OCSWSSW WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This website is provided by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social
Service Workers (the “College”), conditional on
your acceptance of the terms and conditions of use set forth below.
By accessing, using or downloading materials from this site, you agree to accept
and abide by these terms and conditions for each use and each visit to this
site. If you do not agree to the these terms and conditions, you should not
access this site.
1. Changes to Terms and Conditions
The College has the sole right to add, change or remove any part of these terms
and conditions. If you continue to use this site, you will be considered to
have accepted all of these terms and conditions.
2. Permitted and Prohibited Uses
Users of this website may not:
3. Proprietary Rights
This site is protected by copyright. Commercial or for-profit redistribution of
the materials on this site, in part or in whole, is prohibited except with the
written consent of the College.
Except as otherwise specifically noted, the materials on this site may be
reproduced for personal or educational use, in part or in whole and by any
means, without charge or further permission from the College, provided that:
When materials on this site are reproduced as part of a published work (i.e.,
included in a book, journal article, or website), written consent is required
as well as notification when the final work is published or posted.
For permission to reproduce the materials on this site for redistribution or
republication, contact the College.
4. Names, Graphics, Visual Identity and Word-marks
The names, graphics, visual identity and word-marks on this site are the
exclusive property of the College and may not be copied, imitated or used in
whole or in part without the prior written consent of the College.
The College is committed to providing website users with a website which
respects their privacy. In particular, the protection of confidential member
information is of paramount importance to the College. In this context, the Social
Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998 provides for the
confidentiality of information related to the administration of the Act.
Individual members may access their own information in their private account in
the Online Services area of the web site. Each member is required to
authenticate their identity to access their private account. No other
individuals, other than specifically designated College staff, are able to gain
access to this information.
Through this website, the College only obtains specific personal information
from you, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address, if you supply such
information (by, for example, sending us an e-mail, submitting an inquiry, or
providing such information in a secure portion of the site).
We regularly review our information-handling practices. If you have any
questions or comments in this regard, please use the Contact Information at the
end of this document.
The College uses "cookies" to improve the quality of your visit to this website
by providing you with personalized information and features. Cookies are a
software technology that enables the College's systems to recognize your
computer and collect non-personal information about you. This type of
information may include: type of browser used to access the Internet, type of
operating system, and the domain of your Internet service provider.
7. Links and Third Party Content
Certain links on this site may take you to other websites. The College provides
these links only as a convenience. If you use linked sites, you will leave this
site. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk.
The College is not responsible for the contents of any such linked page or any
other page not under its control.
Any mention of another party or its products or services on this website should
not be construed as an endorsement of that party or its products or services.
If you decide to access linked third party websites, you do so at your own
Links do not imply that the College sponsors, endorses, is affiliated or
associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name,
visual identity or wordmark, or copyright displayed in or accessible through
the links, or that any linked website is authorized to use any trademark, trade
name, logo or copyright symbol of the College.
Links to other websites on the College’s website are only included if they are
an integral part of content posted on this website. The College has final
approval of all posted links.
You acknowledge that your use or reliance on this website, or any documents,
materials, resources or references on this website or referred to or
recommended through this website, including without limitation any service,
product or information, whether provided by the College or a third party
(collectively, the “resources”), is at your own risk.
The resources are not intended to provide you or any other person or entity with
Neither the College nor any council member, officer, employee, member, supplier,
agent or representative of the College (collectively, the “representatives”)
make any representation or warranty of any kind regarding the resources, which
are provided on an “as is”, “where is” and “as available”
The representatives expressly disclaim all representations, warranties and
conditions, including without limitation any implied warranties and conditions,
including without limitation any implied warranties and conditions of
merchantability, satisfactory quality, merchantable quality, title,
non-infringement of proprietary rights and fitness for a particular purpose and
those arising by statute or otherwise in law or from a course of dealing or use
The representatives do not guarantee, and make no representation or warranty as
to the truthfulness, accuracy, reliability, correctness, currency, veracity or
completeness of the resources or warrant that this website (or, to the extent
applicable, any resource) will continue to operate, operate without
interruptions or that it will be error-free, that defects will be corrected or
that it will be free of viruses or other destructive elements.
The representatives have no obligation to maintain either the availability or
the currency of the resources or to provide notice of any changes made to the
resources, and take no responsibility for the resources or for any damages to
users of the resources, however caused. If you identify any error on this
website or any material that you consider to be inaccurate or otherwise
inappropriate, please immediately e-mail us at Info@OCSWSSW.org
and we will take such action as we in our absolute discretion see fit.
The reliability and confidentiality of unencrypted communications and
transmissions through the Internet cannot be controlled or guaranteed by the
College. Such communications are inherently insecure and can potentially be
viewed by unauthorized third parties.
9. Limitation of Liability
YOU AGREE THAT THE REPRESENTATIVES WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY
LOSS OR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT,
PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR OTHER DAMAGES
(INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR HARM TO BUSINESS, LOSS OF INFORMATION
OR PROGRAMS OR DATA, LOSS OF PROFIT, LOSS OF SAVINGS, LOSS OF REVENUE) UNDER
ANY LEGAL THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE RESOURCES OR THE USE THEREOF
OR THE INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER,
EVEN IF ANY REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE
In any event, you agree that the aggregate liability of the representatives for
all damages whatsoever, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, shall be
limited to the amount paid by you to the College, if any, for accessing this
If any provision of these terms and conditions is held by any competent
authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, the validity of
the other provisions of these terms and conditions and the remainder of the
provision in question shall not be affected. These terms and conditions
constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to access to
this website supersede any previous agreement or understanding and may not be
varied except in writing by us. All other terms and conditions express or
implied by statute or otherwise, are excluded to the fullest extent permitted
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