Terms and Conditions

  • Welcome to the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security!
  • We are the Government of Canada’s single unified source for cybersecurity and information assurance advice and guidance. The CCCS or ‘Cyber Centre’ would like to make your experience using our website and services as easy and useful as possible, which is why we have the following Terms and Conditions.

Notice of Agreement

  • By accessing, browsing, or using our website or our services, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, as well as those posted on the CCCS website https://cyber.gc.ca/en/ and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. We recommend that you review all Terms and Conditions periodically to understand any updates or changes that may affect you. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, please refrain from using our website, products and services.


Access to Information

  • Information shared with the Cyber Centre, or acquired via systems hosted by the Cyber Centre, may be subject to public disclosure under the Access to Information Act.

Data Security and Use

  • You agree to protect any information disclosed to you by the Cyber Centre in accordance with the data handling measures outlined in these Terms & Conditions. Similarly, the Cyber Centre agrees to protect any information you disclose to us. Any such information must only be used for the purposes for which it was intended.
  • All data shared by or with CCCS must adhere to TLP Protocol
  • TLP is a set of designations used to ensure that expected sharing boundaries are applied to sensitive information by recipient(s). TLP labels and their definitions are not intended to have any effect on freedom of information or “sunshine” laws in any jurisdiction. The source is responsible for ensuring that recipients of TLP information understand and can follow TLP sharing guidance. If a recipient has a need to share the information more widely than indicated by the original TLP designation, they must obtain explicit permission from the original source.

Intellectual Property, Copyright and Trademarks

  • Any products or related services provided to you by the Cyber Centre are and will remain the intellectual property of the Government of Canada.
  • The name "Canadian Centre for Cyber Security" and graphics displayed on the Cyber Centre website may not be used, in whole or in part, in connection with any business, products or service, or otherwise used, in a manner that is likely to lead to the belief that such business product, service or other use, has received the Government of Canada’s approval and may not be copied, reproduced, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of CSE.
  • The material available on this web site is subject to the Copyright Act, and Trademarks Act and by applicable laws, policies, regulations and international agreements.
  • Use of intellectual property in breach of this agreement may result in the termination of access to the Cyber Centre’s website, product or services.
  • Community of Interest Users:
    • We do not claim any intellectual property rights over the content you provide via the Community of Interest services. All content you upload remains yours. You can remove your content at any time.
    • By uploading content, you agree: (a) to allow other Community of Interest users to view the content you post; (b) to allow the Cyber Centre to store, and in the case of content you post, display, your content; and (c) that the Cyber Centre can, at any time, review all the content submitted to the Community of Interest, although the Cyber Centre is not obligated to do so.

Data Security, Access & Sharing

  • The Cyber Centre agrees to protect any information you disclose to us in a manner commensurate with the level of protection you use to secure such information, but in any event, with no less than a reasonable level of care.
  • You acknowledge that any data or information disclosed to the Cyber Centre may be used to protect the Government of Canada as well as electronic information and information infrastructures designated as being of importance to the Government of Canada in accordance with cyber security and information assurance aspect of CSE’s mandate under the Communications Security Establishment Act.
  • Any data or information disclosed to the Cyber Centre will be used in a manner consistent with our Privacy Notice Statement


  • You may need a Cyber Centre account to use certain Cyber Centre products and services. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, password and for restricting access to your account. You also agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. The Cyber Centre accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from your failure to maintain the security of your account or password.
  • You acknowledge that the Cyber Centre will use the email address you provide as the primary method for communication.
  • The Cyber Centre reserves the right to refuse service, and may reject your application for an account, or cancel an existing account, for any reason, at our sole discretion.
  • Community of Interest Users:
    • You, and the sponsoring organization of which you are a member, are responsible for all activity and content such as photos, images, videos, graphics, written content, audio files, code, information, or data uploaded, collected, generated, stored, displayed, distributed, transmitted or exhibited on or in connection with your account. Any activity or content posted in connection with your account that violates these Terms and Conditions may result in termination of your account. In such cases, the Cyber Centre reserves the right to terminate the provision of service to you and your sponsoring organization.

Limitation of Liability

  • The advice, guidance or services provided to you by the Cyber Centre will be provided on an “as-is” basis, without warrantee or representation of any kind, and the Cyber Centre will not be liable for any loss, liability, damage or cost, including loss of data or interruptions of business arising from the provision of such advice, guidance or services by the Cyber Centre. Consequently, the Cyber Centre recommends, that the users exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use of the advice, guidance and services that we provide.
  • COI Users:
    • Any content submitted to our online Community of Interest services represents solely the opinions and responsibility of the person posting it and their sponsoring organization, and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Cyber Centre or the Government of Canada.
    • The Cyber Centre accepts no liability whatsoever arising from or connected to the accuracy, reliability, availability, or relevance of any material posted by anyone within our Community of Interest services and disclaims all responsibility for any loss or damage which may arise from the use or further dissemination of data or information provided via our Community of Interest services.

Terms of Use

  • You agree to use our website, products and services only for lawful purposes and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, the website, products or services by any third party. Additionally, you must not misuse, compromise or interfere with our services, or introduce material to our services that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to, tamper with, reverse engineer, or modify our website, products or services, the server(s) on which they are stored, or any server, computer or database connected to our website, products or services. We may suspend or stop providing our products or services to you if you do not comply with our terms or policies or if we are investigating suspected misconduct. Any suspected illegal use of our website, products or services may be reported to the relevant law enforcement authorities and where necessary we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.
  • Information on this site, other than protected intellectual property, such as copyright and trademarks including the name “Canadian Centre for Cyber Security”, and Government of Canada symbols and other graphics, has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial use and may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from the Cyber Centre. We ask only that:
    • Users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
    • The Cyber Centre be identified as the source; and
    • The reproduction is not represented as an official version of the materials reproduced, nor as having been made, in affiliation with or under the direction of the Cyber Centre.

Code of Conduct

  • Cyber Centre employees may read comments and participate in discussions when appropriate. We ask that your comments be relevant and respectful. We reserve the right to delete comments that violate this notice, and the user may be blocked and reported to your organization of sponsorship Service Prime to prevent further inappropriate comments.
  • As an agency of the Government of Canada the Cyber Centre services cannot be used as a forum for promoting any political positions
  • We reserve the right to edit or remove comments that:
    • Contain personal information;
    • Are contrary to the principles of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;
    • Express racist, hateful, sexist, homophobic, slanderous, insulting or life-threatening messages;
    • Put forward serious, unproven or inaccurate accusations against individuals or organizations;
    • Are aggressive, coarse, violent, obscene or pornographic;
    • Are offensive, rude or abusive to an individual or an organization;
    • Are not sent by the author or are put forward for advertising purposes;
    • Encourage illegal activity;
    • Contain announcements from labor or political organizations;
    • Are unintelligible or irrelevant;
    • Are repetitive or spam; and
In short, please be respectful and make sure that your comments are relevant to where they are posted. The views of users commenting on our social media accounts do not necessarily represent the views of CSE or the Government of Canada.

Third Party Disclaimer

  • Our website may post or display links or ads for websites that are not under our control. These links may be posted in community sites by other members and are provided solely for the convenience of users. The Government of Canada is not responsible for the information found through these links or ads, nor does it endorse the sites or their content.

Notification of Changes

  • We reserve the right to make changes to our website layout and content, policies, products, services, and these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice. Please check these Terms and Conditions regularly, as continued use of our services after a change has been made will be considered your acceptance of the change.


  • We reserve the right to modify or terminate our services for any reason, without notice, at any time.


  • These terms and conditions shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of Canada, without regard for any choice of law rules. The courts of Canada shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all matters arising in relation to these terms and conditions.


  • For details related to our Accessibility terms please refer to the CCCS Website, Accessibility Notice

Official Languages

  • For details related to our Official Languages terms, please refer to the CCCS Website, Official Languages

Duration of Service

  • These terms and conditions are valid from the date of signature and can be modified at any time.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (Cyber Centre)
  • Email: contact@cyber.gc.ca
  • Toll Free: 1-833-CYBER-88 (1-833-292-3788)