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Legal Disclaimer


Terms of Use
This web site, including the OSC's Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube pages are maintained by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC or we). Use of this web site is subject to your acceptance of and compliance with the terms and conditions of use set out below (Terms of Use). If these Terms of Use are not acceptable to you, please do not use this web site.

Acceptance of Terms of Use
By using this web site, you agree that you have accepted these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use are subject to change. Although we will endeavour to provide users with reasonable notice of changes, you remain responsible to inform yourself of the Terms of Use then in effect whenever you use this web site. Your continued use of this web site following any changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Terms of Use.

Web Site and Content
This web site, and the information and other content found on this web site and the OSC's Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube pages (Site Content), are provided as a non-commercial public service for non-commercial, educational and informational purposes only. Although the Site Content is believed to be accurate, complete, and up to date when posted, we cannot guarantee that the Site Content is or will remain accurate, complete or current, or that the Site Content will be available without interruption. The Site Content is not intended to provide investment, financial, accounting, legal, tax or other professional advice and should not be relied upon or regarded as a substitute for such advice. We recommend that you seek advice from a qualified professional advisor before acting on any information or other content appearing on this web site or any web site to which it may be linked.

We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as we deem necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in our sole discretion.

THIS WEB SITE AND THE SITE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE. THIS INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OPERATION, AVAILABILITY, RELIABILITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THOSE ARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.

THIS WEB SITE IS BEING PROVIDED AS A NON-COMMERCIAL PUBLIC SERVICE, FREE OF ANY CHARGE OR OTHER CONSIDERATION. ACCORDINGLY, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE OSC OR ITS MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, AGGRAVATED, ECONOMIC OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, LOST PROFITS OR LOST SAVINGS, LOST OPPORTUNITIES, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF DATA OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH: (A) THIS WEB SITE; (B) THE SITE CONTENT; (C) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE OR THE SITE CONTENT; (D) THE USE OF ANY WEB SITE LINKED TO OR FROM THIS WEB SITE; AND (E) ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT OF A THIRD PARTY FOUND ON THIS WEB SITE OR ANY WEB SITE LINKED TO OR FROM THIS WEB SITE; EVEN IF THE OSC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGES.

THE LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS, AND DISCLAIMERS ABOVE WILL APPLY IRRESPECTIVE OF THE NATURE OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION, DEMAND, OR ACTION BY YOU INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WILL SURVIVE A FUNDAMENTAL BREACH OR BREACHES OR THE FAILURE OF THE ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF THIS AGREEMENT OR OF ANY REMEDY CONTAINED HEREIN.

Hyperlinks
This web site may contain hyperlinks to web sites that are created and maintained by other public and private sector organizations. We have provided these links for your information and convenience only. These Terms of Use, our privacy policy and our accessibility policy do not apply to third party linked sites. Your use of a third party linked site is at your own risk. We do not recommend or endorse, or exert control over or assume any responsibility or liability for, these other organizations, their web sites, or the products, services, information or other content (including but not limited to any interpretation, comments, opinions or advice) found on those sites.

Hyperlinks to this web site are permitted, provided that: (a) it is a text-only link labelled “Ontario Securities Commission” which directly links users to the URL http://www.osc.gov.on.ca and displays this web site in full-screen (i.e. not “framed”); (b) the hyperlink, in the context in which it appears, does not create the false impression that the entity is associated with or is endorsed or recommended by the OSC and is not otherwise displayed in a manner which could damage or otherwise bring the reputation or goodwill of the OSC into disrepute. The OSC reserves the right to revoke its permission to link to this web site at any time in its sole discretion.

Copyright and other Intellectual Property Rights
© 2009 Ontario Securities Commission, all rights reserved. All right, title and interest in and to this web site and the Site Content, including the copyright and other intellectual property rights therein, are owned by the OSC or such other party as may be indicated. Any trade-marks or trade names appearing on this web site are the property of their respective owners and may not be used without the owner’s prior written consent.

Limited License to Use
Subject to your compliance with the conditions set forth below, you are granted a limited non-exclusive license, solely for non-commercial, educational or informational purposes, to:
  • view, print and download a copy of written Site Content, provided that any copies of written Site Content which are printed or downloaded are unmodified and retain any and all copyright and other proprietary notices; and
  • view or listen to, but not make any copies of, any graphics, images, photographs, video or audio files found on this web site.
Except with the written permission of the OSC or as may be permitted above, you may not adapt, translate, modify, copy, bundle, sell, host, publish, display, disseminate or distribute any Site Content, whether in whole or in part. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you may not include or incorporate any Site Content, whether in whole or in part, into any database or into any product or service offered for or without fee, or copy and make available any such Site Content onto your own, or any other web site.

Prohibited Uses
You may not use the web site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden or impair the web site or any system or network connected to the web site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the web site. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the web site or any system or network connected to the web site through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available to you through the web site.

Governing Law
These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without reference to the principles of conflicts of law. In the event of a dispute, you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in the Province of Ontario. This web site and the Site Content are physically hosted in the Province of Ontario, Canada.