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Statement of Privacy – Terms of Use 

Welcome to owned and operated by the Cultural Human Resources Council (“CHRC”). is a professional networking service that allows Members who are professionally active in the cultural industries to create unique company profiles online in order to promote their professional services, network with other companies and professionals and search our directory of cultural services companies, professionals, artists, arts and culture institutions and organizations.  The services offered by (“” or “we” or “us”) include the website (the “Website”), the Internet messaging service, the directories, and any other features, content, or applications offered from time to time by in connection with the Website (collectively, the “Services”).  The Services are hosted in Canada.  

This Terms of Use Agreement sets forth the legally binding terms for your use of the Services.  By using the Website and the Services you agree to be bound by this Agreement, as updated and modified by from time to time, whether you are a “Visitor” (which means you simply browse and search the Website) or you are a “Member” (which means that you have registered with to become a Member).  The term “User” refers to a Visitor or a Member.  You are only authorized to use the Website and the Services if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and to this Terms of Use Agreement and to the Privacy Policy (as more fully described in the section marked “Privacy Policy”) (collectively, the “Agreement”).  In addition to the forgoing, if you register to become a Member you also agree to be bound by the Statement of Values, which is hereby incorporated into the terms of this Agreement by reference, as such Statement of Values is amended and updated from time to time. This Agreement includes’s rules and policies for: acceptable use of the Website and the Services and Content posted on the Website; your rights, obligations and restrictions regarding your use of the Services; and the Privacy Policy.  Please read this Agreement, including the Privacy Policy component, carefully and save it.  If you do not agree with it, you should leave the Website and discontinue your use of the Services immediately.  If you wish to become a Member and make use of the Services, you must read this Agreement and indicate your acceptance by clicking “I AGREE” during the registration process.  In order to participate in certain Services, you may be notified that you are required to download software or content and/or agree to additional terms and conditions.  Unless otherwise provided by the additional terms and conditions applicable to the Services, those additional terms are hereby incorporated into this Agreement. may modify this Agreement from time to time without notice and such modification shall be effective upon posting by us on the Website.  You agree to be bound to any changes or modifications to this Agreement when you use the Website and the Services after any such modification or change is posted.  Therefore, it is important that you review this Agreement regularly to ensure you are aware of any updates or changes.   

Password and Member Content: 

When you become a Member and commence using the Services, you will be asked to choose a password and will be provided password protected access to your unique, company profile.  You will have an opportunity to create a profile and post and upload certain information and other content about your company and your services.  Choose the information you post on the Website carefully.  You will have the opportunity to post your company name, your company representative’s names, contact information such as business address, business email, telephone and fax numbers.  You will also have an opportunity to post photographs of yourself, or images of your company logo or a still photograph or video or audio clips of performances, products, productions or other content that is important to identify, promote and describe your company’s or your professional services in the cultural industries (collectively “Member Content”).  You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the accuracy, completeness and currency of your Member Content.  For your own security, we strongly recommend that you do not post any personal information, such as home telephone number or home address or other personally identifiable confidential information other than names of company representatives and information normally found on a business card, in your company profile.  Any Member Content posted on the Website is subject to these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy. 

When you register to become a Member, you will also be asked to choose a password.  You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password.  You agree not to use the account, username, or password of another Member.  Any disclosure by you of your password to third parties is made entirely at your own risk.  You agree to notify immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use or modification of your account, profile, or Member Content, which you agree are entirely your responsibility.      

Restrictions on Member Content:  

We believe that the Website and the Services offer an excellent opportunity to provide information and content about your services and your company that will be of great benefit to you, your company and the arts and culture industry at large.  However, there are restrictions to what Members are entitled to post and include in their profile and/or Member Content.  Your profile or Member Content may not include any content or information that is perceived by as being obscene, lewd, excessively violent, harassing, sexually explicit, discriminatory or otherwise illegal or objectionable in nature, as determined in the exclusive and complete discretion of reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting by you, or to restrict, suspend of terminate your access to all or any part of the Website, including any Member Content, at any time, for any reason without prior notice and without liability.  You agree that has the right to monitor the Website and the Services and your Member Content, but nonetheless does not assume any responsibility for your Member Content, for which you retain complete responsibility. does not endorse any Member Content nor does it necessarily reflect the views and opinions of makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the Member Content or to the accuracy or reliability of the Member Content or to any material or information transmitted from one Member to another.  From time to time, some of our Members may include among the Member Content they post, Requests for Proposals (“RFP”) for other Members to respond to.  We encourage Members to take advantage of the opportunity to both post and respond to RFP’s as part of’s valuable services and role in the industry.  However, does not necessarily endorse any RFP posted on its services, by virtue of having allowed it to be posted.  Further, any individual or company responding to an RFP must respond directly to the Member posting such RFP and shall not be held liable for any error, misrepresentation and makes no warranties express or implied as to the accuracy or reliability of any information included in the RFP.      

Ownership of Content: does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files images, photos, videos, sounds, musical works, works of authorship or any other materials comprising the Member Content posted on this Website and in your profile.  After posting your Member Content, you continue to retain all of your rights in such Member Content.  Notwithstanding the forgoing, by posting any Member Content on or through the Website or Services, you hereby grant CultureConsultants a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, royalty free, sub-licenseable license to use, modify, publish, exhibit, display, reproduce, publicly perform, and distribute your Member Content solely on and through the Website and the Services via the Internet in all territories of the world.  Without this license, would be unable to provide the Services.  This license will terminate upon termination of your Membership, by either you or us, or at the time you remove your Member Content from your profile on the Website.  This license does not grant the right to distribute your Member Content outside the Services and the Website.  You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce any copyrighted material, trademarks or other proprietary information belonging to others, including without limitation other Members, without obtaining prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. 

The’s Website and Services also contains content of and CHRC and third party sponsors and partners (“ Content”).  The Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws. hereby grants Users a limited, revocable, non-sublicensable license to reproduce and display the Content solely for your use in connection with the viewing the Website and using the Services and no other purpose whatsoever.  Except for your Member Content posted by you, you may not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute or perform or sell any content, including without limitation, the Content, appearing on the Website and through the Services.   

Representations and Warranties:           

By using the Website and the Services you represent and warrant that (a) all registration information and all Member Content is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of the registration and Member Content; (c) you are 18 years of age or older; (d) you and/or your company are actively involved in carrying on business related to the cultural or arts industries; (e) your use of the Website and the Services will not violate any law or regulation; (f) you own all right, title and interest in and to the intellectual property rights, including without limit, copyright, trademarks, trade names, publishing rights, personality, publicity and promotional rights, or have acquired licenses in such rights, in the Member Content necessary to post same on this Website freely and without any payment or royalty being payable or due to you, your company or any third parties; (g) exhibition of your Member Content on this Website will not violate any law or any rights of third parties, including without limitation, rights of privacy, copyright, trademark, publicity and personality nor defame any person or entity.  You agree to indemnify and save harmless and CHRC, their affiliated and related entities, their officers, directors, employees and contractors, successors and assigns and their respective officers, directors, employees and contractors, harmless from any and all damages, legal actions or causes of action that may now or hereinafter arise as a result of your use of the Website and your breach of these Terms of Use and/or any representations and warranties. - Privacy Policy is committed to respecting the privacy concerns of the Users of the Website and Member Services. has created this privacy policy (the “Policy”) to establish guidelines that will govern the collection, use, protection and disclosure of the personal and non-personal information of its Users. collects three kinds of information from this Website: (1) your voluntarily provided personal information; (2) anonymous non-personal information; and (3) “cookie” based information.

Personal Information: does not automatically collect personal information, such as name, address, phone number, email address and other personally identifiable information, from its Users (“Personal Information”) to the Website. From time to time, will collect Personal Information that is voluntarily provided by its Users in the process of registering to become a Member and subscribing to newsletters and other activities carried out on the Website and provided within the Services. In order to register to become a Member and enjoy the Services, Users are required to provide certain Personal Information in the registration process. collects the Personal Information for the purpose of contacting Members directly via email and telephone as part of the Services. will only collect and use such Personal Information solely for the purpose(s) disclosed by at the time of collection and/or solely for the purpose of allowing Members to use the Services, and only after the visitor has voluntarily agreed to such collection and use, by clicking “I agree” on the online registration form or in writing if entering via faxed or mailed form. also sometimes uses email addresses that have been voluntarily provided by its Users to respond to Users who communicate with us, or to subscribe to newsletters. Users can discontinue such communication at any time, including their registration as a Member, by sending an email from their subscribed account to or by sending details of their account in a request to Email addresses from Users who wish to discontinue receipt of’s emails will be removed from’s distribution list and databases. All Personal Information that may identify a visitor and has been collected with the visitor’s consent by, (other than the Member Content that appears in your profile and was voluntarily provided by you after agreeing to the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy) is not disclosed in any identifiable form to any other party outside the company except for’s partners in the managing the Website and providing the Services and only for the fulfillment of the specific purpose identified to the User at the time of collection. However, may disclose such information in anonymous, aggregated and non-personally identifiable form to other parties for marketing, advertising, promotion or other purposes and to better understand visitor’s use of the Website and the Services. At any time, a User may send an email to to request that Personal Information be changed, removed or updated in’s databases.

Users should exercise caution when they disclose personally identifiable information on bulletin boards, forums or chat rooms on this Website or any other website. Such areas are accessible by anyone with access to the Internet and may result in the User receiving unsolicited messages from other people and/or companies. Although is committed to protecting the Personal Information provided to it by its Users in compliance with this Privacy Policy, it cannot guarantee the security of any information, whether personal or otherwise, that Users voluntarily disclose online to publicly accessible bulletin boards, forums or chat rooms.  In addition to the forgoing, Users should satisfy themselves of the adequacy of the privacy policy of any and all companies who post Requests for Proposals (RFP) on our services, before submitting information in response.  Any organization, whether a Member or not, that posts RFPs on our services, are required to have their own privacy policy and should not be construed as being included under the Privacy Policy. shall not be held liable for any non-authorized use or disclosure of personally identifiable information disclosed by any Users of its services to third parties in response to RFPs posted on this Website.   

Anonymous Non-Personal Information:

When Users visit the Website, anonymous, non-personal information about their visit is automatically collected. Such information may include the length and date of the visit, how the User navigated the Website, what pages the visitor viewed, the type of browser being used by the User, the type of operating system used by the User and the domain name of the User’s Internet service provider. uses this anonymous non-personal information to track the success of its Website with its Users and to better tailor the Website to Users’ needs and interests. This anonymous non-personal information may be shared with other parties, such as advertisers, sponsors and partners.

Cookie-based Information: may use cookies on its Website and related websites forming part of the Services. “Cookies” are pieces of information that a website transfers to a visitor’s hard drive for record keeping and identification purposes. Cookies are used to make the visitor’s use of a website easier by saving visitor preferences and passwords and to identify which areas of a website are popular and which areas need improvement and how to target certain advertising to its Users. does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information except in connection with a password protected online registration for a contest or newsletter or other service and only with the visitor’s informed consent. Users may visit the Website with its cookies turned off to avoid the collection of Cookie-based Information.

Protection of Users’ Personal Information: protects the Personal Information it collects with appropriate technological, physical and administrative safeguards to protect it from unauthorized disclosure or use. Access to Personal Information collected by is limited to authorized individuals and stored on its databases, which are protected by firewalls and are password-secured. retains the Personal Information only for as long as is required for the purposes identified at the time of its collection and consented to by the visitor providing it or as otherwise required by law. Information provided by you as Member Content for your profile will be deleted after the termination of your membership or request to delete such Member Content.  Your personal information provided at the time of registering to become a Member will be deleted from our databases at the time of the termination of your membership or upon your request, unless you have opted in receive emails and newsletters from after termination of your membership. Once Personal Information is no longer necessary for the purposes consented to by the User, it is’s practice to delete it from its databases or systems or make it anonymous.

Linked Websites:

This Website may be linked to websites that are not under the control of and are required to have their own privacy policies. Users should ensure that they read and understand how their Personal Information may be collected, used, and disclosed by any websites linked to the Website, as is not responsible for and shall not be held liable for any procedures, policies or activities of any websites linked to the Website unless such linked websites are under the direct control and ownership of or CHRC. Users should ensure they inform themselves of the privacy policies of any websites they visit and the User hereby acknowledges that he/she uses any websites linked to the Website and any websites forming the Services entirely at his/her own risk.

User’s Consent to Privacy Policy:

By visiting and using this Website and/or using the Services or clicking on “I Agree” in the registration process to become a Member, the User agrees to the Privacy Policy and the terms of use (“Terms of Use”) linked to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the Privacy Policy do not use this Website or the Services or provide Personal Information to If you wish to amend, update or remove the Personal Information already provided,

Accountability: takes its commitment to securing privacy very seriously. From time to time, may amend or update this Privacy Policy to comply with User concerns, best practices and/or the law. has appointed a member of its management team to act as’s Privacy Officer and who is responsible for reviewing, approving and administering this Privacy Policy and’s commitments hereunder. If you have any questions, concerns or comments, feel free to contact the Privacy Officer at or by telephone at 519 888-4567 ext6119 or in writing at:

Privacy Officer, Cultural Human Resources Council
201 – 17 York St.
Ottawa, ON K1N 9J6





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