Terms of Use

June, 2008

Terms of use for the website http://www.ontariocolleges.ca.

1 Use of websites

1.1 By viewing any of the Websites listed above ("the Website") the user ("you") is deemed to consent to all terms and conditions set out below. If you have any questions regarding the terms and conditions, you should contact Ask-us@ontariocolleges.ca.

1.2 OCAS Application Services Inc. ("OCAS", "ontariocolleges.ca", "ocas.ca") reserves the right at all times to vary, change, alter, amend, add to or remove any of these terms and conditions. By browsing the Website you accept that you are bound by the current terms and conditions and notices. Please ensure that you review these terms and conditions each time you revisit the site as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the Website after the variation has been posted.

1.3 The current draft of these terms and conditions was amended and published on June 27, 2008.

2 Copyright

2.1 All copyright and other intellectual property rights in any material contained on the Website are either owned by OCAS or have been licensed to OCAS by the rights owners. The Website contains trademarks which belong to OCAS or which have been licensed to OCAS by the trademark owners, for use on the Website. Your use of these trademarks is prohibited unless prior written permission has been obtained from the trademark owner.

2.2 You may access any part of the Website and download or copy material (by printing off individual pages onto paper) or download material on to disk (but not on to any server or other device connected to a network) for personal non-commercial use only. The intellectual property rights in such material shall be retained by OCAS or, where the material has been licensed to OCAS, by the owners of the rights in the material.

2.3 Links to the Website (comprising http://www.ontariocolleges.ca ), are not permitted other than to the respective Home Page for personal use except with prior written permission. Links to the Website from within a frameset definition are not permitted except with prior written permission.

2.4 You may not remove any copyright, trademark or intellectual property notices contained in the original material from any material downloaded or copied from the Website.

2.5 Copying, distributing or any use of the material contained on the Website for any commercial purpose is prohibited.

2.6 You may not create a database by systematically downloading substantial parts of the Website.

3 Disclaimer

3.1 The content of the Website is for general information only and does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation upon which a specific decision should be made. OCAS has done its best to ensure the accuracy and currency of the materials contained on its Website but to the fullest extent permitted by law excludes any warranty, whether express or implied, by statute at common law or otherwise, relating to the Website and the material contained on the Website, in particular (but without limitation of the above), OCAS gives no warranties as to quality, accuracy, timeliness, completeness or fitness for a particular purpose of the Website or of the material contained in it. Anyone using the information on this site does so at his or her own risk.

3.2 To the fullest extent permitted by law OCAS will not be liable for any claims, costs, penalties, loss (whether direct, indirect or consequential and whether economic or special loss), damages or expenses arising from the use or from the inability to use the Website or from reliance on information or on advice contained on the Website or from any unauthorized access or alteration to the Website by a third party.

3.3 Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude liability for death or personal injury directly caused by the negligence of OCAS nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

3.4 OCAS will try to make the Website available but cannot guarantee that the Website will operate continuously or without interruptions or be error free and can accept no liability for its unavailability. You must not attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website and in particular you must not attempt to circumvent security, tamper with, hack into, or otherwise disrupt any computer system, server, website, router or any other internet connected device. You are also advised to use the appropriate security software before and during access to the Website.

3.5 The entry profile is given as a guide as to the likely qualification requirements for entry to a course. There are only limited places on each course and possession by an applicant of the criteria for selection indicated by the appropriate entry profile will not automatically ensure admission to that course. Each institution assesses applicants on an individual basis and then makes its offers accordingly.

3.6 The Website includes links to external websites. These links are provided to help you find additional information quickly and easily. OCAS accepts no responsibility for the content of these websites and specifically excludes (to the fullest extent permitted by law) all liability that may arise with respect to or as a result of such material causing damage, costs, injury or financial loss of any kind. We are not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other Websites and encourage you to examine each site's privacy policy and disclaimers and make your own decisions regarding the accuracy, reliability, and correctness of material and information found.

3.7 Though the Website may from time to time contain advertising material, OCAS does not endorse or accept any liability for any of the products or services so advertised, or for any error or inaccuracy in the advertisements. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Website complies with all relevant laws.

4 Personal Information

4.1 "Personal Information" is information about you, which you provide to OCAS from the input areas within the Website (comprising: http://www.ontariocolleges.ca ). This is subject to a privacy policy as set out below. The information we collect may include: name; postal and email address; telephone number, both home and mobile.

4.2 Where your Personal Information is provided in connection with an application to an educational institution, your Personal Information will be shared with educational institutions in accordance with the information provided in the applications section of the Website.

4.3 Your Personal Information may also be used by OCAS in order that you may be sent information, on behalf of other organizations, about products and services directly relevant to higher education applicants but only in accordance with the privacy policy in clause 5 below.

4.4 Where you provide us with your postal address, email address, mobile telephone number and home telephone number, it is essential that you inform us of any change to them.

5 Privacy Policy

5.1 See privacy policy here

6 Information collected automatically

OCAS logs http requests to our server. These logs capture computer information and navigation data. Some of the information collected does not identify who you are. Other information, such as your domain name or IP address, may identify you depending on the naming standards followed by your Internet service provider. If this concerns you, you may wish to ask them about their policies and practices. While we make no attempt to link the information captured to the identity of individuals, our logs do identify the following:

  • The Internet domain and IP address from which you access our web site;
  • the type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • the date and time you access our site;
  • the pages you visit; and
  • If you linked to the OCAS web site from another web site, the address of that web site.

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to our audiences by learning about the number of visitors to our site, and by monitoring traffic patterns and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about specific individuals and their visits. Visitor information is not disclosed to anyone except OCAS personnel who need the information for legitimate business purposes such as responding to a request.

7 General

7.1 For site security purposes, OCAS employs software programs to monitor network traffic that identifies unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

7.2 Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to OCAS.

7.3 OCAS reserves the right, at any time, to suspend or terminate your access to, or use of, the Website.

7.4 OCAS will always seek criminal prosecution of any individual who or organization which seeks to use OCAS' name, material, logos or trademarks for unlawful purposes and, where appropriate, will take action within the civil courts of any applicable jurisdiction against any individual or organization discovered to be using OCAS' name, logos, trademarks or the Website for unauthorized or unlawful purposes.

7.5 These terms & conditions of use shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Canada and specifically Ontario. The Ontario courts shall, subject as set out in clause 6.6, have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any claim, dispute or other matters arising there from.

7.6 For the exclusive benefit of OCAS, OCAS shall retain the right to bring proceedings in the Courts of the country of residence of any user of the Website.

7.7 If any provision of these terms and conditions is found to be invalid by any Court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions which shall continue to have full force and effect.

7.8 The failure by OCAS to exercise any right or remedy under these terms and conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy.

7.9 The Website (comprising: http://www.ontariocolleges.ca ) is provided to support the work of the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS). OCAS, a non-profit corporation, owns and manages the Website.

Terms and Conditions for the use of "APPLY" ("THE PRODUCT")

1. By using this Product you acknowledge that you accept all terms and conditions of this Agreement. These terms and conditions were amended and published in June 27, 2008 and are in addition to those contained in this website's standard terms and conditions for its use.

2. You are hereby granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Product on your own PC.

3. You may copy material (by printing off individual pages on to paper) for your personal non-commercial use only.

4. You must not:

  1. Translate, disassemble, decompile, modify or reverse engineer the Product in whole or in part or merge it with other software programs.
  2. Adapt modules of the Product for your own purposes.
  3. Use the Product for any commercial purpose whatsoever.

5. The institution and course data contained in the Product reflects the most current information known to OCAS. Institutions may add or cancel courses after this date. You should check to see if there have been any changes made which may affect your application each time you visit the site.

6. College programs and/or course codes and other information contained in the Product are supplied to enable completion of the OCAS application only and do not constitute any form of advice or recommendation relating to any particular course or institution.

7. OCAS shall have the right to terminate your use of the Product immediately if you fail to comply with either these terms or the terms and conditions for use of the website.

8. You shall not at any time publish or disclose to any unauthorized person any confidential information relating to the Product, including any passwords or user names provided by OCAS to enable the use of the Product or the Website.