Terms of Use

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the TVO LEARN website and/or the My TVO LEARN Student Portal operated by the Independent Learning Centre (“TVO LEARN”)/TVO (collectively, the “TVO LEARN Sites”). Your access to and use of the TVO LEARN Sites and services is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms of Use.

These Terms of Use apply to all visitors, users and others who access the TVO LEARN Sites and any related content and services.

  •  These Terms of Use shall govern your use of the TVO LEARN Sites.
  • By using the TVO LEARN Sites, you accept these terms and conditions in full; accordingly, if you disagree with these Terms of Use or any part of them, you must not use TVO LEARN Sites.
  • The TVO LEARN Sites uses cookies; by using the TVO LEARN Sites or agreeing to these Terms of Use, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy.

By accessing the TVO LEARN Sites or using the services offered therein you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you disagree with any part of the Terms of Use then you may not access the TVO LEARN Sites or use the services offered therein.


Intellectual Property (“IP”): are those materials and content available or found on the TVOLearn website and/or any other downloadable documents access and use of which are subject to specific authorized use restrictions as outlined in the "Authorized Use" section below. TVO LEARN Expressly excluded from this definition of "IP" are the layout and design of the Site or any logos, graphics, sounds or images contained herein ("TVO LEARN Site’s IP"). TVO LEARN Site’s IP (Website Content)are protected by law, but the TVO LEARN Sites’ IP may not be reproduced or distributed without the express authorization of TVO. For greater clarity, all content on the TVO LEARN Sites, including but not limited to official marks and trademarks, is property of TVO or its content suppliers and is protected by Canadian and international intellectual property laws.

User: refers to a person who is visiting tvo learn sites for content consumption. All information submitted shall be treated in compliance with the privacy policy described on the site. Users are advised to carefully review the privacy policy prior to use the site

Service: refers to all ILC services made available to eligible users.

Use of Site and Service

Acceptance of Terms of Use through Use

The TVO LEARN Sites are offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your access and use of the TVO LEARN Sites constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

Authorized Use

TVO authorizes users to view, print and copy IP on this Site provided they are used solely for informational, personal, non-commercial purposes of the User only and provided also that any copies or excerpts of IP are reproduced with the same copyright and/or proprietary notices as appear on the original. Modifying the IP in any way is expressly prohibited.

Unauthorized Use and Suspension/Termination of Account or Use

A student may not share, sell or otherwise use any TVO IP or student work in any way other than as expressly authorized under these Terms of Use or by TVO.

TVO may block, suspend, disable or terminate an Account and terminate and prevent further access and use rights to the TVOLEARN Sites and Services if:

  1. Any commentary of the User, including passwords or user names, contain language deemed by TVO to be profane, defamatory, obscene, lewd, indecent, sexually-explicit, lascivious, violent, threatening, harassing, abusive or hateful, or is otherwise inappropriate and objectionable; or
  2. use of the TVO LEARN Sites and/or Services violates local, provincial or national laws.

Linking to the TVO LEARN Sites and Pages

Linking to the TVO LEARN Sites and pages is allowed on condition that the linking websites do not:

  1. Replicate content contained in the TVO LEARN Sites;
  2. Create a frame or border environment or browser around content contained in the TVO LEARN Sites, particularly in any way that would suggest that the TVO LEARN content is part of the linking website;
  3. Contain false or misleading information regarding TVO's products or services, misrepresent its relationship with TVO, or imply that TVO endorses or sponsors the linker or the linker's products or services;
  4. Use TVO's logos, trade-marks or trade names and other intellectual property belonging to TVO without prior written permission from TVO;
  5. Contain content that could be construed as obscene, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, or inappropriate for any ages; and
  6. Contain material that would violate any laws.

From time to time, links to other websites may appear on the TVO LEARN Sites and pages. This is not an endorsement from the TVO LEARN or TVO of the websites, or the products or services that may be offered on such websites. The TVO LEARN disclaims any responsibility, representations or warranties for the products or services offered by or through the third party websites. Such third party websites will be governed by terms of use and privacy policies separate from TVO LEARN’s Terms of Use.

Use of Online Posts and Social Media

The TVO LEARN Sites may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, blogs, news groups, forums, communities, social media platforms and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable a user to communicate with the public at large or with a group or to other users who have become registered members of the Site (collectively, " Online Posts and Social Media"). Each User hereby agrees to use the Online Posts and Social Media only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Online Posts and Social Media. By way of example only, and not as a limitation, each user agrees that when using Online Posts and Social Media, he or she will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information;
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer;
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages;
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Online Posts and Social Media
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Online Posts and Social Media
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; and
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

TVO has no obligation to monitor the Online Posts and Social Media. However, TVO reserves the right to review all content posted to Online Posts and Social Media and to remove any content in its sole discretion. TVO reserves the right to terminate any User's access to any or all of the Online Posts and Social Media at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

TVO reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in TVO's sole discretion.

The TVO LEARN Sites may be unavailable at certain times to allow for maintenance and upgrades. Although TVO will endeavour to notify customers in advance of any such unavailability, this cannot be guaranteed and TVO reserves the right to alter or withdraw the TVO LEARN Sits and/or Services at any time.

No Warranty
The TVO LEARN Sites are provided “as is,” with all faults, and TVO makes no express or implied representations or warranties, of any kind related to the TVO LEARN Sites or the content contained on the TVO LEARN Sites. Additionally, nothing contained on the TVO LEARN Sites shall be construed as providing consult or advice to you.

You hereby indemnify to the fullest extent TVO from and against any and all liabilities, costs, demands, causes of action, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or in any way related to your breach of any of the provisions of these Terms of Use.

Limitation of Liability
In no event shall TVO nor any of its officers, directors and employees, be liable to you for anything arising out of or in any way connected with your use of the TVO LEARN Sites, whether such liability is under contract, tort or otherwise, and TVO, including its officers, directors and employees shall not be liable for any indirect, consequential or special liability arising out of or in any way related to your use of the TVO LEARN Sites.

TVO reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms of Use at any time. If a revision is material, TVO will try to provide at least 30 days' notice prior to any revision taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at TVO’s sole discretion.

Governing Law
The Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and any matter relating to the TVO LEARN Sites shall be governed by the laws of Ontario and such federal laws of Canada as applicable and any dispute shall be resolved exclusively in the courts of Ontario.