1) Acceptance of Terms of Use

Please be advised that all of the information provided on the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (“OSSU”) web site (“the Site”) is provided for informational purposes only. Your access to and use of the Site and any of its pages constitutes your acceptance of and compliance with the Terms and Conditions set out below.

By accessing the Site, and using it in any way, without limitation, to download from and/or send to the Site messages, information, data, text, software or images in any format, or other content (collectively, “the Content”), you accept and agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions on your own behalf and, on behalf of any entity on whose behalf you may act. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, do not use this Site.

OSSU may revise and update these Terms and Conditions without notice or liability at any time. Your continued access to and use of the Site means that you accept these changes.

OSSU may immediately or at any time terminate the use of the Site by any user if, in its sole discretion, that user is deemed to have used the Site in any way contrary to the Terms of Use, applicable laws or that in any way disrupts the Site.

2) Use of OSSU Site Content

You are authorized to display and view on your computer, download and print a single copy of the content from this Site for informational purposes and solely for your own personal, non-commercial or internal company use provided that you include the following copyright notice: “Copyright© (applicable year) OSSU. All rights reserved.” Any other use of the content is strictly prohibited without prior written permission and the permission of the applicable right(s) holder(s). You may not modify the content that you use in any way.

You agree that you are solely responsible for actions and communications undertaken or transmitted in the course of your usage of this Site, and that you will comply with all laws that apply or may apply to your use of or activities on this Site or in respect to the content of the Site. OSSU will investigate occurrences, which may involve violations of such laws, and may involve and co-operate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations. OSSU reserves the right, at all times, to disclose any information regarding your usage as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or government request.

3) Copyright

This Site is a Canadian site: its Content is intended for Canadians. All Site Content is protected by Canadian and worldwide copyright laws, trademark and other treaty provisions. Users acknowledge that the Content is the property of OSSU or of its third party owners as indicated. In addition, the Site is protected under copyright law as a collective work and/or compilation.

Certain names, graphics, logos, icons, designs, words, titles and phrases on the Site constitute trademarks, trade names, trade dress and associated products and services of OSSU or its affiliates, and are protected in Canada and internationally. Any use of same, in whole or in part, without prior written permission of OSSU or its affiliates is strictly prohibited. Site users shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information and restrictions on or contained in any of the Content to which access is gained through the Site.

4) Linked Sites

This Site includes links to third party web sites, which are not maintained by OSSU. OSSU does not review, endorse or approve other sites and is not responsible for the content on linked sites.

If you visit any linked sites, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to abide by the terms and conditions of use of such sites and take protective measures to guard against viruses and other destructive elements that may be associated with such sites.

OSSU welcomes links to its Site. However, if you link to the Site, you agree that you and your web site will not:

  • introduce into or through the Site any program code, virus, information, and material which may be harmful to the Site or to others, and otherwise interfere with or disrupt the functioning of the Site, and other users;
  • create frames around any part of the Site or use techniques that alter the visual presentation of the Site;
  • imply that OSSU endorses you or any other person, product, service or entity;
  • imply that OSSU is affiliated with you or any other person, product, service or entity without prior written consent;
  • misrepresent your relationship with OSSU or the relationship of any other person or entity with OSSU, present false, misleading or otherwise damaging information or impressions about OSSU and any of its employees, funders, partners and activities;
  • contain content that may be deemed distasteful, harmful, offensive, infringing or inaccurate.

Any violation of the above conditions will result in termination of your access to and use of the Site.

5) Disclaimer

The OSSU Site and its Contents are provided on an “as is” basis: any use of or reliance on the Site shall be at your own risk.

OSSU makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the Content is accurate at the time of posting to the Site, however, OSSU makes no representation or warranty of any kind regarding the Site or the Content, including without limitation, any representation or warranty regarding the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of the Content.

OSSU reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, correct, delete, change or add any documents, forms or other Content owned by OSSU to any portion of the Site at any time without notice but confirms it has no obligation to do so.

When using the Site, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of OSSU. As such, OSSU assumes no responsibility or liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption or corruption of any content transmitted in connection with the use of this Site.

6) Limitation Of Liability

OSSU will not be liable in any circumstances or events for any damages or injury caused by, including but not limited to, any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation, transmission, computer virus or line failure.

OSSU will not be liable to you or anyone else for any loss or damages whatsoever, including any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, arising out of, or in connection with, your use, or inability to use, the Site including its Content, even if OSSU or an authorized OSSU representative has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold OSSU harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including legal fees and expenses, arising in respect of (a) your use of this Site; (b) any breach by you of any of the Terms of Use; (c) your failure to comply with any applicable laws, statutes, regulations, by-laws, rules, codes or treaties; or (d) any of your intentional wrongdoings.

7) Applicable Law

This Site is controlled, operated and administered by OSSU from within the Province of Ontario. By accessing this Site, you agree that all matters relating to the access to, or use of this Site shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, without reference to its conflict of laws principles, and that you will comply with all such applicable laws.

8) General

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between OSSU and you with respect to your use of this Site. OSSU’s failure to act upon or enforce any provision or right of the Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver of any such provision or right.

If any part or provision of this Terms of Use is determined, by a court of competent jurisdiction, to be void, unlawful or unenforceable, that part or provision shall be deemed severable and the remaining provisions will not be affected and will continue in full force and effect. If anything in or associated with the Site is in conflict with the Terms of Use, the Terms of Use shall take precedence.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions of Use, or about the OSSU website, please contact us at: website@ossu.ca.

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