Copyright and Terms of Use Agreement


Copyright © 2006 Alberta Education. The portal and any trademarks associated with it under the Trade Marks (Canada) Act are owned by the Crown in Right of Alberta as represented by the Minister of Education, Alberta Education, 10155 -102 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4L5. All rights reserved.

Users should reference the copyright link on each resource for any special terms and conditions or third-party credits that may be attached to the use of that particular resource.

All digital learning resources found on the web site have been developed or licensed specifically for Alberta Education/ Canadian copyright law and international copyright treaties protect all these resources, which consist of a series of audience-specific web pages that facilitate access to a learning object collection that supports Alberta curriculum.

Third-Party Content

The portal contains third-party content that has been licensed to Alberta Education by third-party copyright holders. Some of that third-party content has been licensed specifically for the use of Authorized Users who qualify for a User ID and Password. Every effort has been made to identify all licensed material with a copyright symbol © or an appropriate credit located near the borrowed excerpt or in a copyright credit index attached to the resource. Please notify Alberta Education at of cases where copyright has not been appropriately acknowledged so that corrective action can be taken.

Except as expressly provided herein, it is illegal to reproduce, modify, translate, distribute, sublicense, sell, rent, or lease any third-party material without written permission from the copyright owner or their representative.

Crown-Owned Content

Material that is not identified with a © symbol or copyright credit is the sole property of Alberta Education. Except as provided in the accompanying Terms of Use Agreement, it is illegal to reproduce, modify, translate, distribute, sublicense, sell, rent, or lease any portion of this material, including any derivative work without written permission from Alberta Education.

If Crown-owned content is to be used, reproduced, stored, or transmitted for commercial purposes or if you have any questions or concerns about permissions or copyright, please contact the Copyright Coordinator at:

Logo: The logo may be reproduced with written permission for non-profit educational purposes or for promotional and/or professional development purposes in Alberta's learning community. Any commercial use of the logo is strictly prohibited.


NOTICE TO END-USER: This Terms of Use Agreement (this "Agreement") is a complete and legal agreement between You and the Crown in Right of Alberta as represented by the Minister of Education (the "Minister") regarding the use of (the "Portal") and the content (the "Resources") found on the site. Any rights not specifically granted in this Agreement are reserved. By using the Portal, You accept the terms of this Agreement. If You do not agree with these terms and conditions, do not use this Portal and delete all associated files from your system.


  1. Authorized Users - "Authorized" users are currently enrolled students, their parents, and school staff of all publicly-funded, Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools in Alberta. This includes Public, Separate, Francophone, Charter, and publicly funded Private or Virtual schools. In addition, Alberta students in Education programs in universities and colleges and students working in upgrading programs within the K-12 context at colleges (for example in high school upgrading or college preparation programs) and faculty members, instructors and library staff associated with these programs are authorized to access the resources.

  2. Guest Users - "Guest" users are those who do not qualify for authorization to access protected content on the Portal.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Users should reference the copyright link on individual Resources found on the Portal for special conditions and/or restrictions that may be attached to the use of that particular Resource.

In return for the right to use the content accessed through the portal, You agree as follows:

  1. Scope of Use Resources are licensed, not sold, to You for use on single workstations at home or at school on a computer network in an Alberta school jurisdiction provided. You also reproduce and include the Copyright Statement and all other proprietary notices attached to the original.

    A "computer network" is any number of terminals electronically linked and capable of sharing the use of a single Resource. To "use" any Resource is to load included files in either the temporary (e.g., RAM) or permanent (e.g., hard disk, CD-ROM) memory of a computer.

  2. User Identification and Password
    A User Identification (ID) and Password are issued annually to those who qualify as Authorized Users. The UserID and Password enable Authorized Users to access content that has been licensed specifically for the use of school authority personnel, students, and their parents who are registered in publicly-funded, Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools in Alberta. UserIDs and Passwords may not be posted to a publicly accessible web site or distributed to anyone in any way who has not been authenticated by as an Authorized User. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your ID and Password.

  3. Permitted Uses
    The following permitted uses do not require written permission from Alberta Education. With respect to content owned by Alberta Education, You:

    Derivatives developed from Crown-owned content may also be reproduced for use within your school jurisdiction. Alberta Education is not responsible for such derivative works since they are not considered authorized resources of Alberta Education.

  4. Restrictions

  5. Links

  6. Assignment: Rights under this Agreement are non-exclusive and non-transferable.

    Term: This Agreement is effective until terminated. This Agreement will terminate automatically, and without notice to You, if You fail to comply with any of its terms. Upon termination, You must destroy all copies of any Resources and related documentation obtained from this site. If You download and store or reproduce any copies of Resources found on this site, You agree to destroy or delete those copies once they no longer exist on the site or an expiry date for the Resource has passed or You cease to be an Authorized User in Alberta.

  7. Updates: The Minister reserves the right to provide updates to the Resource from time to time. Once an update is provided, You agree to destroy all prior copies and versions. Only then does this license transfer to the updated Resource.

  8. Warranty: The Minister makes no warranties - express or implied - arising from your use of the Resource and the Minister expressly excludes any and all warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of third-party rights.

  9. Limit of liability and hold harmless: Under no circumstances will the Minister be liable to You for any consequential or incidental damages arising from your use of the Resource, including lost profits or lost savings, or for any claim by any party. You agree to hold harmless the Minister from any and all third-party claims, demands, or actions for which You are legally responsible, including those arising out of negligence or willful acts by You or by others under your control.

  10. Governing Law: The laws of the Province of Alberta shall govern this Agreement.