The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) and the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC) are committed to providing visitors with websites that are safe and secure.
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The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) and the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC) are committed to providing visitors with websites that are safe and secure.

SECURITY

Security Statement

The Tribunal uses a layered suite of technologies to ensure your communications with us are safe and protected from unauthorized disclosure to the extent made possible by these technologies. In addition to this computer security system, the Tribunal and the ATSSC have implemented procedures to prevent security breaches.

Encryption prevents information in transit between your computer and our server from being read (privacy and confidentiality) or changed (integrity); consequently, all data is transported using encrypted channels in order to provide prescribed security measures.

Safeguards have been designed and implemented to monitor and protect the integrity of any information you communicate, as well as your registered profile, while you use the E-registry Service.

Even though we go to great lengths to secure your transactions with us, you too should take precautions to maximize your protection. For example, you should regularly apply commercially available patches and updates to your browser and operating system, and protect your computer with up-to-date anti-virus and firewall software, which is also available commercially.

The Tribunal also collect and analyze information for site management. Our software programs create summary statistics, which are used to assess what services are of interest to our clients; determine technical design specifications; monitor system performance and identify problems, and security concerns. The information collected by our servers for site management purposes is protected, and access to this information is restricted to authorized ATSSC personnel for monitoring purposes.

For website security purposes, and to ensure that our services remain available to all users, we monitor network traffic. This monitoring is done to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or to otherwise cause damage.

In the course of monitoring, the Tribunal will receive and record routing information from the data (the IP address of the computer) that reaches our website, the date and time of visits, and the web pages visited. The Tribunal makes no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected. In such cases, data logs will only be used to identify individual users for authorized law enforcement investigations or national security purposes. These logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with the Library and Archives of Canada Act and the Privacy Act.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, and the ATSSC’s best efforts, the Tribunal is not responsible for breaches in security caused by hacking or other similar events, and by using this system you agree that such situations constitute an unforeseeable force majeure.

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