BC Hydro FirstWave site - Terms of Use

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using BC Hydro's Educator Community Site (the "Site"). By using the Site, you signify your agreement with these Terms of Use. If you do not agree with any of these Terms of Use, do not use the Site. BC Hydro reserves the right to modify, alter or update these Terms of Use at any time and you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations and updates.

Passwords

Certain areas of the Site are password-protected. If you have been issued a username and password by BC Hydro, then you are solely responsible for the password and maintaining its security. You will keep the password confidential and will not disclose it to any third parties (unless authorized by BC Hydro), and you will not use the password for any unauthorized purposes. If you are a teacher or educator who has been issued a username and password for use by students in your class, then you will be responsible for all use of the Site that occurs under that username and password. You agree to immediately notify BC Hydro of any unauthorized use of your account or breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of the password or login information, as follows:

Denise Browne
BC Hydro Schools Programs
Telephone: 604.736.7424
Email:

If you are under 19 years of age, then you confirm that you have discussed the Site with your parents or legal guardians, and you confirm that you have your parents' or legal guardians' permission to receive a username and password, and to access and use the password-protected areas of the Site.

BC Hydro reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to revoke access to the password-protected areas of the Site if BC Hydro believes that these Terms of Use have been violated or that you or any user are otherwise using the Site inappropriately.

Intellectual Property

All content and material on this Site is protected under applicable copyright, trademark and other proprietary or intellectual property rights. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such content or any part of the Site, except as allowed below, is strictly prohibited. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content or materials obtained through the Site.

The viewing or downloading of any form or document, which has been expressly made available by BC Hydro for download and use, allows you a limited, non-exclusive right to use the form or document solely for your own personal use or for internal classroom use, and not for any other use.

Submissions

In using the Site, you may have the opportunity to post or upload communications, materials or other information ("Information") to the Site. You agree as follows with respect to all such Information:

  1. You are solely responsible for the content of any Information you post to the Site. BC Hydro reserves the right to take any action with respect to such Information that it deems necessary or appropriate, in its sole discretion, if BC Hydro believes any Information is inappropriate for the Site.
  2. You will only post non-confidential Information to the Site, and you acknowledge that any Information that you post to the Site may be viewed by other Site users.
  3. You agree and represent that any Information posted or uploaded to the Site does not: infringe the copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary rights of any third party; violate any law; contain obscene, abusive or threatening content or anti-BC Hydro references; or otherwise contain content inappropriate for the Site having regard to the nature and purpose of the Site.
  4. All Information posted or uploaded to the Site becomes the property of BC Hydro, and BC Hydro shall have an exclusive, unrestricted, irrevocable right and license to use the Information and all intellectual property rights associated with the Information, including copyright and trademark rights, for any purpose whatsoever, including advertising and promotional purposes.

Privacy

All information in any format posted to the Site is subject to the provisions of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. http://www.bchydro.com/siteinfo/privacy.html

Of particular note:

  1. All information on the Site is considered within BC Hydro's custody and can be requested through a Freedom of Information request.
  2. Any personal information you post to the Site about yourself is collected by BC Hydro in accordance with its mandate under the Hydro and Power Authority Act and, with regard to our conservation activities, under the Clean Energy Act. If you have questions about how your personal information is handled, please contact Denise Browne at 604.736.7424. Personal information is considered any information about an identifiable individual apart from their business contact information.
  3. You may not post personal information to the Site about identifiable third parties without their explicit permission.
  4. Personal information posted to the Site is considered confidential. You should not copy or disclose this information to third parties that do not have legitimate access to the Site.

Disclaimer

All content and materials on this Site are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. BC Hydro does not represent, guarantee or warrant, either expressly or by implication: a) the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of; b) the intellectual or other property rights of any person or party in; or c) the merchantability, safety or fitness for purpose of; any content disclosed or available on the Site. BC Hydro does not accept any liability of any kind arising in any way out of the use of any content disclosed or available on the Site, or any liability arising out of reliance by you or any third party upon any such content. Should you or any third party use or rely on any such Site content, they do so entirely at their own risk.

BC Hydro and its agents are not responsible for any problems of a technical nature related to or resulting from the use of the Site, including any errors, defects, interruptions or corruptions, or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, and BC Hydro shall not be responsible for any damage to your or any other person's computer or computing network related to or resulting from use of the Site, including uploading or downloading any materials to or from the Site.

The Site may contain links to websites operated by parties other than BC Hydro. Such links are provided for reference only and BC Hydro does not control such websites and is not responsible for their contents. BC Hydro's inclusion of links to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.

General

BC Hydro reserves the right in its sole discretion to edit or delete any documents, information or other content appearing on the Site. BC Hydro reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change or discontinue the Site, or to remove any user from the Site, at any time. These Terms of Use shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Province of British Columbia.