Important Notices and Disclaimers

Copyright
The copyright in all material published on this site by the Spiritualist Church of Canada (SCC), including all portions of the website, content, site design, text, graphics and the selection and arrangement of the material on the site (the “material”) is owned by the SCC, unless otherwise indicated, and is protected by the provisions of the Copyright Act, R.S.C. 1985 c. C-42.

All rights reserved. The material may not be reproduced or distributed, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the SCC. However, reproduction and distribution, in whole or in part, by non-profit, research or educational institutions for their own use is permitted if proper credit is given, with full citation, and the copyright is acknowledged. Any other reproduction or distribution, in whatever form and by whatever media, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of the SCC. 

Disclaimer 

The SCC makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the content, accuracy, truthfulness or reliability of any information contained in any document posted on this site, whether in full or in part, including any warranty of title, non-infringement of copyright or any other rights of others, merchantability, or fitness or suitability for any purpose. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, by using or attempting to use this website, the user expressly acknowledges that there are no warranties or representations made by the SCC regarding the content of this website in terms of its accuracy or its completeness. The SCC does not control or warrant the availability or content of any external website or other resources to which this website links. In no event shall the SCC be liable for any damages whatsoever resulting from, arising out of or in connection with the use of any information provided on this site. Furthermore, the SCC shall not be liable for any damages or losses suffered owing to any interruption in service or use of this site

Privacy Policy

It is our policy to protect the privacy of all users. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information.

Personal information provided to the SCC is protected under the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21. This information is collected to enable the SCC to contact you in the future and will be retrieved only by authorized personnel. However, as personal information sent via the Internet may be intercepted, you may wish to provide sensitive personal information to the SCC by regular mail.

If you register for one of the SCC online communication, or if you wish to receive email updates, the information you provide is collected by using the privacy-enhancing technology, PositiveSSL (SSL) Powered by Sectigo. This information is kept under the SCC’s control, protected under the Privacy Act, and is not provided to any third party. You will not receive email you have not requested, and you may update or remove your name from mailing lists at any time by contacting us

The SCC gathers information concerning the use of its web content through “traffic data” captured in standard web logs and through feedback. From time to time, it may also use cookies to gain an understanding of how the SCC site is being used. This information is compiled for the purposes of statistical analysis to improve the services that the SCC offers.

Security 

Transmissions to and from this site may be intercepted and modified by unauthorized third parties, and files obtained from or through this site may contain computer viruses or other defects. The user accepts all risk and responsibility for losses, damages, costs and other consequences resulting, directly or indirectly, from accessing or using this site.

Hyper-links

The SCC’s website aims to deliver information and services to users that are relevant and applicable to its mandate. The users should also be aware that information offered by other sites to which the SCC links is 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 sites in question, and users should research the privacy policies of the sites before providing personal information. Links to websites not under the control of the SCC are provided solely for the convenience of users. The SCC is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or the reliability of the content. The SCC does not offer any guarantee in that regard and is not responsible for the information found through these links, nor does it endorse the sites and their content.

  • The content of the site reflects the aims and objectives of the SCC and are consistent with its mandate.

  • The creation of a link does not provide an unfair competitive advantage through online endorsements of third-party interests. Links are provided for convenience purposes only and are not an endorsement or rating of the content of the sites to which they are made.

  • Please note that links created within the context of a collaborative arrangement are not considered as an endorsement or seen to be providing an unfair competitive advantage.

  • The site is not considered inappropriate due to its content or its affiliations.

  • The content of the site complies with the laws of Canada, which includes such items as copyright, privacy, human rights, labor legislation and registration of domain names.

  • The content of the site is kept current and accurate.

Online Community and Social Media

The SCC's social media accounts are monitored regularly. The SCC reserves the right to remove any content on its accounts that do not conform to the following rules:

  • Content should be in one of Canada’s two official languages (English or French).

  • Content must be respectful of other people and their opinions.

  • Posts and comments should be pertinent to the SCC.

  • Posts and comments should not contain political or partisan messages.

  • Content should not reveal sensitive or personal information.

  • Content must not include messages that are commercial in nature, solicit members of the community, or sell products or services.

  • Information to be posted must not contain spam or repetitive messages.

  • Information to be posted must not contain obscene, violent or discriminatory messages.

  • Content must respect copyright.

  • Links are permitted, but the SCC is not responsible for the content on other websites.

You shall not upload to, distribute through or publish on the SCC website or on SCC social media accounts any content that is libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal or otherwise objectionable; that would constitute or encourage a criminal offence, violate the rights of any party; or that would otherwise give rise to liability, or violate any law.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction 

This website (excluding linked websites) is controlled by the SCC within the province of Ontario, Canada. This website can be accessed from all of the provinces and territories of Canada, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of the Province of Ontario, by accessing this website the user agrees that all matters relating to access to, or use of, this website or any other hyperlinked website, shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada, without regard to conflict of legal principles. The user also agrees and submits to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the Province of Ontario, and acknowledges that the user does so voluntarily and is responsible for complying with local laws or any other applicable law.