Terms of Use

Read the Electricity Canada website terms of use in plain English.

This is a summary of our Terms of Use, it is not the legal version. For the legal version, see the next section.

If you come to our site, you have agreed that:

  • You will not download or use information that is under copyright or trademark without permission from its owner
  • The information on the CEA website is provided to you as a service and CEA is not liable in any way for how you use this information
  • Any external link to information outside of CEA is provided as a convenience and is not an endorsement of that information

Legal Terms of Use

The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) gives you permission to use this website if you agree with the Terms of Use that follow.

By accessing the website, you agree to be bound by our Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the Terms of Use, do not use the site.

CEA may revise the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy from time to time. Visitors to the website should review this page periodically for changes.

Acceptable Use

You may not use the website in any way to post false, misleading, or inaccurate information, engage in threats, coercion, intimidation, or other similar acts, or engage in any activities which may be illegal within Canada.

Your use of the Site is a privilege and we may, at our discretion, remove any users.

No unlawful or prohibited use/Intellectual Property

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the website in in accordance with these Terms of Use. You may not use the website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, impair, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the website.

You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the website unless CEA has provided explicit permission. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content and we do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of CEA.

Copyright notice

The materials displayed in this website are the property of CEA and others. They are covered by the provisions of the Canadian Copyright Act and related regulations and international agreements.

The content (both text and images and online Directory) are property of CEA, and are protected by the Canadian Copyright Act. Some of the materials on the website might be subject to copyrights held by third parties.

If you want to use any of the content on this website, it is your responsibility to get permission from the author or copyright owner before you use the content.


Any trademarks displayed on the website are governed by the provisions of the Canadian Trade-marks Act and related regulations and international agreements.

If you use any of the trademarks displayed on the website without the prior consent of the trademark owner, you may be infringing on their trademark.

Limitations of warranties and disclaimer

The information contained on, and accessed from, this website is intended to provide the website visitor information of general interest.

CEA provides information on an “as is” basis, without any kind of warranty.

CEA assumes no liability for any direct, indirect, consequential, or other damages whatsoever arising out of, or in connection with, the website and any of its contents.

Links to other websites

The CEA website provides links to other websites as a convenience, but CEA is not responsible in any way for the information provided on other websites.

Links to other websites do not imply that CEA endorses or guarantees anything about the operators of those websites, or about the information, products, or services provided by them.

Governing law and jurisdiction

This website is managed and controlled by CEA.

By visiting this website, you agree that all matters relating to access, or use of this website are governed by the laws of the province of Ontario and the laws of Canada.

Entire agreement

The information set out in these Terms of Use constitutes the entire agreement between you, a visitor to the site, and CEA with respect to the use of the CEA website.