The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (“NWMO”, “we”, “us” or “our”) wants Canadians to be informed and updated on our activities relating to the management and implementation of Canada’s plan for safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel. The NWMO hopes to encourage dialogue and collaboration with Canadians, and invites you to actively participate by visiting and interacting with our NWMO website at www.nwmo.ca (the “Site”).
1. Use of the Site
2. Acceptable Use Policy
We at the NWMO want to foster a safe and respectful community. As a result, you agree that while using the Site, you will not do any of the following:
a. Upload, post, transmit, publish or distribute any material or information;
i. For which you do not have all necessary rights and licences;
ii. That is inappropriate, obscene, derogatory, defamatory or offensive;
iii. That contains a computer virus or other code file or program which could disrupt or interfere with the functioning of the Site; or
iv. That constitutes, or encourages conduct that would constitute, a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability.
b. Use the Site in such a manner as to gain or attempt to gain unauthorized entry or access to the computer systems or
networks of others;
c. Collect information about other users, including personal information such as email addresses, without their consent;
d. Forge headers or in any manner manipulate identifiers in order to disguise your origin or impersonate any person or other entity;
e. Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation through our Site; or
f. Use the Site in a manner which is contrary to law or to generally accepted Internet principles.
3. Submitted Information
Our Site allows you to contact us and provide, submit or transmit your comments, documents or other materials (“Submitted Information”) to NWMO through our Contact Us page. For example, you may send us general or media inquiries, submit your comments relating to our Implementation Plan, or provide feedback about our work. At your request, we will publish your Submitted Information to the appropriate section of our Submissions Library. We may also summarize and include certain Submitted Information in our publications relating to the Implementation Plan.
Please note that the NWMO does not edit the content of any Submitted Information; therefore, you should not consider any such information to be screened, approved or endorsed by the NWMO.
4. Ownership of Site and Content
The Site and all written and other materials made available through the Site, including but not limited to text, graphics, images, music, software, audio, video, concepts, methods of operation, works of authorship of any kind, and information or other materials appearing on or emanating to and/or from the Site, as well as their overall design and appearance, but excluding Submitted Information, (collectively, the “Content”) is the property of the NWMO and/or its licensors and is protected by copyright, trademark and other laws. Certain names, logos, graphics, designs or other Content in the Site are trade names or trademarks owned by or licenced to the NWMO. Without prejudice to the rights of third-party licensors and copyright owners, other than the NWMO, who have so marked their material and to the extent permitted by law, the NWMO hereby grants you permission to copy, distribute, download, and/or transmit single copies of items comprising the NWMO Content for your personal, non-commercial use for research, review, criticism or private study, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such Content, and provided that such permission does not include the right to reproduce the Site as a whole (or a substantial part thereof). No other right or licence to the Site or the Content is hereby granted.
The reports and papers which the NWMO has commissioned through third parties, and which appear on this website, do not necessarily reflect the views or position of the NWMO, and unless otherwise specifically stated, are made available to the public by the NWMO for information only. The contents of these reports and papers reflect the views of the author(s) who are solely responsible for the text and its conclusions, as well as the accuracy of any data used in its creation. Neither the NWMO nor any employee makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information disclosed, or represents that the use of any information would not infringe privately owned rights. Any reference to a specific commercial product, process, service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or preference by the NWMO.
All trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos and graphics (“Marks”) used on the Site are registered or common law trademarks of NWMO or its licensors and are protected by laws in Canada and internationally, unless otherwise indicated. You may not make any use of any Marks without the prior written consent of NWMO or its licensors.
5. Feedback on Our Site and Communications
6. Third-Party Links
For your convenience, the NWMO may provide links to websites that are owned or operated by third parties. Such sites are independent from the NWMO, and the NWMO has no control over the content of such third-party sites. A link to a third-party’s site does not imply that the NWMO endorses the site, approves the contents of the site or guarantees the accuracy or timeliness of such third-party information. It is your responsibility to ensure that you review the terms and conditions applicable to such third-party site before using it.
7. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
The Site and the Content are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. While the NWMO attempts to provide information that is correct, accurate, current and timely, the NWMO makes no representations, conditions or warranties either expressed or implied, that (i) the Site or Content will be accurate, current or reliable; (ii) the operation of the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, or (iii) the Site will be free from viruses or harmful components. The NWMO hereby disclaims any warranties or conditions arising by law, statute, trade usage or otherwise, including without limitation, warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or title. In no event will the NWMO, its directors, officers, employees, agents or licensors be liable to you or any third party for damages of any kind incurred in connection with your access, use of, or inability to use the Site.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
9. Governing Law
10. General Provisions
11. Contact Us
Last Updated: August 13, 2018