Terms and conditions


If you choose to send the International Boundary Commission (the Commission) an email or complete an online form, your personal information is used by the Commission in order to respond to your inquiry. The information you provide will not be shared with another government institution. The Commission does not use the information to create individual profiles nor does it disclose the information to anyone.

Digital Markers (including cookies)

A digital marker is a resource created by the visitors’ browser in order to remember certain pieces of information for the Web server to reference during the same or subsequent visit to the website. Examples of digital markers are “cookies” or HTML5 web storage. Some examples of what digital markers do are as follows:

  • they allow a website to recognize a previous visit each time the visitor accesses the site;
  • they track what information is viewed on a site which helps website administrators ensure visitors find what they are looking for.

The Commission uses persistent digital markers on some portions of its website. During your on-line visit, your browser exchanges data with the Commission’s Web server. The digital markers used do not allow the Commission to identify individuals.

You may adjust your browser settings to reject digital markers, including cookies, if you so choose. However, it may affect your ability to interact with the Commission’s website.

Ownership and Usage of Content Provided on This Site

Materials on this website were produced and/or compiled by the Commission for the purpose of providing Canadian and American citizens with access to information about the products and services offered by Commission. The Commission makes all necessary efforts to ensuring the information contained in this site is complete and accurate, but cannot guarantee there will be no errors. You may use and reproduce the materials as follows:

Non-Commercial Reproduction

Permission to reproduce Commission works, in part or in whole, and by any means, for personal or public non-commercial purposes, or for cost-recovery purposes, is not required, unless otherwise specified in the material you wish to reproduce.

A reproduction means making a copy of information in the manner that it is originally published – the reproduction must remain as is, and must not contain any alterations whatsoever.

The terms personal and public non-commercial purposes mean a distribution of the reproduced information either for your own purposes only, or for a distribution at large whereby no fees whatsoever will be charged.

The term cost-recovery means charging a fee for the purpose of recovering printing costs and other costs associated with the production of the reproduction.

Users are required to:

  • Exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
  • Indicate both the complete title of the materials reproduced, as well as the author organization; and
  • Indicate that the reproduction is a copy of an official work that is published by the Commission and that the reproduction has not been produced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the Commission.

Unless otherwise specified, this authorization is also applicable to all published information regardless of its format.

Commercial Reproduction

Unless otherwise specified, you may not reproduce materials on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution without prior written permission from the Commission.

Hyperlinks towards Third Party Sites

The website contains links towards third party websites (“Third Party Sites”) that take you outside the website. The Commission provides these links for your convenience. Third Party Sites are not under the Commission’s control and providing hyperlinks shall not be interpreted as an approval or endorsement of their content by the Commission.

Language of communication

The Commission’s working language is English. Notwithstanding, any Canadian citizen may contact the Commission in the official language of Canada of his or her choice. In addition, official reports are published in both official languages of Canada. However, original maps and reports published by the Commission before the entry into force of the Official Language Act (Canada) are generally available in English only.