Using Northern Ontario.org
You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit or otherwise use Northern Ontario.org content in any way without the prior written permission of the Northern Ontario.org.
You agree to use Northern Ontario.org only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of Northern Ontario.org. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within Northern Ontario.org.
Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
Northern Ontario.org content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to the Northern Ontario.org, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an "IS AVAILABLE" basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
Northern Ontario.org will not be liable for any damages, including indirect or consequential damages, or any damages arising from use or loss of use, data or profits, whether in contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising from or in connection with the use of Northern Ontario.org.
Northern Ontario.org does not warrant that functions contained in Northern Ontario.org content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that Northern Ontario.org or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.
The names, images and logos identifying the Northern Ontario.org or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of Northern Ontario.org and/or the third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any licence or right to use any trademark, patent, design right or copyright of the Northern Ontario.org, or any other third party.
Contributions to Northern Ontario.org
Further, by submitting your contribution to Northern Ontario.org, you:
warrant that your contribution;
1. is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to Northern Ontario.org for all the purposes specified above;
2. does not infringe any law; and
3. indemnify Northern Ontario.org against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by Northern Ontario.org as a result of your breach of the above warranty; and
4. waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on Northern Ontario.org and the purposes specified above.
Northern Ontario.org Community Rules
About your submissions:
No unlawful or objectionable content: unlawful, harassing, abusive, threatening, obscene, profane, extreme sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.
You may not refer to specific URLs (web site addresses) unless allowed under the relevant local house rules. If you know of a worthy web site relevant to this site, please inform Northern Ontario.org for inclusion.
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By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable Northern Ontario.org and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy. Our services are designed to give you the information that you want to receive. Northern Ontario.org will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.
2. Information on visitors
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We gather non-personal data regarding the visitors to our site using cookies and code which is embedded in the site. Both the cookies and the embedded code provide non-personal statistical information about visits to pages on the site, the duration of individual page view, paths taken by visitors through the site, data on visitors' screen settings and other general information. Northern Ontario.org uses this type of information, as with that obtained from other cookies used on the site, to help it improve the services to its users.
3. What is a cookie?
When you enter a site your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. Cookies are text files that identify your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their site in order to track traffic flows.
Cookies themselves only record those areas of the site that have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user.
4. Use and storage of your personal information
When you supply any personal information to Northern Ontario.org (e.g. for competitions, Northern Ontario.org Northern Perspective Community services or Northern Ontario.org membership) we have legal obligations towards you in the way we deal with that data. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how we will use it (see the notices on particular webpages that let you know why we are requesting the information) and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else. In general, any information you provide to Northern Ontario.org will only be used within Northern Ontario.org and by its service providers. It will never be supplied to anyone outside Northern Ontario.org without first obtaining your consent, unless we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it.
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met, or, in the case of Northern Ontario.org membership you no longer wish to continue your registration as a Northern Ontario.org member. For safety reasons, however, Northern Ontario.org may store messaging transcript data (including message content, member names, times and dates) arising from the use of Northern Ontario.org Northern Perspective services for a period of six months. Where personal information is held for people who are not yet registered but have taken part in other Northern Ontario.org services (eg competitions), that information will be held only as long as necessary to ensure that the service is run smoothly. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely.
If you are notified on a Northern Ontario.org site that your information may be used to allow Northern Ontario.org to contact you for "service administration purposes", this means that Northern Ontario.org may contact you for a number of purposes related to the service you have signed up for. For example, we may wish to provide you with password reminders or notify you that the particular service has been suspended for maintenance. We will not contact you for promotional purposes, such as notifying you of improvements to the service or new services on Northern Ontario.org unless you specifically agree to be contacted for such purposes at the time you submit your information on the site, or at a later time if you sign up specifically to receive such promotional information.