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Intellectual Property Notice

Copyright © 2016 Women’s Law Association of Ontario. All rights reserved.

Limited Licence

The Women’s Law Association of Ontario (“WLAO”) grants to you a limited licence to display on your computer, print, download and use the underlying HTML, text, audio clips, video clips and other content that is made available to you on our website, for non-commercial, personal, or educational purposes only, provided that:

  • you do not modify any such content; and
  • you include with and display on each copy of such content the associated copyright notice and this limited licence.

No other use is permitted. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you may not:

  • make any commercial use of such content;
  • include such content in or with any product that you create or distribute; or
  • copy such content onto your or any other website.

Notwithstanding the above, nothing contained in this licence shall be construed as conferring any right under any copyright of WLAO or any other person.

No Use Of Information

The materials and information provided on this website are for reference purposes only. The advice of a professional legal, financial or other appropriate advisor should be sought before any of the information or material contained in and/or on this website is used by anyone. For the purposes of this policy, “Member” means an individual who has been accepted for membership in the WLAO.

Our obligations apply to all officers, employees, contractors and agents who provide services to or on behalf of the WLAO in connection with ourdelivery of products, services and information to our Members.

In the event of questions about: (i) access to your Personal Information;(ii) our collection, use, management or disclosure of Personal Information; or (iii) this Policy, please contact our office wlao@cogeco.ca or 416-410-7267.

What is Personal Information?

We consider “Personal Information” to mean any information, recorded inany form, about an identified individual or an individual whose identity may be inferred or determined from such information, other than business contact information (e.g. name, title, business address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address).

Why the WLAO May Collect Personal Information

The WLAO collects information provided in writing (including via electronic media) or verbally about Members, and does so to fulfill the objectives and mandate of the Association, which involves:

  • Communicating with and determining the needs of its membership;
  • Providing products, services and information to its Members;
  • Permitting affiliated organizations and Preferred Suppliers toprovide products, services and information to Members;
  • Managing our relationship with Members;
  • Meeting any legal or regulatory requirement; and
  • Such other purposes consistent with the foregoing purposes.

How The WLAO Uses Personal Information

The WLAO only collects, uses and discloses Personal Information for purposes that would be considered reasonable in the circumstances andonly such information as is required for the purposes of providing products, services or information to our Members. We use only fair and lawful methods to collect Personal Information.

Our use of Personal Information is limited to the purposes described in this Policy.

When the WLAO May Disclose Your Personal Information

As a general rule, all information concerning a Member is held in strict confidence and with exception in limited circumstances, is not revealed toanyone unless expressly or implicitly authorized by the Member. The WLAO does lease the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of Members (“WLAO membership information”) to affiliated organizations, preferred suppliers and other reputable organizations when:

  • In the opinion of the WLAO, such usage constitutes a service and information pertinent to the members of the WLAO, and
  • The WLAO has the written agreement of such organizations to adhere to specific requirements with respect to their use of such information.

Where the WLAO discloses Personal Information to organizations that perform services on its behalf, we will require those service providers to use such information solely for the purposes of providing services to the person concerned or the WLAO and to have appropriate safeguards for the protection of that Personal Information.

Please note that there are circumstances where the use and/or disclosure of Personal Information may be justified or permitted or where the WLAO is obliged to disclose information without consent. Such circumstances may include:

  • Where required by law or by order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental tribunal;
  • Where the WLAO believes, upon reasonable grounds, that it is necessary to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of an identifiable person or group;
  • Where it is necessary to establish or collect fees;
  • Where it is necessary to permit the WLAO to pursue available remedies or limit any damages that the WLAO may sustain; or
  • Where the information is public.

Where obliged or permitted to disclose information without consent, the WLAO will not disclose more information than is required.

Consent

Unless permitted by law, no Personal Information is collected, without first obtaining the consent of the individual concerned to the collection,use and dissemination of that information. However, we may seek consent to use and disclose Personal Information after it has been collected in those cases where the WLAO wishes to use the information for a purpose not identified in this Policy or not previously identified or for which the individual concerned has not previously consented.

If a Member consents, his/her personal information shall be used for the purposes indicated in this policy statement. If a member does not consent,then his/her personal information shall be used by the WLAO for purposes of communicating with the Member only and shall not be provided toanyone else (e.g. Preferred Suppliers). In the event a Member does not indicate his/her consent, the submission of the information constitutes the consent of an applicant to the use of his or her personal information for these purposes.

If a Member wishes to withdraw his/her consent to have his/her WLAO membership information disclosed to affiliated organizations, preferred suppliers and other reputable organizations, the Member should contact the WLAO.

No Lawyer-Client Relationship

The presentation of information on this website and/or the use by anyone of this website does not establish any form of lawyer-client relationship, advisory relationship, or fiduciary relationship of any kind between you and the WLAO or with any of WLAO’s members. Any information found in and/or on this website is general and public information and is not intended to be and should not be taken as personal and/or individual legal advice by anyone under any circumstances. Many factors unknown to us may affect the applicability of any statement or comment that we make on our website to your particular circumstances.

No Warranty As To Accuracy

Information may, as a result of the passage of time, change to law, human error and or system failure become no longer accurate. WLAO does not warrant the quality, accuracy or completeness of any information on our website. Such information is provided “as is” without warranty or condition of any kind. This website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Any link found anywhere in and/or on this website could be inaccurate, misdirected or lead the user to another website other than this website and WLAO will not be liable for any use of these links in any manner whatsoever and this entire disclaimer applies to those links.

Make No Action Or Omission

Anyone using this website should not take any action and/or omit to take any action based in whole or in part on information found on this website without first seeking the advice of a professional legal, financial or other appropriate advisor.

No Transmittal Of Confidential Information

This website shall not be used to request legal advice or transmit confidential information, personal information or information subject to lawyer-client privilege. Any use of this website or emails contained in and/or on this website to transmit confidential, personal or information subject to lawyer-client privilege is strictly prohibited and shall be done at the users own risk.

No Endorsement

No endorsement of any third party products or services is expressed or implied by any information, material or content referred to or included on, or linked from or to this website. WLAO takes no responsibility for any lawyer or member referral made over our website.

Amendments

WLAO retains the right to amend the above conditions at any time, including the right to revoke any permissions.

Evolving Practices

The WLAO will from time to time review and revise its privacy practices and these Terms and conditions/Policy. In the event of any amendment, a notice will be posted on www.WLAO.on.ca and published in appropriate WLAO publications. Policy changes will apply to the information collected from the date of posting to the WLAO’s web site as well as to existing information held by the WLAO.

Disclaimer Of And Limit Of Liability

WLAO DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR USE OF THIS WEBSITE. ANY USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. INFORMATION CONTAINED IN AND/OR ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WLAO MAKES NOT REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AND INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING: EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, PERFORMANCE, DURABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS ALL OF WHICH ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. WLAO WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM, IN CONNECTION WITH, OR IN RELATION TO THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENT, INCLUDING SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES

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