National Defence Terms and Conditions

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  1. Non-Government of Canada Servers
  2. Providing Content in Canada's Official Languages
  3. Hyperlinking
  4. Crown copyright protected works
  5. Supplementary Reservists Are Now Required to Report Inventions to DND
  6. Government of Canada Symbols
  7. Our Commitment to Accessibility
  8. Social Media Notice

1. Non-Government of Canada Servers

To improve the functionality of Government of Canada websites, certain files (such as open source libraries, images and scripts) may be delivered automatically to your browser via a trusted third-party server or content delivery network. The delivery of these files is intended to provide a seamless user experience by speeding response times and avoiding the need for each visitor to download these files. Where applicable, specific privacy statements covering these files are included in our Privacy Notice.

2. Providing Content in Canada's Official Languages

The Official Languages Act, the Official Languages (Communications with and Services to the Public) Regulations and Treasury Board policy requirements establish when we use both English and French to provide services to or communicate with members of the public. When there is no obligation to provide information in both official languages, content may be available in one official language only. Information provided by organizations not subject to the Official Languages Act is in the language(s) provided. Information provided in a language other than English or French is only for the convenience of our visitors.

3. Hyperlinking

Links to websites not under the control of the Government of Canada, including those to our social media accounts, are provided solely for the convenience of our website visitors. We are not responsible for the accuracy, currency or reliability of the content of such websites. The Government of Canada does not offer any guarantee in that regard and is not responsible for the information found through these links, nor does it endorse the sites and their content.

Visitors should also be aware that information offered by non-Government of Canada sites to which this website links is not subject to the Privacy Act, the Official Languages Act and may not be accessible to persons with disabilities. The information offered may be available only in the language(s) used by the sites in question. With respect to privacy, visitors should research the privacy policies of these non-Government websites before providing personal information.

How to hyperlink to the DND/CAF website

Sites wishing to link to the DND/CAF website do not need to request permission to do so. We do, however, ask that you follow these linking practices:

4. Crown copyright protected works

This section has been moved to: Crown copyright protected works

5. Supplementary Reservists Are Now Required to Report Inventions to DND

6. Government of Canada Symbols

Certain official symbols of the Government of Canada, including the Canada Wordmark, the Arms of Canada, and the flag symbol may not be reproduced, whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes, without prior written authorization.

As these symbols are not managed by DND/CAF, a request for authorization must be forwarded to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat at the following address:

Federal Identity Program
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
300 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Canada  K1A 0R5

Telephone: 613-957-2533
Facsimile: 613-946-5187

7. Our Commitment to Accessibility

The Government of Canada is committed to achieving a high standard of accessibility as defined in the Standard on Web Accessibility and the Standard on Optimizing Websites and Applications for Mobile Devices. In the event of difficulty using our Web pages, applications or device-based mobile applications, please contact us for assistance or to obtain alternative formats such as regular print, Braille or another appropriate format.

Accessible Alternative Formats

We are committed to fair access to information regardless of the technologies used, and are continually striving to make our site accessible to the broadest range of disabilities and assistive devices. Accessible alternative formats can be made available upon request by contacting

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You can change the settings in your web browser. Just follow the instructions below based on the browser you are using or see your browser's help for details.

Alternative formats and plug-ins

Information throughout our website is provided in HTML as the primary format. In some cases, other software formats are provided as alternatives. To open these alternate formats, you may need to download and install one or more of the following on your computer:

8. Social Media Notice

This notice has been written to explain how DND/CAF interacts with the public on social media platforms.

Content and Frequency

We use our social media accounts to complement other communications channels and to interact with the Canadian public. By following our social media accounts (by "following," "liking" or "subscribing"), you can expect to see information about DND/CAF operations, programs, and initiatives.

We understand that the web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and responded to as soon as possible.

Because the servers of social media platforms are managed by a third party, our social media accounts are subject to downtime that may be out of our control. As such, we accept no responsibility for platforms becoming unresponsive or unavailable.

Links to Other Websites and Ads

Our social media accounts may post or display links or ads for websites that are not under our control. These links 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.

Following, "Favouriting" and Subscribing

Our decision to "follow," "favourite," or "subscribe" to another social media account does not imply an endorsement of that account, channel, page, or site, and neither does sharing (re-tweeting, reposting, or linking to) content from another user.

Comments and Interaction

Comments and interaction are encouraged on all our social media accounts. The views of users commenting on our social media accounts do not necessarily represent the views of DND/CAF or the Government of Canada.

We will 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 users may be blocked and reported to prevent further inappropriate comments. We will not engage in issues or answer questions that do not adhere to this notice.

By submitting a comment on any of our social media pages, you, as the user, agree to indemnify and hold harmless His Majesty the King in right of Canada, including the DND/CAF against any liability and any and all third-party claims, demands, actions or costs (including legal costs on a solicitor-client basis) arising from its publication, including but not limited to breach of confidentiality or copyright, libel, or any obscene, defamatory, blasphemous, or other actionable statement you may make.


We reserve the right to edit or remove comments that:

In short, please be respectful and make sure that your comments are relevant to where they are posted.

Accessibility of Social Media Platforms

Social media platforms are third-party service providers and are not bound by Government of Canada standards for Web accessibility.

If you have difficulty accessing content on our social media accounts, please contact us and we will try to solve the problem or provide you with the information in a different format.


Information that we post is subject to the Copyright Act.


Our social media accounts are not Government of Canada websites and represent only our presence on third-party service providers.

For more information, please refer to our Privacy Notice regarding third-party social media.

Official Languages

Many social media platforms have multiple language options and provide instructions on how to set your preferences. The Government of Canada respects the Official Languages Act and is committed to ensuring that our information is available in both French and English and that both versions are of equal quality.

We reply to comments in the official language in which they are posted. If we think the response is a question of general public interest, we may respond in both official languages.

We may share links that direct users to sites of organizations or other entities that are not subject to the Official Languages Act and available only in the language(s) in which they are written. When content is available in only one language, we make an effort to provide similar content in the other official language.

Questions and Media Requests

Media are asked to send questions to the appropriate Media Contact or submit a media query electronically and refrain from submitting questions to the DND/CAF social media accounts as comments. Reporters’ questions will be removed from comment sections, and private messages will be redirected to the media contact page.

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