Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms

Visitors to the College of Nurses of Ontario ("the College") website agree to the terms and conditions set out in this Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”). By accessing and using this website, you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not accept this Agreement, please leave this site immediately.

 In addition, when using the services available on this website, you may be subject to specific terms related to that service that will be outlined for you. If you do not agree, you will not be able to access that particular service on this site.

 The College reserves the right to change this Agreement at any time by updating this page. Use of the website after such changes are posted will signify your acceptance of these revised terms and conditions. You should visit this page periodically to review this Agreement.  

Account Registration Obligations

Council Members, applicants and members of the College will be given the option to create an account to use certain password protected areas of this website.

 When registering for your account, you agree to provide current, complete and accurate information about yourself, and you agree not to misrepresent your identity.

 It is your responsibility to maintain and keep current information about yourself on this website at all times.

 You are responsible for the confidentiality of your login information, and you agree to let the College know immediately of any breach or potential breach in the confidentiality of your login information.

Your Identity and Cookies

The College tracks the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of visitors to this website. This information is used for the statistical purposes of observing general user traffic through different areas of the site.

Information gathered from logging IP addresses may include the type of browser used, the date and time of a user’s visit, and the pages visited while on the site. No personal information can be extracted from these records that would identify individual visitors.

A cookie is a small amount of data that may be written onto your hard drive when you visit a site. It identifies you as a previous visitor of the site and is most often used to personalize settings and user preferences.

Cookies are used by websites to determine which pages are visited most often. Sites that require a username and password also use cookies to “remember” visitors as they travel between pages within a restricted area of the site. Each website deploys a unique cookie for every visitor, so one cookie cannot be “read” by another website.

The College’s website stores a random string of text in a cookie to track each unique user session on the website. Cookies used by the College's website do not store any personal information and expire when your browser is closed.

Data Security

Any information sent or received over the Internet is generally not secure. Thus, if you communicate with the College using e-mail, the College cannot guarantee the security or confidentiality of any communication to or from our e-mail servers.

However, the College strives to protect your information when you use one of our on-line forms by using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.  Information entered on a secure page (identified by ‘https://’ in the web address you see at the top of your browser) is encrypted as it travels on the Internet to our secure servers.

Trademarks and Copyright

The names, graphics and logos on this site are the exclusive property of the College and may not be copied, imitated or used in whole or in part without the prior written consent of the College.

Users of this website may not:

  • use this website in a way that could damage it or the material displayed on it
  • interfere with website security or the security of linked sites
  • disrupt or interfere with another person’s use of the website
  • use this website or the information on it to send any type of mass e-mail
  • sell material from this website or reproduce it for sale without written permission from the College

Copyright/Permission to Reproduce

Except as otherwise specifically noted, the materials on this site may be reproduced for personal or educational use, in whole or in part and by any means, without charge or further permission from the College, provided that:

  • due diligence is exercised in ensuring the accuracy and currency of the materials reproduced
  • the College is identified as the source
  • the reproduction is not represented as an official version of the materials reproduced; or as having been made in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of, the College.

Commercial or for-profit redistribution of the materials on this site, in whole or in part, is prohibited except with the written consent of the College.

No one may reproduce materials on this website as part of a published work (such as a book, journal or website) without prior written consent of the College. If the College grants permission, users are also required to notify the College when the final work is published or posted.

For permission to reproduce the materials on this site for commercial redistribution or republication, please contact the College Librarian.


Links to Other Websites and Social Media Platforms

Links to other websites and social media platforms are provided as a convenience only. These links do not imply an endorsement or affiliation with the owners of any linked sites or platforms. The College has no control over the content or reliability of any linked sites provided. These sites are the sole responsibility of their owners and operators.

Links from Other Websites and Social Media Platforms

The College permits linking to pages on this website, provided links are opened in a new browser window, so the page can be viewed in its intended context. The College does not permit any linking to its website that misinforms users about the origin and ownership of the College's web content.

Unless the College tells you otherwise, other websites and social media platforms that link to this website are not associated with us or endorsed by us.

Acceptable Uses

You agree to use this website in a lawful manner, consistent with all relevant local, national and international laws and regulations.

Limitation of Liability

Subject to applicable law, in no event shall the College, or its directors, partners, employees or agents be liable for damages of any kind including, without limitation, any direct, special, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages including, without limitation, any loss or damages in the nature of or relating to lost business, lost savings, lost data and/or lost profits arising from your use of, reliance upon, or inability to use the College’s website or the content available on the site, regardless of the cause and whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise. The foregoing limitation shall apply even if the College knew of or ought to have known of the possibility of such damages.


Disclaimer of Warranties

This website and the content available on the site is provided “as is”. While the College  endeavors to provide content that is correct, accurate and timely, no representations or warranties are made regarding this website and/or the content available on the site, including, without limitation, no representation or warranty that (i) the website or content will be accurate, complete, current, timely or suitable for any particular purpose, (ii) that the operation of the website will be uninterrupted or error-free, (iii) that defects or errors in the website or the content will be corrected, (iv) that the website will be free from viruses or harmful components, and (v) that communications to or from the website will be secure and/or not intercepted. You acknowledge and agree that you are using the College’s website at your own risk.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

By accessing or using the College’s website, you agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, the website and its content shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada, without regard to conflict of laws principles. You agree and hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario with respect to all matters relating to your access to and use of this site.


 In the event that any portion of this Agreement is deemed to be invalid or unenforceable, such portion shall be deemed severed. The remaining portions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect, without being invalidated in any way.


The College may, in its sole discretion, cancel or terminate your right to use this website, or any part of the site, at any time without notice. In the event that you are notified of such termination, you are no longer authorized to access the website or the part of the website affected by such cancellation or termination. The College shall not be liable to any party for such termination.


Contact Us

If you have questions about the College’s mandate, this website, or this Terms of Use Agreement, please refer to the 'Contact Us' area for ways to contact the College.




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Page last reviewed July 17, 2015