Terms and Conditions



The materials made available in this site, including materials in linked sites directly or indirectly accessible from this site, are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to all implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, or noninfringement. We do not warrant that the materials will be error free, nor free of viruses, defamatory, offensive, or other harmful matter. You assume the entire cost of any necessary service, repair, or correction.

The materials that can be accessed from linked sites are not maintained by us and we are not responsible for the contents thereof. Any reference to a linked site or any specific third party product or service by name does not constitute or imply its endorsement by us, and you assume all risk with respect to its use.

Under no circumstances shall we, nor our affiliates, agents, and suppliers, be liable for any damages, including without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, consequential, or other damages (including without limitation lost profits, lost revenues, or similar economic loss), whether in contract, tort, or otherwise, arising out of the use or inability to use the materials available in this site or any linked site, even if we are advised of the possibility thereof, nor for any claim by a third party.

This site is for your personal and noncommercial use, and you agree to use this site for lawful purposes only. You shall not copy, use, modify, transmit, distribute, reverse engineer, or in anyway exploit copyrighted or proprietary materials available in this site, except as expressly permitted by the respective owner(s) thereof. Use of any software available for downloading from the site is governed by the terms of the applicable license agreement accompanying or included with the software. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names in this site are the marks of the respective owner(s), and any unauthorized use thereof is strictly prohibited.

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us and our affiliates harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages and expenses (including attorney's fees, errors, omissions, and incorrect pricing) arising out of your use of this site.

The terms of use shall be governed in accordance with the laws of the province of Ontario, Canada, excluding its conflict of laws provisions. We reserve the right to add, delete, or modify any or all terms of use at any time with or without notice.

User Agreement for the Nature Conservancy of Canada Website

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) either owns the intellectual property rights in the underlying HTML, text, audio clips, video clips and other content that is made available to you on our web site, or has obtained the permission of the owner of the intellectual property in such content to use the content on our website.

You agree not to re-use material from http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/ or from any other World Wide Web site operated by NCC. In particular, you agree not to copy, distribute, republish, upload, post, or transmit anything unless you get our written consent first.

There are two exceptions.:

As a member of the general public you may download material onto one computer for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you don’t delete or change any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices.

As a member of the media you may download news releases, photos, and collateral information provided for your use, provided you also don’t delete or change any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices, and that you adhere to good business practices regarding the use and reproduction of such material.

But please don’t modify the materials or use them for any other purpose; if you do, you’ll be violating our intellectual-property rights.

Limited License

NCC grants to you a limited license 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:

(a) you do not modify or misrepresent any such content; and

(b) you include with and display on each copy of such content the associated copyright notice and this limited license.

Content authorised for release to media can also be displayed, printed, downloaded and used in keeping with the normal practices governing the release of authorised material by other means.

No other use is permitted.

That means that we retain full and complete title to the software and to all of the associated intellectual-property rights. So you’re not allowed to redistribute or sell the material — or to reverse-engineer, disassemble or otherwise convert it to any other form that people can use. Normal exceptions regarding the reproduction and redistribution of media material would apply.

No rights, other than displays, are granted with respect to NCC trademarks. Any unauthorised use of NCC trademarks is strictly prohibited.

No warranties

NCC does not warrant the quality, accuracy or completeness of any claims, statements or information on our website. Furthermore, NCC makes no representations about the suitability of any of the information contained on this website for any purpose. Such information is provided “as is” without warranty or condition of any kind. This website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors.

This disclaimer includes (but is not limited to) warranties:

That the material is of any particular level of quality or fit for a particular purpose.

That the functional elements contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free.

That defects will be corrected.

That our sites or the servers that make them available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

In addition to the above, you (and not NCC) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction.

Another disclaimer

We sometimes provide access to other World Wide Web sites from our sites. But we don’t endorse or approve any products or information offered at sites you reach through our site. Check the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) address provided in your WWW browser to see if you are still in the NCC site or have moved to another site.


NCC will not accept or consider creative ideas, suggestions or materials other than those it has specifically requested. Accordingly, we ask that you do not send us any such materials. If, despite this request, you do submit material to us:

(1) All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics or other information that you communicate to NCC through this site (other than information we promise to protect under our Privacy Policy), become and remain our property, even if this agreement is later terminated.

This means that...

We don't have to treat any such submission as confidential.

You can’t sue us for using the ideas you submit (including, but not limited to, product or advertising ideas).

If we use them — or anything like them — we don’t have to pay you or anyone else for them.

We will have exclusive ownership of all present and future rights to submissions of every kind. We can use them for any purpose, without compensating you or anyone else for them. You agree not to assert any ownership right of any kind in your submission (including, but not limited to copyright, trade mark, unfair competition, moral rights or implied contract) and you waive the right to receive any financial or other consideration in connection with such unsolicited submissions including, but not limited to, credit.

(2) You acknowledge that you are responsible for any submission you make — in other words, you acknowledge that you (and not we) have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.

Limitation of liability

In no event shall NCC be liable for any damages whatsoever, including special, indirect or consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of information available on this website.



Unless otherwise specified, the materials in our sites are presented to provide information about NCC and its programs.

NCC controls and operates this site from its National Office in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We in no way imply that the materials on the site are appropriate or available for use outside Canada. If you use our site from locations outside Canada, you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.

Termination of this agreement

This agreement is effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate this agreement at any time, by destroying all materials obtained from all NCC sites, along with all related documentation and all copies and installations.

NCC may terminate this agreement at any time and without notice to you if, in its sole judgement, you breach any term or condition of this agreement. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials.

In addition, by providing material on our website, we do not in any way promise that the materials will remain available to you. And NCC is entitled to terminate all or part of any of its websites at any time, without notice to you.

Miscellaneous points about the Terms and Conditions of this user agreement

These Terms and Conditions, and the agreement they create, shall be governed by and interpreted according to the laws of Canada.

If any provision of this agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, it will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

NCC may modify these Terms and Conditions, and the agreement they create, at any time, simply by updating this posting and without notice to you.

This is the entire agreement regarding all the matters that have been discussed in the preceding paragraphs.