Privacy Policy

The primary purpose of this website is to provide information about the 2022 Municipal Election.

Right to privacy

The Municipality of Clarington recognizes and respects your right to privacy. However, due to the public nature of the Internet, you should consider all information publicly accessible. Treat important or private information carefully. Any personal information collected is for the Municipality's sole use and is not available to external groups or organizations. Personal information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address and an email address or other contact information, whether at work or at home. You can visit any of the websites maintained by the Municipality of Clarington without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself.

The Municipality receives identity information from the public through online forms and applications. The primary reason for collecting and maintaining this information is to allow us to serve you effectively and to manage the flow of information between the Municipality and the community.

We value your opinions and comments and may occasionally conduct online surveys. Participation in these surveys is voluntary. The information collected is used to gain a general sense of the community's opinions on important local and regional issues. Survey participants are anonymous unless otherwise stated in the survey.

We collect web analytics in order to create generic usage reports, detect errors, and maintain security on the website. These reports do not contain any personal identity information of users.

If you have any questions about the Municipality of Clarington's online privacy practices, please contact the Communications Division by email or by calling 905-623-3379.

Links to external websites

The primary purpose for linking to other websites is to provide information to users to non-municipal resources that provide information that is complementary to and in support of the policies and services provided by the Municipality.

The Municipality may establish links on its website to external sites, as long as each external site meets the following criteria:

  • Other government agencies, including federal, provincial, regional, and education
  • Organizations that receive sponsorship from the Municipality of Clarington in the form of a financial grant, or a written contract by which the Municipality provides services in collaboration with the organization to achieve a mutual goal related to the Municipality's governmental purpose
  • Organizations that rent or lease office space from the Municipality of Clarington
  • Commercial real estate and commercial developers that assist the Municipality in promoting businesses throughout Clarington by providing listings of available commercial property in Clarington
  • Local and regional economic development organizations that assist the Municipality in promoting local businesses
  • Local non-profit organizations that provide programs and services within the boundaries of the Municipality of Clarington
  • Sites providing directional and climatic information

Linked sites are not under the control of the Municipality of Clarington and we are not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. The Municipality of Clarington provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Municipality or any association with their operators. We reserve the right to limit, add and/or delete links to external sites.

Links to the Municipality's website from external organizations

A site that links to the Municipality of Clarington website must not misrepresent its relationship with Municipality of Clarington. Do not create a browser or border environment around Municipality of Clarington content. No organization may use the Municipality of Clarington logo without the Municipality's written permission.

Links from external sites to any Municipality of Clarington website does not imply that we endorse it or its products, services or programs.

The Municipality of Clarington is not obligated to provide reciprocal links to external sites that provide a link to any Municipality of Clarington website.

Copyright information

All images, text and design elements contained on this website are the property of the Municipality of Clarington. The Clarington Logo and the Clarington Tourism Logo are registered trademarks of the Corporation of the Municipality of Clarington. Any reproduction of the Logo without the Municipality's expressed written permission is prohibited.

No warranty

While we attempt to keep our website accurate and timely, we neither warrant nor make representation or endorsement as to the accuracy, quality, content, or completeness of the content on the site. Content is subject to change without notice from the Municipality because of updates and corrections.

We are not responsible for any indirect, incidental, or consequential damages that may arise from the use of, or the inability to use, the site and/or the materials contained on the site whether the materials contained on the site are provided by the Municipality of Clarington, or a third party.

Municipality's exclusive use of the website

The Municipality of Clarington's website is maintained for the exclusive use and control of the Municipality of Clarington in communicating matters of general public interest over the Internet. The Municipality is not establishing a forum for others to provide information through the website.

Public comment

It is important for users of the Municipality's website to understand that messages transmitted via the Internet are not always reliable. Therefore, although the Municipality will make every effort to maintain the reliability of communications via Clarington's website, we are unable to guarantee that any such communications will be received by the Municipality. If you want or need to provide the Municipality with an official legal notice or public comment, we strongly recommend that you confirm the Municipality's actual receipt of your communication via phone. If you have any questions as to the appropriate Municipal official to whom communication should be addressed, please contact the Municipal Clerk at 905-623-3379.

Website accessibility

Clarington's website has been designed with accessibility in mind. We strive to ensure that content on our website meets or exceeds level AA compliance of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0).


Sometimes we are not able to present content in an accessible format. In these cases, we will provide an accessible alternative or assistance in getting the information you need. If you need an accessible alternative, please call 905-623-3379.

Here's some examples of inaccessible content:

  • Maps and GIS data
  • Engineering drawings or complex technical data
  • Legacy applications or data that cannot be updated or cannot be updated with reasonable effort/expenses
  • Presentation content where making it accessible would take away from its purpose
  • Content provided by external contributors such as vendors or community partners
  • Older documents created before January 1, 2012

Municipality of Clarington
Municipal Clerk's Division
40 Temperance Street
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3A6
Phone: 905-697-4747
TTY: 1-844-790-1599
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