Website Terms of Use

The University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries (the Legacy) created and maintains this website to advance its mission, values and goals. As such, content provided on and any other website(s) the Legacy manages, is meant to educate, share knowledge, promote exhibitions and communicate the Legacy’s activities to the public.

Intellectual Property

The Legacy maintains all rights for images, text, audio, video, documents, graphics, designs, software, data and any other content on the website, which are protected by Canadian and international copyright laws. Content may also be covered by other restrictions, including copyright and other proprietary rights held by third parties.

Permitted Uses

The content available on this website was produced and/or compiled by the Legacy with the intent that they be available for research, private study, education, parody, satire, criticism, review and news reporting as detailed in Section 29 of the Canadian Copyright Act.

Users accessing content for the purposes listed above are required to acknowledge the source of the content and author’s name if known. The URL must be included in all source citations. Users must adhere to any additional terms and restrictions that may appear on individual pages of the website.

All other uses are prohibited without the express written authorization of the Legacy or the copyright owner.

Uses where Permission is Required

Any use of the Legacy’s content outside of the section on Permitted Uses listed above, is strictly prohibited without written consent from the Legacy or the copyright holder. Unauthorized commercial uses are expressly prohibited.

For permission to use images from the Legacy’s collection or other content from the Legacy’s websites, please see our Reproduction and Use Requests section. Enquiries will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and permission granted at the sole discretion of the Legacy.

Content on the Legacy’s websites may be subject to rights held by third parties. The user is obligated to procure all necessary third-party permissions prior to using the content.

The Legacy retains the right to charge a fee for the use of its content, which may depend on the type and nature of the proposed use.

User-Generated Content

By uploading or submitting any contributions (including text, photographs, graphics, video or audio-visual material), the user grants the University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries permission to use the material in any way it wants free of charge and in perpetuity. The user waives any moral rights to their contributions, which allows the Legacy to edit any contributed materials as appropriate.

By uploading or submitting contributions, the user agrees that these materials are their own original work. If the user’s content includes third-party materials, the user must have obtained all the necessary permissions. Users cannot post or transmit content that is threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, invasive of privacy, abusive or otherwise illegal.

The Legacy can remove any user-generated content at any time without notice.


Official websites maintained by University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other websites and encourage the user to examine each site's privacy policy and disclaimers and make their own decisions regarding the accuracy, reliability and correctness of material and information found.


Although care has been taken in preparing this website, the Legacy does not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the content. Anyone using the information on this site does so at their own risk.

As a courtesy the Legacy provides a database of artworks in the collection. These records may include information originating from the Legacy’s staff/curatorial research, the creator of the work and/or the donor. We take great care compiling these records, but files developed early in our history may be lacking in content and accuracy. Legacy welcomes feedback from individuals who believe that our collection records are inaccurate or incomplete. Please send your feedback to the .

Protecting Indigenous Knowledges

The Legacy recognizes that modern copyright laws are often a poor fit when it comes to protecting Indigenous knowledges and cultural rights. The Legacy actively researches and addresses gaps in our understanding, but acknowledges that there could be omissions or misrepresentations in records that staff are not aware of. If you have concerns about how your culture’s knowledge is included on the Legacy’s website or cared for by Legacy, please contact us.