Toronto Port Lands Company (TPLC) Disclaimers and Other Legal Information

Copyright

Copyright © 2010 Toronto Port Lands Company. All rights reserved.

Unless otherwise specified, all information on this server is the exclusive property of TPLC and is subject to domestic and international copyright laws and treaties. Any product, process, or technology described in this website may be subject to other intellectual property rights, which may not be licensed hereunder.

Unless specifically authorized (please see below for authorized use), no one has permission to copy, use, or distribute any of the information found in TPLC’s website without prior consent from TPLC. Except as otherwise provided for under Canadian copyright law, such website, materials and images may not be copied, published, distributed, downloaded or otherwise stored in a retrieval system, transmitted or converted, in any form or by any means, electronic or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.

General

This website is published as a service to our clients and other agencies for general information purposes only. Material included in our website is not offered as advice on any particular matter and is current only as of the indicated date and must not be regarded as advice on a particular scenario. TPLC and the contributing authors expressly disclaim all liability in respect of anything done or omitted to be done wholly or partly in reliance upon this material. No client or other reader should act or refrain from acting on the basis of this material without taking specific professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue. The transmission of this information is not intended to create any contractual relationship between internet sender and receiver.

Authorized Use

Visitors to the TPLC website are hereby authorized to copy documents included by TPLC in its website solely for non-commercial use by the visitor or within the visitor’s organization.

No licence, patent, trademark, or other intellectual property rights shall be construed as arising from or otherwise conferred by TPLC’s limited grant of authority to copy as detailed above. TPLC retains all right, title, and interest to any TPLC patent, trademark or other intellectual property right.

No Warranties

This information is provided “as is” without any warranty, condition, or representation of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, any warranty respecting non-infringement, and the implied warranties or conditions of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

In no event shall TPLC be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other damages howsoever caused whether arising in contract, tort, or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of the information contained on the TPLC website.

Updates and Changes

Nothing contained in this web server shall limit TPLC’s right to change the technical information, or any other information or the design or characteristics of any system at any time without notice and without liability. Information on this website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.

Non-TPLC Information and External Links Disclaimer

TPLC requests that no unsolicited confidential or proprietary information be sent to TPLC’s generic e-mail account (info@tplc.ca). Any information or material sent to TPLC’s info@tplc.ca address will be deemed not to be confidential, unless otherwise agreed in writing by TPLC.

Some of our website links to other sites are created and maintained by other public and/or private sector organizations. We provide these links solely for your information and convenience. When you link to an outside website, you are leaving the TPLC website and our information management policies no longer apply. Descriptions of, or references to, third party products, services or publications within TPLC’s website do not imply endorsement of such products, services, or publications.

TPLC makes no express or implied representations whatsoever regarding any other website that may be accessed through TPLC’s website. Any links from TPLC’s website to any other website does not imply or represent TPLC’s endorsement of responsibility for the content of such other websites.

Third-party Materials

Some of the materials and graphical elements found on TPLC’s website are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder prior to reproducing the material.

External Service Providers

In order to effectively operate its website, TPLC may occasionally use service providers external to TPLC. Such service providers are bound by a contract with TPLC to treat any personal information they receive in a manner consistent with existing legal provisions.

Personal Information

When you visit TPLC’s website, you do so anonymously – there is no need to tell us who you are. If you direct an enquiry to TPLC, we will ask you to provide your name and mailing address or e-mail address for the purpose of responding to your enquiry only. Only those who “need to know” will have access to the personal information provided.

Encryption technology protects personal information during transmission. A notice stating “you are in a secure site” will be posted on TPLC when you are in an encrypted session. A security icon will also appear in either the lower left corner or, depending on your browser, the lower right corner of your browser window. Secure pages are not saved in temporary caches on a computer. Once you exit secure screens, those screens cannot be accessed again. If encryption is not available through a site, an alternative means of communication will be recommended.

TPLC’s web server does not collect or retain your e-mail address in a database format although some Internet Service Providers may automatically include your e-mail address with your IP address (Internet Protocol).

Any TPLC site where personal information is requested will contain a notice outlining our legal authority to collect it and include the following information: The purpose for collecting the personal information; How it will be used and who will have access to it; Who to contact if you have any questions about these practices.

Personal information is only disposed of according to a records retention schedule. To ensure personal information is unrecoverable, a utility program is used to remove the electronic data and any paper records generated are shredded.

Logging Practices

TPLC logs HTTP requests to the TPLC’s server. These logs record the IP address of site visitors. An IP address is the number automatically assigned to the computer or to the ISP (Internet Service Provider) requesting a URL.

Our logging is passive and we don’t use technologies such as “cookies” or “Web bugs” to maintain any information on site visitors. Logged information, also known as clickstream data, is recorded in non-identifiable form and is used by TPLC staff or those under contract for Web site system administration. Log files are archived and used for systems analysis, maintenance and site evaluation.

Comments?

We welcome comments and suggestions about this site. Please contact us at info@tplc.ca.