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Web Site Privacy, Terms of Use and Conditions:

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (the "College") operates and maintains this website, www.conestogac.on.ca (the “Site”) including all content thereon. By accessing, browsing or using the Site, you accept and agree to these terms and conditions (the “Terms”).

Privacy:

Conestoga College cares about the privacy of our users. The College has established a privacy policy to govern how user information is collected and used. By registering, accessing or using the site, you are signifying your acknowledgement and agreement with the College’s privacy policy.

Conestoga College does not share personal information that is provided voluntarily through web forms or other means, including standard web server log files.

The College is required to report student-level enrolment-related data to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities under the authority of the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002. The Ministry collects this data, which includes limited personal information such as Ontario Education Numbers, student characteristics and educational outcomes, in order to administer government postsecondary funding, policies and programs, including planning, evaluation and monitoring activities.

Further information on the collection and use of student level enrolment-related data can be obtained from the Government of Ontario or Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities websites or by writing to the Director, Postsecondary Finance Branch, Postsecondary Education Division, 7th floor, Mowat Block, 900 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M7A 1L2

Mobility Privacy:

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning respects your privacy. Personal information is collected and used under the authority of the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, R.S.O. 2002, and regulations thereunder. Information is collected for the purpose of administering admissions, registration, academic programs, college-related student activities, activities of student governments, financial assistance and awards, graduation and college advancement, and for the purpose of statistical reporting to government agencies.

At all times it will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Questions about this collection and retention of such information can be directed to the Access and Privacy Coordinator, Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, 299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 4M4, 519-748-5220, ext. 3233, or privacy@conestogac.on.ca.

Terms of Use:

You shall not, without our prior written permission use the Site for purposes other than your own personal, non-commercial use. Further, you may not frame the Site or any part thereof on any internet website. You acquire absolutely no right or licenses to the Site other than the limited right to use the Site in accordance with the Terms. You shall not use the Site for any purposes except as expressly provided herein.

These Terms of Use apply to all visitors to and users of the Site, including any mobile version. By accessing or using the Site, you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. You also agree to be bound by these Terms of Use if you post www.conestogac.on.ca links on your site.

Conditions:

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or delete portions of these Terms of Use at any time. Your continued use of the service or the Site after any such changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use. It is your responsibility to regularly check this page to determine if there have been changes to these Terms of Use and to review such changes.

Trademarks:

Conestoga College, and all other names, logos, seals or other symbols that are representative of the College are trademarks of Conestoga College. Use, reproduction, copying or redistribution of trademarks without the written permission of Conestoga College is prohibited.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability:

Conestoga College, its Board of Governors, officers, employees and agents are not liable to you for any damages, harm or injury whatsoever including without limitation direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, lost profits, damages resulting from lost data or business interruption, arising from or relating to the use of or inability to use the Site, whether based on warranty, contract, tort other legal theory, regardless of whether any of Conestoga, its Board of Governors, officers, employees or agents has been negligent or has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Conestoga College updates its website on a constant basis and does make every effort to ensure that the information contained herein is the most up-to-date. However, we cannot and do not represent or warrant that all the information contained in this website is accurate.

Indemnity:

You agree to indemnify and hold Conestoga College, its subsidiaries and affiliates and each of their directors, officers, contractors, partners and employees, harmless from and against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damages, costs and expenses arising out of or in direct connection with any user content you post or share on or through the Site, your use of the Site, your conduct in connection with the Site or with other users of the Site, or any violation of the Agreement or of any law or the rights of any third party.

Governing Law:

The Terms are governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, and these laws apply to the use of the Site, notwithstanding your domicile, residency or physical location. You hereby attorn to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario and all courts competent to hear appeals therefrom. The Site is intended for use only in jurisdictions where it may lawfully be offered for use.

External Links:

Links to other websites are provided as a resource. Conestoga College accepts no responsibility for the content of linked sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you. Conestoga College does not endorse the information contained therein or guarantee its quality, accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for any purpose.

User Content Posted on the Site:

You are solely responsible for the photos, profiles (including your name, image and likeness), forum messages and comments, notes, text, information, music, video, listings and other content that you upload, publish or display on the Site, or transmit to or share with other users. You may not post, transmit or share user content on the Site that you did not create or that you do not have permission to post.

The College reserves the right to review the Site and may edit, delete or remove (without notice) any content or user content in our sole discretion, at any time and for any reason, including content that in our sole judgement violates these Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy, or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm or threaten the safety of others.

By posting user content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the College an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or part) and distribute such user content for any purpose. You waive any and all claims you may now or later have in any jurisdiction to “moral rights” or equivalent rights of authorship with respect to the content. You may remove your user content from the Site at any time. If you choose to remove your user content, the license granted above will automatically expire; however you acknowledge that we may retain archived copies of your user content.

Network Ethics Statement:

Computer accounts at Conestoga College are assigned to all staff, faculty and students automatically. Accounts for Corporate Training students who require access are requested by the instructor. Students must read and agree to abide by the content and intent of this statement prior to receiving their accounts. Conestoga College staff strive to provide examples of good network citizenship in the spirit of this statement.

Respect for the rights, privileges and sensibilities of others is essential in preserving the spirit of community at Conestoga College and the global purpose of the Internet.

Conestoga College staff and students who use campus and network computing resources and expected are required to use these resources in a manner consistent with the laws of the land as well as with all College policies, procedures and code of conduct.

Computing and network users are solely responsible for security on the account assigned for their use, and are responsible for ALL actions taken under this account. They must adhere to all policies and usage guidelines and statements as published on this website and elsewhere for public understanding. By requesting or accepting an account, they accept the consequences of failing to comply with these rules and regulations.

Google Translate Disclaimer:

The Conestoga College website and its web pages are intended to be read in English. Any translation of the website and its web pages may be imprecise and inaccurate in whole or in part. The translation we suggest is Google Translate. Please note that this website provides "machine translation" and is provided as a convenience. You should use an experienced human English translator to provide you with a more precise and accurate translation into your native language. You access and use any translation at your own risk.

You assume all risk, liability, and responsibility for any translation. While reasonable efforts are made to provide a translation, no liability and no responsibility are assumed by Conestoga College or Google for any errors, omissions, or ambiguities in the translations or other information provided by the free translation of this website. In no event is either Conestoga, its affiliates and associated parties, liable for any loss or damages whatsoever arising out of your use of the free translation of the website or the content thereof, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages.

Supported Browsers:

If you are using Firefox, Chrome or Safari as your web browser to access www.conestogac.on.ca, please ensure you are using the latest production version of that web browser. Beta and development versions of web browsers are not supported. You must have at least version 8 of Internet Explorer in order to support the content of the Site.

Accessibility:

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 is designed to ensure that standards of accessibility are met by the online presence of all post-secondary institutions in Ontario. Read how Conestoga College is complying with this legislation.

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL):

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) was enacted to help Canadians avoid spam and other electronic threats, and is in effect as of July 1, 2014. In general terms, CASL prohibits sending commercial electronic messages without the consent of the recipient. It also requires that all commercial electronic messages include information about the sender and an ‘unsubscribe’ mechanism.

Non-compliance with the legislation can have serious consequences, including significant monetary penalties. As a result, it is important to understand the basic requirements under CASL and ensure that your electronic communications practices comply with its expectations and standards.

Policies and procedures to provide clear guidance for Conestoga employees related to compliance with CASL are currently in development.

The information provided at http://www.conestogac.on.ca/casl/ has been adapted from numerous sources to provide you with some basic guidance for working within CASL requirements. It is not intended to provide a substitute for legal advice.

If you have any doubt about a message you are planning to send, please contact casl@conestogac.on.ca for advice.

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