Comment and privacy policies

Read our comment and privacy policies to make sure you’re using the registry properly.

On this page:

  1. Comment policy
  2. Privacy policy

Comment policy

What you need to know:

  • you have to adhere to some rules
  • we consider all comments relevant to the proposal during the decision-making process

General rules

We will not publish your comment for others to see if it:

  • contains inappropriate or offensive language
  • is off topic
  • contains personal information

You must also follow our Terms of Use

Be respectful

Don’t post comments that:

  • are profane
  • are malicious
  • attack a person or a group

Don’t post the same comment repeatedly or impersonate another person.

Stay on topic

We encourage focused and thoughtful comments that respond to our proposals. We won’t consider comments that aren’t relevant.

Don’t post personal or confidential information

We won’t share any comments that contain personal or confidential information (like a person’s home address or phone number).

We’ll still review your comment, but we can’t share it for people to see.

See our privacy policy for more details.

Link to useful information

Don’t post links to advertising or solicitation content, spam/malware or other irrelevant material.

Post comments for the benefit of as many people as possible

Use the official languages of Ontario (English or French). It’s the best way to ensure your thoughts on the proposal are heard.

Submitting a comment

You can submit your comment on the Environmental Registry, by email or in writing to the contact listed on the proposal notice.

How we use your comment

We consider all relevant comments we get during the comment period. They’ll be a part of the decision-making process.

Getting a response

You will not receive a formal response to your comment.

We may contact you to clarify your comment if you’re a part of an organization (and you mentioned the organization in your comment).

Privacy policy

Your privacy is important to us.

Personal information

You can comment on a proposal in one of four ways:

  • anonymously through the registry
  • by logging onto the registry through your account
  • by mail
  • by email

Please don’t include personal information in your comment, like your:

  • name
  • address
  • phone number
  • email address

This also includes any information that identifies a friend, family member or other person.

If you do choose to provide personal information in your comment (on the registry, by email or mail), we’ll handle it according to our Privacy Statement.

How we use your information

If you choose to create an account on the registry, we will need your email address to allow you to:

  • log onto the registry
  • track any comments you post
  • sign up to receive email notifications 

Your personal information will never be shared publicly.

We may use any comments you post on the registry to inform government decision making.

We may also anonymize and aggregate data collected through the registry and use it to improve the service.

Notifications

You may opt out of receiving notifications about consultations at any time by editing your account.