Terms and conditions

By using this Site, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). These Terms are governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada as applicable herein, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms, discontinue use of this Site. Any changes made to these Terms will be posted on this page. Please note that it is your responsibility to stay abreast of any changes and updates to these Terms – to this end, we encourage you to check this page for any changes from time to time.

The information provided on this site is meant to provide information and provide opportunities for individuals to express support for the project. However, we make no representations or warranties (expressed or implied) that this Site will be error-free or complete or completely accurate or current at all times or at any time. It is your responsibility to conduct further research to verify the information on this Site and ensure any actions you take meet your own personal and financial goals.

This Site exists for informational and educational purposes only, and to allow users to participate in campaigns and initiatives run by the Ontario Association of Independent Childcare Centres. All content provided on this Site is reflective of our views, and is intended for general informational purposes only. In addition, the views and opinions expressed by contributors to this Site do not necessarily reflect those of OAICC.

Everything you read on this Site is the opinion of us or our contributors only. Your use of this Site is at your own risk, and you release us from any and all liability of any kind whatsoever. By using this Site, you expressly acknowledge and agree that in no event will we or our suppliers or licensors be liable for any damages suffered by you, either directly or indirectly, as a result of the use or inability to use this Site or its contents.

We make reasonable efforts to ensure that this Site is virus-free and malware-free, but we do not and cannot guarantee that this is the case. You are responsible for the entire cost of any service, repairs or corrections necessary as a result of your use of this Site.

We have no control over the content of any linked site. This content is the sole responsibility of the owner or operator of the linked site.

You have read our Privacy Policy, the terms of which appear on this website and are incorporated into these Terms. You agree that the terms of the Privacy Policy are reasonable. You consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information by us or our agents or representatives in accordance with, and for the purpose set forth in, the Privacy Policy.

All of the original content and materials made available on this Site are owned by us and/or our affiliates, and are protected by Canadian and international copyright laws, trademark, and other applicable intellectual property laws. Our content is provided for personal, non-commercial use only. Unless explicitly authorized by us, none of our content may be copied, reproduced, republished, sold, distributed, modified, uploaded, transmitted, translated or exploited, nor can derivative works be created based upon our content without our prior written consent. Any copying, reproduction, republishing, sale, distribution, modification, uploading, reverse engineering, transmission, translation or exploitation of, or creation of derivative works based upon these materials for commercial purposes without our permission is prohibited. Only for the purpose of personal and non-commercial use, you may make one copy of extracts from this Site provided that all copyright notices are kept intact. If a dispute arises, the Canadian Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42) and other legislation and common law provides recourse under Canadian law.

We cannot and do not guarantee the completeness or accuracy of the information,  or content found on this Site. Under no circumstances shall we be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use or downloading of any content on this Site.

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us harmless against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, causes of action, costs and expenses, including legal fees and expenses, arising out of or related to your breach of any obligation, warranty, representation or covenant under these Terms.

This Site is targeted to users in Canada. Any disputes between us will be resolved in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and applicable laws of Canada where applicable herein notwithstanding your residence or physical location. You agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario to decide and adjudicate any dispute in connection with this Site, its disclaimers or its Terms.

The products, services, and information described in this Site are available only in jurisdictions where they may be legally provided, and therefore may not be available in all regions of Canada or to residents of any other jurisdictions.

This Site is not for use by persons under the age of eighteen (18) years. Use of this Site is void where prohibited by law.

These Terms were last updated on November 03, 2021 and are effective immediately, and replace any previously published terms. These Terms may be changed at any time at our discretion. Should we update these Terms, we will post the updates to this page.

Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy governs the collection, use and disclosure of personal information on this website (the “Site”). Personal information is any information about an identifiable individual. This Policy outlines the type of information that the Site’s operator, the Ontario Association of Independent Childcare Centres (collectively, “we” or “us” or “OAICC”) gathers about the user of this Site (“you” or “your”) while you are using this Site and how we use that information. Please read this Privacy Policy as, by using this Site, you agree that your use of this Site is governed by this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. We will reflect any such modifications to this privacy policy on this Site. Your continued use of this Site after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy, as revised.

Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
We collect and store your name, postal code, e-mail address and phone number if you voluntarily supply this information to us when you subscribe to our email list.

Your email address is stored at the email list server and can only be accessed by those who help manage those lists in order to deliver e-mails to those who signed-up to receive our material. This information is used to provide you with access to Site content, to allow us to contact you with updates (if you have indicated you would like to receive them) and to let you know about campaigns we may be running.

Your postal code allows us to match you to your local elected officials, so that we can facilitate your contact with them. As well, we collect and use data contained in log files which include: your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your Internet Service Provider (ISP), the browser you used, the time you visited this Site, and the pages you visited throughout this Site, such collection and use being a standard practice on almost every website. We use this information to better understand how visitors use the Site, and to improve the Site to better meet your needs. The amount of information that is sent by your web browser depends upon the browser and settings you use. Please refer to the instructions provided by your browser if you want to learn more about what information it sends to websites you visit, or how you may change or restrict this.

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We may use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits.

We do not sell your personal information to any third parties. However, we may share information with trusted third parties who assist us in operating this Site so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also disclose your personal information when we believe such release is necessary to comply with the law, enforce this Site’s policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. We may also disclose your personal information for any other purpose permitted by law or to which you consent.

Security Safeguards
The security of the personal information you provide to us is very important to us. As such, we do our best to ensure your information remains secure, and we maintain technical and procedural safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information in question. However, you understand and acknowledge that there are inherent risks of providing information online. As such, by using this Site, you release us of any responsibility for any breach of security.

Third-party links
Please note that any links to third-party websites on this Site are not bound by this Privacy Policy. Any such third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies that may be different from our own. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. As such, if you wish to know more about their privacy policies, please visit their websites and review their privacy policies.

If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, if you would like any changes made to your personal information, or if you would like your personal information deleted, you may contact us.

Interpretation of this Privacy Policy
Any interpretation associated with this Privacy Policy will be made by us. This Privacy Policy includes examples but is not intended to be restricted in its application to such examples; therefore, where the word “including” is used, it shall mean “including without limitation.”This Privacy Policy does not create or confer upon any individual any rights, or impose upon OAICC any obligations outside of, or in addition to, any rights or obligations imposed by Canada’s federal and provincial privacy laws, as applicable. Should there be, in a specific case, any inconsistency between this Privacy Policy and Canada’s federal and provincial privacy laws, as applicable, this Privacy Policy shall be interpreted, in respect of that case, to give effect to, and comply with, such privacy laws.