The Windsor and Essex County Smart Community involves a not-for-profit joint venture of duly incorporated, registered Canadian corporations that collectively govern Connecting Windsor-Essex™ as a project of their business relationships (herein referred to as the “Participants”).

This Website (http://www.windsor-essex.info) represents Connecting Windsor-Essex™.


All users of this Website and Applications ACKNOWLEDGE and AGREE with this Disclaimer, or they should otherwise not gain access. In addition, other policies may also apply, which are dependent upon user access rights as Visitors or Registered Users, and as agreed upon for visitation, subscription, acceptable use, and acceptable delivery of content.


  • Warranty

    Selected information at this site may have been provided by external sources. Participants are not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of any information. Content can only be assured from an original source. There is no guarantee or warranty that your access will be uninterrupted or error-free. Participants disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of quiet enjoyment and non-infringement and any implied warranties of merchantability, warranties of title, fitness of any purpose, merchantability of computer programs and informational content. There are no guarantees, implied or otherwise, regarding use at any time, or that access will be of adequate capacity. There is no warranty that an access will have compatibility with any third party service or software, even if such third party claims, represents or warrants that such service or software is compatible with any Internet access service to the Website or its’ Applications.

  • Liability for Use

    In no event shall Participants be liable under any section of the Polices, or under contract, for negligence, strict liability or any other legal or equitable theory for any direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary or consequential damage (including without limitation, loss of use, profits, data or information of any kind, goodwill or opportunity). Participants shall not be liable for the cost of procurement of substitute goods, services or technology and in no event shall Participants liability exceed the greater of one Canadian dollar ($1.00), or any amounts actually paid to a Participant and related exclusively to the Website and its’ Applications. No action, regardless of form, arising out of policy or action governing the Website and its’ Applications, may be brought by anyone more than one (1) year after the event which gave rise to the cause of action that occurred. Some jurisdictions do not allow a limitation on liability for negligence that causes death or personal injury, and in such jurisdictions, liability shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by Canadian law.

  • Privacy

    All Participants are committed to respecting privacy and the protection of personal identifying information. This site does not collect personal information that identifies individuals except when you provide such specific information on a voluntary basis. There may be occasions where specific personal information is requested before you can continue to certain sections of the Website and its’ Applications. In all such cases, the Website and, or Applications will collect only information that is voluntarily provided by you and undertakes that such information will be kept strictly confidential. Personal information provided to the Participants to gain access to the Website and Applications will not be sold or made available to a third party.

    Any Participant does reserve the right without limitation or liability of consequence, to track the on-line presence of you as a user of the Website and its’ Applications and your access within the Website and Applications through statistical analysis of usage behaviour and characteristics. We may do this in order to, for example, measure interest in and use of the various sections of the Website and Applications, so as to improve design and navigation and to gather marketing type information. Only aggregated data from these analyses, not individual data, will be used for this purpose.

    Users should be aware that the Website, through the operation of what are called “cookies” may automatically collect certain non-personal information and data. "Cookies" are small text files that identify an individual computer's browser entering a website. They allow the site to track that browser's movement through the site over several sessions. Through cookies, a website can recognize repeat users, facilitate the user's access to and use of the site and allow a site to track usage behaviour that will allow content improvements. Cookies will be used only for the above-mentioned purposes, and will not be used to identify users or to track non-Website usage.

    If you want to be warned about the acceptance of cookies, or if you do not want cookies placed on your computer by the Website, you may be able to modify settings in your browser software regarding the acceptance of cookies. Note that Participants are not responsible for your browser settings.

    The Participants accept no responsibility for third parties that you may access and link to through the Website and its’ Applications and, or that may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.

    Compliance with Canadian privacy legislation is the responsibility of each Participant. All personal information collected and, or held, is protected under the Federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Any and all Participants are not responsible for compliance with privacy legislation by any third parties.

  • Copyright/Permission to Reproduce

    Materials on this site are produced and, or compiled for the purpose of providing users with direct access to information about products, services, features, background information, government programs and various data and other information. The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and International agreements. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission. Those accessing information assume sole responsibility for compliance with copyright and other laws, including those of ownership and acceptable use.

  • Non-commercial Reproduction

    Information on this site has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial use and may be reproduced, in whole or in part, by any means, without charge or further permission provided that it is legal to do so. All users must exercise due diligence to ensure the accuracy of the materials reproduced; and, ensure that reproductions are not represented as an official version of material, nor as having been made, in affiliation with, or with any endorsement of any Participant, or this site, without prior written permission.

  • Commercial Reproduction

    Reproduction of multiple copies of materials from this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited except with written prior permission from the original author of the materials.

  • Third-Party Materials

    Materials and graphics found on this site may be subject to copyrights held by other organizations. Restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements from third-parties may apply. To obtain information concerning copyright, ownership and restrictions on reproduction, please contact the original author and a Website Manager for Connecting Windsor-Essex™.

  • External Hyperlinks

    This site contains links to third party sites. These links are provided only as a service and convenience to users. Participants assume no responsibility whatsoever for the content at third party sites and anchors to them in no way implies an endorsement or recommendation of the products, services or information found therein. A third party site may have a privacy policy different from that of the Website. All Participants disclaim all liability whatsoever with regard to access to anchored sites. When you link to sites external to the Website, you do so at your own risk. There are no guarantees regarding the availability of access to third-party sites that serve as anchors to information. Given the nature of the Internet, all access to a site is not always feasible or possible. Anchors to third-party sites will be regularly reviewed and re-evaluated and Website Managers reserve the right to terminate any links without prior notification.

  • Obligations to Provide Hyperlinks

    No obligation exists to any site to provide a hyperlink to the Website and its’ Applications. Every effort will be made to ensure third party sites hosting only morally and ethically acceptable content may provide links to the Website. Third-party webmasters should consider that in addition to linking to a specific page within the Website, that they also offer a link to the http://www.windsor-essex.info home page. Permission is required to use the Connecting Windsor-Essex™ mark as an anchor. The Website discourages the use of frames and inline content, and requests that content not be displayed in a frame or presented inline at third party sites. Anchors to the Website pages should be periodically checked. The Participants assume no responsibility whatsoever for the integrity of anchors on any site, including those on the Website.