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Copyright and Disclaimer Statement

1.   About the Copyright of the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol Websites

Copyright in all material on this website, including the underlying HTML, text, illustrations, designs, icons, audio clips, video clips, documents, products, software and all other content (“Material”) is either owned by the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol, or the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol has obtained a licence to use the Material for the website. The Material on the site is protected by the Copyright Act (Canada). Except as noted in the Terms of Use below, none of the Material may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means (“Use” or “Used”), without the prior written consent of the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol, or the original creator, where applicable. To inquire about obtaining permission to Use any Material on the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol website, please go to the Copyright Request section, and fill out and submit the request form.

2.   Trademarks and Official Marks

All trademarks on this website are registered or unregistered trademarks or official marks of the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol. Nothing on this website should be interpreted to grant any licence to use any trademark or official mark without the express written permission of the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol. To inquire about obtaining permission to use trademarks, please go to the Copyright Request section, and fill out and submit the request form. 

3.   Terms of Use — Non-commercial or Educational

All information on this site has been posted to provide Canadians with direct access to information about the resources under development by the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol. The information has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial or educational Use and except where otherwise prohibited, may be Used, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol provided the following conditions are complied with:

  • Users must not modify or alter the Material.
  • Users must exercise due diligence in ensuring the Material is accurately reproduced.
  • Users must identify the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol as the source of the Material with the following statement:

“The source of the materials is http://… (website address). The use of these materials by [insert user’s name] is done without any affiliation with or endorsement by the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol. Reliance upon [insert user’s name]’s use of these materials is at the risk of the end user.” 

4.   Terms of Use — Commercial

Use of Material on the site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial distribution is prohibited, except with written permission from the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol. To inquire about obtaining permission to Use any Material on this site for commercial purposes, please go to the Copyright Request section, and fill out and submit the request form. 

5.   Disclaimer

The Western and Northern Canadian Protocol goes to great lengths to ensure the accuracy of the information posted. However, it must be noted that there may be instances where information is not as current as it could possibly be. The Material on this site is provided “as is” without warranties or conditions of any kind either expressed or implied. To the fullest extent possible under applicable law, the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol disclaims all warranties and conditions, expressed or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or other violation of rights. The Western and Northern Canadian Protocol does not warrant or make any other representations regarding the use, accuracy, timelines, applicability, performance, security, availability or reliability of this website or any sites linked to this site, or the results from the use of this website or any sites linked to this website, or otherwise respecting the Material on this website or any sites linked to this website. 

6.   Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence shall the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use of, or the inability to use, the website or the Material or both. Without limiting the generality of the above paragraph, the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol is not liable for any virus or other damage that may infect your computer on account of downloading. 

7.   Links to Other Websites

Links to websites not under the control of the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol are provided solely for the convenience of users, and the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol is not responsible for the content of any other website. The Western and Northern Canadian Protocol does not endorse, authorize, approve, certify, maintain, or control these external Internet addresses and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy or timeliness of the information located at these addresses. The Western and Northern Canadian Protocol is not responsible for the privacy practices of these websites. The Western and Northern Canadian Protocol encourages users to review the privacy policies of any linked websites before navigating any website or disclosing personal information online. 

8.   Links from Other Websites

There may be circumstances where access to this website is provided by a hypertext link located at another website. The Western and Northern Canadian Protocol has no responsibility for the content of these other sites and does not endorse, authorize, approve, certify, maintain, or control these external Internet addresses and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy or timeliness of the information located at these addresses. 

9.   Termination

The Western and Northern Canadian Protocol may terminate this authorization, including any licences contained in this authorization, at any time and further may terminate the user’s access to any and all portions of this website if, the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol determines, in its sole discretion, that the user failed to comply with any term of these Terms of Use. On termination, the user must cease use of this website and destroy all Material obtained from this website, and all related documentation and all copies of documentation, whether made under these Terms of Use or otherwise, or take any additional or alternative reasonable steps that the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol may direct in respect of the termination of the Use, or both. 

10. Contact Information

For more information about the Copyright and Disclaimer information, or any of the policies described above in relation to our website, please contact us.