Terms of Use

Terms of Use
Please read these Terms of Use carefully. By using this site, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms. If you do not agree with these terms please do not use this Web site. Canada Development Investment Corporation (“CDEV”) may revise these Terms of Use at any time. You should view this page each time you visit this Web site since your use of this Web site after any such revisions will constitute acceptance of such revised terms.

Information and Services
All information on this Web site is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide any specific advice and is not to be relied upon. Any actions or decisions should be based on independent research and professional advice. All information on this Web site is provided by CDEV on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of fitness for a particular purpose or use, accuracy, completeness or non-infringement. All information is subject to change at any time without notice.

Confidentiality
The Internet is not a secure medium and privacy cannot be ensured. E-mail is vulnerable to interception and loss. CDEV will not be responsible for any damages you may suffer in connection with an e-mail you send to CDEV or an e-mail CDEV sends to you at your request. Should you decide to transmit information using e-mail, you do so at your own risk. For information on how CDEV handles personal information, please refer to CDEV’s Privacy Notice.

Trademark and Copyright
Certain names, words, titles, phrases, logos, icons, graphics or designs in the pages of this Web site may constitute trade names, registered or unregistered trade-marks or service marks of CDEV and of other persons or entities. The material available on this Web site is protected by copyright law.

Reproduction
Information on this Web site has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial use and may be reproduced, in part or in whole, and by any means, without charge or further permission from CDEV. We ask only that:

  • users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
  • CDEV be identified as the source; and,
  • the reproduction is not represented as an official version of the materials reproduced, nor as having been made, in affiliation with or with the endorsement of CDEV.

Reproduction of materials on this Web site for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited except with written permission from CDEV.

Hyperlinking Notice
Links to Web sites not under the control of CDEV are provided solely for the convenience of visitors. CDEV is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or the reliability of the content. CDEV does not offer any guarantee in that regard and is not responsible for the information found through these links, nor does it endorse the Web sites or their content.

Visitors should also be aware that non-CDEV Web sites to which CDEV links, and the information there, are not subject to the Privacy Act or the Official Languages Act and may not be accessible to persons with disabilities. The information offered may be available only in the language(s) used by the Web sites in question and visitors should research the privacy policies of the Web sites before providing personal information.

Official Languages Notices
CDEV respects the Official Languages Act and the relevant Treasury Board policies, and is committed to ensuring information and services on this Web site are available in both English and French. However, visitors should be aware that some information from external sources that are not subject to the Official Languages Act is only provided as a convenience and is available only in the language in which it was provided.

Accessibility Notice
CDEV is committed to equitable access to information, regardless of the technologies used. We are continually striving to make our Web site accessible to all, including persons with disabilities and to those who use assistive devices. The CDEV Web site is developed according to the Common Look and Feel Standards for the internet, including the Accessibility Standards which require compliance with the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidelines Version 1.0 - Priority 1 and 2 Checkpoints. CDEV has included some accessibility features on the Web site for the benefit of individuals using assistive technology.

Limitation of Liability
Neither CDEV, its agents, employees, directors, officers and affiliated companies, nor any person associated with the creation of this Web site or its contents shall be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, third party, consequential damages or any other damages, losses or expenses however caused, sustained by you or any other person as a result of the use of this Web site and/or any web browser.

Governing Law

These Terms of Use and any issue or dispute relating to this Web site will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the applicable laws of Canada. By using this Web site you are hereby consenting and submitting to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario in any action or dispute related to these Terms of Use or any issue in respect of this Web site.

Privacy Notice

CDEV is committed to providing visitors with a Web site that respects their privacy. This Privacy Notice summarizes the privacy policy and practices on CDEV’s Web site.

CDEV’s Web site does not automatically gather any specific personal information from you, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address. We would only obtain this type of information if you supply it by sending us an e-mail or registering in a secure portion of the Web site.

A “cookie” is a file that may be placed on your hard drive without your knowledge by a Web site to allow it to monitor your use of the Web site. CDEV does not normally use “cookies” to track how our visitors use this Web site or to determine Web sites previously visited. The system will notify you before any cookies are used so that you may refuse them.  Information on individual visitors is used by CDEV employees, to respond to your request or to ensure the security of this system. We do not use the information to create individual profiles, nor do we disclose this information to anyone outside of CDEV without your consent.

Questions or comments regarding this Privacy Notice, or the administration of the Privacy Act by CDEV may be directed to the Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator at:

E-mail: atip-aiprp@cdev.gc.ca
Telephone: (416) 966-2221
Facsimile: (416) 966-5485
Mail: Privacy Officer
Canada Development Investment Corporation
1240 Bay Street
Suite 302
Toronto, ON  M5R 2A7

If you are not satisfied with our response to your privacy concern, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by e-mail at: info@privcom.gc.ca, by telephone at 1-800-282-1376 or visit their Web site at: http://www.privcom.gc.ca.

Visit the Federal Privacy Commissioner's Web site for a summary of your rights under the Privacy Act.