1. Alberta Innovates
  2. Terms and Conditions of Use

Terms and Conditions of Use.

The Alberta Innovates website is owned and managed by the Government of Alberta. This website also contains links to the following web pages, the content of which is not owned or controlled by the Government of Alberta:

  • Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions website ("Bio website"),
  • Alberta Innovates - Energy and Environment Solutions website (the "EE website"),
  • Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions website ("Health website"),
  • Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures website ("Tech website"), and
  • Alberta Innovates - Alberta Research and Innovation Authority ("ARIA website").

The content of the above web pages will be managed by Alberta Innovates - Energy and Environment Solutions, Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions, Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures and Alberta Innovates - Alberta Research and Innovation Authority, respectively (collectively, the "Website Providers" and individually each a "Website Provider").

These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to the Alberta Innovates website, EE website, Bio website, Health website, Tech website and ARIA website (collectively, the "Innovation Websites" and individually each an "Innovation Website"). An Innovation Website may contain additional terms and conditions of use. To the extent there is any contradiction between the terms of this policy and a policy on an Innovation Website, the terms of the Innovation Website policy shall take precedence.

By using the Innovation Websites you, the user, agree to the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions, please discontinue your use of the Innovation Websites.

1. Copyright

Copyright in all materials on the Innovation Websites, including the underlying HTML, text, illustrations, designs, icons, audio clips, video clips, documents, products, software and all other content ("Material") is either owned or licensed by the Government of Alberta or the applicable Website Provider.

The Material on the Innovation Websites is protected by the Copyright Act (Canada). Except as expressly provided in Non-commercial or Educational Use below, none of the Material may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means ("Use" or "Used"), without prior written consent.

To inquire about obtaining permission to Use any Material on any of the other Innovation Websites, please send a request to the appropriate e-mail address as follows:

To inquire about obtaining permission to Use any Material specific to the overview information on the Alberta Innovates website, please send a request to the Department of Advanced Education and Technology by completing the Questions and Comments online form.

2. Trade-marks And Official Marks

All trade-marks on the Innovation Websites are registered or unregistered trade-marks or official marks of the Government of Alberta. Nothing on the Innovation Websites should be interpreted to grant any license to use any trade-mark or official mark without the express written permission of the Government of Alberta.

To inquire about obtaining permission to use trade-marks or official marks, please send a request to the Department of Advanced Education and Technology. Please submit your inquiry by visiting the Contact Us page and use the Questions and Comments online form.

3. Non-commercial Or Educational Use

All information on the Innovation Websites has been posted to provide Albertans with direct access to information about the programs and services offered by the Government of Alberta and the Website Providers.

The information has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial or educational Use and except where otherwise prohibited, may be reproduced, in whole or in part and by any means, without charge or further permission from the Government of Alberta or the applicable Website Provider, provided the following conditions are complied with:

  • Users must not modify or alter the Material, including the retention of all copyright, trade-mark or other proprietary notices on any copy of the Material;
  • Users must exercise due diligence in ensuring the Material is accurately reproduced;
  • Users must identify the Government of Alberta as the source of the Material from the Alberta Innovates website and the ARIA website;
  • Users must identify Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions as the source of the Material from the Bio website;
  • Users must identify Alberta Innovates - Energy and Environment Solutions as the source of the Material from the EE website;
  • Users must identify Alberta Innovates - Health as the source of the Material from the Health website;
  • Users must identify Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures as the source of the Material from the Tech website;
  • Users must not represent any reproduction of Material as an official version, nor as having been made in affiliation with or with the endorsement of the Government of Alberta or a Website Provider.

4. Commercial Use

Use of Material on the Innovation Websites, either in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial distribution is prohibited, except with written permission from the Government of Alberta or the appropriate Website Provider.

5. Disclaimer

The Government of Alberta and the Website Providers make every effort to ensure that Albertans are kept up-to-date on the latest activities of government and the research and innovation system. In doing so, the Government of Alberta and the Website Providers go to great length to ensure the accuracy of the information posted. However, it must be noted that there may be instances where information is not as current as it can possibly be.

The Material on the Innovation Websites is provided "as is" without warranties or conditions of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent possible under applicable law, the Government of Alberta and the Website Providers disclaim all warranties and conditions, including but not limited to, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or other violation of rights, whether express or implied, statutory or otherwise. The Government of Alberta and the Website Providers do not warrant or make any other representations regarding the use, accuracy, timelines, applicability, performance, security, availability or reliability of the Innovation Websites or any sites linked to the Innovation Websites, or the results from the use of the Innovation Websites or any sites linked to the Innovation Websites, or otherwise respecting the Material on the Innovation Websites or any sites linked to the Innovation Websites.

6. Limitation Of Liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence shall the Government of Alberta or the Website Providers be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use of, or the inability to use, the Innovation Websites or the Material on the Innovation Websites.

7. Links To Other Websites

Links to websites not under the control of the Government of Alberta or the Website Providers are provided solely for the convenience of users. The Government of Alberta and the Website Providers are not responsible for the content of any other website. The Government of Alberta and the Website Providers do not endorse, authorize, approve, certify, maintain, or control these external Internet addresses and do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy or timeliness of the information located at such addresses. Neither the Government of Alberta nor the Website Providers are responsible for the privacy practices of such websites. The Government of Alberta and the Website Providers encourage users to review the privacy policies of any linked websites before navigating any website or disclosing personal information online.

8. Links From Other Websites

There may be circumstances where access to the Innovation Websites is provided by a hypertext link located at another website. The Government of Alberta and the Website Providers have no responsibility for the content of such other sites and do not endorse, authorize, approve, certify, maintain, or control these external Internet addresses and do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy or timeliness of the information located at such addresses.

9. Termination

The Government of Alberta or a Website Provider may terminate this agreement, including any licenses contained herein, at any time and further may terminate the user's access to any and all portions of the Innovation Websites if, the Government of Alberta or the Website Provider determines, in its sole discretion, that the user failed to comply with any term of these Terms and Conditions of Use. Upon termination, the user must cease use of the Innovation Websites and destroy all Material obtained from them, and all related documentation and all copies thereof, whether made under these Terms and Conditions of Use or otherwise, and take any additional or alternative reasonable steps that the Government of Alberta or a Website Provider may direct in respect of the termination of the use.

10. Contact Information

For information or questions regarding the following web pages, please contact:

For more information about the Terms and Conditions of Use or any questions in relation to the overview information on the Alberta Innovates website, please send a request to the Department of Advanced Education and Technology by completing the Questions and Comments online form.

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