Terms of Use

Effective January 1, 2021

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (“NWMO”, “we”, “us” or “our”) wants Canadians to be informed and updated on our activities relating to the development of an integrated strategy for the long-term management or all of Canada’s nuclear waste. The NWMO hopes to encourage dialogue and collaboration with a diversity of voices and invites you to actively participate by visiting and interacting on this engagement platform at www.radwasteplanning.ca (the “Site”). This Site is hosted by our service provider, 76engage.

Where these Terms of Use refer to “you”, it means either: (i) a user over the age of majority in your province or territory of residence; or (ii) a parent or guardian of a user who is under the age of majority. BY CREATING AN ACCOUNT ON THIS SITE OR OTHERWISE USING THE SERVICES IT OFFERS, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE OF THE LEGAL AGE REQUIRED TO FORM A BINDING CONTRACT IN YOUR JURISDICTION OR THAT YOU HAVE OBTAINED THE CONSENT OR YOUR PARENT(S)/GUARDIAN(S) BEFORE USING OR REGISTERING FOR AN ACCOUNT ON THIS SITE.

These Terms of Use, together with the applicable Privacy Policy and the Community Guidelines, constitute the entire agreement between you and the NWMO relating to your access to and use of this Site. We may revise these Terms of Use at any time without prior notice and will post the revised Terms of Use on this webpage. By choosing to participate on this Site, including use of this Site following any modification of these terms, you acknowledge that you accept these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not access or use this Site. The NWMO recommends that you review these Terms of Use each time you access the Site.

How to Engage on this Site

In order to participate on this Site, you must create a user account (the “Account”). You will be able to select a username for the Account and any information submitted will be governed by our Privacy Policy.

You agree that you are entirely liable for all activities conducted through the Account. In particular, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and you are responsible for any harm resulting from your disclosure or allowing the disclosure of your password or from use by any person of your password to gain access to your Account. We will never ask for your password offline or online, except that you will be required to enter your password as part of the login process. If you have reason to believe that your Account with us is no longer secure, please notify us immediately of the problem through the Contact Us page.

How this Site is Moderated

Content will be monitored and any activity or material that appears to violate these Terms of Use or the NWMO Community Guidelines will be removed. Similarly, registered users who repeatedly act contrary to the Terms of Use may have their accounts temporarily or permanently suspended.

When engaging on the Site, you must never include information that would identify you or anybody else, including full names, social insurance numbers, phone numbers, email addresses or other personally identifying information. You must not impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of the content you are submitting. Please refer to the Privacy Policy for more information on how the NWMO and its site provider manage the information you submit to us.

You may submit content and actively participate on this Site, provided the content is not illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, an invasion of privacy, objectionable or infringing of intellectual property rights of third parties, and does not consist of or contain software viruses, commercial solicitation or any form of “spam”. Content must also be relevant to the discussions. For more information on which content may be prohibited, read the NWMO Community Guidelines.

If you post or submit comments or otherwise participate on this site (“User Material”), you grant the NWMO an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative work from, distribute and display such content or material. Your privacy and anonymity will always be maintained. You irrevocably waive all moral rights to such User Material. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all rights to any User Material submitted and that your User Material does not violate these Terms of Use and will not cause injury to any person or entity.

This Site is committed to providing a safe, open and respectful discussion space. The Terms of Use and the NWMO Community Guidelines are designed to allow all users to share their opinions and ideas. Constructive disagreements are permissible provided they are not abusive, intolerant or insulting. Comments of this nature are subject to removal.

The NWMO will aim to post original content in applicable languages. Registered participants may choose to participate in any supporting language that †he NWMO may make available on the Site. Content generated by participants will appear the language they have chosen to participate in.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the NWMO, its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents and licensors harmless from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses related to any violation of these Terms of Use by you or in connection with your access or use of this Site and the Contents, your violation of a third party’s rights or your User Material.

Ownership of Site and Content

The Site and all written and other materials made available through the Site, including but not limited to User Material, text, graphics, images, music, software, audio, video, concepts, methods of operation, works of authorship of any kind, and information or other materials appearing on or emanating to and/or from the Site, as well as their overall design and appearance, but excluding Submitted Information, (collectively, the “Content”) is the property of the NWMO and/or its licensors (including you, if you submit User Materials) and is protected by copyright, trademark and other laws. Certain names, logos, graphics, designs or other Content in the Site are trade names or trademarks owned by or licenced to the NWMO. Without prejudice to the rights of third-party licensors and copyright owners, other than the NWMO, who have so marked their material and to the extent permitted by law, the NWMO hereby grants you permission to copy, distribute, download, and/or transmit single copies of items comprising Content generated by the NWMO for your personal, non-commercial use for research, review, criticism or private study, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such Content, and provided that such permission does not include the right to reproduce the Site as a whole (or a substantial part thereof). No other right or licence to the Site or the Content is hereby granted.

The reports and papers that the NWMO has commissioned through third parties, and which appear on this Site, do not necessarily reflect the views or position of the NWMO, and unless otherwise specifically stated, are made available to the public by the NWMO for information only. The contents of these reports and papers reflect the views of the author(s) who are solely responsible for the text and its conclusions, as well as the accuracy of any data used in its creation. Neither the NWMO nor any employee makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information disclosed, or represents that the use of any information would not infringe privately owned rights. Any reference to a specific commercial product, process, service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or preference by the NWMO.

The NWMO may provide links to websites that are owned or operated by third parties. Such sites are independent from the NWMO, and the NWMO has no control over the content of such third-party sites. A link to a third-party’s site does not imply that the NWMO endorses the site, approves the contents of the site or guarantees the accuracy or timeliness of such third-party information. It is your responsibility to ensure that you review the terms and conditions applicable to such third-party site before using it.

All trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos and graphics (“Marks”) used on the Site are registered or common law trademarks of NWMO or its licensors and are protected by laws in Canada and internationally, unless otherwise indicated. You may not make any use of any Marks without the prior written consent of the NWMO or its licensors.

General Terms

These Terms of Use and any issue or dispute relating to this Site shall be governed by and be construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the applicable laws of Canada. By using this Site, you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario.

In addition to any other rights and remedies available to us, we reserve the right to terminate or suspend your Account or right to access or use our Site, without notice, if we believe, in our sole discretion, that you have violated these Terms of Use, including the Community Guidelines.


If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, any feedback or concerns about the Site, or require assistance with your Account, please contact us through our Contact Us page.