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Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area

Subscriptions to the Parks Canada – Northern Ontario mailing lists newsletter

The following information pertains to the Parks Canada – Northern Ontario mailing lists. All email communications are done in accordance with Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL), the Privacy Act and other applicable laws. Your consent is required for your email address to be used to provide you with information for promotional purposes. Subscribers provide consent to receive emails from Parks Canada – Northern Ontario.

Secure collection and storage of personal information

The information you provide is collected under the authority of section 8 of the Parks Canada Agency Act to administer the Parks Canada – Northern Ontario updates. You have the right to the protection of, access to, and correction of your personal information, which is described in Personal Information Bank Public Communications (PSU 914). Information specific to accessing your personal information can be found below.

Personal information as defined in section 3 of the Privacy Act, is recorded information about an identifiable individual. Parks Canada – Northern Ontario update subscriber information is collected using secure, encrypted web pages and stored on secured servers in Canada. We use SSL to encrypt data going between your web browser and our website. This means that any information you send to us cannot be viewed by anyone else. You will notice a little “closed lock” icon beside the address bar above or at the bottom of your browser when connected securely to us. You will also know that you are on a secure page when the web address begins with "https:"

You have the right to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada regarding the institution’s handling of your personal information.

Use of personal information

To respect your privacy and protect you, we collect the minimum amount of personal information needed to administer the Parks Canada – Northern Ontario updates. Your personal information will only be used to send you information emails about Parks Canada – Northern Ontario.

The information you provide may be used and/or disclosed internally for policy analysis, research and/or evaluation purposes. However, these additional uses and/or disclosures of your personal information will never result in an administrative decision being made about you.

The Parks Canada – Northern Ontario updates are administered by a third-party provider. This third-party provider temporarily shares subscriber email addresses with a service provider to send the newsletter. Upon completion of this task, the service provider permanently deletes all information as soon as the newsletter is sent. Your information will not be disclosed to other parties for any other purposes outside of administering the newsletter.

Personal information collected

When giving your consent to receive communications from Parks Canada – Northern Ontario, the Parks Canada database captures the following data for each subscriber:

  • Email address
  • Date subscribed
  • Time subscribed (when available)
  • Preferred official language (when available)
  • Organization (when available)
  • Postal code (when available)
  • Country of residence (when available)
  • Interests (when available, e.g. Collaboration).

Any additional data captured by an online transaction with Parks Canada will not be captured in the Parks Canada database.

Sharing Parks Canada newsletters

There are safe ways to share Parks Canada newsletters with others. It is strongly suggested to share a newsletter by sending its website rather than forwarding an email. Forwarding a newsletter from your inbox to anyone will share your information via personalized links, and it will allow recipients to modify your personal information or even unsubscribe you. If you have forwarded a Parks Canada Newsletter to someone, you can take action to secure your data again; unsubscribe and then sign up again to get all new, secure personalized links.

If you believe someone would be interested in receiving future newsletters, provide them with a link to the sign up page (https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/amnc-nmca/on/super/info/bulletin/abonnement-subscription).

Accessing your personal information

Subscribers can access their personal data by sending an email to ontarionord-ontarionorth@pc.gc.ca using the subject line ‘Parks Canada newsletters - request to access information’ to request that the information the Parks Canada database captures on you be accessed. The email should include the original subscriber email address.

Updating your personal information

There are multiple ways for subscribers to update their personal information (email address, Canadian postal code, preferred official language and interests).

  1. From the mailing list sign up page: Enter your information again on the sign up page to receive a personalized link via email to confirm your email. The newly inputted information will replace any existing data in our database.
  2. Email: Send an email to ontarionord-ontarionorth@pc.gc.ca using the subject line ‘Parks Canada newsletters - request to update information’ to request that your info be updated. The email should include the original subscriber email address and changes to be made.


  1. From a Parks Canada newsletter in your inbox: Follow the “Unsubscribe” link in the footer and unsubscribe by pressing the button on our unsubscribe page.
  2. Email: Send an email to ontarionord-ontarionorth@pc.gc.ca using the subject line ‘Parks Canada newsletters - unsubscribe request’ to request that they be unsubscribed. Please indicate the email address to be unsubscribed.

Once unsubscribed, all of your personal information stored in the Parks Canada newsletters database will be deleted. Please note that information deleted from this database does not affect information stored within other Parks Canada source databases (e.g. Parks Canada Stakeholder and Partner Engagement Registry, etc.).

Many email clients offer in-client ways in which to unsubscribe. While these services are not a guaranteed method to unsubscribe, we will manually unsubscribe any requests that we receive. To ensure your request is processed, we suggest using one of the Parks Canada-managed methods listed above.

Should subscribers have spam blockers or other technological issues that result in newsletters not being delivered to their inbox, we retain the right to unsubscribe any subscriber after receiving notice that three subsequent send attempts have failed. To prevent this from happening, please add ontarionord-ontarionorth@pc.gc.ca to your safe sender list.

Newsletter Analytics


Newsletter analytics is the collection, analysis, measurement, and reporting of data about subscriber interactions with the newsletter for purposes of understanding and optimizing the newsletter. Every recipient of an email campaign is given a unique ID number for that particular campaign, which is used to get tied to different events (e.g. receiving the email, opening the email, clicking a link, etc.).

The type of information collected includes:

  • Date and time you received the newsletter
  • Date and time you opened the newsletter
  • Date and time you clicked on a link
  • Links you have visited
  • IP address (not collected but used by Google Analytics to identify unique clickthroughs).

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