On this page:
- Web Site and Content
- Hyperlinks and Embedded Content
- Copyright and other Intellectual Property Rights
- Limited License to Use
- Prohibited Uses
- Governing Law
Access to and use of the OSC’s social media sites (including our Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube pages) is also governed by OSC’s Social Media Guidelines.
Web Site and Content
The OSC Website, and the information and other content found on the OSC Website (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 the OSC Website or any website 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 WEBSITE 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 WEBSITE 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) THE OSC WEBSITE; (B) THE SITE CONTENT; (C) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE SITE CONTENT; (D) THE USE OF ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO OR FROM THE OSC WEBSITE; AND (E) ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT OF A THIRD PARTY FOUND ON THIS WEBSITE OR ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO OR FROM THIS WEBSITE; 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 and Embedded Content
Hyperlinks to the OSC Website 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 the OSC Website 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 the OSC Website at any time in its sole discretion.
Copyright and other Intellectual Property Rights
© 2019 Ontario Securities Commission, all rights reserved. All right, title and interest in and to the OSC Website 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 the OSC Website 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 the OSC Website.
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 website.
You may not use the website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden or impair the website or any system or network connected to the website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the website. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the website or any system or network connected to the website 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 website.