Privacy Policy

The Mint is committed to respecting the personal privacy of individuals who visit its Web-site. This page summarizes the privacy policy and practices of the Mint's Web-site.

The Mint 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, 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.

Visitor information is not disclosed to anyone except Mint personnel who need the information to respond to a request. We do not use the information to create individual profiles, nor do we disclose the information to anyone outside the Mint.

The Mint uses per-session and persistent cookies. Cookies are a commonly used tool to enable web developers to fine-tune the site based on user-activity trends or to enhance the functionality of the site. Per-session cookies will automatically be deleted when you leave our site.

Persistent cookies record information about your computer as reflected below; no personal information is collected. They act as a generic label to allow us to tell how you navigate within our site which helps us to determine how we might improve it. You can delete these cookies at any time.

Here is the list of information that we are collecting by using persistent cookies:

  • the name of your internet service provider and your IP address; the Mint makes no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting its site;
  • the length of each visit;
  • the number of requests per visit;
  • your type of operating system (Windows, MacIntosh, Linux, etc.); and
  • your browser type (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.).

You can set your browser to detect and reject cookies which will not negatively impact your ability to view and use our site. Please refer to your browser's help file on how to do this.

Questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy Act by the Mint may be directed to the Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator, 320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G8 or by calling (613) 993-2711. 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- 800-267-0441 or via the Internet at www.privcom.gc.ca.