Important Notices

Copyright/Permission to Reproduce

Materials on this Web site were produced and/or compiled by the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) of the National Research Council for the purpose of providing direct access to information about the programs and services offered by NINT.

The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.

Non-commercial Reproduction

Information on this site has been posted 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 NINT. We ask only that:

  • Users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
  • NINT 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 with the endorsement of NINT

Commercial Reproduction

Reproduction of multiple copies of materials on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited except with written permission from NINT. By granting permission on a case-by-case basis, NINT attempts to ensure that this information is as accurate and current as possible. To request permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes, contact NINT:

NINT Innovation Centre

11421 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2M9

Phone:  780-641-1600 or 1-780-641-1600 for international callers

Third-party Materials

Some of the materials and graphical elements found on this Web site are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. In this case, certain copyright restrictions for documents or graphic elements may apply, and it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder prior to reproducing the material.

For further information related to the reproduction of third-party material appearing on this Web site, please contact NINT:

NINT Innovation Centre

11421 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2M9

Phone:  780-641-1600 or 1-780-641-1600 for international callers

Privacy Notice

NRC is committed to respecting the personal privacy of individuals who visit our Web sites. This page summarizes privacy policy and practices that apply to Government of Canada Web sites.

  • Government of Canada sites do not automatically gather any specific personal information from visitors (i.e. name, phone number, email). Such information is obtained only if visitors voluntarily offer it by sending an email message or registering on a secure portion of the site.
  • All personal information that a visitor may disclose is protected under the terms of the Government of Canada’s Privacy Act. This means that visitors must be advised of any personal information that will be collected via this Web site, why the information is collected and how they can access it.
  • Data pertaining to visitors to this site is not disclosed to anyone except NRC staff who may require such information to respond to a visitor’s request. Personal information is not used to build individual profiles nor is it transferred to anyone outside of NRC without the individual’s permission.
  • Electronic ‘cookies’ may be used to track visits to this Web site. These cookies are not used to gather personal information, but rather to collect information on the visitor’s Internet service provider, the IP address of the service provider, the duration of each visit, the number of requests per visit, the type of operating system used (Windows, Macintosh, etc.) and the type of browser used (Netscape, Internet Explorer).

This data is used only to adapt the site to better suit the needs of visitors. If you believe that your personal information has not been properly protected through the use of this site, you may contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada by calling 1-800-267-0441, or via the Web at

For more information on access to information and privacy, please contact NRC’s Access to Information and Privacy Office:

Access to Information and Privacy Office
National Research Council of Canada
Building M-58
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0R6

Phone: (613) 949-7684