Copyright and disclaimer

The ASC's website at www.albertasecurities.com and its social media sites (collectively the "ASC Website") are intended to provide the public with helpful information about securities law and policies and all that the ASC does in Alberta. Some of the information displayed on the ASC Website is public. Other information on the ASC Website is protected by copyright, trademark and other forms of proprietary rights and is owned and controlled by the ASC or the party credited as the provider of the information. Use of the ASC Website is subject to your acceptance of, and compliance with, the terms and conditions of use set out below (Terms of Use).  If these Terms of Use are not acceptable to you, please do not use the ASC Website.

Acceptance of Terms of Use

By accessing or using the ASC Website (including by following, reading, viewing, sharing or otherwise using any associated posts or content), you agree that you have accepted these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use are subject to change. Although we will endeavour to provide users with reasonable notice of changes, you remain responsible to inform yourself of the Terms of Use in effect whenever you use the ASC Website. Your continued use of the ASC Website following any changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Terms of Use.

Access to and use of the social media sites (including our Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Vimeo and YouTube pages) is also governed by the ASC’s Social Media Guidelines.

Web Site and Content

The information displayed on the ASC Website (Site Content) is provided as a public service for non-commercial, educational and informational purposes only. The Site Content is not intended to provide legal or other professional advice. Readers are urged to consult with their own professional advisers before taking action based on any information appearing on this website or any website to which it may be linked. When information is posted to the ASC Website, the information is believed to be accurate and complete but the ASC cannot guarantee that it will remain accurate or complete or that it will be current at all times. Portions of the ASC Website may make use of licensed stock photography and models for illustrative purposes.

The ASC has no control over, and does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of information contained in the pages of websites linked to this (ASC) website. Opinions expressed on the ASC social media channels, and in any corresponding comments, are the personal opinions of the original authors, not of the ASC.

We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as we deem necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in our sole discretion.

This website and the site content are provided “as is” and “as available” without any representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, statutory or otherwise. This includes but is not limited to warranties or conditions of merchantable quality, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, uninterrupted or error free operation, availability, reliability, title, non-infringement, or those arising out of a course of dealing or usage of trade.

This website is being provided as a non-commercial public service, free of any charge or other consideration. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will the ASC or its members, employees or agents be liable for damages of any kind, including but not limited to any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, exemplary, aggravated, economic or consequential damages (including but not limited to damages for loss of use, lost profits or lost savings, lost opportunities, business interruption, loss of data or otherwise) arising from or in connection with: (a) the ASC website; (b) the site content; (c) the use or inability to use this website or the site content; (d) the use of any website linked to or from the ASC website; and (e) any products, services, information or other content of a third party found on this website or any website linked to or from this website; even if the ASC has been advised of the possibility of any such damages.

The limitations, exclusions, and disclaimers above will apply irrespective of the nature of the cause of action, demand, or action by you including but not limited to breach of contract, negligence, tort, strict liability or any other legal theory and will survive a fundamental breach or breaches or the failure of the essential purpose of this agreement or of any remedy contained herein.

Hyperlinks and Embedded Content

The ASC Website may contain hyperlinks to websites, as well as embedded content (e.g. podcasts, videos, images, articles, etc.), that are created and maintained by other public and private sector organizations. We have provided these links and content for your information and convenience only. These Terms of Use, our privacy policy and our accessibility policy do not apply to third party linked sites or embedded content from third party sites. Clicking on a hyperlink will take you to, or open a window to, a third party website. Clicking on embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. Your use of third party linked sites or content is at your own risk. We do not recommend or endorse, or exert control over or assume any responsibility or liability for, these other organizations, their websites, or the products, services, information or content (including but not limited to any interpretation, comments, opinions or advice) found on those sites.

Hyperlinks to the ASC Website are permitted, provided that: (a) it is a text-only link labelled “Alberta Securities Commission” which directly links users to the URL https://www.albertasecurities.com and displays the ASC Website in full-screen (i.e. not “framed”); (b) the hyperlink is used for informational purpose only, and not for any purpose whatsoever including the promotion, advertising or publicity of a third party web site (c) any link established must transfer the user directly to the ASC’s Website to enable viewing of the site as posted by the ASC without the imposition of any access or commercial fees, frames, browser windows or third-party content (d) the hyperlink, in the context in which it appears, does not create the false impression that the entity is associated with or is endorsed or recommended by the ASC and is not otherwise displayed in a manner which could damage or otherwise bring the reputation or goodwill of the ASC into disrepute. The ASC reserves the right to revoke its permission to link to the ASC Website at any time in its sole discretion.

Copyright and other Intellectual Property Rights

© 2020 Alberta Securities Commission, all rights reserved. All right, title and interest in and to the ASC Website and the Site Content, including the copyright and other intellectual property rights therein, are owned by the ASC or such other party as may be indicated. Any trade-marks or trade names appearing on the ASC Website are the property of their respective owners and may not be used without the owner’s prior written consent.

Limited License to Use

Subject to your compliance with the Terms of Use set forth above and the conditions set forth below, you are granted a: limited non-exclusive license, solely for non-commercial, educational or informational purposes, to:

  • view, print and download a copy of written Site Content, provided that any copies of written Site Content which are printed or downloaded are unmodified and retain any and all copyright and other proprietary notices; and
  • view or listen to, but not make any copies of, any graphics, images, photographs, video or audio files found on the ASC Website.

Except with the written permission of the ASC or as may be permitted above, you may not adapt, translate, modify, copy, bundle, sell, host, publish, display, disseminate or distribute any Site Content, whether in whole or in part. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you may not include or incorporate any Site Content, whether in whole or in part, into any database or into any product or service offered for or without fee, or copy and make available any such Site Content onto your own, or any other website.

Prohibited Uses

You may not use the ASC Website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden or impair the ASC Website or any system or network connected to the ASC Website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the ASC Website. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the ASC Website or any system or network connected to the ASC Website through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available to you through the ASC Website.

Governing Law

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the Province of Alberta and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without reference to the principles of conflicts of law. In the event of a dispute, you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in the Province of Alberta.

As part of our ongoing commitment to making this website a useful public resource, we encourage you to write to us with any comments or suggestions at the following address: webmaster@asc.ca.

See also the ASC's Privacy Statement, including the Privacy Policy and Social Media Policy.