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Privacy and Legal Policies

Our privacy and legal policies are reproduced below. The Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board may be identified below as “ORRPB”.  The use of ORRPB below includes the entities that report to the Planning Board, namely the Ottawa River Regulating Committee and the Ottawa River Regulation Secretariat.

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Users of the flow data, water level data, and hydrological forecasts shown on this website must recognize that such information is considered preliminary data. Users must therefore accept that the information provided carries an unspecified level of uncertainty and are advised to be cautious if they intend to use the information for decision-making.

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Collection of Personal Information

We may collect the following types of personal information when you use our website “”:

  • Login information (e.g., IP addresses, login information, browser type, time zone, location, data on how you interact with the Site). This basic usage information is collected for statistical purposes only. The ORRPB uses software programs to create summary statistics to help assess what information is most relevant and to identify system performance or problem areas. No other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.
  • Other information you choose to provide to us via the “Contact us” webpage (e.g., comments, questions, name and email address).

Terms and Conditions for submitting comments or questions.

All submissions are part of the ORRPB record; they are not made available to the public.

No anonymous submissions will be accepted. To submit your comments or questions via the “Contact us” on-line form, you will need to provide information in all the required fields, including name, email and your written comment or question.  Providing your phone number is optional.

To protect your privacy, the ORRPB will not post the following information and will not share it with any non-ORRPB entities: name, email address, and phone number that are provided via online “Contact us” submission function.

ORRPB Policy on Social Media

The ORRPB uses “X” (formerly known as Twitter) as a social media tool, which is identified below as “social media”. The ORRPB purpose for using social media is to make information about its activities, and conditions in the Ottawa River and its basin, available to the public.


Reporters are asked to send questions to the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board via the media submission form rather than submitting questions via the general “Contact us” form. See our media section.


For website security and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, deny service, cause damage or access non-public information. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information are strictly prohibited.

Copyright/Permission to Reproduce

Materials appearing in the ORRPB website or in social media have been produced and/or compiled by the ORRPB or entities that are members of the ORRPB for the purpose of providing the public with direct access to information about river and basin conditions and the activities of the ORRPB.

Material on this site may include content covered by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and/or agreements. The information and data provided on the ORRPB website and social media may not be reproduced or redistributed without written permission by the ORRPB, unless specifically authorized in the content to be reproduced.

External Linking Policy

The ORRPB website and social media may contain hyperlinks to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. Such links should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein. External links are continually reviewed for their ongoing value, and we reserve the right to remove links at any time.


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ORRPB Privacy Policy

  • All comments and questions submitted via the “Contact Us” online form are part of the ORRPB record.
  • No anonymous submissions will be accepted. Please provide your first and last name, email address and city. You may leave your phone number if desired.
  • We may share your comments and questions to entities that are members of the ORRPB.
  • To protect your privacy, we will not post the following information and will not share it with any non-ORRPB entities: name, email address, telephone number that are provided via online comment-question submission function.
  • All information provided via the “Contact Us” online form will remain part of the ORRPB record.