AOLS Legal Statement and Terms of Use

Website Terms and Conditions

The materials on the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors Website (the “Site”), which may include text, images and other materials (the “Content”), are provided by the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (“AOLS”) for informational purposes only.  By accessing the Site or downloading and Content, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below (“Terms and Conditions”).  If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, do not access the Site or download any Content.

Products Services and Territory

The AOLS Website originates in Ontario.

AOLS is a not for profit self-governing and regulating body which grants Ontario Land Surveyor (OLS) Commissions and regulates the activities of its members.

Privacy

Please review our Privacy and Access Code which also governs your visit to the Website, to understand our practices.

Trademarks and Copyrights

The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors owns and operates the Website.  The term of Association of Ontario Land Surveyors, initials AOLS, domain name and logo are trademarks and the property of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors.  All other trademarks, product names and company names or logos cited herein are the property of their respective owners.

The material contained on the Website, including all portions of the Website, content, site design, text, graphics, and the selection and arrangement thereof are Copyright © Association of Ontario Land Surveyors. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors hereby authorises any person to view and copy Website documents stored on this server subject to certain conditions.
The documents must be used solely for informational purposes.

The documents must be used solely for internal purposes and may not be used to commercialize any product.

These documents must be used solely in accordance with local law.

Any copy or printout of any documents or portion thereof must include this copyright notice and all of the text contained on this page under the heading “Copyright”.

Any product, process or technology described in any AOLS document is subject to other copyright and proprietary notices and copyright information relating to that individual document.

5. The AOLS intends for the Content on the Site to be accurate and reliable, however, since the Content has been compiled by the AOLS from a variety of sources, it is provided to you “as is” and “as available”. THE AOLS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY KIND IN THE CONTENT, AND DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONTENT AND TO ANY MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS OF NON INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Links available on the Site will allow you to link to Websites not maintained or controlled by the AOLS. The AOLS provides these links for your convenience, and is not responsible for the contents of any linked site. The AOLS uses reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of its Content on the Site, but cannot and does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of any information available through these links, and makes no representation or endorsement whatsoever about any other Website which you may access through the Site. It is your responsibility to ensure that any Website you choose to use is free of potentially destructive items such as viruses.

IN NO EVENT WILL THE AOLS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMANGES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SITE OR THE CONTENT AVAILABLE OR REFERRED TO ON THIS SITE, OR ANY OTHER SITE YOU MAY ACCESS THROUGH THIS SITE, EVEN IF ADIVSED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

WHILE WE TAKE GREAT CARE TO ENSURE OUR ORDER FORMS AND PRODUCT LISTS ARE ACCURATE, MISTAKES MAY OCCUR. WHEN A MISTAKE IS NOTICED WE WILL CORRECT IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS WHO ARE AFFECTED WHERE NECESSARY, AN ORDER MAY BE CANCELLED PRIOR TO SHIPPING THE PRODUCT.

ALL PRICES QUOTED ARE IN CANADIAN DOLARS.

THE AOLS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES.

6. Posting of Information on this Site

You may not post, upload, publish, reproduce, transmit or otherwise distribute information or other material on this Site with the exception of the Classified page. Submissions will be reviewed prior to posting and may be rejected at our sole discretion.

7. The AOLS reserves the right to change or remove any Content from the Site, in whole or in part, at its sole discretion, at any time, without notice.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The Site (excluding linked websites) is controlled by the AOLS from its offices within the Province of Ontario, Canada. The Website can be accessed from any jurisdiction in the world. As each of these jurisdictions has laws that may differ from those of the Province of Ontario, by accessing the Website, the user agrees that all matters relating to access to, or use of, the Website, or any other hyperlinked Website, shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein. The user also agrees and hereby submits to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the Province of Ontario and acknowledges that the user does so voluntarily and is responsible for complying with local laws.

No Solicitation

The Website and the information contained herein do not constitute an offer or solicitation of an offer for the purchase or sale of any securities.

Miscellaneous

These Terms and Conditions, including the AOLS Privacy and Access Code, which is a binding part of these Terms and Conditions, and other documents referenced herein constitute the entire agreement between the AOLS and you with respect to your use of this Site. AOLS’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. If any of the Terms and Conditions is determined to be void, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such determination shall not affect the remaining provisions hereof.This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein.

Privacy Notice

We believe that your personal information deserves protection. While you can visit the site without registering or providing any personal information, you may need to provide some information on forms submitted by fax, email or mail. The personal information requested is necessary to process your request and will be used for the exclusive use of the submission.

Use of Your Personal Information

The AOLS collects information only for the following purposes:

a)  To establish and maintain responsible commercial relations and to provide ongoing services;

b)  To identify member or client preferences;

c)  To develop and enhance products and services;

d)  Meet legal and regulatory requirements;

e)  To carry out its regulatory functions under the Act and the Regulations.

The AOLS may also use personal account information and data collected through your personal identification to generate statistics and aggregate reports for internal use only. These statistics and aggregate reports will not contain any personally identifiable information. Your identity is kept anonymous.

Your personal information will not be used for any other purpose without your consent.

Protection of Your Personal Information

The AOLS has implemented a comprehensive privacy policy, which is based on 10 principles in conformity with the Federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.

Summary of Principles

Principle 1 – Accountability
The AOLS is responsible for personal information under its control and shall designate one or more persons who are accountable for compliance with the following principles.

Principle 2 – Identifying Purposes for Collection of Personal Information
The AOLS shall identify the purposes for which personal information is collected at or before the time the information is collected.

Principle 3 – Obtaining Consent for Collection, Use or Disclosure of Personal Information
The knowledge and consent of a customer or employee are required for the collection, use or disclosure of personal information, except where inappropriate.

Principle 4 – Limiting Collection of Personal Information
The AOLS shall limit the collection of personal information to that which is necessary for the purposes identified. The AOLS shall collect personal information by fair and lawful means.

Principle 5 – Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention of Personal Information
The AOLS shall not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected except with the consent of the individual or as required by law. The AOLS shall retain personal information only as long as necessary for the fulfilment of those purposes.=

Principle 6 – Accuracy of Personal Information
Personal information shall be as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used.

Principle 7 – Security Safeguards
The AOLS shall protect personal information by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.

Principle 8 – Openness Concerning Policies and Practices
The AOLS shall make readily available to customers and employees specific information about its policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

Principle 9 – Customer and Employee Access to Personal Information
The AOLS shall inform a customer or employee of the existence, use and disclosure of his or her personal information upon request and shall give the individual access to that information. A customer or employee shall be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and to have it amended as appropriate.

Principle 10 – Challenging Compliance
A customer or employee shall be able to address a challenge concerning compliance with the above principles to the designated person or persons accountable for the AOLS’s compliance with the Code.

Client and Member Relations

Access to your Personal Information

If you wish to consult the personal information that we have on you and help us keep it up to date feel free to contact us by email at:admin@aols.org or call 416-491-9020.

Complaints

If you wish to make a complaint regarding our website, please contact the Executive Director by email at: admin@aols.org or call 416-491-9020 or write at:
Association of Ontario Land Surveyors
1043 McNicoll Avenue
Toronto, Ontario

If you are not satisfied after having dealt with us, you may write to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at:
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada
112 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 1H3

Tel: 613-995-8210
Toll Free: 1-800-282-1376
Fax: 1-613-947-6850
Website: www.privcom.gc.ca