Last modified: September 2023
ICES is a non-governmental, non-commercial entity, formed under the laws of Ontario, Canada. We are a registered charity, operating on a not-for-profit basis.
We do our best to provide useful information on our website, however, we cannot guarantee that the information you have access to is complete, accurate, up-to-date or otherwise reliable for any particular purpose.
Even though you may access our website from anywhere in the world, our company only operates in Ontario, Canada. Legal proceedings relating to our website or its content may only be brought in the courts located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
We are an organization that exists for the public good. Cybersecurity is critical to our mission. We do our part to protect the cybersecurity of our servers. Please do your part too, by ensuring that your device security is working well and up-to-date, while accessing our website and its content.
We post valuable and important content on our website because transparency is important to us. As between website users and ICES, ICES reserves all copyright with respect to the website content, so that we can help to manage the interests of the various stakeholders involved.
Intellectual property discussions are all about balancing creators’ rights and users’ rights. The content on our website is subject to the intellectual property interests of multiple stakeholders (e.g. funders, data providers, knowledge contributors, authors).
When it comes to publicly accessible content, ICES does its best to respect and uphold the fair dealing test as described by the Supreme Court of Canada in judicial decisions such as CCH Canadian Ltd. v. Law Society of Upper Canada, 2004 SCC 13 (CanLII),  1 SCR 339, and we expect that you do too.
- If you are using our content in this way, please ensure that all acknowledgment and disclaimer language remains attached to the content being used.
- If you are planning on using our content in a public way (e.g. presentation, journal article), some of our data providers would like to hear about this, 30 days before its release, so kindly give us a heads-up about this by sending an email to [email protected].
For all other use cases, please contact us to request permission (a licence) via email at [email protected]. We are generally happy to grant permission (licences) for non-commercial purposes, subject to your confirmation that the acknowledgment & disclaimer language will remain attached to the content.
Unless otherwise indicated, our website and activities are offered in the English language only. ICES is not currently subject to the French Language Services Act, RSO 1990, c F.32.
We have done our best to ensure that our website conforms with the requirements flowing from the Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act, 2005, SO 2005, c 11. Should you require additional assistance accessing our website or services, please contact us via email at [email protected] or by telephone at 416-480-4055.
The analyses, conclusions, opinions and statements expressed on our website and its content are solely those of the authors and do not reflect those of any funding sources or data providers. No endorsement is intended or should be inferred. ICES and its employees, directors, or agents are not responsible for any damages, claims, costs or losses arising out of use of our website or its content. We are also not responsible for any damages or loss arising out of or in connection with your access to any third party links, sites or content, even if links to that content are hosted on our website.
For questions or comments about our website or its content please email us at [email protected].