Copyright and use of materials

All question and answer content on the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia's website are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws, and are the property of the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) unless otherwise noted.

Any materials copyright of LISNS can be downloaded and printed in their entirety for non-commercial or educational use, with credit to LISNS. Nothing on this website may be, in whole or in part, sold or otherwise transmitted in any form or by any means for commercial purposes, except with the prior written permission of LISNS.

LISNS questions and answers link to resources that are subject to the copyright protection of other organizations. Please read the terms and conditions on the relevant website.

Privacy

Please see our Privacy Policy.

Content Policy

Please see our Content Policy.

Disclaimer

The information on the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia's website is provided as general information and is not legal advice. If you need advice about a specific legal problem, contact a lawyer in private practice or Nova Scotia Legal Aid.

LISNS and its collaborative partners make no warranty as to the accuracy, validity, timeliness or completeness of any information on this website or any website that can be accessed through this website.

Information on this website is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, or title.

LISNS and its collaborative partners assume no liability for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, indirect, special, consequential, punitive or incidental damages of any kind, whether brought in contract or tort, arising out of or in connection with this website, the inability to use this website or the use, reliance upon, or performance of any material contained in or accessed from this website, or any linked website, even if we are expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.

Access to any third-party website from the LISNS website does not constitute an affiliation with LISNS or endorsement by LISNS of such sites or their operators. Information on this website may be changed or updated at any time without notice.

 Terms of Use

  1. Acceptance
    If you use the software, resources, or services we provide through Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (Legal Info Nova Scotia or "LISNS") or its related web pages (the "Services"), you are bound by these terms and our Content Policy and Privacy Policy ("Terms").

  2. In these Terms of Use
    "You" means You, the user of the Services.

    "We," "us," or "our" means the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia.

    "Content" means our material or content that is part of the Services. This includes:

    • public legal information;

    • self-help toolkits;

    • infographics;

    • action plans;

    • draft documents, such as forms, wills, powers of attorney;

    • other information and resources; and

    • links to other websites.

  3. Changes: Terms and Services
    We can change these Terms at any time without telling you. Check this page for updates. You are bound by the changed Terms if you use the Services after we change these Terms. You may not use the Services if you do not agree to the Terms (original or changed).

  4. We Are Not Your Lawyer and the Services Are Not Legal Advice
    The Services are only for your information. You may need advice from a lawyer before relying on Content or Documents created using the Services.

    We link to other websites where you can get more help from lawyers and non-lawyers, legal information, and online tools such as support calculators. We may also link to a website where you can donate online to help us continue to provide and improve these Services for future users.

    You agree that:

    • We are not your lawyer and there is no lawyer-client trust relationship between you us.

    • The Services are not legal advice — only information.

    • The content may not be right for your situation.

    • While we do our best to keep our information up-to-date, the Services may be outdated, incorrect, and/or incomplete.

    • Links to other websites, such as online public information resources, are for your information. We only link to sites that we believe are helpful. We also may link to a website where you can donate online to help us continue to provide and improve these Services for other users.

      However, these links are not under our control. The providers of these websites are responsible for keeping them up-to-date and accurate, not us. We do not take any responsibility for their content or any links within them. You alone are responsible for making sure you accept their terms of use and privacy terms; that they are right for your situation; and are up-to-date, correct, and complete.

    • You will not use the Services as legal advice.

    • The Services are not applicable, are of no use, and have no value, outside of Nova Scotia, Canada.

  5. License
    If you comply with all these Terms, you can use the Services for personal reasons only. If you do not comply, we can and will stop your use of the Services

  6. Changes to Services
    Any time we want, we can change the Services.

  7. Suspensions, Removals, Interruptions, and Termination
    We can remove any Services or User Info for any reason at any time without telling you. The Services may be interrupted for many reasons. We are not responsible, legally or otherwise, to you or any other person for any suspensions, removals, interruptions, or termination of the Services. We can stop providing the Services at any time. We are not responsible, legally or otherwise, to you if we do that.

  8. Ownership
    We own the Services, and everything about them. You only have a right to use the Services. You own your User Info, and promise us that you have the right to provide the User Info to us.

    The information on the website may not be used for commercial purposes of any kind. The information on the website may not be used to include any of the material in a published work, whether in physical, electronic, or whatever format, without our prior written consent.

  9. Unacceptable Uses
    You will not:

    1. interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the Services;

    2. copy, modify, adapt, or translate the Services;

    3. decrypt, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer the Services or reduce the Services' software to its source code;

    4. create derivative or competitive works from the Services;

    5. rent, lease, sub-license, assign, or transfer the Services or any of the rights granted by these Terms;

    6. delete, change, or obscure any of our proprietary notices;

    7. violate the law, regulation, or any person's legal rights in using the Service; or

    8. use the Services to practise law or to give legal advice.

  10. In addition to the unacceptable uses in Section 9, you will not post or transmit to or from this website any material:

    1. that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, offensive, pornographic, abusive, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience;

    2. for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals;

    3. which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law or infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party, in any country in the world; or

    4. which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, harmful components, corrupted data, or other malicious software or harmful data).

  11. Liability
    You use the Services at your own risk. We are not responsible, legally or otherwise, to you or any other person for your use of the Services or in any way under these Terms. We make no promises, warranties, statements, or conditions at all, express, implied, or statutory, related to these Terms, the Services, or User Info. If we become responsible, legally or otherwise, to you for any reason, then our total liability to you for all your claims will not go above the amount of money we received from you in the three months before the claim first arose.

    As well, we are not responsible under these Terms for any indirect, special, punitive, or consequential court award of money. We are not responsible, legally or otherwise, to you for any loss of revenue, savings, income, profit, or reputation based on any legal theory. These limits apply even if we are told of the possibility of those damages. You will not join in any class action lawsuit against us.

  12. Indemnity
    You will protect us from all losses or court award of money that result from your use or non-use of the Services, any User Info, or your breaking of any of these Terms.

  13. Entire Agreement
    These Terms are the whole agreement between us about the matters in these Terms. There are no other terms.

  14. Survival
    The sections that are supposed to survive the end of these Terms will survive.

  15. Invalid Terms and Waiver
    If a court states that a section of these Terms is not valid for some reason, all of the other valid sections will still apply. Our decision not to enforce a right that we have only protects you if we send you a written note that says we will not use our right.

  16. Governing Law
    These Terms are understood and governed by the laws of Nova Scotia. If we have a dispute, you may only start the legal dispute in the courts in Nova Scotia.

  17. No Assignment
    These Terms and the Services are personal to you. You may not give, transfer, or assign your rights or obligations to anyone else.

  18. Binding
    These Terms bind you and us, and anyone who may legally represent you or us, including both your and our successors, legal representatives, heirs, trustees, and permitted assigns.