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Terms of Use Ministry of Mines Electronic Information Products

The following Terms of Use Agreement is provided with all Electronic Information Products that are distributed by the Ministry of Mines ('the Ministry', MINES). Any questions regarding the Terms of Use should be directed to the contact information found at the bottom of this page.


Your use of this electronic information product ("EIP"), and the digital data files contained on it (the "Content"), is governed by the terms set out on this page ("Terms of Use"). By opening the EIP and viewing the Content , you (the "User") have accepted, and have agreed to be bound by, the Terms of Use.

EIP and Content: This EIP and Content is offered by the Province of Ontario's Ministry of Mines as a public service, on an "as-is" basis. Recommendations and statements of opinions expressed are those of the author or authors and are not to be construed as statement of government policy. You are solely responsible for your use of the EIP and its Content. You should not rely on the Content for legal advice nor as authoritative in your particular circumstances. Users should verify the accuracy and applicability of any Content before acting on it. The Ministry does not guarantee, or make any warranty express or implied, that the Content is current, accurate, complete or reliable or that the EIP is free from viruses or other harmful components. The Ministry is not responsible for any damage however caused, which results, directly or indirectly, from your use of the EIP or the Content. The Ministry assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the EIP or the Content whatsoever.

Links to Other Web Sites: This EIP or the Content may contain links, to Web sites that are not operated by the Ministry. Linked Web sites may not be available in French. The Ministry neither endorses nor assumes any responsibility for the safety, accuracy or availability of linked Web sites or the information contained on them. The linked Web sites, their operation and content are the responsibility of the person or entity for which they were created or maintained (the "Owner"). Both your use of a linked Web site, and your right to use or reproduce information or materials from a linked Web site, are subject to the terms of use governing that particular Web site. Any comments or inquiries regarding a linked Web site must be directed to its Owner.

Copyright: Canadian and international intellectual property laws protect the EIP and the Content. Unless otherwise indicated, copyright is held by the King's Printer for Ontario.

It is recommended that reference to the Content be made in the following form:

<Author's last name>, <Initials> <year of publication>. <Content title>; Ontario Geological Survey, <Content publication series and number>.

Use and Reproduction of Content: The EIP and the Content may be used and reproduced only in accordance with applicable intellectual property laws. Noncommercial use of unsubstantial excerpts of the Content is permitted provided that appropriate credit is given and Crown copyright is acknowledged. Any substantial reproduction of the Content or any commercial use of all or part of the Content is prohibited without the prior written permission of the Ministry. Substantial reproduction includes the reproduction of any illustration or figure, such as, but not limited to graphs, charts and maps. Commercial use includes commercial distribution of the Content, the reproduction of multiple copies of the Content for any purpose whether or not commercial, use of the Content in commercial publications, and the creation of value-added products using the Content.



The Reproduction of the EIP or Content
Ministry of Mines Publication Services Local: (705) 670-5691
Toll Free: 1-888-415-9845, ext. 5691 (inside Canada, United States)

The Purchase of Ministry of Mines Publications
Publication Sales Local: ((705) 670-5691
Toll Free: 1-888-415-9845, ext. 5691 (inside Canada, United States)

Crown Copyright
King's Printer Local: (416) 326-2678
Toll Free:
1-800-668-9938 (inside Canada, United States)