Privacy and Disclaimer


This website is owned and operated by Seals and Sealing Network (SSN), a not-for-profit organization headquartered at 331 Cooper Street in Ottawa Ontario Canada. SSN is an affiliate of the Fur Institute of Canada (FIC).

Please read these terms and conditions before using this website (the “site”). The information, documents, services, and products available on the site are subject to the terms, conditions and disclaimers set forth below (the “terms of use”). In using this site, you agree to and understand these terms of use. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms of use and policies, do not access or use this site. SSN reserves the right to revise these terms of use at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page periodically to review the current terms and conditions.

Use of Materials on this Site

All materials on our site are the property of the SSN or the original creator of such content and are protected by copyright. You may view, print, copy and distribute content appearing on the site only for your personal, or non-commercial purposes.

Otherwise, you may not print, use, copy, reproduce, publish or distribute in any manner any of the content appearing on the site for any other reason without the SSN’s prior written consent. Any use, copying, reproduction, display, publication, or distribution of the content not expressly authorized here-under may violate copyright, trademark and other laws. If you violate any of these restrictions, your permission to use the materials automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made. The SSN reserves the right to prevent your further access to this site for violating any of these terms of use. Certain words, phrases, names, designs or logos used on the site may be protected as trademarks, service marks or trade names of the SSN or other entities. Nothing contained on this site should be construed as granting any license or right to use any trademark, logo or design displayed on this site without the express written permission of the SSN or the respective owner.

Outside Links

This site contains links to third-party sites and e-mail addresses. The SSN provides these links as a convenience only, and does not endorse, warrant, or guarantee the companies or contents of any such sites. The SSN has no control over, is not responsible for, and makes no representation and warranty and disclaims all liability with respect to any such site, any content on any such site or any such site’s privacy practices. Use of such sites is entirely at your own risk.

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We use cookies, which are small data files that are saved to your device when you visit our website and use the Service. The cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Type of cookies we use: We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie is a temporary file which is only active while you are on the website and is erased once you close your browser. Unlike a session cookie, a persistent cookie is not deleted when you close your browser and will remain on your device indefinitely. We use cookies to identify when you return to our website, save login information (excluding passwords), track usage statistics, and store your preferences. We also use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Adjusting cookie settings on your browser: By default, most browsers will automatically accept cookies. However, you can disable cookies completely, or be prompted prior to a cookie being loaded, by adjusting your browser’s settings. Consult each individual browser’s “help” feature for more information.

Web Beacons

We use web beacons, which are small graphic images or other programming code (also known as “web bugs”, “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) used to keep track of your navigation through the website and your electronic communication with us. We may include web beacons in our web pages and email messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a web page or email can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes including, without limitation, to count visitors to our website, to monitor how users navigate the website, to count how many emails that were sent were actually opened, or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed. Web beacons may be used to collect certain personal information (for example, the email address associated with an email message).

Embedded Scripts

We also use embedded scripts, which are programming codes designed to collect information about your interactions with our website, such as information about the links on which you click. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your device from our web server or a third party service provider. The code is active only while you are connected to our website, and is deactivated or deleted once you disconnect from the website.

E-mail and Other Submissions

We welcome e-mail inquiries for information. Any information submitted to SSN through this site or by e-mail is subject to these Terms of Use.

No Warranty or Liability

The SSN does not warrant that this site will operate uninterrupted or error-free or that this site, its server or the contents are free of viruses or similar harmful features. This site or any portion thereof may be unavailable at any time. Under no circumstances shall the SSN, its affiliates, and their respective members, directors, trustees, officers, employees, agents and suppliers (the “SSN parties”) be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, lost profits, lost revenue, commercial or economic loss, lost data or business interruption) whether based on contract, tort (including negligence) or other theory, that result from the use or inability to use this site or its contents, or for any consequence resulting directly or indirectly from any action you take based on or made in reliance on the information or materials on this site, or other sites linked to it, even if the SSN has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

While the SSN attempts to provide accurate information on this site, the SSN parties assume no responsibility for, and offer no warranties or representations regarding, the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of any of the content. Content is provided “as is” and the SSN disclaims all representations, warranties, or conditions express or implied, of any kind, including representations, warranties or conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

Further, the inclusion of third party materials, information, links and listings on this Web site does not represent an endorsement by the SSN or its affiliates or members. Web site users are encouraged to identify inaccurate third party information to the SSN.

You agree that you use this site at your own risk.

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