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Materials on this web site were produced and/or compiled by the Canadian Museum of Nature for the purposes of providing the public with information about natural sciences and the museum. The term "materials" includes all or any information, artwork, text, video, audio, animation and image files.

All the information contained in the web site (http://nature.ca) is Copyright © Canadian Museum of Nature / Musée canadien de la nature, unless otherwise noted.

Some material is in the public domain. However most information presented is protected by third party rights in Canada, such as the Canadian Copyright Act, trademarks, rights of publicity, privacy, contractual restrictions and the regulations there under, and by similar laws in other countries. Copyright in such works remains with the copyright owners.

The museum endeavours to provide information that it possesses about the copyright status of the material and to identify any other terms and conditions that may apply to use of the material. However, the museum can offer no guarantee or assurance that all pertinent information is provided or that the information is correct in each circumstance.

It is the user's responsibility to determine what permission(s) is required in order to use the material and, if necessary, to obtain such permission.

Permission for use is granted on a case-by-case basis and at the sole discretion of the museum. If you have specific questions or information about content on nature.ca, please contact the Intellectual Property office: IP@mus-nature.ca.

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Terms and Conditions

Information on nature.ca has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for non-commercial, personal use only. Personal users may download, copy and share material under the following conditions:

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  • any associated copyright or other proprietary notices must be retained
  • user must acknowledge the source of the material. The source citations should include the URL nature.ca.
  • users must adhere to any additional terms and restrictions that may appear on individual pages of the web site.

See the terms and conditions for using our collection data.

All other uses are prohibited without the express written authorization of the museum or the copyright owner, including: reproduction of any kind in any medium and redistribution in any manner for commercial use*, including commercial publication or for personal gain.

Definition of Commercial Use

Museum material used in a product produced by a commercial or by a non-profit entity for profit-making, income generating purposes, commercial purposes, or, a product produced and distributed free of charge, at cost, or at a minimal charge generally by a non-profit organization.

Trademarks

Names, titles, trademarks, service marks, and logos that appear on nature.ca are registered to the museum and/or third parties. These trademarks shall not be used without prior written permission.

Disclaimer

Every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information on nature.ca. Material is provided "as is" without warranties (whether expressed or implied) of its correctness or completeness.

By using the nature.ca web site, the user represents and warrants that the use will be consistent with these Terms and Conditions. The user agrees to indemnify, defend and hold the museum harmless from all claims, causes of action, allegations, costs, expenses, fees, judgements, liabilities, losses, and damages arising from or relating to the use of nature.ca or the downloading of any material from nature.ca.

Copyright Complaints

Direct any complaints about or objections to material posted on nature.ca, because it was not properly credited or it was posted without permission, to the Intellectual Property office: IP@mus-nature.ca.

Changes to the Terms and Conditions of Use

The terms and conditions of use may be changed without notice. Please review them regularly. Use of nature.ca after a change has been made acknowledges the user's acceptance of the change.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions and any amendments or revisions shall be governed by applicable Canadian federal law and the laws of the Province of Ontario. Any case, controversy, suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, in connection with, or related to these Terms and Conditions shall be brought in the appropriate federal court.

If any of these Terms and Conditions of use should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted and the remaining Terms and Conditions of use shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.