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Terms of Use

Last updated June 2017

These terms of use affect your legal rights, so please read them and our privacy policy carefully. Note that the terms of use contained on this website can change at any time.

Introduction

You agree to these terms of use

By using this website, you agree that you have read, understood and accepted these terms of use.

Governing law

Use of this website is governed by the laws that apply in the province of British Columbia.

Any questions you submit

Don’t submit personal information

When you submit a question to People’s Law School using the website, you agree not to submit any personal information that can identify you, other than your first name and email address. We will use your first name and email address only to notify you of a response to your question. We otherwise collect and store no personal information about visitors to the website.

No solicitor-client relationship

Submitting a question to People’s Law School using the website is not intended to create a solicitor-client relationship. Email contact with any staff or volunteers associated with People’s Law School is not intended to establish a solicitor-client relationship.

The question and any response may be published

When you submit a question to People’s Law School using the website, you agree that the question and any response may be published on the website. People’s Law School reserves the right to edit your question before publishing it. We also reserve the right not to publish your question.

Disclaimer

Not legal advice

At People’s Law School, we believe accurate, plain English information can help people take action to work out their legal problems. The information on this website explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia. It is not intended as legal advice.

Information provided in any email or response from staff or volunteers associated with People’s Law School explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia. It is not intended as legal advice.

Templates provided on this website are samples only. They are not intended as legal advice.

We recommend that you consult a legal professional in British Columbia if you want professional assurance that any information is appropriate to your particular situation.

User stories

The cases we refer to reflect real experiences, but names and images have been changed to protect people's privacy. The cases are included to help you think about how to deal with your own situation.

Contents of linked websites

People’s Law School assumes no responsibility for the contents of websites we link to. The inclusion of a link to another site should not be taken as an endorsement by People’s Law School of that other site. Nor should it be taken as establishing any association with the operators of that other site. People’s Law School has no control over the availability of the linked pages.

Where another website has embedded content from this website, People’s Law School assumes no responsibility for any other content on that website. The inclusion of People’s Law School content on another site should not be taken as an endorsement by People’s Law School of that other site. Nor should it be taken as establishing any association with the operators of that other site.

Use of content published on this website

The content on the People’s Law School website, except for the images, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (“CC BY-NC-SA 4.0”).

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 is an open license – an alternative to traditional copyright that enables and encourages sharing of intellectual property. Except for the images, you are free to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to adapt, remix, and build upon the material under the following terms:

  • Attribution: You must give credit to People’s Law School. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests People’s Law School endorses you or your use.
  • NonCommercial: You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • ShareAlike: If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your work under the same CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.

Limits on use of images

The images on the People’s Law School website, including the photographs and design elements such as logos and icons, are not covered by the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. Nothing in these terms of use should be interpreted as giving direct or indirect permission to use images from this website. The sole exception is that use of the images is permitted as part of embedding content from the People’s Law School website on your own website using the embed builder on our site (coming in late 2017).

Support for open licensing

People’s Law School is pleased to be part of a global movement of public institutions, governments, and not-for-profit organizations who have chosen to adopt open licensing policies. Open licenses provide a standard way for content creators to grant someone else permission to use their work. In doing so, we believe we are demonstrating our commitment to information sharing and building capacity for social innovation in the community.

The People’s Law School open licensing approach is adapted from the "Hewlett Foundation Open Licensing Toolkit for Staff" from the Hewlett Foundation and the "Vancouver Foundation Open Licensing Policy" from the Vancouver Foundation.