Website Terms of Service

Effective Date: May 30, 2024

Welcome to ODLAN! These Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern your use of our website located at (the “Site”). By accessing or using the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use the Site.

Any use of this and other affiliated ODLAN websites and web services is bound by these Terms, as well as by the laws of Ontario and Canada.

1. Use of the Site

1.1 Eligibility:

You must be at least 18 years old to use the Site. By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you meet this requirement. ODLAN does not monitor age of users, and use is at their sole discretion.

1.2 License:

We grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable license to use the Site for your personal, non-commercial use, subject to these Terms.

1.3 Prohibited Activities:

You agree not to:

  • Use the Site for any unlawful purpose.
  • Engage in any activity that could harm, disrupt, or interfere with the functioning of the Site.
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Site.
  • Use any automated means, such as bots or scrapers, to access the Site.

2. Intellectual Property

All content on the Site, including text, graphics, logos, images, and publications are the property of ODLAN or its content suppliers and is protected by intellectual property laws. You may not reproduce, distribute, or create derivative works from any content on the Site without our express written permission.

3. Permission to Copy

You may be allowed, without obtaining prior written permission, to use certain images, reports or text for promotion, in books and other printed matter, on clothing or other promotional items, online and Internet locations, for public exhibitions or demonstrations, in software applications, in television programs, commercials, movies, and/or video tapes, provided the use is not disparaging. The use must fall within the definition of “fair dealing” or “fair use” as defined under Canadian, U.S. and other applicable international copyright law. No use should mislead the public as to ODLAN sponsorship, affiliation or endorsement of your products or services. ODLAN reserves the right to withdraw permission at any time at the organization’s discretion.

4. Copyright attribution 

Copyright attribution should state: “republished/reposted with permission from for the Ontario Digital Literacy and Access Network (ODLAN).” Standard reference citations, hyperlinks, and creative commons licensing reference is required when available.

5. Disclaimer of Warranties

The Site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the operation or availability of the Site, or the information, content, or materials included on the Site. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

6. Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, ODLAN and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, and licensors shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, or any loss of profits or revenues, whether incurred directly or indirectly, or any loss of data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from:

  • Your use of or inability to use the Site.
  • Any unauthorized access to or use of our servers and/or any personal information stored therein.
  • Any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the Site.
  • Any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like that may be transmitted to or through the Site by any third party.
  • Any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available through the Site.

5. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless ODLAN and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, and licensors from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Site or your violation of these Terms.

6. Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ontario and Canada, without regard to its conflict of law principles. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the provincial and/or federal court to resolve any dispute or claim arising from these Terms.

7. Changes to These Terms

We reserve the right to modify these Terms at any time. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms.

8. Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at [email protected].