General Terms and Conditions

Use of this Website

CSA Group authorizes you to view the materials on this Internet site ("Site") for non-commercial personal or individual use only. You may not modify, reproduce or publicly display, perform, or distribute or otherwise use for any public or commercial purpose, any of the materials, documents, or data presented in this Site without the express written permission of CSA Group or the copyright owner. For purposes of these terms and conditions, any use of these materials, documents or data on any other Internet site or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. The materials and/or documents on this Site are copyrighted and CSA Group and/or its third party licensors reserve the rights to all materials, documents and data on this Site with regard to any copyright, trademark or other laws.

Copyright License for Electronic Document Purchase

If you or your organization have made a purchase for PDF Downloadable Document(s) or any other electronic document format, please read the following terms before downloading document(s):   

CSA Group hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable right to download or view documents in the electronic format provided for your individual use on one computer. You may install one copy of the document on and permit access to it by, a single device owned, leased or otherwise controlled by you. In the event that device becomes dysfunctional, such that you are unable to access the document, you may transfer the document to another device, provided that the document is removed from the device from which it is transferred and the use of the document on the replacement device otherwise complies with the terms of this Agreement. You will also be able to view and download the documents at any time through CSA Group’s website. Concurrent use on two or more devices is prohibited by this license. If files are stored on your personal device connected to a network, the files must be locked so as not to be accessed by other users on the network. You may copy the electronic document file only for backup purposes. You are given the right to print one unmodified copy of the document.

Copyright License for Subscriptions or Rentals (Except Educational Institutions)

If you or your organization have purchased a license for use of PDF Documents as part of a subscription or as part of a rental agreement, please read the following terms before downloading or viewing  the document(s):

CSA Group hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-sublicenseable, revocable license to use the documents solely for your internal business purposes.  You will be able to view, download, and print one unmodified copy of the documents at any time through CSA Group’s website provided that your subscription or rental agreement has not expired, been cancelled, or terminated.  You may not permit any third party to view the documents. Except as expressly permitted above, unless you have CSA Group’s prior written consent, you may not, nor permit third parties to: (i) make copies of any portion of any of the documents in any form; (ii) modify or create derivative and/or competitive products based on any portion of the documents; (iii) disclose any part of the documents; or (iv) circulate the Documents or any portion of the Documents in any manner, including by e-mail, even for your internal business purpose. 

Copyright License for Subscriptions or Rentals (Educational Institutions)

If your educational institution has purchased a license for use of PDF Documents or other electronic documents as part of a subscription or as part of a rental agreement and has provided you with access to such PDF Documents or other electronic documents on CSA Group’s website, please read the following terms before downloading or viewing the document(s):

CSA Group hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-sublicenseable, revocable license to use the documents solely for academic, non-commercial purposes. You will be able to view and download the documents at any time through CSA Group’s website provided that your education institution’s subscription or rental agreement has not expired, been cancelled or terminated. You may not permit any third party to view the documents. Except as expressly permitted above, unless you have CSA Group’s prior written consent, you may not, nor permit third parties to: (i) make copies of any portion of any of the documents in any form; (ii) modify or create derivative and/or competitive products based on any portion of the documents; (iii) disclose any part of the documents; (iv) circulate the Documents or any portion of the Documents in any manner, including by e-mail, even for academic, non-commercial purposes; or (v) print copies of the PDF documents and such printing is not permitted by the CSA Website platform.

E-Learning tools, Courses and Personal Certification Programs

If you have purchased any e-learning tools, courses, apps, or personal certification programs, please read the following terms before accepting, participating, downloading or viewing any documents or course materials:

All materials, documents, documentation, and presentations provided to you as part of the e-learning tools, courses, apps, or personal certification programs shall remain the property of CSA Group or any other third party licensors as engaged by CSA Group. You are permitted to access and view these materials, documents, documentation, and presentations as part of the e-learning tool, course, app or personal certification program at any time through the CSA Website. Except as expressly permitted above, unless you have CSA Group’s prior written consent, you may not, nor permit third parties to: (i) make copies of any portion of any of the documents, materials, documentations, or presentations in any form; (ii) modify or create derivative and/or competitive products based on any portion of the documents, materials, documentations or presentations; (iii) disclose any part of the documents, materials, documentations, or presentations; or (iv) circulate the materials, documents, documentations, or presentations or any portion of such in any manner, including by e-mail.

In addition to the limitation of liability expressed in this terms and conditions, CSA Group’s e-learning tools, courses, apps, personal certification programs and all related materials are provided “as is”. CSA Group does not guarantee any results from using e-learning tools, courses, apps, personal certification programs and all related materials, documents and documentations. Use of the e-learning tools, courses, apps, personal certification programs and all related materials, documents and documentations is at your own risk. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the e-learning tools, courses, apps, personal certification programs and all related materials, documents and documentations are provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from CSA Group or through the e-learning tools, courses, apps, personal certification programs and all related materials, documents and documentations will create any warranty not expressly stated herein. without limiting the foregoing, CSA Group, its subsidiaries, its licensors and affiliates, do not warrant that the content is accurate, true, reliable, correct or complete, that the e-learning tools, courses, apps, personal certification programs and all related materials, documents and documentations will meet your requirements, that the e-learning tools, courses, apps, personal certification programs and all related materials, documents and documentations will be available at any particular time or location, uninterrupted or secure, that any defects or errors will be corrected or that the e-learning tools, courses, apps, personal certification programs and all related materials, documents and documentations are free of viruses or other harmful components.

Monitoring and Termination

You expressly acknowledge that CSA GROUP may monitor your use of the documents or materials, including the number of times you print or download same, and may take appropriate steps if CSA Group reasonably believes your use has been in violation of these terms and conditions.

CSA Group may, without limitation to its other rights and remedies, terminate any licenses granted at any time without notice if CSA Group reasonably believes that you have failed to comply with these terms and conditions and any additional terms of your license. Upon termination or expiry of your license, you must immediately stop using the documents and you must immediately destroy all copies of and/or updates to the documents, whether in electronic or hard copy format, and you must immediately destroy any related magnetic media, and certify by statutory declaration that you have done so upon CSA Group’s request. If CSA Group terminates your license, you will not re-register on any CSA Group online service, including this Site, that offers CSA Group products for sale, without CSA Group’s prior written consent, failing which CSA Group may terminate such future purchases or licenses. The previous sentence will survive the termination of your license.

Copyright

Documents obtained from the CSA Group’s web-site are copyrighted.  No part of the printed publication, nor any part of electronic files, in part or in whole may be reproduced or transmitted in any form including transmittal by email, by file transfer protocol (FTP), or by being made part of a network-accessible system, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.  Neither concurrent use on two or more computers nor use in local area network or other network is permitted.  You shall not merge, adapt, translate, modify, rent, lease, sell, sublicense, assign or otherwise transfer any of the document, or remove any proprietary notice or label appearing on any of the document.   Allowable exemptions to copyright are specified under the Canadian Copyright Act.   Any violation of these terms and conditions is cause for revocation of your license.

Indemnity and Limitation of Liability

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold CSA Group, our trustees, officers, employees, agents and affiliates harmless from and against any claims, demands, damages, causes of action, losses or judgments arising from your use of the documents, your use of this Site or from any breach of these terms and conditions and any additional terms of your license. This indemnity will survive the termination of your license.

The use of any documents you’ve purchased or downloaded is directed to those who have the appropriate degree of experience to use and apply their contents, and CSA accepts no responsibility whatsoever arising in any way from any use of or reliance on the information contained in the documents. In issuing and making the documents available, CSA is not undertaking to render professional or other services for or on behalf of any person or entity or to perform any duty owed by any person or entity to someone else.  You assume full responsibility for the installation of the document and the results obtained from the use or intended use of the documents.

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE USE OF CSA GROUP’s PROPERTY, AND USE OF ANY ASSOCIATED SOFTWARE, PLUG-INS OR ANY OTHER SUPPORTING OR ENABLING MEDIA, IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.  CSA GROUP DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ITS SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.  CSA GROUP PROVIDES USE OF OUR PROPERTY, INCLUDING THIS SITE AND THE DOCUMENTS, ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.  CSA GROUP DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WARRANTIES AS TO UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OPERATION, ACCESSIBILITY, RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, PRIVACY OR SECURITY, OR OF NONINFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL CSA GROUP BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFIT, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANY OTHER LOSS PURPORTEDLY ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM YOUR LICENCE OR THE USE OF OR ACCESS TO ANY PROPERTY UNDER YOUR LICENCE OR THIS SITE EVEN IF CSA GROUP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THESE DAMAGES, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY ARE BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE.

Refunds and Credits

Documents purchased or licensed for use from this system cannot be returned for refund or credit, unless otherwise provided for by law.  If you are unsure of the content of a document, please contact us and ask questions.   We are happy to help you verify that you are downloading the document(s) you need.

Privacy

When you register, CSA Group collects your name and contact details, as well as a username and password so that will be able to login to the Site in the future.  You may also enter your credit card information to be able to directly pay for items and services purchased through this Site.   We collect this information to set up your account and process your order.

Please review our Website Privacy Statement for more information about how we collect, use and protect your personal information.

BY REGISTERING FOR THIS SITE AND/OR ANY OF THE E-LEARNING COURSES, COURSES, APPS, PERSONAL CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS, AND/OR DOWNLOADING THE DOCUMENT(S) OR DOCUMENTATION, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, UNDERSTAND IT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.  If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, do not register for this Site or download any documents or documentation.  CSA Group reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove terms to these terms and conditions at any time.  All changes to these terms and conditions will appear on this Site.   We encourage you to check for changes to these terms and conditions regularly.  By continuing to access this Site and/or continued use of the documents following any modifications to these terms and conditions, you agree to be bound by such modifications to these terms and conditions.  If you have questions at any time regarding these terms and conditions or your use of the electronic files, please contact CSA GROUP for guidance and clarification.