CATSA on Pinterest

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), established in 2002, is a Crown corporation responsible for:

  • Pre-board screening – the screening of passengers, their carry-on baggage and their personal belongings;
  • Hold-baggage screening – the screening of checked baggage;
  • Non-passenger screening – the screening of non-passengers on a random basis; and
  • Restricted Area Identity Card – the administration of access control to airport restricted areas through biometric identifiers.

CATSA’s Pinterest accounts are another means of interacting with the organization and provide the opportunity to learn about getting through airport security quickly and easily. We look forward to sharing information and encourage visits to our website for more detailed information.

CATSA’s use of Pinterest is intended to encourage interaction between the users of this platform and CATSA and in no way verifies nor confirms either the accuracy of user comments or their compliance with the guidelines outlined in these Terms of Use. CATSA does not endorse any of the views in comments posted by users. Comments that violate these policies may result in CATSA deleting the comment and blocking the user to prevent further inappropriate comments.

Content

The CATSA Pinterest accounts (www.pinterest.com/CATSAGC and www.pinterest.com/ACSTAGC) are used as an alternative method to access material posted on CATSA’s website. Additional information is available on our website.

Following and unfollowing

CATSA follows other Government of Canada institutions and industry organizations relevant to the mandate of our work. This could include following the Pinterest accounts of industry stakeholders, associations and other governmental agencies, but may also include travel bloggers or other accounts related to travel. The appearance of a Pinterest user as a follower of the CATSA account does not imply endorsement, nor does CATSA following any particular user.

Repins

CATSA may repin relevant material posted by other Government of Canada Pinterest accounts and/or other accounts determined to be relevant to our followers and of significant value. Repinning CATSA content does not imply endorsement, nor does CATSA repinning any particular user’s pins.

Links to Other Websites

Occasionally, CATSA may pin items containing links to websites that are not the CATSA website or a Government of Canada website. These links are provided solely for the convenience of users. CATSA is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or reliability of the content. CATSA is not responsible for the information found through these links, nor does it endorse the sites and their content.

Availability

Because Pinterest servers are managed by a third party, CATSA Pinterest accounts are  also subject to downtime that may be out of CATSA‘s control. As such, we accept no responsibility for the Pinterest network becoming unresponsive or unavailable.

CATSA cannot engage in partisan politics or answer questions that contravene our commenting policy.

Accessibility

As a third party service provider, Pinterest is not bound by Government of Canada policies for web accessibility.

Copyright

Information posted by CATSA is subject to the Copyright Act of Canada. For more information, see the Important Notices page on the CATSA website.

Official Languages

CATSA respects Canada’s Official Languages Act and is committed to ensuring information is available in both French and English, of equal quality. CATSA’s pins are available in both official languages. Simply view the appropriate CATSA Pinterest account: in English at www.pinterest.com/CATSAGC or in French at www.pinterest.com/ACSTAGC.   

Through the very nature of the social media forum, content may vary between the English and French Pinterest accounts. However, any pins originating from CATSA ill be done in both official languages. Should CATSA repin another user’s pin, it will be in language of origin.  Users should be aware that some links direct users to the sites of organizations or other entities that are not subject to the Official Languages Act. These sources are only available in the language in which they are written.

Privacy

CATSA’s Pinterest accounts are not Government of Canada websites. Users of Pinterest are encouraged to read Pinterest’s privacy policy.

Information that CATSA collects from its Pinterest account is used for responding to enquires, statistical reporting and is protected in accordance with the Privacy Act. For additional information please refer to the Personal Information Bank entitled Public Communications (PSU 914). Users are strongly advised not to post personal information that they would want to keep private, such as home addresses and telephone numbers, photographs containing images of identifiable individuals, and any other information consisting of personal information.

Should you have any questions about your privacy rights as explained in the notice above, please contact CATSA’s Privacy Advisor.

Additional Information

Please consult our website if you want more information about CATSA.

If you have questions about this policy, please contact socialmedia@catsa.gc.ca.

Contact information

CATSA’s Pinterest accounts (www.pinterest.com/CATSAGC and www.pinterest.com/ACSTAGC) are managed by CATSA’s Communications Directorate at:

99 Bank St
Ottawa ON K1P 6B9
Email: socialmedia@catsa.gc.ca

For further contact details please see the Contact Us page on CATSA’s website.

For media enquiries

Media may contact CATSA’s spokesperson during regular business hours and after hours for emergencies.