Terms of Use


You have accessed a website (the Website) of Charity Central and the Legal Resource Centre of Alberta Ltd. (LRC).


    By using the Website, you acknowledge having read and understood these Terms of Use and, accordingly, you agree to abide by them as well as any future modifications which may be made. You agree that you are only authorized to use the Website (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and the Terms of Use. These Terms of Use represent an agreement between you and the LRC.

    These Terms of Use may be subject to change, addition or deletion at any time, without further notice. Any such change will be posted on this page. Your continued use of the Website after such changes constitutes your acceptance to the Revised Terms of Use. Please refer to this page regularly in case any changes are made to them.

    If you do not agree to be bound by these conditions of use, you should not use the Website.

    By using the Website, you acknowledge and agree that these conditions of use are governed by laws applicable in the Province of Alberta and that any litigation ensuing from, or related to, the use of the Website and its services will be subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts of Alberta.


    Charity Central and the LRC may modify, cancel or terminate any item contained in the Website, at any time, including the availability of any function, database or content. Charity Central and the LRC may also impose limits on certain items or restrict the access to certain sections of the Website without prior notice and without incurring liability.


    All the items contained in the Website are offered for your personal use for non-commercial purposes. It is prohibited to use the items contained in the Website for commercial or advertising purposes without the written consent of the LRC.

  4. LINKS

    The Website contains hyperlinks to websites managed by third parties. By activating these links, you may have to leave the Website. Charity Central and the LRC have no control over websites owned by third parties. These sites are managed entirely by third parties and neither Charity Central nor the LRC can make any declaration whatsoever concerning the quality, accuracy, privacy policies, or overall content thereof, nor regarding the quality of the products offered or the security of performing transactions on the sites in question. The fact that third party sites are identified on the Website should not in any way be interpreted as an endorsement by Charity Central or the LRC and does not incur their liability in any way. Charity Central and the LRC cannot be held liable for possible damages arising from the use of these sites. All complaints about third party sites should be addressed to the administrators of those sites.


    The trademarks and logos used or posted on the Website are trademarks and logos whether registered or not by Charity Central, the LRC or third parties. Nothing on the Website may be interpreted in such a way as to allow, directly or indirectly, the use of such trademarks or logos without the prior written permission of their owner. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, it is prohibited to reproduce the trademarks and logos displayed on the Website for commercial or advertising purposes or to increase the number of visitors to your site.

    All the items on the Website (including, without limitation, the texts, articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio and video excerpts, software, etc.) are protected by copyright and belong to the LRC or third parties acting as content providers. No items on the Website may be interpreted as giving you any right whatsoever with regard to the intellectual property of Charity Central or the LRC or of a third party acting as a content provider.

    You can download or copy only for your personal use, educational, or non-commercial purposes items from the Website provided you maintain all the intellectual property notices they contain. Copying or memorizing any item for purposes other than personal use is strictly forbidden without the prior written permission of the CC, LRC or the holder of the copyrights identified in the notice of intellectual property.

    Subject to the above provisions and our reprint policy, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute or participate in the transfer or sale of, or create derivative works from, translate, download, grant under licence, or in any other way exploit, any item offered on the Website (including any software), in whole or in part.


    Since any communications which are part of message boards and message threads (Messages) are public and not private; you should abide by the rules set forth below.

    Use polite language. Objectionable or offensive language will not be tolerated at any time. In addition, no one may keep or submit defamatory, obscene, tortious, pornographic, abusive or otherwise illegal content.

    Be courteous. No one may make threats or incite anyone else to violence or hatred. It is also prohibited to deliberately disturb any discussion with repetitive messages, unfounded messages or spamming.

    Discuss but do not attack. In an open discussion where there are many different opinions, people often disagree. Charity Central and the LRC encourage lively discussions and debates in its message threads, but personal attacks are a breach of these Terms of Use.

    No one should use Messages to promote or offer for sale any good or service for a commercial purpose; to conduct or send any study, contest, pyramid scheme or chain letter; to spam, or to engage in any hacking, solicitation or any other act for illegal purposes. Any acts which may infringe other people's rights or their enjoyment of the message boards and message threads are also prohibited.

    You declare that you have all the necessary rights, in particular, intellectual property rights, to any Messages that you submit as a user to the Website.

    You acknowledge and agree that you remain the holder of the copyright of all Messages you submit as a user of the Website (e.g. comments, etc.). Moreover, you acknowledge and agree that by simply submitting your material to Charity Central or the LRC you grant it a non-exclusive licence, without any compensation whatsoever to you, to use, edit, modify, delete, reproduce, publish, distribute and give sub-licences to such materials. To this effect, you waive any moral right you may assert related to the integrity of your work.

    You acknowledge and agree that you are personally liable for the content of your Messages threads on the Website, and for the consequences thereof.

    Charity Central and the LRC reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to not publish or to withdraw any materials transmitted by a user on any of its websites. This remains an option and not an obligation. In addition, although Charity Central and the LRC reserve the right to remove, without notice, any posting for any reason, it has no obligation to delete Messages that users may find objectionable or offensive.

    Charity Central and the LRC do not make any declaration concerning the control over the Messages available on its websites. Charity Central and the LRC will not and may not be held liable for the accuracy, legality or the compliance with the intellectual property rules or with the conditions of use of any message provided by its users. Charity Central and the LRC reserve the right, at their sole discretion to monitor some, all, or no areas of its websites for adherence to these Terms of Use or for any other purpose. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to distribute Messages, Charity Central and the LRC are acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and Charity Central and the LRC are not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any Messages.


    You hereby indemnify, defend and hold the LRC, its directors, officers, executives, shareholders, employees, affiliated businesses, representatives and content providers (collectively referred to as the LRC) harmless from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, actions, causes of action, costs and expenses, including but without limitation, all reasonable legal costs incurred by the LRC related to any claim, proceeding, action or stay (“Claim”) ensuing from the non-compliance, by you or any other user of your account, with these Terms of Use. The LRC reserves the right to participate in the defence of any such Claim and to be represented by the legal counsel of its choice.


    The Website and the items it contains are offered to you on an “as is” basis, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, use, availability, validity, accuracy, reliability of the items reproduced on said sites or as to the results ensuing from the use of such items. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the LRC makes no representations about the comprehensive nature of the results of your searches conducted on its websites. You hereby acknowledge and agree that your use of the Website is at your own risk.

    The LRC makes no representations related to the accuracy or reliability of, nor do they endorse any opinion, declaration or other information published or distributed on the Website by any user, content provider or other person.

    The LRC disclaims all liability related to any error which may be found on its websites. Thus, Charity Central , the LRC and any third party providing content on the Website, their related companies, officers, employees, representatives or agents cannot in any way be held liable for any damage related directly or indirectly to the use of the Website, in particular, the loss of data or profits ensuing from the use of items on said sites, errors or omissions contained in the items or the inability to use such items.


    Should you have a claim related to a copyright infringement of any of the materials contained in the Website, or for any other correspondence, you can reach us at the following address:

Joan Braun, Executive Director
Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta
#800 10050 - 112 Street
Edmonton AB, T5K 2J1

Ph: (780) 451-0782
Fax: (780) 451-2341
Email:  [email protected]