This Annual Report includes certain forward-looking information to help current and potential stakeholders understand management's assessment of our future plans and financial outlook, and our future prospects overall. Statements that are forward-looking are based on certain assumptions and on what we know and expect today and generally include words like anticipate, expect, believe, may, will, should, estimate or other similar words. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future performance. Actual events and results could be significantly different because of assumptions, risks or uncertainties related to our business or events that happen after the date of this report. Our forward-looking information is based on the following key assumptions; anticipated construction costs, schedules and completion dates, regulatory decisions and outcomes, inflation rates, commodity prices and capacity prices, timing of financings and hedging, forging exchange rates, interest rates, tax rates, planned and unplanned outages and the use of our pipeline and energy assets, integrity and reliability of our assets, access to capital markets, acquisitions and divestitures.
Our forward-looking information is subject to risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: our ability to successfully implement our strategic initiatives and whether they will yield the expected benefits, the operating performance of our pipeline and energy assets, economic and competitive conditions in North America and globally, the availability and price of energy commodities, regulatory decisions and out comes, outcomes of legal proceedings, including arbitration, changes in the political environment, changes in environmental and other laws and regulations, construction and completion of capital projects, labour, equipment and material costs, access to capital markets, interest and foreign exchange rates, weather, cyber security and technological developments. You can read more about these risks and others in our most recent Quarterly Report to Shareholders and 2014 Annual Report filed with Canadian securities regulators and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and available at www.TransCanada.com.
You should not put undue reliance on forward-thinking information and should not use future-oriented information or financial outlooks for anything other than their intended purpose. We do not update our forward-looking statements due to new information or future events, unless required by law.
This report contains reference to certain financial measures (non-GAAP measures) that do not have any standardized meaning as prescribed by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other entities. These non-GAPP measures may include Comparable Earnings, Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA), Comparable EBITDA, and Funds Generated from Operations. Reconciliations to the most closely related GAAP measures are included in our most recent Quarterly Report to the Shareholders filed with Canadian securities regulators and the SEC and available at www.TransCanada.com
TransCanada is committed to protecting users' confidential information, a commitment that is reinforced by our Protection of Personal Information Policy (73 KB, PDF).
This privacy statement sets out the information gathering and dissemination practices for this website, AnnualReport.TransCanada.com. By using this website, you are consenting to this privacy statement and the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by TransCanada as outlined in this privacy statement. If this privacy statement is not acceptable to you, please do not submit any of your personal information. We may update this privacy statement from time to time and you are responsible for periodically reviewing the most current version of this privacy statement on the website. Your continued use of the site or submission of information will be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the updated privacy statement.
Collecting, Using and Disclosing Information
This privacy statement describes our practices, regarding the collection, use and disclosure of the information that we collect about you on our website such as your name, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address. We may collect this information when you subscribe to, or sign your company up for, certain services that we provide, when you fill out forms made available through our website, when you e-mail us with general inquiries or with your comments or suggestions, or otherwise in connection with your use of our website. We will limit the information we collect to what we need for the purposes for which it was collected. If we wish to use your information for any other purpose, we will obtain your consent before using the information.
Storing of Information and Restricting Access
We may store your information in electronic databases or e-mail boxes hosted by our service providers, or us, for periods of time and with safeguards that we believe are reasonable depending on the nature and sensitivity of the information. Access to the information is restricted to a select group of individuals, in accordance with our security protocols.
Automatic Collection of Information
In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally-identifiable. Examples of this type of information include your Internet protocol (IP) address, the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, and the advertisement or domain name of the website from which you linked to our website.
Some pages on this website use a technology called "cookies". Cookies are capable of storing many types of data. Cookies help provide additional functionality to the website or help us analyze website usage more accurately. In all cases in which cookies are used, we will not collect personally identifiable information except with your permission. With most Internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.
From time to time TransCanada may use third party vendors to assist us in handling the data or providing information that you requested. In those cases, your data may be made available to these third parties solely for the purpose of your request. In all cases where third parties may be able to access your information we will continue to protect it through confidentiality arrangements and not allow your data to be removed from TransCanada's control.
We only share your personal information with others in the ways explained in this statement. We do not sell or trade this information to other organizations or companies.
Respecting and Responding to Your Privacy Concerns
You have the option to refuse or withdraw consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your information, and we will respect your choices. If you wish to exercise this option or if you have any questions or inquiries with respect to our privacy policies or procedures, please send a written request to: Privacy Officer, TransCanada, 450 1st Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 5H1; email: firstname.lastname@example.org . We will investigate and respond to your concerns about any aspect of our handling your information.
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TransCanada maintains this website as a service to its customers and the Internet community. TransCanada may revise and update the terms and conditions contained in the Legal Notice at any time and without notice. TransCanada will use reasonable efforts to include accurate, relevant and up to date information on this website. However, TransCanada does not warrant or make any representations or claims of any kind, either express or implied, as to the validity, correctness, currency or otherwise of the information (including any software, text or graphics) provided at this site, or at any links to external sites, including warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of intellectual property rights, third party rights, title, latent defects, uninterrupted service, fitness for any particular purpose or freedom from computer viruses.
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Due to technical difficulties inherent in the Internet, Internet software or transmission problems could produce inaccurate or incomplete copies of material contained on this website when displayed or downloaded onto your computer. Computer viruses or other destructive programs may also be inadvertently downloaded from the website. TransCanada will not be liable for Internet software, computer viruses or destructive programs and recommends that you install appropriate anti-virus or other protective software.