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Terms of Use

Website Terms of Use

Use of this website/archive is governed by the following Terms of Use. Your continued use of this website constitutes acceptance of its Terms of Use, from the time you first began using the website. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please navigate away from this website or close your browser window. 


The People’s Archive of Rural Ontario (PARO) reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time by posting changes online – you may not receive a personal notification to this effect. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of this agreement as modified. 



  • You agree to use this website (and the content provided therein) only for lawful purposes (i.e. purposes that are not fraudulent, illegal, unauthorised or harmful in any manner), and in a manner which does not infringe the rights, or restrict, or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the site by anyone else.  

  • The content on the PARO archive/website is provided for educational and informational purposes only. PARO makes no representations about the content and suitability of the information presented online for any purpose.  

  • By continuing to use this website, you agree to credit authors by clearly citing their works. Further, you agree to use these works in an “as is” state and to not remix, adapt, or build upon these works. 

  • The content available on the PARO archive/website should not be used for any commercial reasons whatsoever. The archive/website content is only to be used for non-commercial and not-for-profit purposes. 

  • PARO reserves the right to moderate any user-generated content on the website including comments, suggestions, etc. 

  • PARO reserves the right to suspend or discontinue the provision of any individual service on this website, or to suspend or discontinue this website altogether without any notice or liability on its part. 

  • PARO uses reasonable endeavours to ensure the information on this website is current and accurate. To the extent permitted by law, PARO makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness or currency of the information within this website. 

  • The use of the website and any information contained on it is at your own risk. PARO does do not accept any responsibility whatsoever, including responsibility for negligence, physical damage, personal injury, economic loss, costs or expenses of any kind, or any other loss or damage suffered or incurred by anyone as a direct or indirect consequence of errors in or omissions from the site, or related action or inaction taken in reliance upon the contents of the website. 

  • The PARO archive/website may contain information sourced from third party blogs, external systems and social media platforms. You should be aware that third party sites are not under the control of PARO. As PARO does not moderate such blogs, systems and platforms, it does not take responsibility for what appears on other (third party) sites and makes no representations concerning the content of these sites. 

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