identify yourself.
The City of Oshawa collects non-identifying information from your computer when visiting our websites. This information includes the Internet Protocol (I.P.) address, type of browser, date and time of visit, and the different webpages visited by you. This information is used strictly for statistical reporting purposes, and to design and improve access to information and services available on our websites. This information is not combined with other information or services to determine your browsing habits on websites beyond those operated by us, or to identify you personally.
Cookie technology captures aggregate and not individual information on visitor use patterns. This is a computer code that tracks "traffic" so we can determine how effective our websites are in providing information and services to the public. A cookie contains no information that can identify you personally and the City of Oshawa acquires no knowledge of your browsing path once you leave our websites. Apart from providing a performance measure, the data collected by the cookie is otherwise meaningless.
There may be instances where your personal information is required to provide you with information or services. Where your information is required, the amount collected will be limited to the minimum amount and type necessary to provide you with the information or service requested. This information will only be used for the purposes for which it was collected and will not be used to create an individual profile or combined with other information held by the City to create a new database of information. Where the collection occurs a notice will state the legal authority, purpose and the name, address and phone number of the individual who can answer questions regarding the collection. The personal information that you provide will be used, protected and disclosed only in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
The City of Oshawa is committed to creating an accessible online environment and to making its web documents available to everyone. However, there may be instances where not all content is in an accessible format such as maps or Geographic Information System (G.I.S.) data; engineering drawings or complex technical data; and legacy applications or data. Should you need assistance in obtaining an accessible alternative for non-accessible content, contact Service Oshawa. To learn more about Accessibility in Oshawa now.
All contents of the City's online sites is Copyright © 2015 the City of Oshawa and/or its suppliers, 50 Centre St. S., Oshawa, Ontario L1H 3Z7. All rights reserved. No trademark or service mark licence is granted in connection with the materials contained on the City's online sites.
The City of Oshawa Logo is a registered trademark of The Corporation of the City of Oshawa. Any reproduction of the Logo without the City of Oshawa's expressed permission is prohibited.
Parties seeking permission to use the City of Oshawa Logo must review the City of Oshawa Corporate Visual Identity Manual and complete the Application to Use the City of Oshawa Logo and submit a completed application to Corporate Communications, 50 Centre St. S., Oshawa, ON, L1H 3Z7, by fax at 905-436-5623 or by email to email@example.com. Corporate Communications will review and provide feedback/approval within five business days upon receipt of the completed application.
The City's websites are for your personal and non-commercial use. Unless specifically authorized by The Corporation of the City of Oshawa, you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, licence, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from this website.
For convenience purposes, our online sites may contain links to external websites operated by third-parties (e.g. Events & Meetings Online Calendar). The purpose of providing these external links is for your convenience and to avoid duplicating information that is already being maintained by a source organization elsewhere online.
Links to external websites contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions or organizations independent of the City. The City does not endorse, approve, certify, or control external websites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficiency, timeliness or correctness of the information located on third-party websites. Reference to any third-party product, service, event or publication does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favouring by the City of Oshawa, its employees and/or Council members.
The City's social media accounts, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn, serve as a mechanism for disseminating information in a timely manner and enhancing the City's ability to share community news with a wide audience.
Third-party content (including community event information, comments and external links) posted on the City's social media accounts does not necessarily reflect the opinions and position of the City of Oshawa, its employees and/or Council members. The City reserves the right to not post or to delete comments, links and other content that:
No personal information is collected in order to view the Connect Oshawa website (the Site); however should you wish to participate in the discussions, surveys or engagement opportunities, you may need a Connect Oshawa account. In order to create an account, the following information is required:
The City of Oshawa will maintain the confidentiality of your email address, password, postal code and date of birth.
Your use of Connect Oshawa may also result in the collection of additional personal information about you, including your opinions on a particular matter or any other personal details you choose to volunteer. Please remember that the information on Connect Oshawa is publicly accessible and any information you post or opinions you provide may be viewed by any other visitor to the Site.
Your personal information will be used to provide you with access to the engagement tools within the Site and receive your feedback on specific campaigns or issues. It may be used to identify engagement opportunities which may be of interest to you arising from your self-identified location, or age.
Your feedback will be used to improve City services and to develop better public policy addressing issues of significance to Oshawa residents. Results from engagement campaigns will be analysed and interpreted at the discretion of the City of Oshawa.
Your information will not be used by the City in any other manner other than as noted within this policy.
Yes, the City of Oshawa will use email communications to notify you of engagement campaigns you may be interested in. You may choose to opt out, or unsubscribe from these emails at any time using the unsubscribe link included in each email.
The City of Oshawa will never sell your personal information. As a local government in Ontario, we are subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, which imposes a general prohibition against the disclosure of personal information, except in limited and specific instances. The City of Oshawa may be required to disclose your personal information; however we will only ever do so as required by law. For more information on the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, you are invited to review the legislation on the Province of Ontario's e-Laws website.
Yes, Connect Oshawa collects non-identifying information including:
The non-identifying information is used for statistical reporting purposes and to understand how site visitors are using the site. This information will be used to guide enhancements to the tools, services and information available on Connect Oshawa. This information will not be combined with any other information or service to determine your browsing habits on other websites, or to identify you personally.
The material posted on our online sites is not an official statement of City policy, practice, services or procedure, and should not be construed as such. It is intended only to give general information about the City.
While an effort is made to post only accurate information, the City does not guarantee that the information, software, products and services included on its online sites is always current or correct. In the case of a difference between the version presented online and the version in the City's records, the City's records shall be assumed to be correct.
Advice received via this website should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.
The City and/or its respective suppliers may make improvements and/or changes to our online sites at any time. The City and/or its respective suppliers make no representations about the suitability, reliability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products, services and related graphics contained on this website for any purpose. All such information, software, products, services and related graphics are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. The City of Oshawa and/or its respective suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, services and related graphics, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.
The Community portion of the City's Events & Meetings Calendar is intended to provide an opportunity to promote community meetings and events, local tourism and/or local arts and culture. Organizations are limited to 4 calendar postings per month.
Posting of community events/meetings to the Calendar will be provided at the discretion of the City of Oshawa, as well as based on the following criteria:
The City will not post events that are:
Please note that the required city permits for community events are not associated with the posting of an event to the website. City staff can provide advice and assistance on event logistics, road closures, permits and licensing. For more information visit our Host an Event in Oshawa webpage.
All matters relating to your access to, or use of, the City's websites shall be governed by the statutes and laws of the Province of Ontario.