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Terms and Conditions

Copyright and disclaimers
By using this Connecting Ottawa website, you are agreeing to be bound by the current version of the terms of use provided in the paragraphs below or any amendments later made to them.

1. Copyright and use of materials
All materials included on the Connecting Ottawa website are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws, and are the property of the Connecting Ottawa project, its partner agencies and South Ottawa Community Legal Services (all of which are collectively referred to below as “the Connecting
Ottawa agencies”), unless otherwise noted. Except as specifically permitted herein, nothing on this website may be, in whole or in part, downloaded, reproduced, sold, or transmitted in any form or by any means, except with the prior written permission of the Connecting Ottawa agencies. You may download and print portions of the materials for non-commercial and informational use. Copies that you make of the material must bear any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices located on this website
that pertain to the material being copied.

2. Disclaimers
The information on this web site is provided as general information only, specific to Ontario, Canada. It is NOT legal advice. Laws, practices and policies change over time. The applicability of the legal principles discussed may differ substantially in individual situations. If you need advice about a specific
legal problem, contact a lawyer or community legal clinic.

The Connecting Ottawa agencies make no warranty as to the accuracy, validity, timeliness, or completeness of any information on this website or any website that can be accessed through this website.

Access to third-party websites does not constitute an affiliation with the Connecting Ottawa agencies or endorsement of such sites or their operators by the Connecting Ottawa agencies. Information on this website may be changed or updated at any time without notice. Information on this website is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, or title. The Connecting Ottawa agencies assume no liability for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, indirect, special, consequential, punitive, or incidental damages of any kind, whether brought in contract or tort, arising out of or connected with
this website, the inability to use this website or the use, reliance upon, or performance of any material contained in or accessed from this website or any linked website, even if the Connecting Ottawa agencies are expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.

4. Privacy
Anonymous Access
You can access the Connecting Ottawa website home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data. As a general policy, no personal information is collected from our visitors. The only personal information captured through our website is the information that you volunteer, such as your e-mail address or perhaps a mailing address that will enable us to send you requested information. Safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not disclosed or shared for any other purposes.

Connecting Ottawa's use of cookies
A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred from a website to the hard drive of your computer so that the website may identify separate visitors to the site and track users' activities on the website. A cookie will not let a website know any personally identifiable
information about you, such as your real name and address. The Connecting Ottawa agencies use cookies only to keep track of how many people visit our website and how frequently each page is visited. Each individual movement of any user cannot be tracked while on the Connecting Ottawa website. The Connecting Ottawa agencies use cookies to track page popularity only to be able to improve the quality of the site and meet your needs. We collect information about you only if you volunteer it.

E-mail mailing list subscriptions
When you subscribe to an e-mail mailing list or bulletin hosted by Connecting Ottawa, you need to supply your name and an e-mail address. This e-mail address is used to deliver the mailing list messages to you. Your e-mail address will not be disclosed to any other mailing list subscriber, organization,
website, or government agency.

Links on our website
Our website also provides a number of links to third-party sites. The Connecting Ottawa agencies assume no responsibility for the information practices of sites you are able to access through our site. We encourage visitors to review each site's privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.

Your choice
We collect personal data you volunteer online, or when you make use of or register for our activities and services, in order to better meet your program, service, and information needs. We also use and disclose data, which does not identify individuals, for statistical purposes to develop and enhance
Connecting Ottawa activities and services. We may also collect personal information required to satisfy legal, government, and regulatory obligations. If you supply us with your contact information, you may hear from us about important information concerning Connecting Ottawa. You may also hear from us about other related projects and publications that may interest and benefit you. If you do not wish to hear about other related programs, projects, or opportunities, please contact us.

Information sharing
We do not sell the personal information we collect. We will not disclose your personal information to anyone else without your prior knowledge or consent, except when required by a government body or agency, or as permitted by law.

Confidentiality and security
Connecting Ottawa maintains physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards that are appropriate to the type of personal information we obtain from you. Connecting Ottawa staff and volunteers who have access to personal data are required to respect the confidentiality of personal information and handle it responsibly.

Privacy questions
If you are aware of any inaccuracy or changes in the personal information we have about you, please contact us. If you have a complaint or concern about Connecting Ottawa’s information-handling practices, we encourage you to let us know. In most cases, Connecting Ottawa staff will be able to address your concern.

5. Jurisdiction
This agreement between you, the user, and the Connecting Ottawa agencies, shall be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein. You hereby consent and submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the province of Ontario in any proceeding related to this agreement.

6. Entire agreement
This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and the Connecting Ottawa agencies with respect to this subject matter.