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Bank of Canada Privacy Statement

The Bank of Canada is committed to providing visitors with a web site that respects their privacy. Important information about our data gathering and dissemination practices follows:

Personal Information
All personal information held or collected by the Bank of Canada is protected under the federal Privacy Act. This means that at the point of collection you will be asked to give your consent, informed of the purpose for which personal information is being collected, and advised that you have a right of access to that information.

IP Address
The Bank of Canada employs software programs that monitor network traffic and detect unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. These programs record the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of computers that visit this site. They also record the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, and the browsers and operating systems used by visitors. We do not attempt to link this information to the identities of individual users, unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.

We do not regularly use "cookies" to record information about you or your usage of this site. We will notify you before any cookies are used. (A "cookie" is a file that may be placed on your hard drive without your knowledge by a web site to allow it to monitor your use of the site.)

Unclaimed balances and Privacy
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Outside Links
This site contains links to other sites. The Bank of Canada is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

More Information
Questions or comments regarding this statement, or the administration of the Privacy Act at the Bank of Canada, may be directed to Marisa Guagneli, Access to Information and Privacy consultant: