* Mandatory Conditions of Use *Anyone wishing to use this website may do so on the condition that they agree to the following Waiver and Indemnity. Otherwise, permission is refused and such users may be subject to civil and/or criminal liability, including but not limited to liability for damages and/or restitution for unjust enrichment.
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Waiver and Indemnity
Why is this Waiver and Indemnity necessary? Here's why.
While I devote a lot of (completely unpaid) work trying to ensure that the legal information contained in this website is correct, clear and up-to-date - it is a mathematical certainty that I have not achieved that goal completely. That is, it is certain that the website contains legal information that is inaccurate, misleading and out-of-date. This is a function of human fallibility, the complexity of the subject-matter and the large scale of the Isthatlegal.ca project, which is to bring otherwise unavailable legal information to the people of Ontario and Canada on a large-scale basis.
There is a difference between legal information such as is contained in this website and 'legal advice' that you get directly from a lawyer. Legal information is abstract information on procedures and points of law that is isolated from the specific facts and circumstances of any real world fact situation that you may be facing. Legal information resources such as this website must be that way in order to isolate and address the many, many specific legal topics that exist.
So no legal information resource (or resources) such as this website can prepare you fully for the self-management of that situation because real world fact situations invariably involve more issues and factors than they can anticipate. If that were not the case then we wouldn't need courts because all legal disputes and situations could be resolved by "just looking it up".
So understand that this website is not a substitute for direct legal advice on your specific facts from a licensed and practising lawyer who is insured against negligence for providing those services.
If you need legal advice or services call a conventional lawyer, or - alternatively - seek online legal advice and/or litigation support directly from the author of the Isthatlegal.ca Legal Guides (who is a licensed, practicing and insured lawyer for the province of Ontario) through this link: What I Need to Help You.
If you cannot afford to pay for legal services: Seek Legal Assistance Here.
But if you do use this website for important things, because it is cheaper, more convenient or for whatever other reason - understand that I cannot promise 100% accuracy, clarity or currency of its contents. If I am to continue to provide this public resource I cannot and will not - accept liability or responsibility for any consequences stemming from it's use - EVEN IF IT WAS BECAUSE OF MY ERROR, NEGLIGENCE OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE.
ALL USERS agree, in consideration of and as a condition of being permitted to use this website and the material contained within it, that they:Finally, if you use my website and get yourself or someone else into trouble, and then - despite this Waiver and Indemnity - still try to sue me for negligence or anything else, I will very likely proceed back against you for a lot of nasty, nasty things that you probably haven't even heard of - so don't even go there.
for liability, loss, damages and/or injury caused thereby - be such claim/s past, present or future - HOWEVER THEY MIGHT BE CAUSED - EVEN IF BY GROSS NEGLIGENCE.
- waive any and all claim/s against Isthatlegal.ca and it's author and operator Simon Shields, and
- will, if they use this website and the material contained within it for or on behalf of others, fully indemnify Isthatlegal.ca and it's author and operator Simon Shields,
Simon Shields, LLB