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1. General

Access to the information and documents (collectively the "information") contained on this website (the “Site”) constitutes your acceptance of the following provisions. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, please do not use this Site.

This Site contains a variety of information concerning The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited, CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc., CDS Innovations Inc. and their affiliates (collectively "CDS"), and their respective services. All information is provided for informational and educational purposes only. All information is provided "as is" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED.

CDS will revise the content, display or functionality of this Site as it deems necessary, and consequently information may be changed, removed or updated without prior notice. Disruptions to this Site may occur as a consequence of the need to revise its content, display or functionality, or for other related and/or unrelated reasons. Although it is CDS's goal to minimize disruptions to this service, it does not guarantee that this Site will be available at all times. These Legal Terms and Conditions may also be changed, removed or updated for any reason without prior notice. CDS assumes no liability or responsibility to a user or any third party for the use of this Site or the consequences of any errors and/or omissions therein, and/or disruptions thereof. CDS also reserves the right to terminate this Site without prior notice.

If this Site contains electronic copies of documents, the official copies of these documents for legal or other purposes are the electronic copies posted on this Site or as otherwise indicated.

CDS does not warrant, guarantee or make any representations regarding the quality, accuracy, adequacy, timeliness, completeness or fitness for a particular purpose of any information on this Site, and as such assumes no liability for any loss resulting from its use. Information published on this Site should not be regarded or relied upon as the provision of financial, legal, tax, investment or other advice or as a substitute for such advice or as a recommendation by CDS regarding any type(s) of securities, investing in a particular type of securities or in securities generally. Users should apply or seek professional judgement in making use of such information, including without limitation, the use, timeliness or accuracy of any information as the basis for any conclusions.

For non-commercial, personal or educational purposes, users may print individual copies of the documents or may store copies of the documents in their own computer memory for ease of access, provided they are not modified. Notwithstanding the above, nothing contained in these terms and conditions shall be construed as conferring any right under any copyright of CDS or any other person who holds copyright in content provided on this Site.

Users may not resell, retransmit, repackage, disseminate or otherwise republish any of the information or create derivative works of the contents accessed from this Site in any form, including paper, CD-ROM, or another Internet website or other electronic network, nor may a user include any document or content with or within any other product, document, website site or information that the user holds, creates or distributes without the prior written consent of CDS.

Unless a user has an agreement in effect with CDS which states otherwise, users may provide a hypertext link to this Site on another website provided that:

(a) the link must be a text-only link clearly and solely marked “CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc.” and must open to a separate browser window without any other logos, links or advertising;
(b) the link must “point” to the URL and not to other pages within this Site;
(c) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with CDS’s name and trade marks or in a context that would alter its meaning or create the false appearance that an entity is associated with or sponsored by CDS;
(d) the link, when activated, must display this Site full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linked website;
(e) no CDS trade marks, logos or other content from this Site can be used on the other website;
(f) CDS reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time in its sole discretion, in which case the user agrees to immediately remove from its website any names, marks, hyperlinks or other mention of CDS or its services; and
(g) the user warrants to CDS that it is fully qualified to abide by these Legal Terms and Conditions and that CDS shall not be liable for any loss or liability to the user or to the users of the user relating in any matter to use of this Site. Nothing aforementioned creates a partnership, joint venture, agency or other relationship between a user and CDS.

CDS makes no representations or warranties about any other website which the user may access through this one. Linked sites are provided only as a convenience and when another website is accessed, unless otherwise noted, it is independent from CDS and CDS has no control or supervision over the content on that other website. In addition, a link to such a website does not mean that CDS recommends, warrants, monitors, endorses or accepts any responsibility for the linked site, or its content, or goods or services offered on that linked site. Access to and use of any linked sites is entirely at the user's own risk and may result in exposure to unacceptable personal information privacy practices, the presentation of offensive material, inaccurate information, or viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.

In no event will CDS be liable to any user or any other party or for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or punitive damages or any other damages for any use of this Site, or on any other linked website, including without limitation, any lost profits, lost opportunities, business interruption, loss of programs or other data on the user's information handling system or otherwise, even if CDS is expressly advised of the possibility of such damages. All agreements and understandings regarding this subject matter are governed by the laws in force in the province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein without regard to conflict of laws provisions.

2. Copyright Notice

Copyright © CDS CLEARING AND DEPOSITORY SERVICES INC., 2010. All rights reserved.

CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc
100 Adelaide Street West,
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 1S3

3. Trade-marks and Other Intellectual Property

ATON™ is a trade-mark of The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited.
CCMA® is a registered trade-mark of the Canadian Capital Markets Association.
CDS® is a registered trade-mark of The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited.
CDSX® is a registered trade-mark of The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited.

The display of trade-marks, graphical or other images on this Site does not imply that a license of any kind has been granted unless otherwise specifically noted. Graphical and other images displayed on this Site are the property of CDS unless otherwise specifically noted.