Terms and conditions for use of official University of Victoria web sites

Any use of a web site or its contents or both (collectively: "Web Site") hosted by the University of Victoria ("UVic") is subject to the following terms and conditions. Use of a Web Site hosted by UVic is conclusive evidence that the user has read, understood, and accepted the following terms and conditions. If you do not want to accept the following terms and conditions, do not use a Web Site hosted by UVic.

Each user of a Web Site expressly accepts all risks and consequences, whether direct or indirect and whether known or unknown, associated with or resulting from such use.

Each user of a Web Site agrees that all materials, including information, data, text, software, music, sounds, graphics or video ("Content") whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the party from which such Content originated. Each user agrees that they will not upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that  infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary right of any party.

Each user of a Web Site expressly accepts that UVic is not responsible for and expressly disclaims any responsibility, whether express or implied, for the accuracy, adequacy, or completeness of the Web Site or for the consequences, whether direct or indirect and whether known or unknown, of using the Web Site or any link from the Web site to another web site or its contents.

Each user of a Web Site expressly accepts that UVic does not assume any responsibility for the uninterrupted or error free operation of the Web Site or warrant or represent that the Web Site is free of viruses or other harmful components.

Each user of a Web Site expressly accepts that UVic is not liable, whether directly or indirectly, to any person or thing including without limitation any corporation, association, or trade union for any damages (including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages) arising out of or in connection with use of, misuse of, or inability to use the Web Site.

Each user of a Web Site expressly accepts that the Web Site is neither supervised, nor censored, nor moderated, nor approved by UVic. Each such user further expressly accepts that the Web Site may include links to other web sites such as discussion groups and homepages, which may contain or direct the user to contents including the personal opinions and other forms of self-expression of third parties on a wide-range of topics, including controversial and sensitive topics. Each such user further expressly accepts that UVic neither endorses nor makes any representations to users of the Web Site about such contents. Each such user is, however, expressly warned that such contents may offend some users of the Web Site. User who feels that they may be offended by such contents should stop using the Web Site immediately.

Each user of a Web Site expressly acknowledges that he/she is aware the Web Site is an inherently public medium. Each such user expressly accepts that no guarantee of privacy is or can be made to users of the Web Site by UVic.

Each user of a Web Site expressly agrees that any disputes, claims, complaints or actions he/she may choose to advance arising from his/her use of the Web Site will be decided by the Courts and other Tribunals established under and applying the laws of British Columbia excluding the law relating to choice of law and forum conveniens. Each such user further expressly agrees that he/she has attorned to the jurisdiction of the Courts and other Tribunals of British Columbia for the purpose of resolving any such dispute, claim, complaint, or action.