Terms of Use

Terms of Use

The University of Toronto has developed the following statements to ensure your privacy and security, and to uphold the rights of users and contributors alike. Through our terms of use we strive to achieve the highest levels of use and reuse of educational materials while respecting the rights of users and contributors. Our terms strive to protect site visitors and ensure safety and security while viewing or interacting with Open.UToronto.

Licenses for Content Linked from the Open.UToronto Site

Open.UToronto is only a referatory, and links to content from this site do not imply or include specific rights of use. Content linked to from this site incorporate a variety of different licenses determined by the owner. Each license carries with it a set of rights shared with you (the user) by the author of the work. Please read these licenses carefully to understand what freedoms you have with regard to the work you are using. If an author has reserved his or her copyright to a particular material, please respect those protected rights. Typically the license will be stated on the main project or course page, or will be presented to the user next to or within the work in question. For more information about the meaning of a license, please contact the content owner directly from their site.

Suspected Copyright Violation

Open.UToronto, prior to linking to any materials, has reviewed all material to determine the correct copyrights of the material in an effort to link only to Open materials. The University of Toronto values copyright law and protects its own as well as the rights of others. Open.UToronto will promptly remove any link that is determined to be infringing on the rights of others.

If you believe your copyright protection has been infringed on the Open.UToronto web site hosted by the University, please contact us at ati@utoronto.ca

To best address your concerns, please include the following information in your notification:

  • A physical or electronic signature of the copyright holder (NOTE: If an agent is providing the notification, also include a statement that the agent is authorized to act on behalf of the holder.)
  • Contact information for the holder or agent.
  • Identification of the copyrighted work(s) in question.
  • Web address (URL) of the site containing the alleged copyright infringement.
  • A statement that the copyright holder or authorized agent has a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright holder, agent, or the law.

Use of University of Toronto Name

“U of T”, “University of Toronto”, and its logos and seal are trademarks of The University of Toronto. Except for purposes of attribution, you may not use UofT’s names or logos, or any variations thereof, without prior written consent of The University of Toronto. You may not use the UofT name in any of its forms nor UofT seals or logos for promotional purposes, or in any way that deliberately or inadvertently claims, suggests, or in UofT’s sole judgment, gives the appearance or impression of a relationship with or endorsement by UofT.

Conduct of Contributors

The University of Toronto expects that contributors to the Open.UToronto website will conduct themselves in a respectable manner and according to law. Contributors to Open.UToronto agree to abide by University of Toronto’s Policy on Information Technology <http://www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/policies/InfoTech.htm>. The University of Toronto reserves the right to modify or remove content or change or terminate access of contributors to Open.UToronto who fail to comply with these policies.

(adapted from Open.Michigan with thanks)