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Copyright/Permission to Reproduce
Materials on this web site were produced and/or compiled by
The Business Link's E-Future Centre for the purpose of helping Alberta's small and medium-sized companies understand
e-business and its role in their organization. The site also provides direct access to details related to Government of Canada and Government of Alberta e-business programs and services.

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

The Business Link's E-Future Centre encourages linking to our web site. We only ask that:

  • users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced
  • The Business Link E-Future Centre be identified as the source
  • the reproduction is not represented as an official version of the materials reproduced, nor as having been made in affiliation with or with the endorsement of the E-Future Centre

See Link Policy for details.

Third-Party Materials
Some of the materials and graphical elements found on the
E-Future Centre's web site are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. This is particularly true of sites that are jointly operated by The Business Link and its partners, as part of a collaborative agreement. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements may apply; it may be necessary to seek permission from the author or copyright holder prior to reproduction.

To obtain information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions on reproduction on this site, please contact the:

National Secretariat
Canada Business Service Centres
Industry Canada
235 Queen Street
Ottawa, ON
Fax: (613) 954-5463
E-Mail: [email protected]

The Business Link's E-Future Centre Privacy Statement
We are committed to providing our visitors with a web site that respects their privacy. This page summarizes the E-Future Centre's privacy policy and practices:

  • The E-Future Centre 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 web site. This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us via e-mail, feedback forms, or verbally by telephone during a "Talk to Us!" session.

  • 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 to access the information.

  • Visitor information is not disclosed to anyone except
    The Business Link's personnel who need the information to respond to a request. The information you give us will be shared with another government department ONLY if your inquiry relates to that department. We do not use the information to create individual profiles, nor do we disclose the information to anyone outside those in the network of CBSCs who need to provide you with a response.

  • The E-Future Centre uses "cookies" to store a randomly generated identifier for the visit. Cookies do not collect or contain personal information about you. Here is the list of information that the E-Future Centre collects by using cookies:

    - Your IP address: The E-Future Centre makes no   attempt to link this address with the identity of individuals   visiting the site
    - The length of each visit
    - The number of page requests per visit
    - Your type of operating system
      (Windows, MacIntosh, Unix, etc.)
    - Your browser type (Netscape, Internet Explorer, etc.)

By keeping this data, the E-Future Centre web site administrators can fine-tune the site based on user-activity trends.

For questions or comments regarding this policy or for additional information about the administration of the Privacy Act at the
E-Future Centre, contact us by e-mail.

For more information about privacy on the Internet, visit the privacy pages.

The Business Link Business Service Centre makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this web site and specifically disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. There are no warranties that extend beyond the descriptions contained in this paragraph. The accuracy and completeness of the information provided herein and the opinions stated herein are not guaranteed or warranted to produce any specific results, and the advice and strategies contained herein may not be suitable for every individual. The Business Link Business Service Centre shall not be liable for any loss of profit or any other commercial damages including but not limited to special, incidental, consequential or other damages.

Official Languages
The Business Link Business Service Centre is bound by the Official Languages Act and relevant Treasury Board policies. All federal programs, services, and regulations are available in both French and English. However, users should be aware that some information from external sources is available only in the language in which it was provided.

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