CODE terms of use

This website is owned and operated by the Council of Directors of Education (CODE). Please read these terms and conditions prior to accessing this website.

Ownership of Website and Content

CODE either owns the Content contained on this website (including all text, images, photographs, illustrations, art work, graphics, audio and video clips, computer software and submissions) or is an authorized Licensee.

This website is subject to intellectual property laws. Any copying, reproducing, altering, modifying, public performing or displaying, uploading, posting or transmitting of Content other than as permitted herein, is strictly prohibited. CODE does permit you to copy or upload website Content provided that your goal be for personal non-commercial purposes and that corresponding proprietary notices, where applicable, remain intact.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

This website may contain material that is trade-marked by a third party. It may also include links to third party websites. In neither case shall CODE be construed as endorsing the products or services of such other parties.

The visitor/user accepts this website as is, and browses at his or her own risk.

CODE assumes no liability for content posted by others to this website, and visitors/users of this website acknowledge that the postings contained herein do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of CODE.

CODE does not warrant that the functions and/or materials contained on this website shall be error-free or uninterrupted, or that defects will be corrected. As such, CODE assumes no liability for any loss of data or other damage or problems sustained by your computer that may arise from your use of this website.

All opinions, advice or other comments appearing on this website are those of the specific person providing them and do not necessarily represent the opinions, advice or views of CODE. Before acting upon any opinion, advice or comment provided by any person appearing on this website the viewer should seek informed advice from their own expert or professional.

User Conduct and Rules of Netiquette

As a visitor/user of this website, you represent and warrant that you have reached the age of majority and possess the legal capacity to enter into this agreement, and that you have all necessary rights in and to the postings you submit.

Read before posting anywhere on this website!

CODE is pleased to provide an online opportunity for comments, feedback, discussion and debate related to CODE content as part of our commitment to support the school boards in Ontario in their efforts to plan and deliver Summer Literacy and Numeracy Camps.

PLEASE NOTE: Postings are not moderated as or prior to posting – the CODE online administrators will review most postings, though not all, on a daily basis (excluding weekends) in order to remove, at their discretion, any content identified as being in contravention of either these Rules and Etiquette for Posting or the more general Terms of Use regarding CODE’s websites and other online content.

Please abide by the following Rules and Etiquette for Posting:

1. Posts must not contravene the Rules and Etiquette for Posting or Terms of Use.

2. All users should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Personal attacks, name-calling,trolling (posting outrageous messages to bait people to answer, sowing discord, purposely provoking) is not acceptable. Similarly, if a user posts an idea you take issue with, intelligently challenge it – but attack the issue, not the poster.

3. Please ensure you are posting to the relevant piece of content. Users are asked to read or view the content and thread before posting. Any posts not on topic will either be moved or removed, as appropriate and at the discretion of the administrators. Double or cross-thread posting or other attempts at flooding a thread with posts is not acceptable.

4. Before you post, browse and/or use the search tool to see if there has already been a similar discussion thread started.

5. Please post in a way that is consistent with “normal writing”. For example, when you POST IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, this is commonly considered to be shouting and should be avoided.

6. “Bumping” or posting with the deliberate intention to keep a thread ‘hot’ is not allowed. These type of posts can be described as containing redundant information, gibberish or one-liners.

7. Revealing personal information such as full names, e-mail, mailing address or other information that is invasive of others’ privacy without their express consent is prohibited.

8. Spam is not tolerated under any circumstance.

9. The above rules and etiquette, where applicable, also apply to private messaging and public profiles.

Abiding by these Rules and Etiquette for Posting will help to make the CODE online experience part of a vibrant community that all users can enjoy! Users violating these Rules and Etiquette for Posting or Terms of Use will be warned and/or banned. CODE may amend these Rules as and when appropriate.

You further warrant and represent that:

  • You will not misrepresent your identity;
  • You will refrain from posting material intended to further commercial ends and/or to promote a business or generate revenue;
  • You will not post or link to any material that violates the rights of others, be they their privacy, publicity, intellectual property or proprietary rights;
  • You will not post, transmit or direct one to content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, indecent, pornographic, threatening, hateful, abusive or harassing;
  • You will not post content that instructs one to commit a crime, or that is otherwise unlawful or in contravention of any law;
  • You will not post content that may contain or trigger a computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, time bomb, junk or chain mail, spam, or comparable device; and
  • You will not collect information about other users of this website, including their e-mail addresses.

Submissions

This website contains an interactive component which enables visitors/users to post comments, information and other materials, hereinafter referred to as Submission(s).

You hereby grant CODE a royalty-free, perpetual, unrestricted, irrevocable and worldwide licence to use, copy, publicly perform or display, transmit or distribute, translate, adapt and create derivative works from any Submission(s) that you provide as well as the right to sublicense any or all such rights to third parties.

You waive all moral rights in your Submission(s) in favour of CODE, and acknowledge that there is no expectation of confidentiality vis-a-vis your Submission(s). As such, you consent to CODE’s identifying you as the contributor of the Submission(s).

Reservation of Rights

While CODE reserves the right to monitor Submissions posted to this website, it is under no positive duty to do so. Notwithstanding the foregoing, CODE may remove Submissions which it deems, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate according to these Terms of Use and/or to suspend or terminate any session or posting which unduly taxes its information technology infrastructure.

CODE reserves the right to disclose the details of any Submission to law enforcement or other appropriate authorities where such disclosure may be legally required, to alter any feature of this website, to make use of visitor/user Submissions and to amend these Terms of Use as and when appropriate.

Indemnity

You indemnify, fully discharge and forever hold CODE, its directors, officers, employees and agents harmless for (a) your breaches of the terms and conditions contained herein, (b) your violations of the law or illegal conduct as manifested by your Submissions or other use of this website, (c) your access or inability to access this website or the entirety of its features, (d) any loss of data you may sustain as a result of your accessing this website, and/or (e) your reliance on any Content or Submission contained herein.

Privacy statement

This Statement describes the types of information CODE collects, how it is used and to whom it is disclosed.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

Personally identifiable information may include:

  • E-mail addresses for WEB SITE VISITORS WISHING TO RECEIVE ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATIONS OF UPCOMING TOPICS. This enables CODE to communicate by e-mail with viewers or website visitors about upcoming resources and topics.
  • Names, addresses (including e-mail address), telephone numbers and possibly, ages, of PARTICIPANTS OF SURVEYS conducted by or on behalf CODE. CODE would also collect detailed information from participants regarding their interests, preferences, occupation, and background. Such information would be used to understand needs and preferences for purposes of research and evaluation or for any other purpose as indicated by CODE from time to time. Occasionally, contact information collected from participants may be used to publicize future CODE activities.

In all instances where personal communication information (such as email addresses, mailing addresses, telephone numbers) is obtained, CODE (or its agents) may use this information to communicate with such persons regarding CODE-related information including, programming, publicity, news and donations. From time to time, CODE may also contact such persons and ask them to provide CODE with more detailed information regarding interests, preferences, occupation, and background. Such information would be used to understand needs and preferences for purposes of research and evaluation or for any other purpose as indicated by CODE from time to time. Any communications from CODE shall contain an opt-out provision whereby the persons communicated to may request that CODE cease all such further communications to them.

Access

Only employees in the course of performing their duties and third parties contracted to provide services to CODE who require access to personally identifying information in order to discharge these duties or perform these services are granted access to such information. CODE only conducts business with reputable third parties whose privacy practices are in keeping with CODE’s own standards, and who agree to be bound by confidentiality provisions.

Cookies

CODE uses session and persistent cookies on its websites. Session cookies are data files temporarily installed in users’ browsers to help them navigate the site. Persistent cookies, computer files stored on hard drives, are used to help measure traffic to the site. Cookies are used to enable CODE to compile statistics, and not to collect information of a personal nature. While users may disable or remove cookies, doing so may make it impossible to fully access CODE’s websites.

We urge you to read this Privacy Policy carefully. As CODE’s privacy policy is constantly evolving, check back periodically as this Privacy Policy may change from time to time.