Canada’s Got Treasures is an initiative of the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC), which is administered by the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) at the Department of Canadian Heritage, and is featured in the VMC Lab. The VMC Lab explores new technologies with the Canadian museum community, and as an experimental online space may not be compliant with international accessibility and web standards.
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CHIN does not guarantee that the function of Canada’s Got Treasures will be uninterrupted or that the content is error-free. It is also the responsibility of the user to be certain that their computer is equipped with the proper security software and such as anti-virus to ensure protection against malwares, viruses or spywares that may be associated with third-party websites linked to on this website. Third party content and discussions featured as part of the Canada’s Got Treasures project has also not necessarily been verified by CHIN.
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It is our policy to protect the privacy of all users. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, CHIN has put in place physical, electronic and management procedures to protect any information we collect online.
Questions or comments regarding this policy may be sent by email to email@example.com. If you are not satisfied with our response to your privacy concerns, you may contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
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Please note that these practices apply only to the Canada’s Got Treasures website, and not to related social media and file sharing websites accessed during your participation.
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Unless otherwise specified, and except for clearly international offerings stating a change in law or jurisdiction, the content in this website is presented solely for the purpose of promoting and providing access to collections and associated content held by Canadian museums and the VMC, all situated in Canada.