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User contributions and interactive spaces

This website provides spaces for the discussion of issues and access to various communications facilities. The user agrees, when using such facilities, that its communications shall be proper and related to the relevant issues. The user will not communicate anything that is defamatory, unlawful, obscene, or threatening. The user will not upload or attach files where it would be unlawful to do so or which are corrupt, contain viruses, or would otherwise be technically harmful. The user will include proper notice of ownership and rights attached to material s/he provides and respect the intellectual property rights of others. The user will not advertise, attempt to sell goods, or distribute contests, chain letters, or surveys through this website. IDRC may, at its sole discretion, remove any materials that offend these terms of use and may prohibit the use of the site by any user.


The use of this website, and these website terms of use, is/are governed by, and will be interpreted in accordance with, the laws of Ontario and Canada. 

By using this website you agree to be bound by these terms of use. 

IDRC reserves the right to make changes to these terms of use from time to time.

Please note that the IDRC Digital Library (IDL) located at is governed by certain unique or additional conditions of use which may differ in important ways from these terms of use. You should review the conditions of use pertaining to the IDL before using that site