Reservations

System Configuration, Privacy and Security Information

Statement of Privacy

“The personal information is collected under the legal authority of the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006. It will be used for the purposes of reservations, park administration, management and park enforcement.” Ontario Parks does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. For example, personal information may be gathered in connection with the campsite reservation process. Personally identifiable information will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties.

For more information about our Statement of Privacy, contact:
Strategic Planning Officer
Ontario Parks
P.O. Box 7000
Peterborough, ON
K9J 8M5
705-755-1773

Browsers

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Cookies

Users should be aware that non-personal data may be automatically collected through the use of “cookies”. “Cookies” are small text files that are used to recognize the user’s ongoing access to the site. Cookies do not have the ability to attach to a user’s system and damage files. Cookies work by assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If a user does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the user to deny or accept the cookie feature. However, if your browser is not set to accept cookies you will be unable to access the online reservation service.

Privacy and Security

When you make a campsite reservation with Ontario Parks you entrust us with your personal and financial information. Ontario Parks has taken every precaution to safeguard your personal information and ensure that it is used appropriately.

Credit Card Transaction Security has been implemented to ensure the safety of your reservation, personal, and credit card information. This has been done through the use of certificates, multiple methods and levels of data encryption such as Secure Socket Layers (amongst others), as well as other techniques. This website meets the PCI industry standards for security. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has been developed to enhance payment account data security. The PCI DSS is a multi-faceted security standard that includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures.

Certificates

Ontario Parks uses certificates on its website to increase security and to demonstrate that your reservation transaction is safe. Certificates are digital documents that authenticate individuals or organizations. Certificates are typically used to generate confidence in the legitimacy of a certificate holder. They allow verification that we are who we say we are (Ontario Parks and our service provider Camis Inc.). Certificates are digital signatures that protect public keys (our unique identifier) from forgery, false representation, or alteration. Certificates are issued by a certifying authority (CA) willing to vouch for the identities of those to whom it issues certificates.

Secure and Encrypted Communications

Secure Socket Layers are a method encrypting and decrypting your data transmissions over the internet to our site. It ensures that no unauthorized parties can “steal” or “see” your data as it makes its way to our site. This is done by jumbling the data into unrecognizable bits that only Ontario Parks can unjumble on its site based on a secure “digital key”.