Terms of Use

Last updated: January 18, 2005

Terms and conditions on use of site

This website (“Site”) is provided by the Law Society of British Columbia (“Law Society”) conditional on your acceptance of the terms and conditions of use set out below (“Terms and Conditions”). By accessing, reading and making use of this Site, you agree, on your own behalf and on behalf of any entity on whose behalf you may be acting, to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. If you do not wish to be bound by the Terms and Conditions, you should not use this Site.

Changes to terms and conditions

The Law Society may add to or remove, modify or otherwise change any part of the Terms and Conditions at any time. Changes will be effective when the changed Terms and Conditions are posted on this Site. You should check the Terms and Conditions frequently for changes by checking the date this page was last updated, at the top of this page. If any change to the Terms and Conditions is not acceptable to you, you should discontinue your use of this Site immediately. Your continued use of this Site after changes to the Terms and Conditions are posted thereon will constitute acceptance of the changes.

Changes to this site

The Law Society may terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of this Site at any time without notice. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Law Society may change the availability of any features, institute new, or change existing, fees or charges for the use of the Site or any features thereof, add, remove, modify or otherwise change any contents on this Site, impose limits on certain features or restrict access to parts or all of this Site. The Law Society reserves the right, but not the duty, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of this Site at any time without notice.

Ownership and usage

Copyright: All text, images, audio or visual recordings or web code ("Works") on this website and in all publications of the Law Society are Copyright © Law Society of British Columbia unless otherwise indicated.

Exceptions, permissions and terms: The Works may not be transmitted, transcribed, reproduced, stored or translated into any other form, in whole or in part, except as below.

Permitted uses: The Law Society grants permission for the private or educational use of the Works without profit, except any portion thereof consisting of Third Party Works described below, provided the copyright notices on any such Works remains on the Works.

Third Party Works: Works found on or through the Law Society website or paper publications which bear the name of or credit to a third party creator require the permission of the third party creator for any reproduction or other use unless otherwise indicated.

Linking agreement

If you wish to link to this Site, you may do so, provided you agree to the link conditions described below (“Link Conditions”):

  1. A link may be established to the following home page of this Site (“Home Page”) at http://www.lawsociety.bc.ca.
  2. If you link to this Site, your website,

    i. may not imply that the Law Society is endorsing you or your products or services;

    ii. may not imply an affiliation between you or any entity on whose behalf you may be acting without the prior written consent of the Law Society;

    iii. may not misrepresent your relationship with the Law Society or present false or misleading impressions about the Law Society or its services; and

    iv. may not contain content that may be interpreted as distasteful or offensive.

  3. The Law Society shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your website.
  4. The Law Society may at any time, in its sole discretion, immediately terminate your right to link to this Site, with or without cause. If the Law Society exercises this right, you will immediately remove all links to this Site.

By establishing a link to this Site, you will be deemed to have agreed to these Link Conditions.

Websites linked to this site

Certain websites may be linked to this Site. Not all of these links may have been permitted by the Law Society. Regardless of whether a link has been permitted by the Law Society, the Law Society is not responsible for the contents of any website that is linked to this Site. The Law Society makes no representations or warranties, and does not endorse, any website that is linked to this Site, the contents of any such website, the information appearing on any such website or any of the products or services described on any such website. The fact that a website is linked to this Site does not imply that the Law Society sponsors, endorses or is affiliated or associated with the entity that owns or is responsible for the website.

External links

Certain links on this Site may take you to other websites. The Law Society provides these links only as a convenience. The Law Society is not responsible for the contents of any linked website. The Law Society makes no representations or warranties regarding, and does not endorse, any linked website, the contents thereof, the information appearing thereon or any of the products or services described thereon. Links do not imply that the Law Society sponsors, endorses or is affiliated or associated with the entity that owns or is responsible for any linked website. If you decide to visit any linked websites, you will do so at your own risk.

Disclaimer

Any use of or reliance on this Site or the contents of this Site shall be at your sole risk. The Law Society makes no representation or warranty of any kind regarding this Site or the contents of this Site, all of which are provided on an “AS IS” basis. The Law Society expressly disclaims all representations, warranties, conditions and endorsements. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Law Society makes no warranty as to the accuracy, quality or completeness of the contents of this Site, nor to title or non-infringement, nor to the absence of any software virus or other harmful component. The Law Society does not warrant that this Site will continue to operate, will operate without interruptions or that it will be error-free.

None of the information provided on this Site is provided as legal advice and you agree that it will not be relied upon as such.

Limitation of liability

In no circumstances shall the Law Society, its Benchers, officers or employees be responsible or liable for any loss or damages whatsoever, including (without limiting the generality of the foregoing) any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages, arising from or in connection with your use of, access to or your reliance on, or your inability to use or access, this Site, any contents of this Site, any external links on this Site, any website linked to this Site, or any contents thereof, or any website linking to this Site, or any contents thereof.