Policies and Disclaimers


Accessibility

Visual and Mobility Disabilities

It is the policy of the participating agencies of North American Transportation Statistics – Working Group (NATS-WG) to provide access to the information on this site to people with disabilities that is comparable to the level of access provided to others.  The site applies conventions of Section 508 of the United States of America’s Rehabilitation Act by meeting specific accessibility standards for people with disabilities and follows W3C Guidelines set out in the W3C publication entitled Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.  The NATS-WG is committed to meeting accessibility requirements enabling all interested parties the opportunity to benefit from website information.  Users having difficulties accessing the site due to site design issues may report the issues they have by clicking on the “Contact Us” button above. To request any content you are having difficulties accesing on this site, please click on the “Contact us” button above.

Languages

There are three (3) official languages (English, French and Spanish) used in the United States, Canada and Mexico.  Accessibility means that individuals visiting the site will obtain the same information regardless of their language preference.  To accomplish this, data on this site are synchronized for all three languages and updates will appear on the public site when they are available in all of the languages.  Additionally, the text is proofread in all of the languages to ensure clarity and consistency.

Software Requirements

The site may be navigated without any additional software plug-ins.  Any browser (if using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, you will need version 5.5 or higher) may be used for viewing the site. If the user wishes to download the data from the site Microsoft Excel or a Microsoft Excel viewer is recommended.  An Excel viewer may be downloaded from Microsoft.  An alternative to installing MS Excel is to copy the data from the web browser and paste the data that appears in the table in an alternative spreadsheet product.

Disclaimers

This website and the information it contains are provided as a public service by the NATS-WG and is hosted by MCT (Ministry of Communications and Transport of Mexico) with the participation of other agencies from Canada, Mexico and the United States listed in the “Agency Identification” section. This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for comparable purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in legal action.

Restrictions of Liability

The participating agencies make all possible efforts to ensure accuracy of the information.  However, the participating agencies make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this website or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the NATS-WG.  All of the data are disseminated in the interest of information sharing only.  The governments of Canada, the United States and Mexico assume no liability for their use.

Ownership

Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied.

Links to Other Sites

There are links to other organizations, such as federal departments of participating agencies, other links to federal government agencies, educational institutions, and nonprofit associations. While we offer these electronic linkages for your convenience in accessing transportation-related information, please be aware that different privacy policies, security policies, and accessibility policies may apply for each external site that is linked to.

Privacy Policy

This policy describes the NATS-WG policy of collecting statistics from this site. We collect no personal information about you when you visit the website unless you choose to provide this information to us.  However, MCT, which hosts the site, collects and stores certain information automatically for monitoring and security purposes. Here is how MCT handles information about your visit to our website.

What We Collect and Store Automatically

When you browse through the website MCT may (on behalf of the NATS-WG or for its own monitoring purposes) gather and store certain information about your visit automatically through the use of session cookies. A “cookie” is a small text file stored on your computer. We use session cookies that are temporary files deleted after you leave the Internet. This information does not identify you personally. MCT may automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

Ø    The Internet domain (for example, “xcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account) and Internet protocol (IP) address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website;

Ø   The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;

Ø   The date and time you access our site;

Ø   The pages you visit; and

Ø   If you linked to our website from another website, the address of that website.

NATS-WG uses the information we collect to count the number and type of visitors to the different pages on our site and to help us make our site more useful to visitors or plan for future load requirements.

You may choose to provide the contact members of NATS-WG with personal information such as your mailing address, phone number and/or email address. NATS-WG uses the information to provide a service to you or to respond to your request.  Your request may be forwarded to other NATS-WG members including members in a different participating country.  However, except for authorized law enforcement investigations, NATS-WG does not share your personal information with anyone outside the participating agencies or for any other purpose than providing a response to your email request.