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Terms of use

Terms of use

Terms of Use Agreement
 
By accessing any of the websites or databases (collectively, “website,” or “websites”) operated by BC Assessment, you, the user, agree to be bound by all of the Terms of Use and agree that these Terms of Use constitute a binding contract between you and BC Assessment. 

Copyright 

The material, content, information and data (collectively, “information,” or “data”) on this website is the intellectual property of BC Assessment (or an identified third party, where applicable) and is protected by copyright, unless otherwise noted. Where information is provided by an identified third party, you agree to abide by the third party’s policies, if any. 

The information available on the website is intended for private, non-commercial use by individuals. Any commercial use of the website, including the use of any information, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, is specifically forbidden except with the prior written authority of the owner of the copyright. 

You may, subject to these Terms and Conditions, print or otherwise save individual pages for private use. However, information on the website may not be modified or altered in any respect, merged with other data, or published in any form, in whole or in part. 

Without limiting the foregoing, “screen scraping”, “database scraping”, and any other activity intended to collect, store, reorganize, manipulate, or publish data on the pages produced by, or displayed on the BC Assessment website, is strictly forbidden. 

Under the Assessment Act (BC), a person must not, directly or indirectly, use BC Assessment information: 

  1. to obtain names, addresses, or telephone numbers for solicitation purposes, whether the solicitations are made by telephone, mail, or any other means;
  2. to harass an individual; or
  3.  for other uses or purposes specified by regulation;

    (collectively “prohibited purposes”). 
Use of BC Assessment information for any of the prohibited purposes is an offence and prohibited. A person requesting BC Assessment information may be required to complete a declaration: 

  1. specifying the purpose for which the information is to be used; and
  2. certifying that the information contained in the record will not be used for any of the prohibited purposes.
Liability and Warranty Disclaimer 

The information on the website is a public service provided by BC Assessment. The information on the website is often a secondary copy obtained from various sources and is determined as of specific dates set out in the Assessment Act (BC). The information may be subjective in nature and may be subject to errors both of fact and of interpretation. Wherever words or expressions used in this website differ from the wording of legislation, the legislation shall prevail. 

BC Assessment does not warrant or guarantee that the information on the website is current or accurate. BC Assessment makes no representations about the suitability of the information or graphics published on the website. The information is provided for convenience only. Use of the information without verification from original sources is at your own risk. Everything on the website is provided “as-is”. All implied warranties, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement, are hereby expressly disclaimed. 

The website uses content and services (“Maps API”) provided by Google and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “Google”). The use of Maps API is subject to the Google Terms of Use. By using the website, users agree to be bound by Google’s Terms of Use, found here: https://maps.google.com/help/terms_maps.html (https://maps.google.com/help/terms_maps.html)

Links 

References to other websites are provided as an information service only. BC Assessment is not responsible for the suitability, completeness, and accuracy of the materials that are found on these referenced sites. Please be aware that privacy policies vary from site to site. BC Assessment is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites to which the website may link. 

Limitation of Liability 

Under no circumstances will BC Assessment be liable to any person or business entity for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, consequential, or other damages based on any use of this website or any other website to which this site is linked, including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, or loss of programs or information, even if BC Assessment has been specifically advised of the possibility of such damages. The limitations of this section will apply to all causes of action, whether based on breach of warranty, breach of condition, breach of contract, fundamental breach or breaches or infringement of intellectual property rights, negligence, other tort claims, strict liability or any other legal or equitable theory. 

Indemnification 

You shall defend, indemnify, and hold BC Assessment harmless from any and all liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, related to any violation of these Terms of Use by you or in connection with your use of the website and the data. 

Waiver 

BC Assessment’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms of Use will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right contained in these Terms of Use. 

No Assignment 

You are not permitted to assign your rights and obligations under these Terms of Use. 

Interpretation 

These Terms of Use will be interpreted without regard to which party drafted these Terms of Use. 

Severability 

If any of the provisions of these Terms of Use are held invalid or unenforceable, such a finding will not affect the validity of any other provisions of these Terms of Use. 

Governing Laws 

The provincial laws of British Columbia and the federal laws of Canada that apply in British Columbia shall govern these Terms of Use. You will bring any dispute with BC Assessment related to these Terms of Use, the website or the data in the courts of British Columbia.