Important Notices

Important Notices

Copyright/Permission to Reproduce

Materials on this website have been produced and/or compiled by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the programs and services offered by the Government of Canada.

The material on this site is covered by: the Copyright Act; Canadian laws, policies, regulations; and, by international agreements. Such copyright serves to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without explicit written permission.

Non-commercial Reproduction

Information on this site has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial use. Unless otherwise noted by the application of the copyright symbol (©), materials on this site may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority. We ask only that:

  • Users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced
  • Canadian Air Transport Security Authority be identified as the source ; and,
  • The reproduction is not represented as an official version of the materials reproduced, or  as having been made in affiliation with or with the endorsement of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.

Commercial Reproduction

Reproduction of multiple copies of materials on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited except with written permission from the Government of Canada's copyright administrator, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). Through the permission-granting process, PWGSC helps to ensure that individuals / organizations wishing to reproduce Government of Canada materials for commercial purposes have access to the most accurate, up-to-date versions. To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes, please contact:

Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publishing and Depository Services
350 Albert Street, 4th Floor
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0S5 or

Third-party Materials

Some of the materials and graphical elements found on Government of Canada websites are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. This is particularly true of sites that are jointly operated by a Government of Canada institution and an external organization as part of a collaborative arrangement. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder prior to reproducing the material.

Privacy Statement

The Government of Canada and the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority are committed to respecting the personal privacy of individuals who visit our websites. This section summarizes the privacy policy and practices of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority websites.

  • The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority does not automatically gather any  personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, e-mail or street  address during your visit to its websites. This information is only obtained if you supply it  voluntarily, usually through contacting us via e-mail, web form, or registering in a secure  portion of the site.
  • All personal information you do provide is protected under the federal Privacy Act. This  means that, at the point of collection, you will be informed that your personal information is being collected, the purpose for which it is being collected and that you have a right of access to the information.
  • The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. This software receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted our website, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.
  • Information on individual visitors is used by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority employees to respond to requests or to ensure the security of this system. We only share the information you give us with other government departments if your inquiry relates to that department. We do not use the information to create individual profiles, nor do we disclose this information to anyone outside of the federal government.
  • The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority uses Google Analytics, a Web analytics service provided by Google Inc. to help measure traffic patterns to, from, and within its public websites.  This analytics measurement tool uses "session" and "persistent" cookies to collect standard Internet log information and to track visitor behaviour information anonymously.  This information is collected under the authority of the Financial Administration Act, and in accordance with the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada. To protect the privacy of our website visitors, we require Google to subject Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to an anonymization process during the data collection stage.  For additional information refer to IP Anonymization in Google Analytics.  Google receives non-personal visitor use information which is generated by the cookies.  We use this anonymous aggregate data and statistical information to evaluate visitors' use of the website.  This information, which helps us make our website more useful to visitors, is only available to Web managers and designated staff who require this information to perform their duties.  If you wish, you may opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by disabling or refusing the cookies.  Visiting our website with cookies disabled will have no significant impact on your browsing experience.  You can set your browser to detect and reject cookies.  Please consult your browser's Help Menu for instructions. As Google Inc. is an American company it is subject to the USA Patriot Act and it is possible that information collected via Google Analytics could be made available to law enforcement. For further information, consult Google Analytics and its privacy policy.

Questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy Act in the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority may be directed to the Access to Information and Privacy Division at CATSA.

If you are not satisfied that we have adequately respected your privacy, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by calling 1-800-282-1376 or via the Internet at

Access to Information

The Access to Information and Privacy Division at CATSA facilitates the Authority’s Respectful commitment with Canada's laws on access to information and the protection of personal information.

  • The Access to Information Act governs access to information contained in federal government records. This means that Canadian citizens, permanent residents, persons present in Canada, or corporations can, formally or informally, request records under the control of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.
  • The Privacy Act governs the collection, use, disclosure and retention of personal information and gives all individuals in Canada access to information about themselves under the control of The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.
  • The Access to Information and Privacy Division provides advice to anyone seeking information under our control;
  • It prepares an Annual Report to Parliament outlining how we operate, the volume of requests received, and how we have responded to those requests.
  • The division also provides assistance on how to file complaints should it be necessary to approach the Information Commissioner or Privacy Commissioner.
  • The Access to Information and Privacy Division strengthens access to information and privacy practices across the corporation by developing corporate policies, guidelines, training and awareness programs.

If you wish to submit a formal request to receive CATSA records, please complete a Request Form and mail it to the address below, along with the required application fee of $5.00 in cash, or cheque or money order made payable to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.  Please provide as much detail as possible about the information you are seeking. Without the application fee, correspondence will not be treated as a request under the Act.

If you are seeking access to your own personal information under the Privacy Act, no fee is required; however, please complete a Request Form and mail it to the address below.  Be sure to include sufficient detail to enable the Access to Information and Privacy Division to locate your records.

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator
99 Bank Street, 13th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 6B9

Official Languages

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority respects the Official Languages Act and is committed to ensuring all information on this site is available in both French and English. However, users should be aware that some information from external sources that are not subject to the Official Languages Act is only provided as a convenience and is available only in the language in which it was originally published.


Links to websites not under the control of the Government of Canada are provided solely for the convenience of users. The Government of Canada is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or the reliability of the content. The Government of Canada does not offer any guarantee in that regard and is not responsible for the information found through these links, nor does it endorse the sites and their contents.

Users should be aware that information offered by non-Government of Canada sites that are not subject to the Official Languages Act and to which the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority links, may be available only in the language(s) used by the sites in question.

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