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Law Enforcement Agencies

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) supports law enforcement on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children by providing prevention and education resources that promote public safety and reduce child victimization. The Canadian Centre also provides direct support to families and communities by responding to incidences of missing and sexually exploited children.

If you are receiving questions or concerns from the public related to child sexual abuse, child exploitation, or a missing child that does not appear to meet the threshold of intervention for law enforcement, please feel free to refer the person to the Canadian Centre at 1-866-543-8477 or through the support contact form.

Additional Terms of Use

IMPORTANT! YOUR ACCESS TO THE “RESOURCES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT” SECTION OF www.protectchildren.ca (the “LEA Website”) IS SUBJECT TO THE STANDARD TERMS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE (the “Standard Terms”) AND THE FOLLOWING ADDITION LEGALLY BINDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS (the “LEA Terms”). CAREFULLY READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS BEFORE PROCEEDING. IF THERE IS AN INCONSISTENCY BETWEEN THE STANDARD TERMS AND THE LEA TERMS, THE LEA TERMS SHALL GOVERN TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO RESOLVE THE INCONSISTENCY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS BELOW, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE LEA WEBSITE.

A. Purpose of LEA Website

The purpose of the LEA Website is to further the Canadian Centre for Child Protection Inc.’s (“C3P”) mandate of protecting children by providing content that may be of assistance to law enforcement officers working in the areas of child sexual exploitation and missing children (the “Purpose”).

B. Intended Users – Law Enforcement Only

The LEA Website is intended for access and use only by individuals employed by a law enforcement agency in Canada. If you are not employed by a law enforcement agency in Canada, do not access the LEA Website.

C. Enforcement

The LEA Website includes all content accessible within the “Resources for Law Enforcement” frame, including within the “Overview”, “Services to Support LEA”, “Research”, “Collaboration” and “Contact” tabs, and any other tabs which may be added from time to time. The LEA Website displays content and makes available downloadable resources (the “Downloadable Resources”), including the Internet Safety PowerPoint presentations available from the “Services to Support LEA – School & Youth Officer Resources” tab (the “Presentations”), created by C3P or made available by C3P with permission from the author/owner of the resource. For greater certainty, the term “LEA Website” includes all content displayed thereon, all Downloadable Resources and the Presentations.

If you do not agree with the Standard Terms or the LEA Terms, do not use the Website. If you are dissatisfied with the LEA Website, your sole remedy is to discontinue use of it. You acknowledge, by your use of the LEA Website, that your use is at your sole risk.

D. License, Permitted Use and Restrictions

Use of the LEA Website, the Downloadable Resources thereon is subject to the terms and conditions that follow.

  1. Ownership and License. The LEA Website is owned by C3P (unless otherwise indicated), is licensed at no cost, and is licensed “as is”. The LEA Website is not sold, given or loaned. No ownership rights are granted, and this is not an agreement to assign any intellectual property or other rights. By clicking “I agree”, you agree that the terms of the license as set out herein are binding on you and the entity that employs you.
  2. No Posting Online; No Sale. The LEA Website must not be sold, offered for sale, used for a commercial purpose, made available online or made available through any content network that is accessible to the public.
  3. Permitted Use of Website. You may temporarily access, read and download one copy of the LEA Website on any single computer for use in your role as an employee of a law enforcement agency, and use any content available thereon in accordance with sections 4–7 below.
  4. Permitted Use, Copying and Distribution of Downloadable Resources. For the rules regarding use and copying of a Downloadable Resource, refer to the small print generally found on the first few or last few pages (for larger resources) or at the bottom of the resource. Where details of permitted use and copying are specified on the Downloadable Resource, you agree to limit your use and copying to that permitted thereon. Where the Downloadable Resource does not specify details of permitted use and copying, you are authorized to print/reproduce a reasonable number of copies for use in your role as an employee of a law enforcement agency and for distribution to members of the public that you serve.
  5. Permitted Use, Copying and Distribution of the Presentations. You understand that the Presentations include original content and content owned by third parties, and C3P is required to ensure the rights of third parties are not violated. By these terms, the Presentations are licensed to the law enforcement agency within Canada that employs you, for the use of individuals employed by such law enforcement agency, and solely for the purpose of educating school-aged children or parents/guardians, as appropriate to the Presentation, about online safety (the “Presentations’ Purpose”). To facilitate the Presentations’ Purpose, electronic copies of each Presentation may be downloaded and then distributed to other individuals employed by the same law enforcement agency that employs the user and to individuals employed by a school at which the Presentations are to be given for the sole purpose of approving the Presentations before they are delivered.
  6. No Modifications Permitted. No part of the LEA Website may be modified. Examples of prohibited actions include removing, adding, moving or editing content, including the removal of trademark, copyright or other proprietary notices. If modifications are desired, contact C3P. Modifications are solely at the discretion of C3P, acting reasonably.
  7. Other Restrictions. You may NOT (1) provide others with access to the LEA Website; (2) create derivative works, copy, publish, reproduce, rent, sublicence, publish, modify, reverse engineer, decompile, transfer, translate, or resell for profit copies of the LEA Website, or any portion thereof, in any form or by any means whatsoever, be they physical, electronic or otherwise; (3) do anything to harm the functioning or content of the LEA Website; (4) permit, allow or do anything that would infringe or otherwise prejudice the proprietary rights of C3P or allow any third party to access the LEA Website; or (6) redeliver any of the LEA Website using "framing", hyperlinks, or other technology without express written permission.

E. Disclaimer

The LEA Website is provided “as is”. C3P disclaims all representations, warranties, guarantees and conditions, whether express, implied or statutory, including, but not limited to: any implied warranties or conditions of merchantability; fitness for a particular purpose; title; non-infringement of third party rights; error free or uninterrupted access; accuracy; availability; reliability; security; privacy; timeliness; legality; suitability; quality; currency or completeness.

F. Limitation of Liability and Remedies

C3P shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, consequential, incidental, economic or punitive loss or damage, whether reasonably foreseeable or not, and whether based in tort, contract or any other theory of liability, arising directly or indirectly from (1) the Standard Terms or the LEA Terms; (2) access to or use of the LEA Website; or (3) the use of links to other websites. If the exclusion of liability is held to be unenforceable then C3P’s aggregate liability shall not exceed one hundred Canadian dollars ($100.00 CDN), regardless of how the loss or damage arose, the type or extent of loss or damage, and whether the loss or damage is based in tort, contract or any other theory of liability. It is agreed that this section is fundamental to this license, as C3P is a registered charity and it would not be economically possible to operate and provide access to the LEA Website without the liability exclusion contained in this section.

G. Indemnity

You shall indemnify, save harmless and defend C3P and its officers, directors, employees, agents and contractors from any and all third party claims, demands, damages, actions, suits, liabilities, costs, expenses and losses of any kind (including legal fees) on account of damages or losses to persons or property arising from a breach or alleged breach of the Standard Terms or the LEA Terms, or the use of all or any part the LEA Website in a manner that is not authorized by the Standard Terms or the LEA Terms.

H. Accuracy

The LEA Website is provided for educational and informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as a recommendation for any specific product or service, use or course of action. The LEA Website is not intended to be used as a substitute of any kind for legal or professional advice. The information on the Website is believed to be reliable when posted. Although reasonable efforts are used to ensure that the Website will be current and will contain no errors or inaccuracies, C3P cannot guarantee that the Website is accurate or error-free or that it will be current at all times. The information on the Website is subject to change without notice.

I. Relationship of the Parties

It is not the intent of the parties by the LEA terms or by the LEA Website to create a partnership, joint venture, master-servant, principal-agent, or other relationship. Neither party may be held liable for any act of omission or commission of the other party, and neither party is authorized to nor has the power to obligate the other party by contract, agreement, warranty, representation, or otherwise in any manner whatsoever except as may be expressly provided in the LEA terms.

J. Termination

Without prejudice to any other of its rights, C3P may terminate the LEA Terms, without notice to you, if you fail to comply with the terms herein. If the LEA Terms are terminated, you will no longer have access to the LEA Website and you will return or permanently delete all information in your possession relating to the LEA Website and all copies thereof. The terms herein will survive the termination or expiry of the LEA Terms.

K. Linked Sites

C3P may provide links to other websites which are provided for your convenience. C3P does not endorse or take responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information, data, opinions, advice, statements, content, hyper-links, and information contained on those websites and is not liable for any issues arising from your using those websites. Access to linked websites is at your own risk. In providing links to the other websites, C3P is in no way acting as a publisher or disseminator of the material contained on those other websites and does not seek to monitor or control such websites. A link to another website should not be construed to mean that C3P is affiliated or associated with same. The mention of another party or its product or service on the LEA Website should not be construed as an endorsement of that party or its product or service.

L. General Provisions

The LEA Terms cannot be assigned or transferred, in whole or in part, by you. The LEA Terms will endure to the benefit of and be binding upon each of us and our respective heirs, successors and permitted assigns. The LEA Terms will be governed by, and construed under, the laws of the Province of Manitoba and parties irrevocably attorn to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Manitoba court. C3P expressly excludes the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and The Sale of Goods Act (Manitoba), as amended, replaced or re-enacted from time to time. In the event that any provision of the LEA Terms is held by a court or a tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the remaining portion of the Terms will remain in full force and effect.

Agreement to Terms

The LEA Terms are effective upon clicking “I agree” and remain in effect until terminated by either party. By clicking “I agree” you:

  • signify your personal agreement, and the agreement of your employer, to accept the LEA Terms electronically and have the electronic version having the same legal effect as an original written document; and,
  • represent and warrant that you are employed by a law enforcement agency within Canada and are authorized to accept the LEA Terms on behalf of your employer. The term “employer” means the entity that employs you.